Posted on September 9, 2013

Online Retail Awards logoThe Workplace Depot is delighted to have won the 2013 Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category.

The Online Retail Awards celebrates those websites that offer the very best online shopping experience and deliver excellent customer satisfaction.

Richard Bloomfield, Website Editor for The Workplace Depot, who attended the awards ceremony commented,

“This is an amazing achievement for a website which is less than 18 months old, especially when you consider the awards are open to online retailers of any size and anywhere in the world.

This goes to show that if you put a lot of initial research into making it as easy as possible for customers to browse and buy, it can deliver a high standard e-commerce website.”

As well as providing an outstanding online shopping experience for customers, The Workplace Depot has also developed an exceptionally informative blog covering industry topics like health & safety, recycling, storage, security and warehousing issues. The blog welcomes expert commentary and contributions from industry insiders.

The Workplace Depot website focuses on clear, original content (rather than simply reproduce the manufacturer’s descriptions) and has produced over 400 unique product videos. The company also embraces the use of social media with active Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ channels.

About the Online Retail Awards

“The winner of an Online Retail Award is in the top flight of the world’s internet retailers, with sites that are the embodiment of excellence for their customers.”(1)

The Online Retail Award are an independent, international and impartial business awards and any company that sells products or services to consumers online is eligible to enter.

2013 saw a record number of entrants and according the the organisation’s website, “the quality of this year’s entries was better than ever”. Short-listed companies included Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, Debenhams, Harveys Furniture, Halfords, Barclays Pingit and many other outstanding large and small online retailers.

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony was held at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London on Thursday September 5th.

The ceremony was hosted by Steph McGovern, who is the main business presenter for BBC Breakfast. For over 10 years Steph has reported many of the big financial events across the world, and was at the forefront of the BBC’s award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and recession.

As well as ‘Workplace and Business supplies’ there were 11 other retail categories, 7 ‘special achievement’ awards and the Prix D’Dor award won by Virgin Atlantic.

Notes to Editors

The Workplace Depot
Based in Bingham in the East Midlands, they are one of the UK’s leading Industrial and Workplace supplies companies. Website: www.theworkplacedepot.co.uk

Online Retail Awards
The awards are an international, impartial, independent business awards that can be won by online retailers of any size anywhere in the world.

Steph McGovern
The main business presenter for BBC Breakfast

(1) Online Retail Award website

For more information contact

Richard Bloomfield
t: 01949 830095
m: 0794 1133745
e: richard.bloomfield@theworkplacedepot.co.uk
w: www.theworkplacedepot.co.uk
a: The Workplace Depot, Harris House, Moorbridge Road, Bingham, Notts, NG13 8GG.

Images

Online Retail Awards – Steph McGovern (BBC), Richard Bloomfield (The Workplace Depot) and Designer Sally Marshall (SallyatHome).