Best Retail Websites

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Retail web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition.  Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

Here is your chance to stand out from your competitors and win the recognition you deserve while receiving valuable independent feedback on your development efforts.

Best Retail websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

Crafted jewellery
2023 Best Retail Site
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2023 WebAward Trophy
  • Design
  • Ease of use
  • Copywriting
  • Interactivity
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation
  • Content


As a participant, you will receive:

  • An independent evaluation of your Retail Website by independent expert judges
  • Valuable feedback to help Benchmark your efforts against other Retail industry websites.


If your site wins recognition with the Retail WebAward, you will also get:  

  • A beautiful statue or certificate of achievement to display proudly
  • Higher visibility for your company
  • A great marketing opportunity to promote your site to the media
  • Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
  • The admiration of peers, friends and co-workers – maybe even a raise!
  • A personal achievement for your resume

Each year the Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition names the Best Retail web site.  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  Websites not selected as best Retail website are also eligible for an Outstanding Website Award or a Standard of Excellence Award.

Setting Retail Trends and making Retail News

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Entering the WebAwards can help keep you up on Retail Trends by showing you how other Retail websites compare to the WebAward standards. You also can make Retail news if you have the Best Retail website. Retail news letters will want to cover you win bringing you additional visibility within your industry.

The 2023 WebAward competition has ended. Please add your name to our mailing list to be notified about WebAward 2024.


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Here are the past Best Retail WebAward winners:

Year  Winner Site Name
2023 welcome Crafted jewellery
2022 welcome. Taste Water
2021 Digital Operative Reed's Jewelers
2020 G6 Business Technology Solutions Borden Institute
2019 RiteRug Flooring
2018 LiveArea YETI
2017 Braves Development Company The Battery ATL
2016 Cibo Janie and Jack
2015 Isobar adidas StellaSport
2014 Publicis Hawkeye Magnolia Website Redesign
2013 One Pica Electric Visual
2012 MICROS-Retail Lilly Pulitzer
2011 The Zimmerman Agency Brew Your Costume
2010 LBi M&
2009 VML Adidas Made for Beijing
2008 HP Home & Home Office Store The HP Home & Home Office Store
2008 Arc Worldwide Hallmark Journeys
2007 T3 and Dell Dell Virtual Office
2007 The Home Depot Home Services / Creative Digital Group The Home Depot Home Services
2006 Critical Mass Dell Home/Home Office
2006 Resource Interactive RBK Music
2005 - HP's Direct to Consumer e-Commerce Store
2005 R/GA Nike ID
2004 PixelMEDIA, Inc. ECCO USA, Inc Web Site
2003 Freerun Technologies Olivier Napa Valley

*some URLs may no longer be valid, especially for older WebAward winners.

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