South Africa’s Best eCommerce Retailers Announced at uAfrica.com’s eCommerce Awards

uAfrica.com announced the winners of the six award categories highlighting the best in the online retail space at the eCommerce Awards held at the eCommerce Conference 2014.

Hosted at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, the purpose of the eCommerce Conference is to keep up to date with the latest trends in eCommerce, presented by the best the world of eCommerce has to offer, and of course, to be able to network and share business ideas with industry colleagues. As part of this annual culmination of industry thought leaders and SME business owners, uAfrica.com also host the eCommerce Awards which acknowledges SME’s that have been successful in the online retail space as voted by uAfrica.com’s some 116 000 survey respondents.

Winners of each of the categories include;

South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website:

Winner: kalahari.com
First Runner Up: takealot.com
Second Runner Up: Groupon

Best eCommerce Store:

Winner:  Yuppiechef.com
First Runner Up: Zando
Second Runner Up: takealot.com

Best Shopping Process:

Winner: Zando
First Runner Up: Yuppiechef.com
Second Runner Up: takealot.com

Best Customer Service:

Winner: Zando
First Runner Up: takealot.com
Second Runner Up: Mantality

Best eCommerce Services Platform:

Winner: bidorbuy
First Runner Up: TravelGround
Second Runner Up: Groupon

Best Small eCommerce Business:

Winner: Poetry
First Runner Up: Babylife
Second Runner Up: Seeds for Africa

Several case studies and lessons from experts were discussed with international and local keynote speakers and industry leaders, the outcome of which will have been discussed at the eCommerce Conference and eCommerce Workshops.

‘We have been overwhelmed by the response to our survey and are thrilled to be able to congratulate our entrants, finalists and winners – the fact that they have formed part of this survey at all, means that they are contributing to an industry that related business thought leaders are expecting exponential growth from, ’ said Andy Higgins, Managing Director of uAfrica.com. ‘The eCommerce Conference has been a huge success and uAfrica.com would like to thank the sponsors takealot.com, Shopify, PayPal and eSolutions’ added Higgins.