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Seven online shopping businesses were ultimately recognised by the eCommerce Awards, along with an Achievement Award as well as the Best Female Entrepreneur Award.
“The eCommerce Awards have previously been exclusively an online event, however in 2013 and 2014 we announced the winners and runners-up at the South African eCommerce Conference — incorporating it into the concept ‘everything eCommerce’,” explains uAfrica MD Andy Higgins. “However as it is the 10th year we want to focus purely on the Awards by hosting an event dedicated to celebrating this achievement.”
It’s interesting to see how much the tides have changed over the last year. In 2014, Kalahari, Yuppiechef and Zando were among the event’s top favourites, with Takealot unable to secure a win in any of the categories. Today, after Kalahari was absorbed by Takealot, the latter managed to secure top spots in two prestigious categories.
As it did in previous years, premium kitchenware outfit Yuppiechef was also recognised in two top categories.
As listed on the announcement page, below are the top ecommerce companies in South Africa today:
Takealot winner of the South Africa’s Favourite eCommerce Website Award
Yuppiechef winner of the Best eCommerce Store Award
Yuppiechef winner of the Best Shopping Process Award
Action Gear winner of the Best Customer Service Award
Bidorbuy winner of the Best eCommerce Services Platform Award
Kapas Baby and Toddler winner of the Best Small eCommerce Business Award
Takealot winner of the Best eCommerce Mobile Site Award
Daniel Guasco and Wayne Gosling winners of the eCommerce Achievement Award
Karen Spies winner of the Best Female Entrepreneur Award