January 15, 2019
The annual Imagine Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional creativity, innovation, and success of Magento merchants and partners across the globe. Companies may nominate themselves or be nominated by their solution or technology providers.
The deadline for nominations has been extended to February 20, 2019, at 9pm PST / midnight EST.
Finalists will be announced prior to Imagine 2019 and the winners will be revealed and celebrated at the conference.
Here are the 2019 awards categories:
1. Best-in-Class Omnichannel Experience
This award recognizes the merchant delivering superior customer experience by leveraging online and physical stores, multiple warehouses, drop shippers, partners and/or vendors to enable their customers to buy anywhere and fulfill anywhere.
2. Best Sales Channel Growth
This award recognizes the merchant delivering a holistic brand experience and driving growth across multiple sales channels, multiple brands and geographies (e.g. social, marketplaces, retail partners, owned stores).
3. B2C Growth Award
This award recognizes the retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer who experienced most significant sales growth percentage in the past 12 months via channels powered by Magento Commerce.
4. B2B Growth Award
This award recognizes the branded manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor selling primarily to businesses who experienced most significant sales growth percentage in the past 12 months via channels powered by Magento Commerce.
5. Best B2B Buyer Experience
This award recognizes the branded manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor who created a best-in-class experience to meet the unique needs of wholesale, industrial or commercial customers for convenient, efficient and personalized purchasing, account management, and engagement.
6. Best Overall B2B Implementation
This award recognizes the branded manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor successfully tackling complex business processes and system integrations in transforming their B2B sales and business operations through digital.
7. Best B2B Innovations
This award recognizes the branded manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor pioneering unique and innovative solutions to support new business models, grow sales, or improve customer interactions (e.g. B2B field ordering / mobile / IoT / machine learning / augmented reality / complex product configuration / B2B2C or marketplace solutions).
8. Best Unified Commerce (B2B and B2C) Implementation
This award recognizes the company using the Magento platform to gain efficiencies and sales growth by creating and managing industry-leading experiences for both B2B and B2C customers. The company may support both audiences through a single site or multiple sites.
9. Best Digital Commerce Experience
This award recognizes web stores that set an industry standard of excellence by enhancing user experience and driving conversion.
10. Most Innovative Commerce Experience
This award recognizes the retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that in the last 12 months delivered a successful new technology-powered commerce experience.
11. Best Global Commerce Expansion
This award recognizes the retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that successfully launched commerce operations in new foreign markets.
12. Best Mobile Commerce Experience
This award recognizes the company delivering exceptional innovation, usability, and design in mobile commerce experience on a portable handheld (excludes iPad).
13. Best Commerce Launch
This award recognizes the company that delivered the highest impact digital commerce launch initiative of the past 12 months.
14. Best Use of Commerce Insights
This award recognizes the retailer, brand, or branded manufacturer that is making their business more data-driven by unifying data across the organization and enabling better use of customer analytics and insights to drive smarter business decisions and growth.
15. Best Magento Upgrade
This award recognizes the company achieving a high impact upgrade from Magento 1 to Magento 2 (all product versions are eligible).