Some of Australia’s brightest retailers were celebrated at the Online Retail Industry Awards, with fast fashion brand Showpo, personalised kids brand Tinyme, electronics retailer Kogan and Riff Raff & Co Sleep Toys taking out some of the biggest wins of the night.
“The ORIAS celebrate the retailing innovators that set new standards of excellence for both online and in-store; be that through innovation, expansion, or customer experience. These awards are a testament to their dedication and hard work to remain passionate and competitive in today’s global economy,” said event director Matt Smith.
“The judges were tasked with the challenging job of crowning the winners, with each nominee having achieved remarkable feats in their respective categories. We commend each winner and celebrate their success as an industry.”
Judges included: Nardia Dazkiw (Fancy Films), Matt Smith (Online Retailer Conference & Expo), Ben Franzi (Australia Post), Alita Harvey-Rodriguez (Managing Director at MI Academy), Kelly Stickel (Remodista), Matt Newell (Executive Strategy Director at The General Store), Monica Rosenfeld (Wordstorm PR), Louisa Simpson (Practical Ecommerce Consulting) and Alanna Bastin-Byrne (Femeconomy).
Best Pureplay Retailer
Best Small Independent Retailer
Best Multichannel Retailer
Best In-Store Initiative
Best Online Retail Marketing
Best Social Commerce Initiative
Customer Service Excellence
Online Retailer of the Year
Hall of Fame
Australia Post People’s Choice Award – Large Retailer
Australia Post People’s Choice Award – Small Retailer
Riff Raff & Co Sleep Toys