2014 Online Retail Awards – Finalists and Awards Dinner

Entries for the 2014 Online Retail Awards have now closed. All retailers, digital agencies and e- and m-commerce providers have submitted their entries for the international recognition awards.


This year the Online Retail Awards will be the largest celebration yet with the highest number of entrants to date. Expert judges, chosen from the world of retailing will vote independently for the online retail site they think is best in a given category.


Finalists will be announced in early June. Interested parties can keep up-to-date with the announcements by registering for the ORNewsletter


The Online Retail Awards® app will launch on May 12th, accessible from anywhere in the world, the app will allow all international entrants and interested parties to keep up-to-date with the announcements of this year’s Online Retail Awards Finalists and Winners. By downloading the app, push notifications will allow you to be the first to find out who has made the 2014 Shortlist. The app will also allow internationals who cannot attend the evening ceremony to discover the Award Winners as and when they are announced.


Download the app to find out more about the event, discover facts about the venue and its surroundings and generally have everything you need to know about the awards at your fingertips.


Online Retail Awards evening dinner ceremony will take place on September 16, 2014 at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.


Early Bird tickets are now available for the black tie awards dinner, 10% discount will end in July 16. If you are reserving places in advance you do not need to make payment until the finalists’ list is announced.


The awards have great support from our Senior Partner Postcode Anywhere and Conference Partner The App Garden, alongside supporting partners; My-Retail Media, A1 Retail Magazine, About Payments, East-West Digital News, Popai, Retail Focus, Retail Technology, Planet Retail, Social Retail and Talk Business,


Sponsorship and Media Partner opportunities are still available with promotion lasting between now and March 2015.



Gain a visual insight to this year’s awards by visiting the 2013 Online Retail Awards gallery and by watching the event footage.


For more information about the Online Retail Awards or about becoming a Sponsor or Media Partner, please contact Lorna-Louise Greenland, marketing & events manager, Online Retail Events Limited, 14/15 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK CV37 6LU


Telephone: 0845 302 2928  Email: lorna-louise.greenland@orevents.com


Notes for Editor


Ticket prices:

1 table for 10 at £2,200 +VAT (£2640)

1 place at £250 +VAT (£288)



Award categories include:


  • Accessories (including all fashion accessories, handbags, small leather goods, jewellery and watches)
  • Babies & children (including toys, games, children’s clothing, nursery items and educational toys and games for children)
  • Beauty, perfumes & cosmetics (including all linked products and services)
  • Books, magazines & newspapers (including specialist publications or editions direct from the publisher to consumers)
  • Cars, bikes & accessories (including motorcycles, fuels, additives, lubricants, tyres/tires and ICE and navigation products)
  • Charity (open to any charity with an online store. Reduced entry fee applies)
  • Computers and telecommunications (including computers, tablets, peripherals and software; landline, cellular or mobile phone equipment; accessories and services)
  • Department stores (including portal sites such as NotOnTheHighStreet.com)
  • Electrical (all electrical and electronic goods not covered in other categories, such as large kitchen appliances (white goods), televisions, audio equipment (brown goods), etc)
  • Fashion & clothing (including footwear)
  • Finance & insurance (including all forms of online retailing of financial services)
  • Food & drink (including soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, all types of food, restaurant products sold online)
  • Gifts (including decorative products, stationery, greetings cards and e-greetings, candles, gift confectionery, gift soaps and toiletries)
  • Home & garden (including interior furniture, curtains, floorcoverings; DIY/home improvement materials, tools, services and equipment; kitchenware and housewares including small electrical appliances, tabletop products, textiles and laundry; all gardening products, furniture, supplies, tools and equipment)
  • Office & workplace supplies (including all retailers and companies selling direct to consumers online)
  • Pharmacy & health (including all legal pharmaceutical products, supplements, treatments, equipment and services)
  • Sport (including sporting goods, sports clothing, sporting events and services, gyms and gym equipment)
  • Travel & leisure (including retail travel services, tour operators, passenger lines, and associated travel products and services; museums, galleries & tourist attractions; music, movies and entertainment; ticket agencies; video and computer games; pastimes, hobbies and crafts, photography and online gaming)



Design & Marketing categories:

  • Digital agency of the year (agencies that enter should be able to provide evidence of their work for differing online retail challenges)
  • Online retail marketing campaign of the year (the marketing campaign must be linked to an online retail activity)
  • e-Commerce company of the year (platform providers or e-commerce developers are eligible and should be able to provide evidence of their work for different retailers)



Special Recognition categories:

  • Launch site of the year (the site must have been open to online shoppers during calendar year 2013)
  • Mobile site of the year (including tablet sites)
  • Digital store of the year


Prix d’OR award:

  • Online Retail Site of the Year
    (This category cannot be entered as the judges decide the winner from all category-winning entries)

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