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Canada’s online retailers invited to compete for $1 million in prizes – Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards celebrate talented sector

April 30, 2013

OTTAWA, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ – Canadian retailers that sell and ship to
Canadian customers through the online channel are invited to compete to
share $1 million worth of total prizing. Applications are now being
received for the 2013 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards.

The Awards offer game-changing rewards to Canadian e-merchants, whether
they’re retail giants or small start-ups, multi-channel or online-only
e-tailers. Winners will receive lucrative shipping contracts worth up
to $100,000, customized direct mail marketing packages–which include
data and targeting solutions–as well as valuable marketing prizes.

By supporting online retailers, Canada Post is invigorating the wider
e-commerce market in Canada and fostering an online retail space driven
by creativity, vision and an exceptional customer experience.

“E-commerce in Canada is thriving,” says René Desmarais, Senior
Vice-President, Parcels at Canada Post. “Through these Awards, we want
to enable our retailers to reach for even greater success, and help
Canada compete in the global online marketplace.”

A blue-ribbon panel of judges will determine the finalists for each
category. The winners will be announced on September 25, 2013, at an
evening gala held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Companies
will compete in seven categories:

        --  Best Large Multi-channel Retailer
        --  Best Small Multi-channel Retailer
        --  Best Large E-tailer (online only)
        --  Best Small E-tailer (online only)
        --  Most Innovative Retailer (Large)
        --  Most Innovative Retailer (Small)
        --  Consumer Champion (determined through a public online poll)

Applications are open until July 2, 2013. Interested companies can find
out more information and download an application at www.canadapost.ca/ecommerceawards.

SOURCE Canada Post

Source: PR Newswire