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On September 19th at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, TSN’s James Duthie hosted the 8th annual Canada Post E-Commerce Innovation Awards. These awards celebrate trailblazers who have used creative thinking to do something completely new in the e-commerce space. It was another sold-out show with some of Canada’s greatest business leaders in attendance.
The event was remarkable, with a positive atmosphere that engulfed the whole hall. There was a high amount of tension surrounding each award, and winners were absolutely thrilled to hear their names called. These victorious parties gave insightful, heartfelt speeches that both educated and emotionally engaged the audience.
Canada Post had some big names for their judge’s panel including Retail Council of Canada – Quebec President & CEO, Marc Fortin, Google’s Head of Industry for Retail Vertical, Mohit Grover, Forrester Research Principal Analyst, Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, Emerging Disruptors Industry Manager, Blake Smith, and Retail & Consumer Analytics Practice Leader of Deloitte Canada, Jennifer T. Lee. This remarkable panel used their combined expertise to analyze nominees from different viewpoints and give awards to recipients who were truly the most innovative.
Pictured Above- Crownhill Packaging Representatives
E-commerce Business Manager, Olivia Pietersen,
and Director of Strategy and Operations, Marc Hyman
Crownhill Packaging is a key sponsor of the event, and we were incredibly honoured to present this year’s ‘All About the Customer Award’. This award goes to a company who is going above and beyond for their customers and creating real relationships with them. All nominees share our custom-focus, and each deserves to be commended for their efforts over the past year. Congratulations to the winner, Well.ca, who has done a remarkable job creating a user-friendly online portal for all things health and beauty.
We also want to congratulate the other category winners below:
Best Online Start-up Award – Flax Sleep
Best Small Business Award- Oatbox
Best Large Retailer Transformation Award- Best Buy Canada
Social Responsibility Award- Cupanion
International Conqueror Award- Sidekick
Proudly Canadian Award- Endy
Canada Post Ecommerce Innovators Award- MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op)
All these winners are doing exceptional work in the online business world. It is thanks to them that we’ll receive further innovations as others stand on the shoulders of these giants.
Canada Post continually exceeds expectations, both with their awards show, and delivery service. We had an absolute ball at this year’s event, and we’re looking forward to being part of next year’s!