2014 ARA Australian Retail Awards
We, at the Co-op, are thrilled to announce we were awarded (for the second year in a row, may we add!) the eBay Inc Australian Multichannel Retailer of the Year runner-up at the 2014 ARA Australian Retail Awards in Melbourne on Tuesday, 15th July!
The ARA Australian Retail Awards are Australia’s only national retail awards program, and are designed to recognise and applaud all people in all sectors of retail, from established brands, innovators and big employers to owner operators, small to medium enterprises and graduates.
This award is bestowed upon “cutting-edge retailers who have developed and implemented a multichannel business strategy that has complemented and enhanced their traditional bricks & mortar store(s). Retailers who have embraced the internet, social media, blogs and mobile phones to connect with consumers will be rewarded.” Needless to say, we feel extremely honoured to have been acknowledged as a key player in the dynamic multichannel market.
As all of you know, this last year has been a big one for the Co-op. We’re always working hard to deliver new and innovative additions that benefit our customers. Some examples that are particularly pertinent to the multichannel sector include our Click & Collect service, the introduction of standard free shipping with all online orders, eParcel (the ability to track online orders via Auspost), to name just a few. We’re thrilled our hard work and commitment to our long-term transformation goals have paid off and been recognised, as it means we’re on the right path to delivering the best retail experience to all. Furthermore, we want to thank you, our customers, for your ongoing support – without our customers and Members there would be no Co-op.