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Appliances Online, Catch of the Day win big at 2016 ORIAS

Appliances Online and its founder, John Winning, were among the major winners at last night’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) held at the Dockside Pavilion at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Now in its seventh year, the StarTrack ORIAS recognise excellence in online and multichannel retail. A full list of winners can be found below.

Appliances Online was named Best Pure Play Online Retailer and Online Retailer of the Year, while Winning Group CEO, John Winning, was given the Industry Recognition Award.

Rounding out the night, Appliances Online and Shoes of Prey were inducted into the retail Hall of Fame.

Mon Purse picked up two awards: Best Instore Initiative and Best Bootstrapped Initiative.

From the world of bricks and mortar retail, Harvey Norman won Best Multichannel Retailer and Kikki.K was named International Conquerer.

Catch of the Day was awarded the coveted People’s Choice Award which was voted for by online shoppers. This year’s awards also saw the introduction of a brand new category to recognise and celebrate smaller online retailers, with Brisbane-based Beserk – an alternative clothing store – taking out the People’s Choice Award for Small Business.

“Receiving the StarTrack ORIAS 2016 People’s Choice Award is testament to the hard work and passion of the entire Catch Group team, knowing that our customers are happy is what keeps us motivated every day,” Catch Group CEO, Jason Rudy, said.

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The team from Beserk, winners of the People’s Choice Award. 

Fleur Beserk, the founder of Beserk Clothing said she was honoured to win the award. “It is so exciting for Beserk to be recognised amongst all the online businesses out there. This win is down to our amazing customers who voted for us and the dedication of the Beserk team,” she said.

StarTrack’s CEO and executive GM– parcel and e-commerce services, Bob Black said, “This is the only category that gives online retail customers a voice. So, it’s fantastic to see both of these home grown trailblazers awarded for their innovation and outstanding customer experiences.”

2016 ORIAS Winners
Best Pureplay Online Retailer – Appliances Online
Best New Online Retailer – Disrupt Sports
Best Small independent Retailer –
Best Multichannel Retailer – Harvey Norman
Best Instore Initiative – Mon Purse
Best Pop-Up Experience – The Daily Edited
Best Site Optimisation & Design – TinyMe
Best Online Retail Marketing Initiative – Nourished Life
Best Mobile Commerce – Booktopia
Industry Recognition Award – John Winning
Best Social Commerce – MECCA
Best Customer Service – Birdsnest
International Conquerer – Kikki.K
Best Bootstrapped Initiative – Mon Purse
Online Retailer of the Year – Appliances Online
Hall of Fame – Shoes of Prey & Appliances Online
Peoples Choice Award – Catch Of The Day & Beserk Clothing

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