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Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards finalists for 2022 announced

By Mitchell Hageman
Fri 1 Jul 2022

Finalists have been announced for this year's 2022 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS Awards), recognising the achievements of online retailers in Australia.

With significant changes to the way retailers have operated over the past two years, the awards are a chance to celebrate innovation and talent within the online retail industry. The sudden shift to online retail has created both challenges and opportunities, and this year's finalists will showcase some of the transformative strategies and their retailers from across Australia.

The ORIAS expert judging panel examines, promotes and rewards retail innovation and excellence. This year's judging panel includes head judge Peter Knock (National Online Retailers Association) and supplementary judges Rose Yip (Australia Post), Emma Sharley (Sharley Consulting), Matt Newell (The General Store), Louisa Simpson (Practical eCommerce Consulting), Mark Baarste (markbaarste.com) and Matt Smith (Online Retailer).

Event organisers say that this year, there have been more entrants than ever before competing for the ultimate titles in retail. Previous high-profile winners have included Showpo, Winning Appliances, Booktopia, TinyMe and Dan Murphys.

There are also more categories than ever before, with categories ranging from Best Multichannel Retailer to Best Online Marketing. There is also the coveted People's Choice Award which is the only ORIAS category voted by customers, recognising online shoppers' favourite Australian small and large online retailers.

"Considering the last two years we have had and some of the incredible digital transformations we have seen across the retail landscape, this year's finalists and winners are really going to showcase the agility, creativity and drive for results that so many people have in the retail industry," says event director for online retailer and ORIAS judge Matt Smith.

"It is very exciting to be back in person to celebrate all the incredible work that has been done over the last year in the retail space and celebrate not only this year's winners and finalists, but also 2021's winners who missed out on a physical event last year."

The nominations are as follows:

Best B2B Online Retailer: 

Cargo Crew

Hampers With Bite

Hero Packaging

Signet

Urban Rituelle

WHOLA

Best Community Initiative - Community Service Award:

Adorn Cosmetics

Go For Zero

Good360 Australia

i=Change

Prized Life

Showpo

Best Multichannel Retailer:

Amart Furniture

Barbeques Galore

Cotton On

Domino's Pizza Enterprises

Tigerlily

Winning Appliances

Best Online Retail Marketing:

Appliances Online

Lovehoney

Lyre's Spirit Co

Naked Wines Australia

Salvos Stores

Showpo

Best Phygital Initiative:

Bailey Nelson

Cue Clothing Co

Inspiring Vacations

Mobile Tyre Shop

Naked Wines Australia

Supercheap Auto

Best Pureplay Retailer:

Appliances Online

Babyboo Fashion

Booktopia

Designerex

Lovehoney

Showpo

Best Small Independent Retailer:

Adventure Snacks

Amino Z

Botanicals by Luxe

Hero Packaging

Kavalri Jewellery

UNE PIECE

Best Social Commerce Initiative:

Hello Molly

MESHKI

Miss Amara

Showpo

Spend With Us - Buy From a Bush Business

St Frock

Customer Service Excellence:

Appliances Online

birdsnest

Miss Amara

Oz Hair & Beauty

Salvos Stores

Showpo

Industry Recognition:

Brendan Sweeney

Hanno Comazzetto

Jane Lu

Kirsten Kore

Paul Waddy

Travis Wright

International Conqueror:

Cotton On

Lyre's Spirit Co

MESHKI

Penfolds Wines

Quad Lock

Showpo

Technology Champion:

Amart Furniture

Carma

Cotton On

Hello Molly

Optus

Showpo

AUSTRALIA POST PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Small businesses under 100k annual revenue:

Just Creations

Lone Star

Ruby's Home Store

Slim Mama Co.

Tara's Candy Bar

The Type 1 Foundation

Small Retailer over $100K annual revenue:

4 Ingredients

Australian Made Clothes

Australian Working Dog Rescue

Jess Keeli Creative

Swim by Elly

Woohoo Body

Large retailer over $1M annual revenue:

Babybee

Beserk

Bulk Nutrients

Kogan.com

Koh

THE ICONIC

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the ICC on July 21st.

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