Canada Post Reveals 2013 E-commerce Innovation Award Finalists

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Canada Post is giving away $1 million in prizes to online retailers as part of their E-commerce Innovation Awards and they have announced the 2013 finalists.

27 finalists have been singled out for their bold and innovative approaches to enhancing the online shopping experience in Canada.

Winners will receive lucrative shipping contracts worth up to $100,000, customized direct marketing packages—which include data and targeting solutions—as well as valuable marketing prizes.

Among the finalists competing across six categories are some online brands that are very familiar with our readers:

  • Best Multi-channel Retailer – Large: Vancouver's ClearlyContacts.ca
  • Best E-tailer – Large: Montréal's Frank & Oak, Toronto's Well.ca, and Montréal's Beyond the Rack
  • Best E-tailer – Small: Boucherville's Minitrade.ca and Ottawa's BookMob
  • Most Innovative Retailer - Large: Toronto's Well.ca

Winners will be chosen by a panel of five industry experts and announced at a gala at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto on September 25, hosted by award-winning broadcaster James Duthie of TSN.

The judging panel includes 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).

Company:
Well.ca
Website:
http://www.well.ca
Location:
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Well.ca is a Canadian online health & beauty store. Although our primary focus is on serving Canadians from coast to coast, we also ship hard-to-find products to the United States. Our local store has operated since 1982 from Guelph, Ontario. We work hard to be a kind, responsible, and friendly company. more

Company:
Canada Post
Website:
http://canadapost.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canada Post is a national company dedicated to providing Canadians with reliable, affordable and universal service. more

Company:
Beyond the Rack
Website:
http://www.beyondtherack.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. Each event starts at a specific time and typically lasts only 48 hours. After each event ends the merchandise is no longer available. Members are notified by email... more

Company:
BookMob Inc.
Website:
http://www.bookmob.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BookMob is Canada's Textbook Destination. We are the first to offer a complete selection of cheap, used textbooks to students in Canada. We Offer: The MOST CHOICES, BEST SELECTION and the LOWEST PRICES for ALL of your College and University textbooks. Company Overview: At BookMob, we don't believe in over paying for your books. Students in Canada have waited far too long for a better solution. Whether you're... more

Company:
Minitrade
Website:
http://www.minitrade.ca
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Minitrade was created in April 2012 The founders of Minitrade wanted to find an efficient and economic solution to help Canadian families manage the flow of clothing their children generated. Having young kids of their own, they quickly realized that boxes of outgrown children’s clothing were cluttering their house. Kids grow up so fast and their wardrobe is constantly in need of an update. These parents are not... more

Company:
Frank & Oak
Website:
http://www.frankandoak.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Frank & Oak is a vertically integrated online menswear brand with premium clothing and a simple, personalized shopping experience. Every month, Frank & Oak designs, manufactures, and sells a limited feed of modern apparel and accessories. The brand acts as a lifestyle partner, offering style advice, personalized product suggestions, and an easy-to-use shopping platform, among other members-only benefits. Frank &... more


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