Shortlist for SA’s premier Tech & E-commerce Awards Released

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Shortlist for SA's premier Tech & E-commerce Awards Released

A record 44,500 votes were cast to determine South Africa’s leading players in Tech & E-commerce. The nervous wait is now over as the shortlist is released for the second edition of the leading industry awards hosted by PriceCheck.

The gala event and awards ceremony aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding South African organisations and individuals in the e-commerce and technology industries.

Kevin Tucker, founder of PriceCheck says, “We are excited to be able to recognise the talent, skill, passion and creativity of those pioneering the local industry. With thousands nominated by their peers and supporters, the public, and subsequently our panel of expert judges, have narrowed it down to a shortlist of just 44 leading organisations and individuals.”

The 2017 PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards Nominees are:

  1. Best Fintech Platform:
  • Yoco
  • SnapScan
  1. Best Use of Tech by an NGO:
  • Freshbox
  • Santa Shoebox Project
  • Mother of peace
  1. Best Delivery/Logistics Provider:
  • Fedex
  • PostNet
  • Fastway
  1. Best Mobile Shopping Experience:
  • Woolworths
  • Clicks
  • Spree
  1. Best Travel Booking Service:
  • Travelstart
  • Airbnb
  • Tripadvisor
  1. Best On-Demand Service:
  • Uber
  • Taxify
  • Mr D Food
  1. Best Niche Shopping Experience:
  • Superbalist
  • OneDayOnly
  • NetFlorist
  1. Best Small Tech/E-commerce Business:
  • TheKidZone
  • Planet54
  • Seeds for Africa
  1. Best Online Classifieds Service:
  • Cars.co.za
  • Gumtree
  • Property24
  • Bikehub
  1. Best Marketplace Platform:
  • takealot.com
  • Bidorbuy
  1. Best Customer Service:
  • Bidorbuy
  • Afrihost
  • takealot.com
  1. Best Female in Tech/E Commerce:
  • Kim Irwin (FrontRow Hair)
  • Robyn Smith (Faithful to Nature)
  • Arlene Mulder (WeThinkCode)
  1. Employer of the year:
  • Domestly
  • Yuppiechef.com
  • RunwaySale
  1. People’s Choice:
  • Bidorbuy
  • takealot.com
  • Makro
  1. E-Commerce Service of the Year
  • Superbalist
  • Travelstart
  • takealot.com

The winners of each category, selected by this year’s panel of expert judges – including Michele Lozzo, Dan Guasco, Geoff Cohen, Mich Atagana, Matthew Buckland and Lynette Hundermark – will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Westin Cape Town Hotel on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

“It is definitely going to be a night to remember as we find out who comes out on top. Our judges really had their work cut out for them. The response from the voting public was phenomenal – we’ve never seen so many votes for an industry event. The contenders this year have really upped their game and there are bound to be a few surprises.

We also have an unbelievable line-up to take the evening’s entertainment up another level with a live performance by the South African duo, No Method, who officially broke into the European charts throughout Turkey and Greece earlier this year, as well as an added dose of inspiration from our guest speaker, Sihle Tshabalala,” says Tucker.

Tshabalala the Western Cape Lead SA Hero for August, is the National coordinator for Brothers for All, a start-up that equips over 170 students from underprivileged backgrounds, former inmates, high school dropouts, unemployed youth and vulnerable children. These students are all learning essential coding languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Tshabalala once led a life of crime but, with one conscious decision, has chosen to turn his life around and lead responsibly.

Tickets to the prestigious gala event are available to the public and can be purchased at https://www.techandecommerceawards.co.za/tickets/. Not only does this ticket allow you access to the much anticipated awards evening, it also includes a delicious three course meal.

“I urge all business leaders in retail and tech to come out and show their support for our nominees that are driving the e-commerce revolution,” Tucker concludes.

 

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