Online Retail Awards 2015 - Short-list Announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce the short-list of finalists for the 2015 Online Retail Awards.


Listed below are the Finalists by category in alphabetical order and we look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it at the Awards dinner and ceremony on September 15 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT.

Retail Sector categories

The following Sector categories were entered by retailers selling online.The word "site" is used to include web, mobile and tablet sites and dedicated "on the move" apps. There are 18 categories to celebrate great online retail sites in the following retail sectors, which were entered by online retailers direct, or by their agencies or e-commerce companies:

Beauty, perfumes & cosmetics
Sk:n with Tamar
The BodyShop with iCrossing
ULTA Beauty with Rise Interactive
Yes Sir!

Little Sunflowers
Claire’s with Periscopix
The Letteroom
Toys R Us with Persicopix

Computers, telecommunications & electricals
hive by British Gas with Periscopix
Lebara with Chalk Social
Logitech with Digital River
Vertu with DigitasLBi

Fashion & clothing
Country Attire
Dalia’s Kaftans
Little Sunflowers
Warehouse with Chalk Social
YOOX Group 

Finance & insurance
JP Morgan Asset Management with Periscopix
World First with Periscopix

Food & drink
Laithwaite’s Wine
Natural Balance Foods with Imaginet
The East India Company Fine Foods 

CEWE Photoworld
Gemporia (The Genuine Gemstone Co)
Temptation Gifts
The BodyShop with iCrossing
The East India Company Fine Foods
The Letteroom

Home & garden
Heals with Periscopix
Illuminated Mirrors with Fluid Creativity
Internet Gardener
Laura Ashley with Blueleaf
Outdoor Leisure
ScS (Sofa Carpet Specialist)
Sweetpea & Willow
White Stores

Jewellery, watches & accessories
Claire’s with Periscopix
Gemporia (The Genuine Gemstone Co)
Head Case Designs (Ecell Global)
Miss Milly

Office & workplace supplies and services

1st Formations
ESE Direct
Rainbow Zebra
The Workplace Depot (Central Source)

Pharmacy & health
Barchester with Tamar
Grocare India
Lloyds Pharmacy with Click Consult
Pet Drugs Online with True Digital 

Autumn International Rugby with Periscopix
Liverpool Football Club with Rippleffect

Travel, leisure, music, pastimes & entertainment
Crafter's Companion 
MPB Photographic with Leapfrogg
Sherman Cymru with Imaginet
Southeastern Railway with Imaginet
Virgin Experience Days with iCrossing
YOTEL with 4Ps Marketing

Design & Marketing categories:

Digital agency of the year
Online Boutique Source
Strategy Digital

E-commerce or m-commerce company of the year
YOOX Group
Special Recognition categories:

Online retail marketing campaign of the year
Hobbycraft with Periscopix
MPB Photographic with Leapfrogg
Wildfox with Hit Search

Launch site of the year
Cape London
Laura Ashley with Blueleaf

Mobile site of the year - Sponsored by the AppGarden
Dansk Supermarked
Pet Drugs Online
Thomas Cook

Online Retailer categories:
It is recognised that different sized retailers face challenges specific to them online. The following three categories reflect this thinking. To be eligible an online retailer must have entered at least one Sector category:

Small online retailer site of the year  - Sponsored by wnDirect  
(Online turnovers less than £5million / US$7.5million)
CEWE Photoworld
Sweetpea & Willow
The East India Company Fine Foods
The Letteroom
White Stores

Mid-size online retailer site of the year
(Online turnovers from £5million / US$7.5million to £50million / $75million)
Country Attire
Head Case Designs (Ecell Global)
Laura Ashley
Liverpool Football Club
Pet Drugs Online   

Large online retailer site of the year
(Online turnovers above £50million / US$75million)
Lloyds Pharmacy
The BodyShop
Toys R Us

The second stage judging will scrutinise this short-list of Finalists and decide the Category Winners and the Awards of High Commendation. Winners will receive their awards at The Online Retail Awards dinner and ceremony on the evening of September 15, 2015. Places will be in demand in a year that saw a 30% increase in entries, so we recommend you reserve your seats at the Awards as soon as possible. And don't forget, you can make your visit to London and the Awards really worthwhile by attending the Online Retail Conference during the day.

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See the 2014 results here!  


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