Canada Post Unveils E-commerce Innovation Awards Finalists

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An estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in Canada each year for residential deliveries and that figure is forecast to grow to more than $15 billion by 2016.

Total expenditures on Canadian e-commerce business-to-consumer shipping services alone were more than $600 million in 2011.

Last month Canada Post announced 14 finalists in their E-commerce Innovation Awards that are competing for a share of a prize package totaling $1 million in shipping and direct marketing services, and marketing exposure on Canada Post's website, buildings and trucks.

The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges and announced at a gala event on October 16th at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto. The finalists are:

Best Multi-channel Retailer of the Year - Large

  • Future Shop
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Indigo Books & Music

Best Multi-channel Retailer of the Year - Small

  • Rent frock Repeat - Toronto
  • Milsig Paintball Canada - Richmond, BC
  • Hockey Supremacy - Candiac, QC

Best Online Retailer of the Year - Large

  • Beyond the Rack
  • ClearlyContacts.ca
  • Well.ca

Best Online Retailer of the Year - Small

  • BookMob - Ottawa
  • CharmJunction.ca - Langley, BC
  • TREND TRUNK - Hamilton

Best New e-Business

  • ShirtPunch - Whitby, ON
  • CardSwap Inc. - Toronto
  • TREND TRUNK - Hamilton

Congrats to Hamilton's TREND TRUNK on the double nomination.

Company:
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Website:
http://www.mec.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mountain Equipment Co-op (mec.ca) is Canada’s leading retailer of clothing, gear, and services for active lifestyles, including cycling, running, hiking, camping, climbing, canoeing and kayaking, yoga and fitness. Established in 1971, MEC has close to 3.8 million members throughout Canada, including 565,000 in Québec, whom it serves through 17 stores in six provinces as well as online at mec.ca. Widely recognized... more

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:
Future Shop
Website:
http://www.futureshop.ca
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

In 30 years, Future Shop has grown from a “one store operation” located in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Canada’s largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics with over 131 stores from coast to coast. Established in 1982, Future Shop’s first store was located in Vancouver, British Columbia and showcased 4,000 square feet of the latest consumer electronics products. During the late 1980s, Future Shop... more

Company:
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Website:
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is the largest book retailer in Canada operating bookstores in all 10 provinces under the names, Indigo, Chapters, World's Biggest Bookstore, and Coles. Indigo also operates chapters.indigo.ca an online retailer of books, music, movies, and more. A Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario, Indigo provides consumers with inspiring retail and online environments for books and life... 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:
CardSwap
Website:
http://cardswap.ca/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CardSwap.ca is Canada's #1 site for discounted gift cards. A peer-to-peer online market for discounted gift cards. Connecting thousands of people across Canada who can save up to 40 percent on their favourite retailers or redeem their unwanted gift cards for cash. 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:
Trend Trunk
Website:
http://www.trendtrunk.com
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Cash in your closet, or shop closets full of styles you love and savings you adore! Trend Trunk is a trusted social marketplace where you can buy, sell and donate your fashionable and pre-loved clothing & accessories in a fun and simple way! more


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