Public voting is open for The 2012 South African eCommerce Awards

Public voting opened on Thursday, 16 August, for the 2012 South African eCommerce Awards. “The enormity of the 2011 Awards was astounding, and in 2012 we are looking forward to the biggest eCommerce Awards yet” said Jaco Roux CTO, Jump Internet Technologies.

Public voting will determine the top 40 websites from the list of nominees, which will go through to the initial evaluation round (Round 2). Independent design company, Druff Interactive, will be conducting the design evaluations on the top 40 websites. 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.

“Year on year we are delighted to see the improvements that eCommerce websites make in order to keep up with this growing industry. Mobile sites are increasing, social media is being utilised to engage with the public, and websites are constantly being streamlined and improved in terms of user experience and data quality. It’s exciting to watch eCommerce in South Africa unfold.” states Roux.

This year, in order to incentivise the voting, the South African eCommerce Awards will be giving one lucky voter an Apple iPad 3 16GB Wifi + 3G. The 2012 South African eCommerce Awards is sponsored by Aramex SA, PayFast and Druff Interactive.

The South African eCommerce Awards is currently in their seventh year. The awards have been designed to recognise and reward those companies and organisations that have demonstrated excellence through the use of the Internet, with specific emphasis on eCommerce.