Finalists announced for 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

The 2018 PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards shortlist has been announced.

The third annual gala event and awards ceremony, set to take place at The Westin Cape Town Hotel on Thursday, 30 August, aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding local organisations and individuals in the e-commerce and technology industries.

The category winners will be selected by this year’s panel of expert judges, comprising: Michele Lozzo, managing director Middle East & Africa for Criteo; Geoff Cohen, co-founder of &Innovation; Boitumelo Menyatswe, ecosystem manager for Silicon Cape; Elsamari Botha, Professor Digital Enterprise Management and Digital Futures at the University of Stellenbosch; Matthew Buckland, founder of Creative Spark; Lynette Hundermark, co-founder and chief product officer at Useful & Beautiful; Bryan Nelson, sector lead: finance, retail, travel at Google Africa; Tom Jackson, partner at Disrupt Africa and Lindsey Schutters, editor of Popular Mechanics SA.

“Each of these selected judges offers an independent point of view as well as a unique perspective of the e-commerce industry,” says Kevin Tucker, founder and CEO of PriceCheck, emphasising that “one of the goals is to highlight the advances that individuals are making in what remains a challenging sector in South Africa.”

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And the nominees are:

1. Best Fintech Platform:
• SnapScan
• EasyEquities
• Luno

2. Best Use of Tech by an NGO:
• Santa Shoebox Project
• OpenUp

3. Best Delivery/Logistics Provider:
• Takealot
• PostNet

4. Best Mobile Shopping Experience:
• Takealot
• Spree
• Travelstart

5. Best Travel Booking Service:
• Airbnb
• Travelstart

6. Best On-Demand Service:
• Mr D Food
• Uber
• Netflix

7. Best Niche Shopping Service:
• Spree
• NetFlorist
• Yuppiechef

8. Best Small Tech/E-commerce Business:
• The Kid Zone
• Pet Heaven
• Coffee Capsules Direct

9. Best Online Classifieds Service:
• Gumtree
• Property24
• Bike Hub

10. Best Marketplace Platform:
• Takealot
• Makro
• Bidorbuy

11. Best Customer Service:
• First National Bank
• Takealot
• Capitec Bank

12. Employer of the Year:
• Pick n Pay
• Travelstart
• Takealot

13. People’s Choice Award:
• OneDayOnly
• Takealot
• Bidorbuy

14. E-commerce Service of the Year:
• Takealot
• Spree

Tickets to the gala event can be purchased online.
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