London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 29, 2009 -- Around the world there are web, net, e-retail, internet or online retailers (call them what you will) wearing smiles of satisfaction. Theyâve won for themselves the aura of an Online Retail AwardÂ® â an ORA, for short - and, in the case of US retailers, the results speak for themselves: Shop.com, Carlow Cookery, Amtrak, PapyrusOnline, and Apple all pick up an ORA in celebration of the experience they provide for their customers online.
Other winners include: MTR (Hong Kong), Courtside Sports (Canada), Cordings (UK), Macbeths (UK), PharmacyOnline (Australia), MyDeco.com, GreenBee (UK), John Lewis Partnership (UK), E.L.F., A.P.C. (France), Blackwellâs (UK), Jo Malone (UK), Send-a-Cow (UK), Wyevale (UK), Ecotopia (UK), SEE Group (UK), Kempinski Hotels (Switzerland), Waitrose (UK) and Ecotricity (UK). Information on all the winners, high commendations, finalists and special mentions can be found at http://www.OnlineRetailAwards.com.
But that was 2009. As Marie Thomas, operations director, observes: âThe 2009 results summarized a tumultuous 2008 for any retailer with an online presence. Indications are, that in spite of the recession, though, online retail sales will rise by 17% in 2010. The search is now on to find the new websites, the refreshed websites, the âgreat storyâ websites that offer customers the most enjoyable online experiences while theyâre spending money.â
Judged impartially and independently, the Online Retail AwardsÂ® give credit to online retailers where credit is properly due for creating memorable, enjoyable online shopping experiences to delight customers.
The closing date for the 2010 Awards is February 28, so thereâs still plenty of time to prepare entries. Entry is online and requires a PDF submission with a completed entry form.
Full information on the Awards, including the new category for 2010 â Launch website of the year â can be found at the ORA website (www.OnlineRetailAwards.com) or you can contact the organizers office by email or by phone.