Last year’s Canada Post E-commerce Innovations Awards were a celebration of Canada’s growing enthusiasm for online shopping, from both a merchant and consumer perspective.
Canada Post noted the growing e-commerce market in their release:
With the popularity of online shopping, Canada’s business-to-consumer parcel delivery market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. By 2017 the value of physical goods delivered to online shoppers in Canada is expected to climb to $16.9 billion, according to a leading Canadian market research firm.
With the number of categories and the finalists for the awards have been announced.
Best E-Commerce Shopping Experience
Best Omni-channel Integration
Most Innovative Start-Up
Best Customer/Community Outreach
Best Mobile Experience (Large)
Best Mobile Experience (Small)
Most Creative Marketing Campaign (Small)
The winners will split $1-million in free shipping prizes from Canada Post. Dx3′s Duncan Payne is among the judges for the awards, along with Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada; Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada; Rafe Petkovic, Google Canada Head of Industry (Retail); and Stéphane Ricoul, Sid Lee Director of Client Relations, eBusiness, and eComMTL founding President.
Canadians can vote for the winner of the Consumer Champion category on the Canada Post website.