Canada Post Unveils E-commerce Innovation Awards Finalists

An estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in Canada each year for residential deliveries and that figure is forecast to grow to more than $15 billion by 2016.

Total expenditures on Canadian e-commerce business-to-consumer shipping services alone were more than $600 million in 2011.

Last month Canada Post announced 14 finalists in their E-commerce Innovation Awards that are competing for a share of a prize package totaling $1 million in shipping and direct marketing services, and marketing exposure on Canada Post’s website, buildings and trucks.

The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges and announced at a gala event on October 16th at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto. The finalists are:

Best Multi-channel Retailer of the Year – Large

  • Future Shop
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Indigo Books & Music

Best Multi-channel Retailer of the Year – Small

  • Rent frock Repeat – Toronto
  • Milsig Paintball Canada – Richmond, BC
  • Hockey Supremacy – Candiac, QC

Best Online Retailer of the Year – Large

  • Beyond the Rack

Best Online Retailer of the Year – Small

  • BookMob – Ottawa
  • – Langley, BC
  • TREND TRUNK – Hamilton

Best New e-Business

  • ShirtPunch – Whitby, ON
  • CardSwap Inc. – Toronto
  • TREND TRUNK – Hamilton

Congrats to Hamilton’s TREND TRUNK on the double nomination.