Canada Post Launches Application Call for ECommerce Awards

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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
Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk previously has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.