South Africa’s comparison site, PriceCheck, has launched PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards in a move to recognize outstanding South African tech and e-commerce businesses, and contributions to the industry, ten years after the site went live!
According to PriceCheck founder & CEO, Kevin Tucker, the African e-commerce market has come of age and consolidation can be seen, it becomes prudent to shed light on achievers in the 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 Tucker.
In November 2015, PriceCheck was acquired by its original founder, Kevin Tucker, and Click n Compare, from Naspers. With its newfound independence and revived drive for customer satisfaction, the PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards are set to be inclusive and fair, based on public opinion and the expertise of a carefully-selected panel of judges.
The awards event will be preceded by a number of events geared towards selecting the winners. Dates to diarize are the following:
6 June 2016 Launch of the awards platform & public nominations open
4 July 2016 Nominations close & public voting opens
31 July 2016 Voting closes
15 August 2016 Judges’ shortlist is announced
September 2016: PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards
Nominations and awards will be categorized 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/E-Commerce Entrepreneur
⦁ Best Female Tech/E-Commerce 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.