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We haven’t heard much from PriceCheck since it was bought out from Naspers by original founder Kevin Tucker and Silvertree Capital in November last year. That, however, looks set to change with the price comparison service launching its own ecommerce and technology awards showcase.
Coinciding with the company’s tenth birthday, the awards, set to run later this year, will apparently be aimed at recognising outstanding South African tech and ecommerce businesses, and contributions to the industry.
According to a press release sent to Ventureburn, PriceCheck felt that the occasion of its tenth birthday represented a prudent opportunity to shed light on South Africa’s maturing ecommerce space.
“Over the last ten years we have seen phenomenal growth in the e-commerce industry, in absolute numbers of buyers, and merchants. At the same time, we’ve seen merchants rise and fall, come and go. These awards present us with a great opportunity to reward those that have stood the test of time and offered consumers great choice over the years, as well as the newcomers to the industry. In addition, we’ve decided to recognise the enablers and disruptors too,” says PriceCheck founder & CEO, Kevin Tucker.
The awards event will be preceded by a number of events geared towards selecting the winners.
Nominations and awards will be categorised as follows:
- Best Fintech Platform
- Best New Disruptive Technology
- Best Payment Service
- Best Mobile Shopping Experience
- Best Overall Shopping Experience
- Best Travel Booking Service
- Best On-Demand Service
- Best Online Financial Services Platform
- Best Small Online Business
- Best Online Classified Platform
- Best Marketplace Platform
- Best Customer Service
- Best Black Tech/Ecommerce Entrepreneur
- Best Female Tech/Ecommerce Entrepreneur
- Employer of the Year
In addition to the category awards, there will be a People’s Choice Award, based solely on public opinion and an Overall Winner chosen by the judges.
A focus for the 2016 awards will be rewarding outstanding Black and female entrepreneurs who are making an impact in the tech and e-commerce industries.
Nominations for the awards are now open.