Category Awards Information

The South African eCommerce Awards are open to South African based eCommerce companies only. That is, any South African based company that facilitates the buying or selling of products or services via the internet including the ordering and electronic payment thereof. Various aspects of the business will be evaluated in order to determine the winners and runners up in each category. There are 10 category awards in the 2015 South African eCommerce Awards.

 

2015 Award Categories

  • South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website

The South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website award is purely based on public opinion. Each website is encouraged to promote the voting process to their customers by directing them to the Vote & Win page on the Awards website. The voting is incentivised with a lucky draw for one voter who can win a R10,000 cash prize. The website with the most amount of public votes wins the award.

  • Best eCommerce Store

The website with the highest score in all aspects of the business that are evaluated wins the Best eCommerce Store award. That is, any South African based company that facilitates the buying or selling of products via the internet including the ordering, electronic payment and delivery thereof.

  • Best Shopping Process

The website with the highest score in all aspects of the shopping process that are evaluated (namely ordering, payment and delivery), wins the Best Shopping Process award.

  • Best Customer Service

The website with the highest score in all aspects of customer service that are evaluated wins the Best Customer Service award.

  • Best eCommerce Services Platform

The website with the highest score in all aspects of the business that are evaluated wins the Best eCommerce Services Platform award. That is, any South African based company that facilitates the buying or selling of products or services via the internet including the ordering and electronic payment hereof, but excluding delivery. Including but not limited to marketplaces, ticketing and online bookings.

  • Best Small eCommerce Business

The website with the highest score in all aspects of the business that are evaluated where the company’s turnover is less than R2 million per annum, wins the Best Small eCommerce Business Award.

  • Best eCommerce Mobile Site

The website with the highest score in all aspects of the mobile website that are evaluated wins the Best eCommerce Mobile Site. Consideration will be given to websites that have a mobile website and/or a mobile app.

  • eCommerce Achievement Award

This award is aimed at either an individual or an eCommerce business that has shown outstanding achievement and innovation in the eCommerce industry. The entrant can be recommended for this award in the eCommerce Awards Entry Form.

  • Most Innovative Store Concept

The Most Innovative Store Concept award is for those online stores that excel in either selling products or have business processes that do not conform to online traditions, but set the bar just that little bit higher due to unique ingenuity. A website can be nominated for this award in the eCommerce Awards Entry Form.

  • Best Female Entrepreneur Award

This award is aimed at the women who founded their eCommerce business. A business that has excelled in facilitating the buying or selling of products or services via the internet. Individuals can be nominated for this award in the eCommerce Awards Entry Form.