Annual Awards Recognize Exceptional Leadership, Innovation, and Business Impact
LAS VEGAS, NV – April 25, 2018 – Imagine Conference — Magento Commerce, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, today announced the recipients of the 2018 Imagine Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding commerce success, customer experience, and growth through technology innovation. A record number of 250 submissions resulted in 16 award recipients, including individuals, companies, and brands who were chosen for their outstanding achievements in commerce.
“The 2018 Imagine Excellence Award recipients embody a spirit of innovation and ingenuity that is unmatched in this industry,” said Mark Lavelle, CEO of Magento Commerce. “These individuals and brands are recognized for their drive to transform the customer experience globally and are paving the way for the future of commerce. On behalf of the entire Magento community, congratulations to all of the 2018 honorees.”
Following are the award recipients:
- Rural King: Best-in-Class Fulfillment
Rural King enhanced their omnichannel fulfillment by replatforming with Magento Commerce, which automated their critical businesses processes and gave them a 360-degree view of their digital operations.
- Helly Hansen: Best Sales Channel Growth
Helly Hansen has driven growth across 30 sales channels as well as multiple brands and geographies. Their new touch-friendly webstore brings the rich heritage of the brand to customers around the world — leading to a 45 percent rise in revenue.
- Watsco: B2B Growth Award
Watsco, the largest distributor of HVAC and refrigeration equipment, experienced 50 percent year-over-year growth. By seamlessly integrating Magento with existing systems and customizing their site architecture, Watsco had unprecedented online sales — topping $900 million annually.
- Retail Apparel Group: B2C Growth Award
Retail Apparel Group built an on-brand, mobile-optimized online shopping experience that led to a 30 percent rise in site-wide conversions and 99 percent increase in page views.
- Mark Teperson, Accent Group: Commerce Leader of the Year
Mark Teperson from the Accent Group was recognized for his vision to drive deeper and more meaningful customer engagement. He’s transformed the digital experience by making inventory more readily available with ‘ship-from-store’ and ‘endless aisle’ features, leading to unprecedented growth both in-store and online.
- Kate Somerville: Commerce Marketing Team of the Year
Kate Somerville’s marketing team leveraged the power of machine-learning to create a personalized shopping experience that is on par with in-store consultations. This approach gave them insight into their customers’ individual skincare needs, which enabled them to drive up revenue, average order value, and online conversions.
- Eobuwie.PI SA: Most Innovative Consumer Experience (CX)
Eobuwie.PI SA implemented Magento-powered mobile applications and in-store kiosks to create unique shopping experiences across channels. The company’s innovative customer experiences led to a 100 percent rise in sales and 35 percent growth in active mobile users.
- Dufry: Best Global Expansion Award
Dufry integrated with Magento Enterprise Solution Partner Interactiv4 and launched seven stores at airports around the world after just one year of implementation — adding another 16 the following year.
- The Daily Edited: Best Web Experience
The Daily Edited created a webstore that sets the industry standard of excellence for enhancing user experience and driving conversions. The Australian fashion brand partnered with MindArc to create a dynamic, mobile-responsive, site on Magento Commerce 2.
- Neom Organics: Best Mobile Experience Award
Neom Organics was recognized for exceptional innovation, usability, and design on a portable device. The company redesigned their site to improve mobile interactions with users — which led to a 107 percent increase in on-the-go purchases in less than a year.
- Custom Plugs: Best Commerce Launch
Custom Plugs experienced a 33 percent uptick in their conversion rates after migrating their site to the Magento platform. This high-impact commerce launch delivered a 33 percent uptick in their conversion rates and a 28 percent increase in revenue.
- Regis Corp: Best B2B Buyer Experience Award
Regis Corp created an exceptionally efficient self-service user interface to meet the needs of customers. The global leader in beauty and haircare businesses replatformed their site with a new, streamlined portal that equips users with the tools they need to increase revenue and reduce error handling.
- Vink: Best Overall B2B Implementation
To accommodate for the decentralized nature of their organization, Vink built a custom platform on Magento Commerce 2 that allows regional business operators to make their own decisions about localized commerce solutions.
- Riese & Muller: Best Use of Customer Insights
B2B e-Bike manufacturer, Reise & Muller used customer analytics and insights to create a seamless dealer portal on Magento Commerce 2, making it easier to place or change existing orders and submit customer service queries.
- Cox & Cox: Best Magento Upgrade
Cox & Cox embraced Magento Commerce 2 to streamline their commerce operations. Since migrating their site, Cox & Cox has enjoyed a 44 percent increase in year-on-year mobile revenue and 20 percent growth in mobile conversions.
This release was announced on stage at Imagine, The 8th annual Magento conference which brings together more than 3,000 eCommerce experts.
About Magento Commerce
Magento Commerce is the leading provider of cloud commerce innovation to merchants and brands across B2C and B2B industries, with more than $155 billion in gross merchandise volume transacted on the platform annually. In addition to its flagship digital commerce platform, Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions that empower merchants to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences. Magento Commerce is the #1 provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, the B2B 300 and the Top 500 Guides for Europe and Latin America. Magento Commerce is supported by a vast global network of solution and technology partners, a highly active global developer community and the largest eCommerce marketplace for extensions available for download on the Magento Marketplace. More information can be found at www.magento.com.