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Celebrating Brilliance: E-commerce Germany Awards 2024 Gala Highlights and Winners

The E-commerce Germany Awards 2024 gala was a night to remember – shining a spotlight on the brightest stars in the German e-commerce scene. From innovative startups to established giants, the winners truly showcased the best of online retail! Read the recap of the highlights of the evening full of innovation and entertainment, and celebrate the achievements of this year’s standout performers.

Public voting sets record with 22,000 votes

The E-commerce Germany Awards reached a new milestone this year, with over 22,000 votes cast during the public voting stage. The overwhelming engagement highlights the importance of these awards in the e-commerce sector. On top of that, it ensures that the selected entries are of the highest quality, and boosts the overall prestige of the Awards.

A world-class panel of over 30 Jury members

While the record-breaking number of public votes propelled nominees into the Top 10, the final decision was in the hands of industry experts. 

This year’s Jury featured prominent figures such as Michael Frösler from Jack Wolfskin, Elena Brunner of OCEANSAPART, Tung Nguen from Rosental, and Maria Kristalinskaya of Kleinanzeigen, with Arne Vogt of ARTAVO leading as the Head of the Jury.

Other notable Jury members included Sebastian Borak from Babymarkt, Rene Nicolai of Bike24, Diana Pottek from BLUME2000, Florian Bischoff of Decathlon, Federico Cutillo from home24, Johannes Janßen from Hood.de, Agnetha Pruim of Mondaine Watch, Yaron Michael Paul Jacobs at Triumph, and Till Hohmann from yfood Labs – just to name a few.

They provide an exceptional level of expertise and impartiality to the judging process. All of them are retail and e-commerce professionals with years of experience and successful ventures in the world of e-commerce. They have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities associated with e-commerce, making the Jury voting process unbiased and credible. 

Consequently, the contest has a reputation for being one of the best in the industry. 

Excellent networking opportunities with C-level executives

By invitation only, the EGA Networking Party attracted a guest list of over 600 people, where more than half were VIPs from the retail and e-commerce sectors, media, and EBE speakers, from companies such as Universal Music, IKEA, BMW, Alibaba.com, Thomann Music, Philips, Unilever, refurbed, HSE, OTTO, Ticketmaster, Decathlon, flaconi, Lidl, and Kaufland. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? 

The inclusion of Germany’s most influential media partners such as HDE, bevh, or SIBB, further contributed to the event’s prestige. 

That was an event not to forget – and not to miss – for those who wish to network with the industry’s most influential figures. 

Celebrating excellence: 12 categories, 12 winners

The Awards ceremony was a highlight, recognizing the pinnacle of e-commerce innovation across 12 categories. Let’s take a look at the categories – and the winners in each!

  • Best Sales & Growth Solution:

1st place: Allegro

2nd place: idealo

3rd place: Locastic

  • Best Communication & Engagement Solution

1st place: GUURU Solutions

2nd place: Dixa

3rd place: Pipedrive

  • Best Customers Experience Solution:

1st place: Dixa

2nd place: Zakeke

3rd place: Cognigy

  • Best Global Expansion Solution:

1st place: Kaufland Global Marketplace

2nd place: Taxually

3rd place: Nova Post

  • Best Logistics and Shipments Solution:

1st place: MS Direct

2nd place: exporto

3rd place: Inther Warehouse Automation

  • Best Fulfillment and Optimization Solution:

1st place: Brightpick

2n place: nShift

3rd place: advastore

  • Best Platform & ERP:

1st place: Pickware

2nd place: Bazaarvoice

3rd place: reybex

  • Best Payment Solution:

1st place: Riverty

2nd place: Mollie

3rd place: Novalnet

  • Best Analytics & BI Solution:

1st place: tgndata

2nd place: Bright Data

3rd place: eClerx Digital

  • Best Agency Showcase:

1st place: foobar Agency

2nd place: Solution360

3rd place: MakeBeCool

  • Best Omnichannel & Integration Solution:

1st place: Tradebyte

2nd place: SyncSpider

3rd place: Sitecore

  • Best Tech Evolution & Innovation:

1st place: Artefact

2nd place: Innowise

3rd place: Dexory

The Awards – along with the Gala – have set the standard for excellence and innovation. These are arguably the most important e-commerce awards for service providers in the DACH region.

Sponsors of the EGA 2024

The event is made possible thanks to the support of two special sponsors. 

First up, Apptension (bar & beer, finger food, and DJ sponsor) is a creative software development company focused on crafting innovative experiences and delivering cutting-edge tech. They provide future-proof solutions to customers’ evolving needs, particularly in the retail, finance, health, and entertainment industries. The second sponsor, Uber Direct (supporting sponsor), is Uber’s white-label delivery-as-a-service solution that allows businesses to provide express, same-day, or scheduled deliveries directly to their customers. 

A night full of entertainment

The evening was not just about networking and awards – it also featured an entertainment program that left attendees in awe. The highlight was the surprise performance by MEN IN BLECH, an act that added an extraordinary touch to an already memorable night. 

Top-tier networking, recognition of excellence, and captivating entertainment made the event a must-attend in the e-commerce calendar – bringing together industry leaders and innovators to celebrate the future of digital commerce.