South Africa's favourite e-commerce sites have been selected, with 10 000 votes cast in Jump Shopping's 2008 South African E-commerce Awards.
Following from the success of the awards last year, members of the public were asked to nominate their favourite online stores. Once a list of nominees was published the public and a panel of judges cast their votes to determine the winners.
Winners of this Year's Awards are:
* Best Auction Website – Bid or Buy (www.bidorbuy.co.za);
* Best Automotive Website – Autostyle Motorsport (www.autostyle.co.za);
* Best Online Bookstore – Kalahari.net (www.kalahari.net);
* Best Clothing and Accessories store – Edgars (www.edgars.co.za);
* Best Computer Store – eDreams (www.edreams.co.za);
* Best Electronics Store – Nivo (www.nivo.co.za);
* Best Flower and Gift Store – NetFlorist (www.netflorist.co.za);
* Best Food and Wine Store – Woolworths (www.woolworths.co.za);
* Best Game Store – Kalahari.net (www.kalahari.net);
* Best Health and Beauty Store – Faithful to Nature (www.faithful-to-nature.co.za);
* Best Home and Garden Store – eDreams (www.edreams.co.za);
* Best Jewelry and Watches Store – Wantitall (www.wantitall.co.za);
* Best Kids and Baby Store – eDreams (www.edreams.co.za);
* Best Music and Movie Store – Look & Listen (www.lookandlisten.co.za);
* Best Photographic Store – SA Camera (www.sacamera.co.za);
* Best Property Website – Property24 (www.property24.co.za);
* Best Sports and Outdoor Store – SA Rugby (www.sarugby.com);
* Best E-Commerce Enabler – MWeb Business (www.mwebbusiness.co.za);
* Best Travel Booking Website – Flight Center (www.flightcenter.co.za); and
* Best E-Commerce Website – Look & Listen (www.lookandlisten.co.za).
The votes were split 49% from the public and 51% from the judges. This year's judges were Albert Bredenhann, Andy Hadfield, Arthur Goldstuck, Charl Norman, Damaria Senne, Ferdie Bester, Henk Kleynhans, Ismail Dhorat and Marlon Parker.
The South African E-Commerce Awards was launched in 2006 by Jump Shopping. They are open to all South African online stores.