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IMRG announces awards shortlist

Companies from Sainsburys’s Online and M&S to Wiggle and Webtogs Ltd are among the ecommerce businesses shortlisted in this year’s IMRG eCommerce Awards for Excellence.

IMRG, the trade body for the eretail industry, has today announced its finalists in its e-Commerce Awards for Excellence.

IMRG says nominations were up by 50% compared to last year and that the shortlist was drawn up by judges from across the IMRG membership.

Martin Talbot, Wiggle’s director of marketing, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards. Both nominations come in categories in which we strive for excellence, so it is reassuring for us and our customers that we are among the best in the business.”

The shortlisted companies follow, while an online gold award will be announced on the evening of the event, on October 19.

Best Customer Care Award: Crucial.com (Lexar Media); Sainsbury’s Online; Webtogs Ltd; Figleaves.com.

Best Customer Experience: Kiddicare; my-wardrobe.com; Sainsbury’s Online; Wiggle.

Best Direct Retailer: ASOS.com; Chemistdirect.co.uk; notonthehighstreet.com; Ocado

Best e-Commerce Marketing Initiative: Boden in partnership with Criteo; Comet; eBay Fashion Outlet; my-wardrobe.com.

Best e-Commerce payment innovation: Moneybookers, Oasis (Aurora Fashions), Payvment, Ukash.

Best Multi-Channel Retailer: B&Q; Boots UK Limited; Jessops; Marks & Spencer.

Best Smartphone Application: Marks & Spencer; Oasis (Aurora Fashions); Ocado; vente-privee.com

Best Start-up Company: Groupon-MyCityDeal; HearingDirect.com; Loving Outdoors; Payvment

Best Use of Online Media: Marks & Spencer; Maximuscle; Payvment; Publicis Blueprint (for Orange)

Best use of Social Media: ASOS.com; Jimmy Choo; Marks & Spencer; Sainsbury’s Online.

Cross border e-retail: ASOS.com; The Book Depository; vente-privee.com; Wiggle.

e-Commerce site Innovation Award: Loving Outdoors; Payvment; Suttons Consumer Products; The Select.co.uk.

Innovation in Delivery: Collect +; DPD UK; Shutl; Wickes.

ISIS Small Retailer of the Year: Giles UK Ltd; Prezzybox.com; Share Jewellers; Spoiled Brat UK LTD.

Re-design / Re-launch of the year: Aviva UK Life; L.K. Bennett by Portaltech; Marks & Spencer; Prezzybox.com.

User Generated Content Innovation: B&Q; Evans Cycles; Reevoo; The Carphone Warehouse.