PriceArea, item price search engine which covers arounf 2,500 e-commerce sites, will hold an event to find Indonesia’s best e-commerce site. Titled Indonesia Top E-Commerce Sites (ITeCS), the event is held to appreciate e-commerce businessmen who have worked hard together in building e-commerce business ecosystem in Indonesia to be lively and growing.
There are six awarding categories in this event, namely Best Design, Best Innovation, Best Payment Solution, Best B2C Electronic Consumer, Best Social Media Campign and Best Small Medium Enterprise (SME). Of the 6 categories, the site with most acknowledge in those categories will be chosen as e-Commerce Idol 2012.
As reported in the press release, PriceArea uses 2 methods to choose the nominee and award in each category, namely voting by public method and judges’ panel method. Voting mechanism allows the public as e-commerce user to be active in determining the best e-commerce site. Meanwhile, the process of judges’ panel which includes representatives from the community and media, will still be done to maintain the objectivity of the selection.
Currently, the process to submit the nominee for ITeCS is already open on this page. User can suggest their favorite e-commerce site for the available 6 categories by submitting name and email address. This process will be open until September 10, 2012.
From the public’s references, PriceArea will choose 6 nominees that really fit for each category. The 6 nominees then will be presented to the public for 2 weeks voting period starting September 22, 2012. After that, the judges will choose the e-Commerce Idol 2012 based on the vote result. ITeCS awarding night will be held on October 18, 2012.
To attract user in supporting their favorite e-commerce, PriceArea also provides prize worth IDR3 million for user who participate in the voting process.
When an e-Commerce Idol 2012 is chosen in the first ITeCS, it is expected to inspire the newcomer in running e-commerce business as well as the role model of a healthy and safe e- commerce climate.