Canada Post Launches Application Call for ECommerce Awards

Applications have opened for the 2014 Canada Post Ecommerce Awards, now in its third year.

Small, large, leading and emerging e-commerce retailers are invited once again to submit their application to the biggest competition designed to celebrate and promote Canadian-made ecommerce ideas and strategies.

The awards will be held in Toronto on September 23 in a gala event hosted by TSN broadcaster James Duthie. The Awards offer more than $1 million in free shipping and marketing prizing – the largest in the country.

The biggest change to the Awards is the introduction of new categories. As a provider of end-to-end e-commerce and parcel solutions, Canada Post said it’s “keenly aware of how quickly online retail is evolving.” Thus, new categories include mobile strategies, community outreach, omni-channel integration and more.

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“As online retail evolves, the Awards will evolve and we remain relevant to the e-commerce community,” said Canada Post’s René Desmarais.  “Our new categories will help us recognize and reward the creative energy that has raised e-commerce in Canada to an exciting new level this past year.”

Companies that conduct all or a portion of their retail business online are invited to apply. Finalists will be announced in August, and will compete to win a share of more than $1 million in free shipping and marketing prizing. The deadline to apply is June 13.

The 10 categories for the 2014 Canada Post E-commerce Awards are:

  • Best Mobile Experience (Large and Small)
  • Best E-commerce Shopping Experience
  • Best Customer/Community Outreach
  • Most Creative Marketing Campaign (Large and Small)
  • Most Innovative Start-Up
  • Best Omni-Channel Integration
  • Consumer Champion Award
  • The Canada Post Award