By Patrick Avenell
SYDNEY, NSW: It seems that sanity has prevailed, with Clive Peeters not winning any of the awards it was nominated for at the 2010 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIA).
Barely two weeks after being placed in receivership, the ORIA nominated Clive Peeters for three awards, but the failed retail chain didn’t win any.
In a worrisome sign for bricks and mortar appliance retailers, the winner for Best Pure-Play online retailer was Appliances Online. This site also picked up the award for Best Customer Experience. The Thorn Group, owner of the Radio Rentals and Rentlo brands, won the award for Best Site Design for its Big Brown Box initiative.
Other winners on the night include the ABC Shop (Best Multichannel), Shoes of Prey (Best New Retailer, Most Innovative, Best Online Marketing Initiative) and City Beach (Best Use of Technology).
The overall winner for Best Online Retailer was won by the ABC Shop.