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SOURCE Canada Post
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Seven online retailers have been named the country's best in their categories in the 2013 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Recognized by the judging panel for their innovative business models and superior online customer experience, the winners were announced tonight at a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will share a total of $1 million worth of prizes from Canada Post.
The winners are:
The judging panel included Rafe Petkovic (Google Canada); Josh Bloom (Facebook Canada); Stéphane Ricoul (Sid Lee Technologies, also Co-founder and President, eComMTL); Duncan Payne (Hut2Hut Events and DX3 Co-founder); and Siobhan Vinish (Postmedia Network).
"These innovators are pushing the boundaries and creating opportunities for homegrown e-commerce and we're so pleased to recognize and support their success," says René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels, Canada Post. The $1 million total prize package includes shipping services, customized direct marketing packages that include data and targeting solutions, and marketing exposure.
As Canadians flock to online shopping, they have increasingly high expectations that e-tailers hit the mark for online user experience, product selection, shipping and returns solutions and customer engagement. These are the very things the winners excel at. For example:
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of business-to-consumer delivery. By reaching more than 15.3 million addresses, and operating the country's largest retail network, with nearly 6,400 post offices, Canada Post is ideally positioned to offer affordable and reliable service, with convenient pickup and return options. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.
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