Appliances Online inducted into ORIAs Hall of Fame and named 2016 Online Retailer of the Year

22 July, 2016 Appliances Online
  • Appliances Online wins Best Pureplay Online Retailer, Online Retailer of the Year
  • Appliances Online and Shoes of Prey Inducted into ORIAs Hall of Fame
  • John Winning, CEO of Appliances Online wins Industry Recognition Award

22nd July: Appliances Online, Australia’s largest online appliance retailer, won a string of awards at last night’s annual Online Retail Industry Awards ceremony, including the prestigious Online Retailer of the Year title.

Appliances Online was in the running for Best Pureplay Online Retailer, Best Customer Service and John Winning, CEO and Founder of Appliances Online was a finalist for the Industry Recognition award, which he won. Commenting via video from Africa where he is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for Cure Brain Cancer, John Winning dedicated the award to the Appliances Online team.

“I want to dedicate the award to the Appliances Online team and those who have helped me build the business up over the last twelve years. As an industry, we have a long way to go, which is very exciting. It’s a bright future for online retail,” said Mr Winning.

John Winning was working in his family’s century-old bricks and mortar retail business, Winning Appliances, when he saw the growth opportunity to sell whitegoods online. Despite John’s enthusiasm for online retail, management did not believe online retail could be successful, and in 2005 at just 21 years of age, John set out with a $50,000 business loan and founded a stand-alone online retail business.

Appliances Online catered to a growing market of Australians looking for an efficient, streamlined shopping experience that’s affordable, convenient and hassle-free. Expansion has occurred at every level of the business. Appliances Online now employs over 250 people and operates nationally via its own trucks and centralised warehouses in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA and satellite warehouses in Heatherbrae and Canberra. The company’s ongoing commitment to improving its service, and its delivery offering, sees it offer the best 2 man delivery service in the country.

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

 

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Media Contact:

Annabelle Page: annabelle.page@winning.com.au / 0421 755 016

About Winning Group

Established in 1906, Winning Group is a family-owned, Australian company driven by a single-minded focus on the satisfaction of its clients and customers. Incorporating four business entities: Winning Appliances, Appliances Online, Electro Seconds and Handy Crew, the Group is underpinned by values of family, quality and customer service. Guided by the enthusiasm and determination of its CEO John Winning, the Group is set to continue as a dynamic presence in the retail market.

 

About Appliances Online:

Appliances Online was founded 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 250 people and is Australia’s largest online retailer of appliances, delivering to majority of the population, and stocking more brands than any other online whitegoods or appliance retailer, at extremely competitive prices.

 

Annabelle Page
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Phone: 02 9694 0467

Emily Dahdah
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