PETALUMA, Calif. — MarketLive, a provider of e-commerce technology and services for high-growth merchants, has announced the winners of its annual MarketLive Merchant Awards, honoring the top performing e-commerce sites across MarketLive's customer base of America's leading retail brands. The awards were presented at the MarketLive Summit 2013 in Sonoma, Calif.
MarketLive awards winners in three key categories: MarketLive Performance Index Top Performer Awards; Intelligent Selling Awards; and The Ken Burke Award of Excellence. The award recipients were honored this morning at an awards ceremony held as part of the tenth annual MarketLive Summit in Sonoma, CA. The conference allowed the winning companies to showcase their ecommerce strategies and tactics before an audience of more than 200 leading retail peers and industry experts.
And the winners are...
Highest Conversion Improvement: Design Within Reach -- the leading retailer of modern design furniture and accessories.
Highest Engagement Improvement: Berkshire Blanket -- the largest designer, producer and importer of premium quality blankets, throws and soft home goods.
Most Innovative Strategy: Intermix -- the leading retailer and fashion authority, providing its high-end clientele with fashions and accessories from a mix of the hottest established and up-and-coming designers
Most Engaging Content Strategy: Johnson & Johnson -- multi-national manufacturers of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and biotechnology products, as well as personal hygiene products.
Best Site on the Rise: Eastland Shoes -- makers of American heritage-inspired casual leather footwear, since 1955.
The Ken Burke Award of Excellence: Cost Plus World Market -- importers of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, international wines, gourmet foods and beverages from more than 50 countries.
"I'd like to publicly congratulate this year's award recipients and thank them for sharing their best practices and winning strategies with everyone attending the Summit," said Ken Burke, founder and chairman of MarketLive. "These companies set a high bar for excellence among retailers, and we are very proud to call them all MarketLive customers."