The South African E-Commerce Awards is now in its second year after a very successful launch in 2006. The format has not changed and the purpose of the awards is still to give recognition to excellence in the e-commerce arena in South Africa.
The awards are only for South African online stores, listed and operating in South Africa. Stores can be nominated for awards in several categories, including; Best Computer Store, Best Book Store, Best Auction Website, Best Ecommerce Enabler and the sought after award of Best ECommerce Site.
There are currently approximately 1000 websites in South Africa dedicated to online shopping and e-Commerce. The total spent on online retail goods in South Africa in 2007 is expected to be R929-million, up from R688-million in 2006, according to "Online Retail in South Africa 2007" by World Wide Worx.
The nominations are now open and the public are now able to nominate their favourite online stores for the 2007 South African E-Commerce Awards. Nominations will close on 19 October 2007 and voting will commence on 22 October 2007 until 23 November 2007.
Winners will be announced on 26 November 2007.