Appliances Online Announced as Finalist in 2013 ORIA Awards

27 June, 2013 Appliances Online

Media Release

APPLIANCES ONLINE ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN 2013 ORIA AWARDS

• Best Pure-play Online Retailer Finalist
• Best Customer Experience Finalist
• Best Online Retail Marketing Initiative Finalist
• Industry Recognition Award

27th June, 2013: Appliances Online, Australia’s largest online retailer for appliances was yesterday nominated as a 2013 Online Retail Awards finalist for Best Pure-play online retailer, Best Customer Experience and Best Online Retail Marketing Initiative. Winning Group CEO, John Winning, was also nominated for the Industry Recognition Award.

John Winning, CEO of Winning Group, accepted the nomination at the Australian technology Park in Eveleigh yesterday afternoon. Mr Winning said it was fantastic to see Appliances Online recognised as one of Australia’s leading online retailers for a fourth year running.

“When I first established Appliances Online in 2005 it wasn’t commonplace for people to shop online. Fast-forward eight years and online retail has revolutionised the way people shop globally. Online retail has evolved beyond processing a transaction and delivering a product. Successful businesses must embrace online marketing, social media and analytics to build their brand and develop long-lasting relationships with customers. Customer service is the bedrock of Appliances Online’s success so it’s fantastic to see that our commitment to the customer experience has been nominated by the Online Retail Industry Awards for the fourth consecutive year,” said Mr Winning.

In previous years Appliances Online has been recognised as Best Customer Experience, Best Pureplay Online Retailer and Best Site Optimisation and Design.

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For media enquiries, contact:
Annabelle Page: 02 9694 0467 or 0421 755 016.
Emily Dahdah: 02 9694 0431 or 0413 743 737

About Appliances Online: Appliances Online was started by John Winning in 2005 with a laptop, a rented truck, and a 1300 number diverted to a mobile phone. Also vital in the business start-up was an unfaltering belief in online retailing as the ONLY way to service the growing number of time-poor consumers who appreciate the efficiency of shopping online. Appliances Online now employs upwards of 150 people, and is Australia’s largest online retailer of appliances, delivering to 98% of the population, and stocking more brands than any other online whitegoods or appliance retailer, at extremely competitive prices.

Annabelle Page
Public Relations Manager
Annabelle.Page@winning.com.au
Phone: 02 9694 0467

Emily Dahdah
Head of Communications
Emily.Dahdah@winning.com.au
Phone: 02 9694 0431