Prizes include $100,000 in shipping credits for large retailers, $50,000 for small retailers

TORONTO — Now in their sixth year, the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards celebrate retailers large and small, saluting excellence in omni-channel strategy, customer engagement initiatives and community impact. Winners receive prizes designed to further propel their success, including up to $100,000 of free shipping and substantial marketing packages.

“E-commerce is a valuable economic driver,” says Doug Ettinger, chief commercial officer, Canada Post. “Innovation and creativity are at the heart of that achievement, and Canada Post wants to celebrate companies that not only excel but also raise the bar.”

Applications are now available online and will be accepted until May 26. An independent panel of industry experts will determine the winners, who will be announced during a gala at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on September 20.

Canada Post launched the awards in 2012 to support online merchants in their growth and help strengthen Canada’s digital economy.

The categories for the 2017 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards are:

Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award (Large)
Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award (Small)
Pure Play of the Year Award (Large)
Pure Play of the Year Award (Small)
Best Marketing & Brand Engagement Award
Most Disruptive Start-Up Award
Social Impact Award
Canada Post E-commerce Innovator’s Award

For more information on categories and prizes, and to apply online, retailers can visit canadapost.ca/ecommerceawards.

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