Finalists announced for ORIAS


By Gali Blacher

The 2018 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) Finalists were recently announced. Now in its 9thyear, the annual event celebrates retail leaders and the outstanding work they achieve in their industry.

Up to six finalists were announced in each category, highlighting the competitive landscape of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative online and multichannel retailing heroes.

The line up includes many start-ups and small businesses, some well known and some emerging.

Event Director of the ORIAS Alice Kuepper said, “Retailers are working hard to keep up with the changing consumer expectations and fast-paced advancements in technology, and the ORIAS are the place for the community to recognise their hard work and celebrate wins.”

The winners will be announced at the Australia Post ORIAS Gala Dinner which will take place on July 26 at the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney.

For the 3rd year running, the official ORIAS After Party, sponsored by Afterpay, will take place at the Marquee at The Star, Sydney. Guests will be mingling with la crème de le crème of the retail industry, whilst enjoying a night of dancing and fun. Other sponsors of the night include Commission Factory, Rakuten Marketing, Emarsys, First, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Perform Horizon and Zip.

Australia Post ORIAS Finalists include:

Best New Online Retailer

  • Moments Condom – Coral
  • Jacob Pod
  • Little Designer Club
  • McDowells Herbal
  • The Sheet Society
  • Wellington & North

Best Pop-Up Experience

  • Cellarmasters
  • Grace Loves Lace
  • Hunting for George
  • Little Designer Club
  • Deliveroo
  • Supercheap Auto

Best Small Independent Retailer

  • Flora & Fauna
  • Hunting for George
  • Mountain Bikes Direct
  • The WOD Life

Industry Recognition

  • Tony Nash, CEO, Booktopia
  • Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO and CTO, Booktopia
  • Mark Baartse, CMO, Showpo
  • Kristy Chong, CEO, Modibodi
  • Jason Kencevski, CEO Speedmaster
  • Nathan Huppatz, Co-Founder,

People’s Choice –Small Retailer Category

  • Arlo + Co
  • Knobby
  • Koh Australia (ekoWorx)
  • Macro Mike
  • Riff Raff & Co Sleep Toys
  • Skinnymixers



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