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Latest Issue: Autumn 2018

These important sector Awards are designed to enable trailblazing suppliers to bring their innovative solutions and services to the attention of the entire Direct Commerce community. Leveraging the extensive Direct Commerce magazine readership of both its print and online editions and DC Weekly newsletter along with the full membership of the Direct Commerce Association.

We invited a panel of readers from retail businesses to help us hone the categories and a further panel of client-side business leaders and independent expert consultants has been recruited as expert judges. They, and we, urge all suppliers, with something really special to offer, to enter. Closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 10th October 2018.


Suppliers can enter one or more of the following:

* Creative, Content & Print Production

* CRM, Data, Targeting, Re-Targeting, Personalisation

* Customer Service, Fulfilment, Delivery, Returns

* Digital: Performance &/or Automation/or Transformation

* International: Business Development; Supporting Services

* Multichannel Commerce

* Technology: AI, Tools, Platforms

For more information on how to produce an entry click here

How to enter & key dates

1. Complete the entry form and email it to awards@directcommerce.biz before the closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 10th October 2018. 

2. You will then be issued with a unique entry code & a VAT invoice 

3. Send your entry to us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 10th October 2018

4. Judging commences from 12th October 2018  

5. Shortlist to be published w/c 15th October 2018.

6. Shortlisted entrants will receive 1 FOC place on 30th October 2018 to the Innovator Awards presentation, which is taking place during lunch at the DCA Autumn Conference, at which extra places can be booked, more details to follow...

If you have any questions please call 01271 866112 or email awards@directcommerce.biz

Please note, all completed and processed entry forms are considered final.


The ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards have spearheaded the recognition of business excellence for organisations engaged in direct to-customer retailing across traditional and newly emerging channels. Now in its 20th year, these unique Awards seek to celebrate the achievements of businesses of all scales and at all stages of development. 

2018 Winners:

Annual Sales of upto £5m - B2CCologne & Cotton
Annual Sales of upto £5m - B2BThe Happy Puzzle Co
Annual Sales of £5m-£15m - B2CSarah Raven sponsored by Pindar
Annual Sales of £5m-£15m - B2BChristies Direct sponsored by Go Direct Marketing
Annual Sales of £15m-£30m - B2CProCook
Annual Sales of £30m-£50m - B2CBrandAlley
Annual Sales over £50m - B2CVirgin Experience Days
Annual Sales over £50m - B2BVOW europe
Best Exploitation of technology - sales upto £25m - B2C          Ordnance Survey
Best Exploitation of technology - sales upto £25m - B2B    OfficePower
Best Exploitation of technology - sales over £25m - B2CSportPursuit
Best Exploitation of technology - sales over £25m - B2BThomas Ridley Foodservice
Children's productsAspace sponsored by TA Design
Womenswear & accessoriesBluebella
Menswear & accessoriesFife Country
Home inc food & wineSecret Linen Store
Gardening & outdoorsCrocus sponsored by eC2i
Gifts, gadgets, hobbies, home entertainmentHome Leisure Direct
Luxury brandsBrandAlley
Charity tradingDogalogue (Guide Dogs)
Office & business suppliesOffice Power
Industrial, technology & warehouseLil Packaging
Hotel, catering, facilities managementThomas Ridley Foodservice
Best International Performance - B2CRarewaves sponsored by Whistl
Best International Performance - B2BeSpares sponsored by Whistl
Best catalogue creative & production - B2C joint winnersDerek Rose & Weird Fish sponsored by Xerox
Best catalogue creative & production - B2BYPO sponsored by Xerox
Best digital performance - B2CHamper.com
Best digital performance - B2BChristies Direct
Outstanding customer service - B2CThe Outside Clinic
Outstanding customer service - B2BFire Label
Reader's choiceMonica Vinader
Lifetime achievementMartin Harvey

2018 shortlist:

Aspace * Bambino Mio *  Belazu (by Netmatter)* Bluebella * BrandAlley * Christies Direct * Cologne & Cotton * Crocus * Derek Rose * eSpares * Fife Country * Fire Label * Gousto * Great Little Trading Company * Guide Dogs (Dogalogue) * Hamper.com * Home Leisure Direct * Lil Packaging (by Netmatter)* Map Marketing (Football Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles) * Monica Vinader * National Trust * Office Power * Ordnance Survey * Outside Clinic (The) * ProCook * Rarewaves * Royal British Legion * Sarah Raven * Secret Linen Store * SportPursuit * Thomas Ridley * Virgin Experience Days * VOW * Weird Fish * YPO

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