Boston, MA, April 10, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best retail Websites in the world as part of their 21st annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at www.webaward.org
. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including retail and shopping websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for retail and shopping websites to enter is May 31, 2017.
“Retail and shopping websites are very competitive when it comes to Web development and excellence deserves recognition,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Online retailing is one of the most competitive spaces on the Internet. Winning recognition for your online retail and shopping website can help boost you ahead of your competition.”
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each retail websites entered is judged against other entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
All retail entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Winners of a WebAward in the public interest categories will also receive:
· Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
· Increased visibility for their company
· Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
· Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
· Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Retail Website and Best Shopping Website based on the scores submitted by the competition judges.
Recent winners of the Best Retail Web site
2016 - Cibo for Janie and Jack
2015 - Isobar for adidas StellaSport
2014 - Publicis Hawkeye for Magnolia Website Redesign
2013 - One Pica for Electric Visual
2012 - MICROS-Retail for Lilly Pulitzer
2011 - The Zimmerman Agency for Brew Your Costume
2010 - Lbi for M&S.com
2009 - VML for Adidas Made for Beijing
2008 - Arc Worldwide for Hallmark Journeys
2007 - The Home Depot Home Services / Creative Digital Group for The Home Depot Home Services
2006 - Resource Interactive for RBK Music
2005 - R/GA for Nike ID
2004 - PixelMEDIA, Inc. for ECCO USA, Inc Web Site
2003 - Freerun Technologies for Olivier Napa Valley
Recent winners of the Best Shopping Web site
2016 - DEG for Helzberg Diamonds We Propose You Propose
2015 - Copious for Nau Digital Flagship
2014 - SharpMotion for Plaza Hollywood Official Website
2013 - BlueLuna for Phoodeez
2012 - Nebo for J.J. Buckley Website Redesign
2011 - Wright Strategies for KEEN Footwear Global e-Commerce Website
2010 - Copious Creative for Tactical Distributors Website
2009 - A Far Site Better for Magic Beans
2008 - Cooking.com for Cooking.com
2007 - Rare Bird, Inc. for Gilchrist & Soames
2006 - ShopLocal for ShopLocal
2005 - Ion Global for The Luxury Gift Company Online Shop
2004 - Gevalia and Fry, Inc. for Gevalia Web Site
2003 - Polo Ralph Lauren and AGENCY.COM for RLGirl
Retail and Shoping Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2017 Best Retail Website WebAward at the WebAward Website
The 2017 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, EContent Magazine, iContact, ad:tech conferences, Cranberry Radio, and Website Magazine. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.
About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association
was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.