Canada Post offers $1m in postal prizes for ecommerce innovators
Canada Post is launching a new awards programme to recognise innovation in the Canadian ecommerce market, offering postal prize packages worth a total of $1m.
The awards – and prizes – will be shared out among five categories, including best multi-channel retailer, best online retailer, best new e-business, “Outside the Box” achievement and consumer champion.
Separate prizes in the multi-channel and online retailer categories are to be awarded to large retailers and small retailers.
Ecommerce retailers of any size will be eligible for the awards if they ship to Canadian consumers – even if they do not ship with Canada Post – if entries are submitted by 20 August. Winners will be announced at a gala event on 16 October in Toronto.
Canada Post said the prizes for winners will comprise free shipping contracts worth up to $100,000, a $50,000 direct mail marketing campaign and advertising on Canada Post trucks and facilities.
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