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Finalists named in 2016 Canada Post e-commerce Innovation Awards

OTTAWA, Ont.–Canada Post announced finalists for the 5th annual E-commerce Innovation Awards. The candidates are “examples of excellence in e-commerce, customer engagement and omni-channel strategies”, Canada Post said.

The winners will be revealed at a gala event on September 22, hosted by TSN broadcaster James Duthie, and go home with up to $100,000 in free shipping and valuable marketing packages. The finalists, by category, are:

Best Customer Engagement Award:

  • Frank & Oak
  • Poppy Barley
  • Running Room Canada Inc.
  • Inc.

Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award – large:

  • Best Buy Canada
  • Frank & Oak
  • Staples Canada
  • MEC
  • Cabela’s Canada

Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award – small:

  • Poppy Barley
  • Golda’s Kitchen
  • Big Al’s
  • Surmesur

Community Impact Award:

  • MEC
  • Manitobah Mukluks
  • Lunapads International Products
  • Running Room Canada Inc.
  • Michael Kors

Most Exciting Start-Up Award:

  • MATH Sport
  • Oatbox
  • bedface

Pure Play of the Year Award – large:

  • Knix Wear
  • Inc.
  • dbrand
  • ShirtPunch!

Pure Play of the Year Award – small:

  • Cook It
  • Momzelle
  • WineCollective

Two other awards will be presented at the gala: the Consumer Champion Award will go to the finalist who earned the most votes in Canada Post’s online voting poll, now open to the public. The Canada Post E-commerce Innovator’s Award will be chosen by Canada Post and go to a retailer whose significant contributions have advanced e-commerce in Canada.

This year’s Awards welcomes three new judges: Jeremy Cain, Mohit Grover and Michael LeBlanc. Two judges are returning: Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali and Stéphane Ricoul. The independent judging panel chose the finalists and will also determine the winners.


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