At the Global E-commerce Summit in Barcelona, bol.com received The Entrepreneurial Award for its innovative way of doing business and entrepreneurship and bol.com was also named “Belgium’s Best Web Shop 2014-2015” at the Belgian Web Shop Awards, organized by Comeos.
The Entrepreneurial Award
The international jury of The Entrepreneurial Award praised bol.com’s remarkable and innovative way of working. “The company has managed to reinvent itself year after year,” they said. Bol.com was particularly appreciated for its decision to open its web shop to competitors. In March, bol.com was elected “Best Web Shop in the Netherlands”, which meant it was immediately nominated for the Entrepreneurial Award.
“It’s a great honor to be regarded as the most innovative and entrepreneurial web shop in Europe,” says Daniel Ropers, Director of bol.com. “For us, this important European prize for e-commerce is a great encouragement to keep making our web shop even better every day for our millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of suppliers and partners. It’s a huge privilege to be able to work on the shop concepts of the future, which will make consumers’ lives easier, more inspiring and cheaper.” The silver and bronze awards went to the British Worldstores.co.uk and the French Lexception.com.
Belgium’s Best Web Shop 2014-2015
In the Belgian Web Shop Awards organized by Comeos, bol.com captured four out of five nominations in the Lifestyle, Hobbies, Gifts & Toys, Home, Garden & Animal and Movies, Games & Music categories. More than 51,000 Belgian customers could choose from 65 web stores.
“For us at bol.com, it’s really important how customers feel about us, and we’ll do everything possible to please them,” said Jan Huysmans, bol.com’s Director in Belgium. “We’re very happy that the Belgian public appreciates us so much. This kind of customer recognition gives us an extra boost to tailor bol.com even further to the needs of our Belgian customers.”