And then there were 33.
The finalists have been named for Canada Post’s 2014 Ecommerce Innovation Awards, set to be a sold-out event on September 23 that will recognize Canada’s most impressive, leading-edge companies. $1 million in prizes will be up for grabs at the third annual event.
Canadian startups like Frank & Oak, PUSH, Carnivore Club, Shelfies and more are currently in the running for distinction.
There’s seven ecommerce categories which currently recognize the best shopping experiences, omni-channel integration, innovative start-up, customer experience, creativity and mobile experiences. An additional category, the Consumer Champion Award, will be awarded to the retailer that receives the most votes from the public. Canadians can vote for their favourite retailer here.
The finalists are:
Best E-Commerce Shopping Experience
Best Omni-channel Integration
Most Innovative Start-Up
Best Customer/Community Outreach
Best Mobile Experience (Large)
Best Mobile Experience (Small)
Most Creative Marketing Campaign (Small)
Kirstine Stewart, managing director of Twitter Canada leads a judging panel that includes Diane J. Brisebois, CEO of the Retail Council of Canada; Duncan Payne, Hut2Hut events president and DX3 cofounder; Rafe Petkovic, Google Canada head of industry (Retail); and Stéphane Ricoul, Sid Lee director of client relations, eBusiness, and eComMTL founding President.
The awards were launched in 2012 to fuel Canadian e-commerce growth and recognize Canada’s leading and emerging online retailers. The Awards bring together hundreds of the top people in Canadian e-commerce each year to celebrate the dynamic industry’s innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.