Solution Partners to be recognized at the Vendors in Partnership Awards

VIP awards

Announcing the Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards, celebrating innovation, empathy and excellence among the retail solution provider community.

VIP AwardsThe VIP Awards were born to celebrate the integral community of solution providers, knowledge advisors and industry events that supports retail.

The VIPAwards are recognizing these cohorts, not only for their innovative offerings, but also for their willingness to make meaningful change in their companies to create better partnerships with the retailers, increasing the success of all. The Awards will take place the evening of January 10, 2020 in New York City

“Better retail partnerships are important to address the changing face of retail. The solution Providers are important companions that deserve recognition, for guiding, providing, innovating and investing in the industry.” Vicki Cantrell, Co-founder VIPAwards.

The Nominations are open to all solutions providers and will include the following categories

  • Community
  • Innovation in Commerce
  • Selling Integration Platforms
  • Marketing
  • Analytics
  • Logistics &Distribution
  • Payments
  • Advisory Services
  • Communication

“For years we have celebrated the retailers for doing great things for their customers, but what about those providing their services to those retailers? We see a great opportunity to bring the community together to acknowledge those companies that are pushing the boundaries of service to grow the industry.” Philip Leahy, Co-Founder, VIPAwards.

Phil Leahy 2017

The VIP Awards will feature a panel of experts on all things retail, bringing a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry to judging panel.

Vicki Cantrell, Co-Founder – VIP Awards
Dave Finnegan, Customer Experience Officer – The Orvis Company
Deborah Weinswig, CEO & Founder – Coresight Research
Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder & Publisher –
Cindy Lincks, Digital and Product Expert, Consultant
Phil Leahy, CEO and Founder – Retail Global & Co-Founder – VIP Awards

The inaugural Vendors in Partnership Awards will be held the evening of January 10, 2020 in New York City.

Nominations and submissions open August 1, 2019. More information is available at

For almost 10 years Dave has been involved with eCommerce with a particular interest in the marketplaces and the huge opportunities available for sellers when utilizing a multi-channel strategy. After a year of being the UK’s youngest eCommerce consultant it was the opportunity to start UnderstandingE with Matt Ogborne showing the world how to utilize Magento as the Third Generation of Multi-Channel software. Dave also recently started a YouTube channel called the Manc Entrepreneur (click YouTube icon link below to watch Dave's videos) where he discusses all things eCommerce and entrepreneurship aimed to help young entrepreneurs get started on their own journey. When Dave isn’t working his main interests include, Technology, Cars and throwing himself off high things into water.


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