Nominations are open for the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards

The 7th Annual South African eCommerce Awards are finally upon us. These awards have been designed to recognise and reward those South African websites that have demonstrated excellence in their use of the Internet as a platform for eCommerce.

Nominations are currently open and will close on 15 August 2012. eCommerce websites only need one nomination to get entered into the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards. The Awards are open to all South African eCommerce websites based in South Africa.

To nominate a website in the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards please visit

The 2012 South African eCommerce Awards will run on a three round voting and evaluation process:

Round 1: Public Voting
The full list of nominees will be available on the eCommerce awards website on 16 August 2012, when the Public Voting opens. Public voting will determine the top 40 websites that will go through to the initial evaluation round (Round 2). The eCommerce website with the most public votes at the end of the voting process will win the award for The Public’s Favourite eCommerce Website. Public voting ends 16 September 2012.

Round 2: Initial Evaluation
The public’s votes from Round 1, together with the design evaluations will determine the top 20 websites for Round 3. The design evaluations will be conducted by the independent design company, Druff Interactive.

Round 3: eCommerce Process Evaluation
The top 20 websites will each receive a comprehensive assessment, including the evaluation of their ordering processes, customer service, design standards and ease of use. These evaluations will determine the Winners in the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards.
The Winners will be announced on 15 November 2012 in the following categories:

The Public’s Favourite eCommerce Website
Best eCommerce Store
Best eCommerce Services Website
Best Group Buying Website
Best Design, Standards & Ease of use
Best Shopping Process
The South African eCommerce Awards encourages all South African eCommerce websites to participate in the awards, and wishes all the nominees the best of luck this year.