Just a couple more days and the registration for the Intershop B2B Award closes. On March 16, the final three nominees will be announced and on March 29 we will finally know who will go home with the very first Intershop B2B Award and lots of media attention.
Traditionally, the Shopping Awards are all about honoring the best online business-to-consumer shops in the Netherlands. But this year, there is finally a moment during the award show when the best online B2B store is put in the spotlight. And to be honest, it was about time. In recent years, there have been many wonderful online B2B retailers active, which certainly deserve all the attention.
Online stores that want to participate in this part of the Shopping Awards need to act fast, because registration closes on January 27. After that, the organization won't accept any more motivations or sound bites. Do you want to participate? That's only possible if your company is a legal Dutch entity, a B2B company, has a digital proposition and has a minimum business turnover of 4 million euros, of which at least 70% is business-to-business.
If you meet all these requirements, all you have to do is to submit a motivation letter in which you briefly tell the jury which digital steps you've taken during the past year and why you deserve this new award. Of course, you should also substantiate your motivation letter with relevant arguments and strong figures.
The jury, which consists of Sjoerd Sipkema (manager B2B commerce at Technische Unie), Cor Molenaar (endowed professor RSM Erasmus University), Gerhard van der Bijl (CDO at FloraHolland), Jerry van Leeuwen (Lecturer/researcher RUG/VU), Dirkjan Vis (owner Ecommerce News) and our own director of sales EMEA West, Gerrit Enthoven, will check out all registrations and then compose a personal top five. Candidates may get some additional questions and when that's all done, the six-member jury will present the final three nominees.
Between March 20 and 22 professional jury sessions will take place again, in which all nominees will give a presentation that lasts a maximum of one hour. And then - we have to wait a whole week in suspense, because on March 29 the very first winner of the Intershop B2B Award will be announced during the prestigious Shopping Awards Gala in the beautiful Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk.
Will we see you there? Send your letter of motivation right now!