Jena, Germany, March 14, 2018 – Out of 245 applicants for this year's INTERNET WORLD EXPO Shop Awards, Intershop customers Würth and Raja emerged as winners.
Würth, who went live in 2018 with a completely revised web shop, entered the battle for the award for the first time and was promptly rewarded with the winning title.
Gerhard Scheffel, E-Commerce Manager at Würth Netherlands, commented on LinkedIn: "We are proud. At the 9th INTERNET WORLD Shop Awards, the Würth Online Shop convinced the jury: with a focus on consulting, a clear product presentation and customer-oriented functions. Special B2B functions offer Würth customers everything they need for their daily business".
3rd place went to Raja, who already won in 2015 and took third place in 2016. They shared their joy on Twitter: "We did it: RAJAPACK wins 3rd place in the category "Best B2B Shop" at the Shop Award 2019! Thanks @internet_world and their readers! To a new one next year - even stronger and better!"
The trends in e-commerce also became clear at this event. The seamless Customer Journey was taken into account by combining the categories "Best Online Pure Player" and "Best Multichannel Dealer". The customers buy where they feel comfortable, the channel is increasingly irrelevant, according to the organizers. The jury judged the general performance of the applicant shops in terms of mobile communications to be surprisingly poor.
Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop: "We congratulate Würth and Raja on their top positions, where they convince with their customer focus and performance. We are happy to support them, as well as other companies in their industries, in setting standards.”
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
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