2024 Categories

2024 Award Categories

Submissions for the Irish eCommerce Awards 2024 are now open! All award categories are open to any retailer, agency, software company, or individual who is head-quartered or has an operational base anywhere on the island of Ireland.

Beauty, Health & Wellbeing eCommerce Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing beauty products, medicines or pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements or treatments. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

Fashion/Apparel or Footwear eCommerce Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional fashion, clothing or shoes retail website and is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

DIY, Home, Furniture & Interior Design eCommerce Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing DIY products and tools, furniture, home wares, gardening equipment and products, soft furnishings. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

Food & Drink eCommerce Website of the Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional food or drink sector website and is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

Sports, Leisure, Toys eCommerce Website Of The Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing sports equipment, products, services or tickets, toys and leisure equipment, services or products. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

B2B eCommerce Website Of The Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing from one business to another. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

B2C eCommerce Website Of The Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website retailing direct to the consumer. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

eCommerce Startup Website Of The Year

This award recognises and rewards an exceptional eCommerce website less than 30 months old. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking for how your website adds value to the end user, your company’s strategy to reach your target audience, and the strategy implemented to meet your objectives. Judges will also be looking at how your website sets itself apart from your competitors and evidence of clear results and KPIs.

Customer Service Award

This award will celebrate an eCommerce business that has delivered customer service excellence across all channels in the previous 12 months. This award is open to online retailers selling via their own website. Judges will be looking at the achievements your company has made in the past 12 months and the strategies you have used to achieve excellent customer service. Judges will also be looking at the implementation, innovation and creative strategies used throughout the business to achieve customer satisfaction.

eCommerce for Good Award – NEW FOR 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Irish eCommerce, the “eCommerce for Good” award category shines a spotlight on businesses that go beyond profit margins to make a positive impact on society and/or the environment. This category recognises projects or initiatives promoting Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Diversity, and Charitable Giving.

Delivery & Logistics Partner of The Year

This award celebrates excellence in delivery and logistics and will be awarded to a company adding value to the delivery and logistics for online retailers across the island of Ireland. Judges will be looking for what existing problems your product/software solves, along with examples and details of strategy and audience targeting. Judges will also be looking out for USP’s and features that your product/software provides and what makes it stand out from competitors.

eCommerce Software Tool Or App Of The Year

This award celebrates and rewards an innovative tool, product or service that has changed eCommerce for the better or delivered outstanding results. Judges will be looking for what existing problems your product/software solves, along with examples and details of strategy and audience targeting. Judges will also be looking out for USP’s and features that your product/software provides and what makes it stand out from competitors.

eCommerce Search Campaign Of The Year

This award celebrates and rewards a PPC or SEO Search Campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of an eCommerce Business. This award is open to agencies/consultants and their partner retailers or in-house teams. Judges will be wanting to know what targets were set for the campaign and how you achieved them. Judges will also require a detailed explanation of the implementation and creativity methods used for your campaign.

eCommerce Social Campaign Of The Year

This award celebrates and rewards a Social Media campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of an eCommerce Business. This award is open to agencies/consultants and their partner retailers or in-house teams. Judges will be wanting to know what targets were set for the campaign and how you achieved them. Judges will also require a detailed explanation of the implementation and creativity methods used for your campaign.

eCommerce Small Agency/Consultant Of The Year

This award celebrates an exceptional agency or consultant serving eCommerce clients with 5 or less employees. Judges will be looking for details on targets and objectives that have been set within the agency/team that were put in place to help achieve goals. Along with this, judges will want to see details of recent client and/or campaign work and any challenges faced along the way. Finally, judges will be looking out for what makes your agency unique, your recent achievements and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

eCommerce Medium Agency Of The Year

This award celebrates an exceptional agency serving eCommerce clients with 6-10 employees. Judges will be looking for details on targets and objectives that have been set within the agency/team that were put in place to help achieve goals. Along with this, judges will want to see details of recent client and/or campaign work and any challenges faced along the way. Finally, judges will be looking out for what makes your agency unique, your recent achievements and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

eCommerce Large Agency Of The Year – Sponsored by Dataships

This award celebrates an exceptional agency serving eCommerce clients with 11 or more employees. Judges will be looking for details on targets and objectives that have been set within the agency/team that were put in place to help achieve goals. Along with this, judges will want to see details of recent client and/or campaign work and any challenges faced along the way. Finally, judges will be looking out for what makes your agency unique, your recent achievements and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

eCommerce In-House Team Of The Year

Recognition of an outstanding in-house team that demonstrates consistently great results and innovation on an ecommerce website or campaign(s) for their brand. Judges will be looking for details on targets and objectives that have been set within the team that were put in place to help achieve goals. Along with this, judges will want to see details of recent campaign work and any challenges faced along the way. Finally, judges will be looking out for what makes your team unique, your recent achievements and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

eCommerce Rising Star Award (Under 30)

This award celebrates an exceptional eCommerce professional under 30 years old on the date of the Awards Ceremony. Entrants must include details of their career to date and the contribution they make to their organisation and the wider eCommerce industry.Judges will be looking for evidence of the rising star’s success – what have they achieved and what targets have they set to reach goals. As well as this, judges will be wanting you to display details on how your recent work displays creativity and what makes you stand out amongst others.

Business Growth Award

This award will celebrate a business that has delivered exceptional growth. This category welcomes nominees from retailers, agencies & software companies. Judges will be looking for details on the growth that your business has achieved in the past 12 months and what strategies were used to achieve overall growth objectives. Judges will also be looking out for the implementation, innovation and creativity behind the growth of your company – as well as conversion statistics for website analytics & revenue, the results of your growth and an evaluation of this.

eCommerce Innovation Award

The eCommerce Innovation Award is presented to an eCommerce business or provider that has demonstrated outstanding innovation in eCommerce. This award is open to eCommerce Websites, Software/Technology Providers or Agencies who have developed and implemented innovative solutions that have significantly improved customer experience, streamlined business operations, increased sales, or enhanced the overall eCommerce industry. The judges will consider various aspects such as technology, design, user experience, marketing, and customer service.

Women in eCommerce Awards

In 2023 we are seeking nominations to recognise visionary women working in the eCommerce ecosystem in Ireland. We want to share, promote and reward the hard work and achievements of women in leadership positions working in eCommerce in Ireland. We want to support and promote gender balance in eCommerce and create opportunities for the community of female leaders working in eCommerce to share their experiences and success – and to reward one outstanding winner with our Women in eCommerce Award.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates an extraordinary eCommerce professional who exhibits qualities that inspire the industry. Judges want to hear about the nominee’s recent successes and how these were achieved.

Overall Irish eCommerce Website Of The Year

This Award recognises and rewards outstanding success. Judges will compare websites across multiple business categories to crown an overall winner. This award is not open for public entry – judges will select an outstanding eCommerce website from the best entries across all website categories.

Awards timeline

1st March 2024
ENTRIES
OPEN
15th July 2024
ENTRIES
CLOSE
16th July 2024
JUDGING
BEGINS
6th Aug 2024
SHORTLIST
ANNOUNCED
13th Sept 2024
AWARDS CEREMONY
& GALA DINNER

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  • All award categories are open to any retailer, agency, software company, or individual who is head-quartered or has an operational base anywhere on the island of Ireland.

    Please note: Submissions for 2024 will close on 15th July 2024.

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  • There are a wide range of categories available to enter including website awards, team awards, software/tool awards, individual awards & more. Please find a full list of categories here.

    Please note: Submissions for 2024 will close on 15th July 2024.

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  • Check Your Eligibility & Criteria
    With 24 categories to enter, there are so many awards to get involved with! Make sure to check entry eligibility and criteria before submitting your entry. Don’t forget, all categories are free to enter and you can enter as many as you’d like.

    Avoid Jargon
    While our judging panel is made up of eCommerce experts, all types of organisations are encouraged to enter our awards and therefore could be inclined to use wording, phrases or acronyms that are not necessarily common terms.

    Include Details & Statistics
    Stats, quotes and percentages are great tools to back up the points in your story. If you can demonstrate measurable success, the judges will see this as proof of success which boosts the credibility of your claims. The more detail you include, the better!

    Upload Supporting Evidence
    Our awards portal allows for supporting evidence to be uploaded. This can be imagery, testimonials, screen grabs, charts or graphs etc – these uploads will not be marked as part of your entry, but use the opportunity to support your submission.

    Meet The Deadline
    Don’t leave it too late – the entry deadline is on 15th July 2024. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to win big at The Irish eCommerce Awards.

    Please note: Submissions for 2024 will close on 15th July 2024.

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  • Entries can be submitted via the Awards Portal here. Full criteria for each category can be found upon registration. If you have any questions about submitting your entry, please contact us here.

    Please note: Submissions for 2024 will close on 15th July 2024.

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  • All award categories are free to enter and entries close on 15th July 2024 at Midnight. Late entries may be subject to administration fees. T&Cs apply. 

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  • The 2024 Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 13th September 2024 at the iconic Round Room at The Mansion House in Dublin.

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  • Yes, category sponsorship packages are available for the 2024 Irish eCommerce Awards. Category sponsorship will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

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  • Yes, you can enter as many categories as you wish. We recommend you focus on the quality of the application, rather than the volume of entries submitted.

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  • Yes! The Irish eCommerce Awards is the biggest night of the year for the eCommerce industry in Ireland. The event offers fantastic networking and partnership building opportunities. 

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  • Submissions for 2024 will open on 1st March and close on 15th July 2024.

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  • The Irish eCommerce Awards are brought to you by the team behind eComm Live, Ireland’s leading eCommerce Conference & Training Event!

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  • All our categories are judged by an impartial panel of experts from across the UK & Ireland. All categories are collectively judged by a group of judges – the entry with the highest average score will be selected as the winner.

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  • Entry criteria can be found on the Awards Portal here. Please start your entry and select the relevant category to discover full entry details.

    Please note: Submissions for 2024 will close on 15th July 2024.

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  • Due to the high volume of entries received, we will not be giving individual feedback on entries. 

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  • Yes there will be an award to take away for winners and all shortlisted entries receive a certificate.

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