Part of the Online Retailer Conference is the ORIA Awards.
In only April of this year, Ecommerce Apparel Pty Limited (part of the Gazal group) launched a new web site called The Mens Shop. http://www.themensshsop.com/
It was great news that just after 3 months of trading, we made the finalist in the awards for “Best New Online Retailer” along with 5 others including The Iconic and Harvey Norman.
I guess it is pretty hard to compete with the likes of The Iconic knowing the budget they have and are spending as a new online retailer. The award on the night was taken out by The Iconic, but I would like to think TheMensShop.com.au came in a close second.
Maybe next year will be our year.
It was a good night out and all the best to SurfStitch who took out 2 awards and the overall award of “Online Retailer of the Year”.
See you next year, where hopefully we will have a winner.