ORIA finalists revealed

BY Australian Retailers Association
20 June 2016

ORIAsFinalists for the 2016 StarTrack ORIAs to be held  at Dockside Pavilion in Sydney on Thursday, July 21 have been unveiled.

Now in their seventh year, the ORIAs are designed to showcase and celebrate the expertise of Australia and New Zealand’s innovative multi-channel and e-retailers.

Award categories for 2016 include Best Pureplay Online Retailer, Best New Online Retailer; Best Small Independent Retailer; Best Multi-Channel Retailer; Best Instore Initiative; Best Pop Up Experience; Best Online Retail Marketing; Best Site Optimisation & Design Initiative; Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application; Best Social Commerce Initiative; Best Customer Service; Best International Conqueror; Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative; Industry Recognition; Online Retailer of the Year; People’s Choice Award , People’s Choice Award – Small Business, and the first ever StarTrack ORIAs Hall of Fame.

The 2016 edition will see the introduction of the StartTrack ORIAs HALL OF FAME, an invitation-only honour to be bestowed upon those who have contributed and sustained excellence over the life of the awards.

‘This is an exciting new development, allowing us to induct Australian brands that have proven their excellence in the Retail Industry into the Hall of Fame, and give them permanent status as a member,’ says Alice Kuepper.

Finalists for the 2016 StarTrack ORIAs are:

Best Pure-Play Online Retailer: Vinomofo, Catch of the Day, Tinyme, Appliances Online, Booktopia, Hello Fresh
Best New Retailer: Disrupt Sports, Spares Box, Deliveroo, Flora & Fauna, Box for Monkeys, Cool Clutch
Best Small Independent Retailer: Costumes.com.au, Hunting for George, Go Lights, Just Wines Australia, Sportitude, Yellow Octopus
Best Multi-channel: Woolworths, Harvey Norman, Dan Murphy’s, General Pants, Speedmaster, Mon Purse
Best Instore Initiative: Dan Murphy’s, Glue Store, Mon Purse, Speedmaster, The FarmersTrading Company
Best Pop Up Experience: Kikki K, Kini Swimwear, Hello Fresh, Deliveroo, The Daily Edited, Woolworths
Best Online Marketing Initiative: Adore Beauty, Vinomofo, Ry, Luxury Escapes, Nespresso, Nourished Life
Best Site Optimisation & Design: Tinyme, Hello Fresh, Kikki K, Zanui, Catch of the Day, Mexsii
Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application: Booktopia, Catch of the Day, Costume Box, Dan Murphy’s, Hello Fresh, Woolworths
Best Social Commerce Initiative: Costume Box, Dan Murphy’s, Hello Fresh, Mecca, Tiger Mist
Best Customer Service: Birdsnest, Appliances Online, Vinomofo, Naked Wines, Yellow Octopus, Tinyme
Best International Conqueror: 2XU, Cotton On, Aussiebum, Kikki K, Speedmaster
Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative: InStitchu, Stylerunner, Mon Purse, Flora & Fauna, Just Wines, Disrupt Sports
Industry Recognition Award: John Winning, Julie Stevanja, Justin Dry, Kate Morris, Lisa Powell, Tony Nash
People’s Choice Award: Pillow Talk, Booktopia, Naked Wines, Vinomofo, Catch of the Day, Deals Direct, Kogan, Ozsale, OO, The Body Shop.

Tickets to the StarTrack ORIAS can be purchased at http://secure.tradevent.com.au/onlineretailer2016/.

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