Deals website, Catch Of The Day and Brisbane’s Beserk Clothing received top honours at last night’s 2016 StarTrack Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) gala, hosted at Dockside Pavilion in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The StarTrack ORIAS People’s Choice Award was launched in 2015 to give online shoppers the opportunity to have their say on the online shopping experiences they love the most by voting for their favourite online retailer. Over 100,000 online shoppers voted for their favourite online retailers from a selection of 750, ranging from familiar household names to Aussie start-ups.
Deals website, Catch Of The Day was named the winner, having established itself as a top online destination for thousands of deals on streetwear, fashion, homewares, toys, groceries and more.
“We’re thrilled to win this award,” said Adam Rudy, Head of Customer Experience at Catch Of The Day. “Over the past few years, our business has gone from strength to strength but it’s this award that is the pinnacle of recognition, because it is our consumers who have voted for us and, without them, we wouldn’t exist.”
This year’s awards also saw the introduction of a brand new category recognising and celebrating smaller online retailers, with Beserk – a Brisbane-based alternative clothing store founded by Fleur Beserk – taking out the People’s Choice Award for Small Business.
StarTrack’s CEO & Executive General Manager – Parcel & eCommerce Services, Bob Black said, “This is the only category that gives online retail customers a voice. So, it’s fantastic to see both of these home grown trailblazers awarded for their innovation and outstanding customer experiences.”