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Mon Purse, Tinyme win big at 2017 ORIAS

Mon Purse and Tinyme were among the big winners at last night’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS), taking home three awards each.

The StarTrack ORIAS recognise excellence in online and multichannel retailers. A full list of winners can be found below.

Now in its eighth year, the black tie event was held at the International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Tinyme took home the award for Best Pureplay Online Retailer, as well as Best Omnichannel Customer Service and Best M-commerce Site/App.

Ben Hare, Tinyme director and COO, told Internet Retailing the win was a team effort.

“We’re absolutely stoked to win in three categories. It’s a huge recognition of our team for their years of effort. The room was full of awesome innovators in online retail, so it’s incredible to get recognised amongst a crowd like that.”

Mon Purse also picked up three awards, including Online Retailer of the Year. The custom bag retailer also won Best In-store Initiative and Best International Conqueror.

“We are incredibly thankful to our team for their passion, commitment and determination. This growth and recognition  is only possible due to the dedication of team Mon Purse around the world. We are also incredibly proud of them all,” Lana Hopkins, Mon Purse co-founder and CEO, said.

Kogan.com won the highly coveted StarTrack People’s Choice award, which is one of only two awards chosen by retailers’ own customers. Beserk took home the People’s Choice – Small Retailer for the second year running.

Rounding out the night, Kate Morris, CEO and founder of Adore Beauty, received the award for Industry Recognition. She is the first female retailer to receive the honour.

“I’m very proud to be the first woman to win this award, it feels like a bit of a breakthrough in the glass ceiling,” she told Internet Retailing.

“There are many other women doing great things in online retail and I look forward to seeing them honoured in future.”

2017 ORIAS Winners

Best New Online Retailer: FitMyCar
Best Small Independent Retailer: Hunting for George
Best Multichannel Retailer: Supercheap Auto
Best In-Store Initiative: Mon Purse
Best Pop-Up Experience: Grace Loves Lace
Best Online Retail Marketing: birdsnest
Best Site Optimisation & Design: Showpo
Mobile Commerce Site/Application: Tinyme
Best Social Commerce Initiative: Showpo
Best Omnichannel Customer Service: Tinyme
Best International Conqueror: Mon Purse
Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative: MyDeal.com.au
Online Retailer of the Year: Mon Purse
Hall of Fame: Dan Murphy’s
Industry Recognition: Kate Morris, Adore Beauty
People’s Choice – Small Retailer: Beserk
StarTrack People’s Choice: Kogan.com

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