All of the Winners for the VIP Awards Announced

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By Published On: March 30, 20210 Comments

In one of the most anticipated events of the year, Retail Global was back to celebrate innovation, empathy and success among the retail solution industry with the VIP (Vendor in Partnership) Awards. Here's the full list of winners from the night.

The VIP Awards were co-founded by Phil Leahy, the Founder of Retail Global, and aims to celebrate the solutions that help power the retail ecosystem.

The event was established in partnership with the NRF Retail Week in New York. Now the event has come to Australia and recognises the businesses and partners that support, influence and transform the industry.

Taking place on the sunny Gold Coast, Retail Global hosted the prestigious event, with some of the biggest names from the industry taking home prestigious awards.

Retail Global 2021 | via LinkedIn

Below are the full list of winners of the 2021 VIP Awards. A huge congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the night.

Innovation in Commerce

Best Cross-Industry Collaboration / 360-Degree Solution

Winner: Marketplacer

Best Omnichannel Solution

Winner: Shippit

Best Digital Advancement

Winner: SocialQ

Best Progressive Technology Solution

Winner: MessageMedia

Best Holistic Consumer Experience Solution

Winner: MI Academy



Best Progress in Fulfilment / Supply Chain

Winner: eStore Logistics

Best Consultancy / Advisory

Winner: ItWorks

Best Analytics and Data Management

Winner: TruRating

Marketing Partner of the Year

Winner: Impressive Digital



Sustainability Innovation Award

Winner: CouriersPlease

Best Charity / Philanthropic Initiative

Winner: Good360 / Big W

Breakthrough Partner of the Year

Winner: Klaviyo

VIP Challenge Award

Winner: Marketplacer

Industry Person of the Year

Winner: Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association

Partner of the Year

Winner: Shopify Plus

“We are very excited to announce that Marketplacer won both the ‘Innovation in Commerce: Best Cross-Industry Collaboration Award’ and the ‘Community: VIP Challenge Award’ at the VIP Awards on Sunday night,” shared the team at Marketplacer.

Alita Harvey-Rodriguez, the Managing Director of MI Academy congratulated her team for taking home the Best Holistic Consumer Experience Solution Award. “Congratulations to all finalists, I think I said this enough on stage but we really love this industry, we are all each other’s cheerleaders. I’m so proud to be part of a community like ours. Thank you always for your support!!!” she shared on LinkedIn.

“Even more proud of the MI Academy team, every year we are left of center at awards, we are not big tech, we are project training, we use the tech for our solutions whilst powering up people. It’s always a gamble to enter but our hard work pays off!!”

CouriersPlease also celebrated its win for the Sustainability Innovation Award, sharing the news on LinkedIn. “The last 12 months witnessed only our first steps towards the greener future that we are setting for ourselves. We are honoured to be acknowledged as leaders in an industry that we recognise can raise it’s standards for #sustainability #innovation,” the company shared.

CouriersPlease took home the Sustainability Innovation Award | via LinkedIn

Sadly, a COVID outbreak across Brisbane caused the Retail Global event to be cut short. Understandably devastated, the Retail Global team made the difficult decision to end the event early, following consultations with the venue and Queensland health.

“The Retail Global team is devastated after being given the green light and a clear run into the event that this unfortunate series of events has forced our hand,” the team said.

Despite the event being cut short, Power Retail would like to congratulate the entire Retail Global team on a great event, and for continuing to deliver excellence for the digital retail industry across Australia.

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