The Internet Retailing Awards, established on the 18th Birthday of eCommerce in 2012, seek out and recognise achievement by today’s leading, admired and emulated multichannel retailers.
Beyond the channel-focus on eCommerce alone, our Awards take into account the multichannel, multinational, multi-faceted achievements of retailers who’re connecting most successfully with the digital customer.
Our Awards span the gamut of Internet Retailing activities, are judged by an international panel of highly-experienced commercial leaders, backed by independent research to aid decision-making, and are topped by the discretionary blue riband – the Judges’ Award.
Nominations and voting
Nominations are now open!
Awards Judges announced
Our judging panel will be drawn from the leading professionals in InternetRetailing. Judges will be announced soon....
Last chance to nominate as our submissions process closes at 5.30pm BST!
Let the judging begin!
Commended shortlists announced
Commended shortlists announced for each Award (except Judges’ Award which is a single Award). Each Commended retailer will be able to use the InternetRetailing Commended Award badges from the date of announcement. The Award Winner will be one of the Commended retailers.
Internet Retailing Awards
Award Winners and the Judges’ Award Winner announced at the Internet Retailing Awards evening at Sushi Samba – the highest awards in retail - literally, at 663 feet.
For any questions or to book a package please call Andy James or Rob Prevett on 020 7933 8999 or email email@example.com.
The Innovation Award sponsored by PayLater
Not newness for newness’ sake, but rather inventive and inspiring solutions for problems or the creation of new opportunities. The winner of this Award will have shaken something that needed disrupting, seen something that was obvious once their genius had made it clear, or so improved a business that it has created a new genre, a new mode of business or even a new verb!
Sponsored by PayLater.
The Omni Award sponsored by Portaltech Reply
Omni channel, omni device, omni-present in international markets… eCommerce continues to explode in every dimension. We know how challenging core ecommerce is, before increasing complexity exponentially with the new dimension of channels (store, mobile, tablets, kiosks, digital display, print…), languages and customs, international regulations… This Award is for a company that astounds us with its appetite for “more” and its ability to tame complexity and deliver in every dimension, simultaneously. In our dreams this is the Award we’d like to think of deserving.
Sponsored by Portaltech Reply.
The M-Retailing Award
M-Retailing.net is the sister title to Internet Retailing. M-Retailing focuses upon the role of mobile, mobility and tablets within multichannel retail. This Award will go to the retailer whose mobile activities extend beyond an obligatory app and tablet-optimised site to creating an integrated, coherent and compelling experience under their brand – via the mobile, for a customer ‘on the move’, whether at home, on a bus or in-store.
The IRIS Award
The last year has seen the renaissance of the store and in-store experience as a vital component of multichannel retail. IRIS (Internet Retailing In-Store) is a new segment within Internet Retailing to consider the people, process and technology implications of the digitally-enabled store fully of digitally savvy and connected customers engaging with digitally-empowered staff selling digitally-enhanced products and services. This Award will recognise retailers who have moved beyond digital displays and point digital offerings to create an immersive, connected and compelling realisation of this next iteration of retail.
The Customer Award
This award recognises the impact upon the customer and her experience created by the Award winner. Whether it’s a case of insight to a given segment, an unerring knack of connecting, the greatest customer service or an immersive, breathtaking experience. The Award winner will have done things that make the customer go “wow”, and the rest of the industry long to emulate them.
The Capability Award
If genius is, as Edison claimed, 90% perspiration, then this Award values that 90% of eCommerce which is based upon the consistent, repeated capabilities of operations, IT, logistics, systems and processes. Web-level eye-candy is well and good, but it’s as nothing without the operational capability to deliver on those promises. The winner of this award may or may not have the snazziest interface or the most-hyped consumer brand, but boy oh boy do we look at them and wonder just how on earth they can be so efficient, effective and all-conquering with their ruthless capability. Deep down, this is the award our CEOs want us to win…
The International Award
While the UK is one of the most competitive retail markets in the world, many of the very best companies are seeing significant growth from European and global markets. This Award will recognise retailers who through brand extension, operational capability and market insight have created digitally-led or digitally-enabled international markets for their products and services. This Award is open to both pure play eCommerce retailers and multichannel retailers, with the determinant of success being the way they’ve incorporated international growth and performance into their ongoing business as usual.
The Global Award
Recognising UK and European retailers for their capabilities, competitiveness and commercial performance on a global stage. This Award gives our International Judges the floor and allows them to choose the retailer that, viewed from their global perspectives, stands out as a business to be admired and emulated.
The Judges' Award
There are “it” bags and “it” moments, and this Award simply says that the Winner has managed to assemble all of the parts in a unique and compelling way. Whether an overwhelming winner in one or more Award categories, or very strong in all areas, this Award winning will be the one you wish you held stock in, or joined as employee number 5, or might just call having spotted your talent. No-one would doubt their ability or deservedness. Given solely by the Judges having reviewed all the nominees, voted on according to their own feeling, this Award recognises a company of stature in our industry. As Po, (the Kung Fu Panda) memorably said, “there’s no charge for awesomeness”. At least now, however, there’s an Award.
The Internet Retailing Award 2013 sponsored by Venda
Our judging panel is drawn from the leading professionals in InternetRetailing. Our judges featured on the cover of InternetRetailing Magazine, provided the Keynote at our Annual Conference or done both!
The retail leaders will be supplemented by industry professionals with a broad and deep insight to our sector, the skills, growth and commercial aspects.
Our sponsors’ C-suite staff round out the Judges with their expert view of the industry players, current trends and not-yet-public activity from the global leaders.
We are delighted to welcome the following to our prestigious judging panel for 2013.
Executive Director, Multi Channel, House of Fraser.
Vice President, UK Trading at eBay.
Director of Multichannel Development at Marks & Spencer
Consulting Director, Business Development at Westfield.
Multichannel Director at Selfridges.
CMO at Kiddicare, Marketing Director, Online Non Food at Wm Morrison Supermarkets.
Country Sales Director, Google UK.
Group Strategy – International Online Development, Alliance Boots.
Chief Executive Officer, Venda.
Associate Partner at Kurt Salmon.
International Director at ASOS.com.
Group E-Commerce Director at Shop Direct Group.
eCommerce & Multichannel Director at New Look.
Chairman at Fat Face.
Customer Director at B&Q.
Co-owner at Fashion156.
Senior Director, Content and Community, at Shop.org.
Executive Director – Advisory at Ernst & Young.
18.30 - Champagne service commences
19.00 - Fusion buffet – unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine
19.45 - Quiz, prizes and entertainment
20.30 - Awards ceremony commences
21.00 - Awards ceremony concludes
22.00 - DJ kicks off on the 39th floor
23.30 - Glass lift to carriages
To sponsor the evening with one of our exciting packages, take a place on the judging panel and to invite your guests to our 2013 Internet Retailing Awards, please contact Andy James, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rob Prevett, email@example.com to discuss.
DJ and Goody Bag Sponsor
Spoil yourself with a goody bag and prepare to dance the night away with our brilliant sponsors - PayLater. A big thanks to these guys for their exciting contribution to the night.
Proud to announce Kurt Salmon are our esteemed Research Partner for this year's Awards.
“We are delighted to be involved in these awards again as they recognise the best exponents of e-commerce in this increasingly complex and ever-changing digital world.”
Siobhan Gehin, Associate Partner, Kurt Salmon
Any questions? Give us a call0207 933 8999
Individual tickets cost £125 plus VAT for retailers only.
Group discount available – book ten tickets together for £950 plus VAT.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Not a retailer?
Non-retailers can attend this exclusive event for the higher price of £295 plus VAT. Bringing a retail client? Don't pay supplier prices by including your client's email address in your booking order. Happy Days! Tickets can be purchased here.
Chosen to compliment the party spirit, SUSHISAMBA is like a carnival, 663 feet above the City, brimming with brilliant colours and Latin grooves. SUSHISAMBA London is located in the top 3 floors of Heron Tower, it's the tallest building in the City of London.
Guests are transported to SUSHISAMBA from a private entrance on Bishopsgate via two express scenic lifts. Traveling at 5mps, each lift can accommodate 16 guests and takes just 24 seconds to reach the summit, and the view is breath-taking!
Heron Tower is ideally situated in the very heart of the City between Hounsditch and Camomile Street, a mere 200 metres from Liverpool Street Station, one of the biggest local and international commuter hubs in London.
Directions: From the main entrance of the Liverpool Station exit right onto Liverpool Street, and walk approximately 100 meters to Bishopsgate. Heron Tower is located directly across the street.