The awards, run by Jump Shopping, are designed to recognise and reward companies that demonstrate excellence through the use of the internet.
“Thank you, we are so thrilled to have been nominated by our peers for this award. If you have had wonderful service from us, we urge you, our group-buying supporters and fans, to help us in receiving this exceptional honour,” said Dan Palay, joint CEO of Wicount, the first group-buying site to launch in South Africa.
Criteria for nominations include ease of use; website design, usability and navigation; customer care and communication; refund and return policies; product range; pricing; payment methods; ordering processing; and the quality of data.
Jump Shopping, the organisers, and the public will be judging the nominated websites in three separate rounds. The public is only required to vote in round one. One vote per email address is allowed.
At the end of the first round, the top 40 websites with the most votes from the public will go through to round two. Here they will be evaluated by Jump Shopping and the top 20 contenders will go through to the third and final round. During this round, Jump Shopping will be ordering from the top 20 websites under pseudo names to evaluate the sites and their respective ordering processes, customer service, as well as the websites design standards and ease of use.
The 2011 South African E-Commerce Awards is run by Jump Shopping, one of the country’s leading online shopping search engines. The awards are now in their sixth year. The winners will be announced on Monday 7 November at a gala dinner in Johannesburg.