Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ORIAs 2011


Last night saw the 2011 Online Retail Industry Awards gala dinner as part of the Online Retailer Conference & E-Commerce Expo being held in Sydney this week.

Shoes of Prey matched our efforts last year as a finalist in 4 categories amongst some fantastic Australian online retailers though this year we didn't manage to take home any of the prizes.

One of the great things about this years awards was the strength of the traditional retailers in the online space, particularly the performance of Woolworths owned brands with Dick Smith and BigW both taking out awards, including the big one, Online Retailer of the Year. SportsGirl also took home an award winning Most Innovative Online Retailer. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from the rest of Australia's large, existing retailers.

It was fantastic to see Paul Greenberg from DealsDirect take out the Industry Recognition Award. He's built a fantastic business and has been a great mentor to Mike, Jodie and I.

The dinner itself was a fantastic event, it was great to catch up with and meet so many people from the industry. There's a few sore heads in the Shoes of Prey / Sneaking Duck offices this morning and no doubt at the conference today too with a few of us only just managing to make it home by 4am! It was fun celebrating with our peers.

Finalists for each category listed below with winners bolded.

BEST PURE-PLAY ONLINE RETAILER

  • Appliances Online
  • SurfStitch.com
  • Kogan
  • Shoes of Prey
  • Mooo
  • OZScopes

BEST MULTICHANNEL RETAILER

  • Big W
  • Dick Smith
  • Ted’s Cameras
  • Bing Lee
  • ABC Shop
  • Barkers Online

BEST NEW ONLINE RETAILER

  • Dan Murphy’s
  • StyleTread
  • BoutiqueAccessories.com.au
  • Le Domaine
  • Joe Button

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Appliances Online
  • Shoes of Prey
  • SurfStitch.com
  • Mooo

MOST INNOVATIVE ONLINE RETAILER

  • Joe Button
  • Kogan
  • Appliances Online
  • Sportsgirl
  • BoutiqueAccessories.com.au

BEST ONLINE RETAIL MARKETING INITIATIVE

  • Appliances Online
  • Catch Of The Day
  • Big W

BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

  • Appliances Online
  • Big W
  • SurfStitch.com
  • Shoes of Prey
  • StyleTread

BEST AGGREGATION CHANNEL

  • ClubQT
  • Getprice
  • StyleTread
  • Buyii

BEST SITE OPTIMISATION & DESIGN

  • Appliances Online
  • Ted’s Cameras
  • ABC Shop
  • OZScopes
  • Le Domaine

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD

  • John Debrincat, CEO, eCorner
  • Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO, Kogan and Milan Direct
  • Paul Greenberg, Executive Chairman, DealsDirect.com.au
  • Michael Fox, Co-Founder and Director, Shoes of Prey
  • Peter Pakarinen, Founder/Director, Niche Fashion Technology
  • John Winning, CEO, Appliances Online
  • Gabby Leibovich, Director, CatchOfTheDay.com.au

ONLINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR (Chosen from finalists in all the above categories)

  • Dick Smith

Grant Arnott organised and presented a well deserved Special Recognition Award for Online Retail Conference organiser Mark Harvey who though a range of industry events, including the ORIAs, has helped bring the online retail industry together over the past 3 years.

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