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Vote for the Internet Retailing Award 2014 sponsored by Venda

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We know who the judges want but who do *you* think represents the best in Internet Retailing? What online retailer has dazzled its customers with their swift, sexy, savvy, supportive approach to selling online. We’ve produced the long list but you have the final say – tell us who do you want to win the Internet Retailing Award 2014 sponsored by Venda [IRDX VVEN]?

Read down the long list and select your favourite from the dropdown at the bottom.

Argos

Argos

Argos

IRDX: RARG

Argos is a large multichannel home and general merchandise retailer. It is a pioneer in multichannel retail, having successfully pivoted its legacy operations into the eCommerce age. (more…)

Nominated for the Innovation Award, the Omni Award, the IRIS Award and the Capability Award

House of Fraser

House of Fraser

House of Fraser

IRDX: RHOF

House of Fraser is a UK-based multichannel department store and the third largest department store chain in the UK.
(more…)

Nominated for the Innovation Award, the Omni Award, the Mobile Award and the IRIS Award

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer

IRDX: RMAS

Marks and Spencer is a major UK-based retail chain of large stores and convenience outlets for groceries and fashion. (more…)

Nominated for the Innovation Award

Tesco

Tesco

Tesco

IRDX: RTSC

Tesco is the largest British supermarket chain. Tesco has a comprehensive multichannel offering, including mobile and tablet websites, click-and-collect options and home delivery. (more…)

Nominated for the Innovation Award

Evans Cycles

Evans Cycles

Evans Cycles

IRDX: RCYC

Evans Cycles is a British cycle retailer. Evans was an early embracer of eCommerce, with its first website going live in 1999. Today the company enjoys critical acclaim for the responsiveness of its website and the convenience of its delivery options. (more…)

Nominated for the Omni Award

John Lewis

John Lewis

John Lewis

IRDX: RJLW

John Lewis is a UK-based multichannel department store. (more…)

Nominated for the Omni Award, the Capability Award, the Customer Award

Waitrose

Waitrose

Waitrose

IRDX: RWAI

Waitrose forms the food retail division of Britain’s largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. The company is the sixth-largest grocery retailer in the UK, with approximately 5% of the market. (more…)

Nominated for the Omni Award

Free People

Free People

Free People

IRDX: RFPE

Free People is a youth lifestyle and fashion brand targeted at young women. The retailer operates its own integrated social network, ‘FP Me’, for the sharing of fashion ideas and inspiration. (more…)

Nominated for the Mobile Award

Shop Direct Group

Shop Direct

Shop Direct

IRDX: RSDG

Shop Direct is a UK-based group operating web stores, print catalogues and call centres for an array of retail brands.

Retail brands include: Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, isme.com, Woolworths.co.uk, K&Co.com and LittlewoodsIreland.ie (more…)

Nominated for the Mobile Award

Amazon

Amazon

Amazon

IRDX: RAMZ

Amazon is a market-leading eTailer with global reach and a broad array of product types. (more…)

Nominated for the Capability Award

ASOS

ASOS

ASOS

IRDX: RASO

ASOS is a global online fashion retailer offering both branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and cosmetics. (more…)

Nominated for the Customer Award, the International Award

Cult Pens

Cult Pens

Cult Pens

IRDX: RCLT

CultPens is a small company but with good attention to customers. As of May 2014 the online-only retailer has sixteen thousand TrustPilot reviews with a Trustscore of 9.9! (more…)

Nominated for the Customer Award

Lovehoney

LoveHoney

LoveHoney

IRDX: RHON

Founded in 2002, Lovehoney is now the largest online sex toy retailer in the UK and is growing rapidly internationally as a retailer, manufacturer and distributor. Its website and sex toy brands are known and loved (yes, literally) around the world.

Through excellent customer service, product innovation, website usability and creative marketing, Lovehoney has produced a loyal brand following.

Winner of the Internet Retailing Award 2013 and nominee for the Customer Service Award 2014. (more…)

Nominated for the Customer Award

Ocado

Ocado

Ocado

IRDX: ROCA

Ocado is an online supermarket and the largest online-only food retailer by turnover in the world.
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Nominated for the Customer Award

B&Q

B&Q

B&Q

IRDX: RDIY

B&Q is the largest home improvement and garden centre retailer in the UK and Ireland. The company retails through hundreds of stores and its eCommerce site, diy.com. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingfisher plc. (more…)

Nominated for the IRIS Award

Burberry

Burberry

Burberry

IRDX: RBUR

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house, retailing clothing, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. (more…)

Nominated for the IRIS Award

Thomson (TUI)

Thomson

Thomson

IRDX: RTHO

Thomson Holidays is a UK-based travel operator and part of TUI Travel PLC. (more…)

Nominated for the IRIS Award

Mothercare

Mothercare

Mothercare

IRDX: RMOC

Mothercare is a retailer of products for mothers-to-be and general merchandise for babies and children up to the age of eight. (more…)

Nominated for the International Award

Puma

Puma

Puma

IRDX: RPUM

Puma is a global sports and lifestyle brand that is increasingly a retailer as well. The retailer saw double-digit sales growth between FY 2011 and FY 2013 as it radically expanded its eCommerce presence. Starting off rapidly, Puma launched mobile-compatible websites across 23 European countries in 120 days, in four languages and three currencies.

The brand adopted a central eCommerce platform powering local sites adapted for each individual market and now trades across 29 countries, with 26 websites, in eight languages and nine currencies. Puma is actively competing with the customers of its wholesale division as it sets itself the goal of becoming the biggest Puma retailer in each market within 24 months of its eCommerce launch. (more…)

Nominated for the International Award

RS Components

RS Components

RS Components

IRDX: RRSC

Founded in 1937, RS Components is a B2B and B2C supplier of electronics and maintenance products; the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. Almost 60% of RS Components’ £1.2bn revenue comes in via eCommerce from around the world. The company is active in 14 countries and counting. With the complexity of dealing with 500,000 products and 46,000 packages in various jurisdictions, RS Components is a proven eCommerce performer.
(more…)

Nominated for the International Award

Wiggle

Wiggle

Wiggle

IRDX: RWIG

Wiggle is a UK-based online retailer of sporting goods. The company committed to international expansion early in its evolution and committed properly with deep localisation. Partnering with Ogone Collect, Wiggle operates 11 different sites in 10 languages, as of May 2014. The company’s international sales growth speaks for itself, with more than 60% of its new shoppers now from overseas. (more…)

Nominated for the International Award

Boden

Boden

Boden

IRDX: RBOD

Boden is a London-based clothing brand and retailer, founded in 1991 by Johnnie Boden. The company’s clothing and accessories are available through mail order, online and telephone in the UK, US and Germany. Boden also has a shop in London and operates pop-up shops on short leases. (more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Graze

Graze

Graze

IRDX: RGRZ

Graze designs and retails healthy snack foods. (more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Lego

LEGO

LEGO

IRDX: RLEG

LEGO manufactures and distributes a popular line of construction toys. The company sells B2C through its LEGO Stores and web store. (more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Made.com

Made.com

Made.com

IRDX: RMAC

MADE.COM sells designer furniture and home accessories online only. It cuts out the expensive middle men including agents and importers to produce original design at an affordable price. (more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Hungryhouse

Hungryhouse

Hungryhouse

IRDX: RHHO

Hungryhouse exemplifies a new approach to food ordering. Before hungryhouse.co.uk shifted the act of food ordering online, most consumers relied on receiving paper menus through their letterbox and calling local takeaways to order food. Restaurants on the site are governed by customer reviews and ratings.
(more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Notonthehighstreet

notonthehighstreet.com

notonthehighstreet.com

IRDX: RNOT

Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish founded notonthehighstreet.com in 2006 with the the founding ideal to hunt out the most original items from the best creative small businesses, and bring them together in one place, making it easy for people to browse and buy. (more…)

Nominated for the Brand Award

Dressipi

Dressipi

Dressipi

IRDX: RDRE

Dressipi offers free fashion advice and recommendations. Each user signing up creates a Fashion Fingerprint, which determines personal taste in fashion and the individual’s compatibility with clothes, then provides suggestions of shapes and styles that are recommended for the users body type. (more…)

Nominated for the Service Award

eBay

eBay

eBay

IRDX: REBY

eBay is a multinational business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer marketplace. (more…)

Nominated for the Service Award

Etsy

Etsy

Etsy

IRDX: RETS

Etsy is an eCommerce marketplace specialising in handmade or vintage items, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. (more…)

Nominated for the Service Award

AO.com

AO.com

AO.com

IRDX: RAOC

AO.com (formerly Appliances Online) was the first website of parent group DRL Limited who also sell kitchen appliances through partnerships with Boots, Next, House of Fraser, B&Q and Iceland. In 2009 ao.com acquired distribution company Expert Logistics enabling it to deliver its own products. (more…)

Nominated for the Market Entry Award

Lululemon

Lululemon

Lululemon

IRDX: RLUL

LuluLemon is new to the UK, with a London flagship store just opened, but is an established retailer/yoga brand in Canada. The company has gone about inspiring UK shoppers through a variety of innovative events, from a workout at the Royal Albert Hall to appointing yoga teachers as brand ambassadors. (more…)

Nominated for the Market Entry Award

MissGuided

Missguided

Missguided

IRDX: RMGU

Missguided is an online fashion retailer based in the UK. The company has recently expanded into Europe, Australia and the USA.
In 2009, founder Nitin Passi started the first chapter of the Missguided story. The company now has 450 employees and 4 office. (more…)

Nominated for the Market Entry Award

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Venda

Venda

IRDX: VVEN

Venda is one of the world’s leading innovators and providers of digital commerce solutions, leveraged by almost 100 manufacturers and retailers to deliver a consistent brand experience across online, mobile and in-store channels. (more…)