On April 20, the sixth edition of the Ukrainian E-commerce Awards, the annual ceremony to honor top Ukrainian e-commerce players, was held in Kyiv (Kiev).
Over 300 Internet projects participated in the contest. The winning companies were chosen by online vote by some 15,000 customers among a list of companies pre-selected by the jury.
Among the winners of the customers’ choice category in the Best Online Shop nomination were the following companies:
- Intertop.ua in the “Apparel, footwear and accessories” category
- Eva.ua in the “Beauty and health products” category
- Budynok Ihrashok (“Toy house”) in the “Children’s products” category
- Pandora in the “Accessories and gifts” category
- Yakaboo in the “Books and multimedia content” category
- MebelOk in the “Construction material, furniture, household and garden items” category
- Baza Avtozvuka (“Autosound base”) in the “Automobile goods” category
- Sportmarket.ua in the “Sports and tourism goods” category
- Karabas.com in the “Ticketing” category
- Uniqa in the “Insurance goods” category
- Textile Contract in the “Other goods” category
Last year’s winner Comfy, an online store offering household appliances and electronic devices, was recognized the best online supermarket and omnichannel retailer again.
OLX, the leading classifieds service in Ukraine, topped the category as the best online classifieds and auction website, for the second year in a row. The company was also recognized the Best Mobile App in the “Best mobile app of an e-commerce project” category.
Earlier this month, the company received a seven-year multicurrency loan of up to €9.5 million from the EBRD to build a new, automated cross-docking parcel sorting terminal in Khmelnitskiy, western Ukraine.
Monobank, the first Ukrainian Internet bank founded by Dmytro Dubilet, ex-CIO at PrivatBank, who was crowned as “the e-commerce person of the year” last year, was named the “Breakthrough of the year.”
Vladislav Chechotkin, owner at Rozetka.ua, was named “the e-commerce person of the year” the second year in a row.
Delfast, a Ukrainian e-bike delivery service, who raised over $160,000 for its e-bike project through a Kickstarter campaign last year, was named the “Best logistical product for e-commerce.”
Among the other winners was PrivatBank, an innovation-friendly Ukrainian bank which was nationalized over a year ago, for its online bank Privat24. The service was recognized the “Best financial product for e-commerce” and the “Best mobile app of a service B2B project.”
The event was organized by Ukrainian E-commerce Expert in partnership with Nova Poshta and Meest Express, among others.