Retail Excellence Announces the Top5 Online Retailers in Ireland

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Retail Excellence Announces the Top5 Online Retailers in Ireland

Monday 2nd September

Earlier today Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, announced theTop5 Online Retailers in the country (see below). The competition enjoyed the largest entry in the past twenty years proving the growing importance of the online channel in retail today. All entrants were subjected to an independent website audit conducted by experts StudioForty9 which investigated page load speed, first impressions, product search, navigation, cart, checkout, delivery options, and SEO.

Commenting on the announcement David Fitzsimons, Group Chief Executive, Retail Excellence said: “We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Top5 Online Retailers. To achieve Top5 status is something to be very proud of. The investment being made by Irish retailers in their online websites is growing each year. With Irish consumers now spending €850,000 each hour online, Irish retailers have a big opportunity to drive online revenue. Add to that the fact that Enterprise Ireland now fund qualifying merchants with their novel online retail pilot grant worth €25,000. Brexit will also provide a significant opportunity to Irish online merchants as pricing on .co.uk websites will soon increase due to the application of customs duty.”

The Top5 finalists will now proceed to judging stage 2.

 

Countrylife www.countrylife.ie
Harry Corry Interiors www.harrycorry.com
Michael Murphy Home Furnishing www.michaelmurphy.ie
Shoeshop.ie By Cordners Shoes www.shoeshop.ie
Vaughan Shoes www.vaughanshoes.ie

 

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Contact:

David Fitzsimons

david@retailexcellence.ie | 087 2535482

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About Retail Excellence

Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the members, for the members. We are an organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, human resources services, Government representation and member networking initiatives. Retail Excellence has 2,000 leading retail companies in Ireland. Our members are the most progressive and innovative retailers. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.