Closing Date Approaches for 2010 Online Retail Awards®


The organizers of the international Online Retail Awards® remind potential entrants that all entry submissions must be uploaded to the Awards website no later than April 30, 2010. Any retailer or their agency can enter the global Online Retail Awards®.


[UKPRwire, Thu Apr 01 2010] Both traditional and online-only retailers and their digital agencies carry out huge amounts of work to create great web shopping experiences for customers. The aim of the Online Retail Awards® is to recognize and celebrate the best online experiences provided by retailers’ for their customers in a market now acknowledged to have grown by over 20% in the worst economic environment for 80 years.

Two new categories make their appearance for the 2010 ORAs: Best Online Retail Launch Website, which is open to brand new and to re-launched websites, and Best Online Retail Portal Site. Both are included because of the suggestions made by last year’s entrants and finalists. In addition the Cooking & Cookery category now makes full allowance for restaurants with online shops.

Full details on the Online Retail Awards®, including the list of categories and useful advice on how to enter, can be found on the Awards website: www.OnlineRetailAwards.com.

Marketing of the Awards for 2010 encourages entrants to bask in the “Aura of an ORA”. Holly McLeish of EFX – the world’s leading bespoke award manufacturer – has designed a new gold trophy to be presented to the overall winner of the Prix d’OR. Examples of print and e-cast advertising, and a photograph of the new Prix d’OR can be found on the Print & Promotion page of the ORA website.

Around the world there are web, net, e-retail, internet or online retailers wearing their ORA auras - and, in the case of BrandAlley the online fashion and accessories retailer, the golden glow of winning the first ever Prix d’OR, the top accolade of the Online Retail Awards®, as well as winning the Fashion & Clothing category and the category for Marketing Campaign of the Year.

Other winners 2009 included: MTR (Hong Kong), Courtside Sports (Canada), Shop.com USA, Cordings (UK), Macbeths (UK), PharmacyOnline (Australia), MyDeco.com, GreenBee (UK), John Lewis Partnership (UK), E.L.F. (Europe), A.P.C. (France), Blackwell’s (UK), Carlow Cookery (USA), Jo Malone (UK), Amtrak (USA), Apple (USA), Send-a-Cow (UK), PapyrusOnline (USA), Wyevale (UK), Ecotopia (UK), SEE Group (UK), Kempinski Hotels (Switzerland), Waitrose (UK) and Ecotricity (UK). Information on all the 2009 winners, high commendations, finalists and special mentions can also be found on the website.

Contact:
Marie Thomas
Operations Director
Online Retail Awards
First Floor (jla)
80 Great Portland Street
London W1W 7NW, UK
0845 302 2928
+44 (0)20 8675 8405
marie@onlineretailawards.com
http://www.OnlineRetailAwards.com

Company: Online Retail Awards


Contact Name: Marie Thomas

Contact Email: marie@onlineretailawards.com

Contact Phone: +44 (0)20 8675 8405

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