A Great Result for Booktopia at the ORIAS

by |July 27, 2018

Booktopia has been voted Best Pureplay Online Retailer at the 2018 Online Retailer Industry Awards (ORIAS).

This year, the other nominees for Best Pureplay Online Retailer were Catch, HelloFresh, Vinomofo, Tinyme and Glamcorner. Booktopia has been a finalist in the ORIAS every year since 2013. To win this year is indeed a superb result!

In addition to this Tony Nash, CEO of Booktopia, has won the Industry Recognition Award. In his acceptance speech Tony expressed his gratitude, thanking his family and the whole Booktopia team for giving him the opportunity to work in his dream job.


“On behalf of Booktopia I accept this huge acknowledgement of our journey thus far and look forward to making many more years of Australian retail history with all of you.” – Tony Nash

This year marks the ninth annual ORIAS and the winners were announced last night at an awards gala at the ICC Sydney Grand Ballroom.

With 800 guests in attendance, awards were presented across 16 categories which celebrate the excellence of Australia’s vibrant and innovative online retailing visionaries. It is a great honour to be nominated and a remarkable accomplishment to win.

Booktopia was also nominated for the Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application Award. And Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO and CTO, of Booktopia, was one of the other nominees for the Industry Recognition award. With 4 nominations and 2 wins, Booktopians have much to celebrate!

“To be considered the best in the land at what we do is a real honour and great recognition of our long term commitment to the book industry and to our customers.” – Tony Nash

A big congratulation goes out to the Booktopia team and all the awesome Booktopia customers who made this possible!

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Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Category Manager for Children's and Young Adult Books. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling

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