The 2008 People’s Choice Netguide Web Awards were held last night at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland and we were pretty stoked to win two more awards this year.
Gameplanet Store picked up the award for the Best Online Shopping Website and Gameplanet picked up the award for Best Games Related Website. Zillion was a finalist in Best Trading site (won by Trademe) and happysheep was also a finalist in Best New Site (won by bookabach). It was also great to see Happysheep get a little extra “exposure” from the MC for the night, Rabon Kan. Great name for a web site. No… really!
Winning “Best Shopping Site” at tonight’s 2008 NetGuide Web Awards confirms what we’ve suspected for a while… New Zealand desperately needs a local version of Amazon.com. We’ve raised the bar in gaming and movies, but its time we looked at what else our customers want to buy from us.
This years award ceremony seemed to be lower key than in previous years, even though the crowd was as big as ever. Maybe the impending economic climate has dampened a few spirits, or maybe it was a lack of alcohol being consumed prior to the awards ceremony itself!
We certainly had a great evening and we’re thankful to everyone who voted for us… and of course to Netguide for another great evening. But the evenings are becoming more expensive… our team is growing fast… and the rule is “winner pays” for dinner afterwards. Doh.