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The European E-commerce Awards Winners 2014

BARCELONA | The winners of the European E-commerce Awards, hosted by Ecommerce Europe and the Global E-commerce Summit, have been announced. Bol.com, Tesco and Asos have been honoured with the golden awards in the Entrepreneurial, Cross-Border and Pure Player categories. The Award Ceremony took place during the Global E-commerce Summit on June 17, in the presence of 700 international e-commerce professionals and entrepreneurs.

Winners of the Entrepreneurial Award

The Entrepreneurial Award is to recognise the e-commerce actors who have the most innovative, groundbreaking, smart, game-changing operations in Europe. As such, size and maturity are immaterial. This year, the winner is Bol.com from The Netherlands. Bol.com convinced the jury with great innovation, unseen within many other established businesses. Bol.com has opened up to competitors by a new partner concept and has created a marketplace in a bold and innovative way. They engage competitors to drive their own growth. This is a sign of true innovation and entrepreneurship. The second place went to Worldstores.co.uk and the third place was secured by Lexception.com.

Winners of the Omnichannel Award

The Omnichannel Award was awarded to Tesco, with M&S ranking second and Bolia.com ranking third. According to the jury Tesco is winning the Golden Multichannel Award because they are a truly outstanding multichannel player across at least three international markets and they have achieved to deliver across all active markets. Tesco pioneered online groceries and this is still reflected in their large and leading market share. They were amongst the first grocery player to offer non-food online. Also, in terms of omnichannel, they played a pioneering role by introducing pick-from-store. 

Winners of the Pure Player Award

Asos was awarded with the golden Pure Player Award, followed by Amazon.com winning silver, and Net–a–Porter who won bronze. According to the jury ASOS goes beyond purely generating transactions: They engage beyond the customer life cycle and become part of the whole life style of the shopper, engaging them to come back. They are strong in innovating features that make differences, such as the fashion finder and the pilot of changing rooms at pick- up points.

More on European E-commerce Awards

Click here for more information about the European E-commerce Awards and pictures of the winners.

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Global E-commerce Summit

The award ceremony of the European E-commerce Awards took place during The Global E-commerce Summit in Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain on June 16-18. The Global E-commerce Summit is the annual global event where established (online) retailers, entrepreneurs, e-commerce experts from emerging markets and award-winning e-commerce players of the world gather! The summit in 2014 was the 6th edition. For more information, please go to www.e-commercesummit.com. Check the website for the exact dates and program of next year's edition in Barcelona in June 2015.

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Sourced from Global E-commerce Summit, June 17th, 2014

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