CHICAGO, March 30, 2016—Internet Retailer, the world’s leading publisher of strategic e-commerce business intelligence, today announced the finalists for the 13 categories of the second annual Internet Retailer Excellence Awards.The Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made by innovative online retailers and business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce companies in the past year. Internet Retailer will announce the winners at the Excellence Awards dinner banquet held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel on June 8, 2016, as the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition convenes for its 12th straight year. Internet Retailer serves as the official media sponsor of IRCE, which will occur at McCormick Place West in Chicago from June 7-10, 2016.

“I enthusiastically congratulate all 51 finalists for our second annual 2016 Internet Retailer Excellence Awards,” says Jack Love, publisher of Internet Retailer. “Our goal is to highlight best practices that all online retailers and B2B e-commerce companies can learn from. We added three categories this year and the greater number of awards will provide more knowledge to the industry and thus more ways for businesses that sell online to improve their operations. Given this slate of contenders, our job of picking the winners in each of the 13 categories will be extremely challenging.”

Determined by a team comprised of Internet Retailer senior editors and e-commerce industry experts, the finalists for each of the 13 Excellence Awards categories are as follows:

Emerging Retailer of the Year: Ipsy, Boxed Wholesale, Green Chef Inc., HF Global Inc. Harry’s

E-Retail Growth Award:, Inc., Saatva Inc., Wayfair LLC


Web Redesign of the Year: DJO Global/, Hickies Inc.,,, Inc.

E-Retail Marketer of the Year: Dollar Shave Club, Wayfair LLC, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group S.p.A.

Best Marketing Video of the Year: Motorola Mobility LLC, Net-a-Porter Group LLC, Sears Brands LLC/Craftsman

Best Product Video of the Year: Cellular Outfitter, Music & Arts, Native Commerce, OFM LLC, Thos. Baker LLC


B2B E-Commerce Marketer of the Year: Cenveo Inc., Dollar Days International Inc., Edmund Optics Inc.

B2B E-Commerce Website Redesign of the Year: CivicSolar Inc., Ferguson Enterprises Inc., Sustainable Supply Co. LLC, W.W. Grainger Inc.

B2B E-Commerce Player of the Year: CDW Corp., Global Industrial (subsidiary of Systemax Inc.), MSC Industrial Supply Co., Premier Farnell PLC

Mobile Commerce Award: The Home Depot Inc.,, Revolve Clothing, Sephora USA Inc.


Global E-Retailer of the Year: Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Uniqlo Co. Ltd.

Omnichannel Retailer of the Year: Batteries Plus Bulbs LLC, The Neiman Marcus Group Inc., Nordstrom Inc., Target Corp.

Internet Retailer of the Year: Inc., Etsy Inc., Nike Inc., Nordstrom Inc., Wayfair LLC

 “We were pleased to receive hundreds of nominations for our 13 categories of Internet Retailer Excellence Awards,” says Kurt Peters, executive editor of Internet Retailer. “The broad range of retailers and high quality of all nominations made choosing finalists difficult but ensured that when we announce the winners on June 8 at IRCE, we will be recognizing the leaders of the industry.”


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For media inquiries, contact: Allison Balow, marketing project manager, Internet Retailer, at 312.572.7002 or [email protected].   




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