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Congratulations to the 2017 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards Winners

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During a sold-out gala at the Sheraton Center in Toronto, on September 20th, 2017, Canada Post hosted the sixth annual Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Category finalists and e-commerce industry leaders gathered to meet, recognize and celebrate the companies and start-ups that are moving e-commerce forward in Canada. Canada Post awards category winners received beautiful award statues, exclusive prize packages including shipping services, direct marketing offerings and marketing services, as well as valuable industry-wide exposure.

The 2017 Canada Post awards winners are:

This year’s Canada Post awards recipients were chosen by a panel of relevant and influential industry experts hailing from notable organizations including Google Canada, Facebook Canada, Deloitte Canada, CIBC World Markets Inc., and the Retail Council of Canada.

Crownhill Packaging is honored to have been able to sponsor the Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Small Award. Finalists in this category are smaller retailers that provide their customers an omni-channel experience in both their physical locations and online offerings. They differentiate their business and its intent by using cutting-edge technology and customer-based tactics to best service their clientele. This year’s winner for the Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Small Award was Rent frock Repeat, a retailer that enables women to rent high-end designer fashion for single events. Their online storefront provides online access to personal stylists as well as detailed measurements of both dresses and models.

We’d like to congratulate the winners at this year’s Canada Post awards. The strides forward made by each of these e-commerce businesses has greatly benefited us all. We continually look forward to seeing the accomplishments everyone will undoubtedly make in the future.

Congratulations to Solutions Inc. and their Fritz™ Water Vest

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Crownhill Packaging is honored to partner with and be a corporate sponsor to Solutions Inc., a non-profit organization that utilizes current packaging technologies to create products that improve the quality of life for people around the world.

As a sponsor of Team Fritz, we are proud to announce that the Fritz™ Water Vest (developed by Solutions Inc. founder Dr. Fritz Yambrach, PhD) is the recipient of the Diamond Award at the 2017 Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Such an award (the highest given in the competition) is a testament to the organization’s hard work and dedication. In developing such an innovative and important packaging solution for at-risk populations, they’ve proven that packaging technology is both important and beneficial for everyone who lives on this planet.

Now in its 29th Year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the packaging industry’s longest running, independently judged celebration of innovation and collaboration in packaging design, materials, technology and processes. Over 150 entries from 24 countries were submitted into the globally-recognized competition, with the Fritz Water Vest being awarded their
highest honor.

The Fritz Water Vest is an engineered flexible package that enables people in developing countries to carry up to 20lbs of water easily and safely. Honoring the packaging industry’s commitment to sustainability, personalization and solving global challenges, the independent panel of packaging expert judges felt that the Fritz Water Vest best exemplifies all those categories.

Congratulations to the entire Solutions Inc. team, including Fritz Yambrach, PhD, Eric Steigelman, Michael Robinson, Sal Pellingra and Mike Licata. Thanks to all the other partners who have helped with development, manufacturing and support, including Bonfire Wines LLC, Heritage Packaging, Ampac Packaging and The Packaging Company.

2017 DuPont Awards Fritz Water Vest

Congratulations to the 2015 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards Winners

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Canada Post recently announced the complete list of winners of its 2015 E-Commerce Innovation Awards. Created in 2012 and now in its fourth year, the Canada Post awards recognize the excellence and effort put forth—by both Canada’s leading brands and its emerging entrepreneurs—in the online retail world. Celebrated by leaders in Canada’s e-commerce industry, the winners receive exclusive prize packages, which include shipping services, customized direct marketing packages with data solutions, and marketing exposure.

The winners are:

  • Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Large: Best Buy Canada
  • Best Omni-Channel Retailer, Small: Poppy Barley
  • Best Online Shopping Experience, Large: Frank & Oak
  • Best Online Shopping Experience, Small: Kayokoko Swimwear Inc.
  • Most Exciting Start-Up: Thalmic Labs
  • Best Customer Engagement: Nerd Block
  • Consumer Champion Award:
  • Canada Post E-Commerce Innovator’s Award: Shopify
  • Community Impact Award: Manitobah Mukluks

The Consumer Champion Award is determined by an online vote, while the Canada Post E-Commerce Innovator’s Award (chosen by Canada Post) goes to an e-commerce company that has made a significant contribution to advancing e-commerce in Canada. The remaining winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts hailing from organizations such as the Retail Council of Canada, Forrester’s eBusiness Team, Hut2Hut Events, Google Canada and eComMTL.

Crownhill Packaging is honored to have sponsored the Community Impact Award. Nominees in this category have shown remarkable imagination, integrity and passion when it comes to socially-responsible initiatives. They take their corporate responsibility seriously, seeking to build value in society—locally, nationally and even globally. This year’s winner, Manitobah Mukluks, heads up the Storyboot Project, teaching Aboriginal youth the art of moccasin- and mukluk-making.

We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners at the Canada Post awards. The work you’ve done in the e-commerce world has benefitted us all, and we look forward to the wonderful accomplishments and strides you’ll all make in the future.

Canada Post Awards Community Impact Award Sponsored by Crownhill Packaging