Nominations for the 2015 StarTrack ORIAS, to be held at Dockside Pavilion on Thursday 23 July, were recently announced at the Ivy Sunroom Sydney.

Categories for nominees include Best Pure Play Online Retailer; Best Small Online Retailer; Best New Online Retailer; Best Multi- Channel Retailer; Best In-store Initiative; Best Online Retail Marketing Initiative; Best Site Optimization & Design Initiative; Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application; Best Social Commerce Initiative; Best Online Customer Service; Best International Conqueror; Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative; Industry Recognition Award and the first ever People’s Choice Award.

“The biggest movement between last year and this year was the embracing of mobile and social with unprecedented fervour,” Grant Arnott, editor of Power Retail and judging panellist says. “Having established top quality desktop shopping experiences, retailers are really targeting mobile and social commerce in a much more targeted and intelligent way.”

Alice Kuepper, exhibition director says StarTrack ORIAS honours entrepreneurial excellence and recognises positive contribution to the development of online innovation and retail.

“Submissions this year have been exceptionally high which reminds us how these awards continue to drive the industry forward.”

StarTrack’s general manager marketing, customer experience and business development, Theo Triantafillides adds that as the leading provider of delivery services for online retailers, StarTrack is proud to sponsor the ORIAS.

“We’re excited to see such a diverse group of People’s Choice Award finalists coming from different industry groups including fashion, wine and technology,” he says.

“At StarTrack and Australia Post, we’re passionate about delivering great customer service and creating leading eCommerce logistics and supply chain solutions for our customers and the community. It’s clear Australians have wholeheartedly embraced online shopping and I’d like to thank the thousands of shoppers who voted for their favourite online store.”

Tickets to the inaugural StarTrack ORIAS evening are now available and can be purchased online.