Announcement of Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards finalists for 2022

The finalists have been announced for this year’s 2022 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS Awards), recognizing the achievements of online retailers in Australia.

With significant changes in the way retailers have operated over the past two years, the awards are an opportunity 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 transformation strategies and their retailers from across Australia.

The ORIAS jury of experts examines, promotes and rewards innovation and business excellence. This year’s judging panel includes Chief Judge Peter Knock (National Online Retailers Association) and additional 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 organizers say this year there have been more participants than ever before competing for the ultimate retail titles. 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 Multi-Channel Retailer to Best Online Marketing. There is also the coveted People’s Choice Award which is ORIAS’ only customer-voted category, recognizing small and large Australian online retailers preferred by online shoppers.

“Given the past two years we’ve had and some of the incredible digital transformations we’ve seen in the retail landscape, this year’s finalists and winners will truly show the agility, creativity and drive for results that so many people have in the retail industry,” says Matt Smith, events director for the online retailer and ORIAS judge.

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

The nominations are as follows:

Best B2B Online Retailer:

Cargo Crew

Baskets with bite

Hero Pack

Seal

Urban Ritual

EVERYTHING

Best Community Initiative – Community Service Award:

Adorn cosmetics

Aim for zero

Good360 Australia

i=Edit

Prized Life

showpo

Best Multi-Channel Retailer:

Amart Furniture

Barbecues galore

Activated Cotton

Domino’s Pizza Companies

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

Inspirational holidays

Mobile tire store

Naked Wines Australia

super cheap car

Best Pureplay Retailer:

Appliances Online

Babyboo Fashion

booktopia

Designerex

Lovehoney

showpo

Best Small Independent Retailer:

Adventure Snacks

Amino Z

Luxury Botanicals

Hero Pack

Kavalri Jewelry

A PLAY

Best Social Commerce Initiative:

Hello Molly

MESHKI

Miss Amara

showpo

Spend With Us – Buy From A Bush Company

Sainte-Frock

Customer Service Excellence:

Appliances Online

bird’s Nest

Miss Amara

Oz Hair & Beauty

Salvos Stores

showpo

Industry Recognition:

Brendan Sweeney

Hanno Comazzetto

Jane Lu

Kirsten Kore

Paul Waddy

Travis Wright

International Conqueror:

Activated Cotton

Lyre’s Spirit Co

MESHKI

Penfolds Wines

Quadruple locking

showpo

Champion of technology:

Amart Furniture

Karma

Activated Cotton

Hello Molly

optus

showpo

AUSTRALIA POST PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Small businesses with less than 100,000 annual revenues:

just creations

lone star

Ruby’s Home Store

Slim Mama Co.

Tara’s chocolate bar

The type 1 foundation

Small retailer with over $100,000 in annual revenue:

4 Ingredients

Clothing made in Australia

Australian working dog rescue

Jess Keeli Creative

Swim by Elly

Woohoo Body

Large retailer with over $1 million in annual revenue:

baby bee

Berserk

bulk nutrients

Kogan.com

KB

THE ICONIC

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

Anne G. Cash