Last week (April 3-5), more than 2,500 commerce experts, merchants, and developers from around the world gathered for the highly anticipated Imagine 2017 conference in Las Vegas. Hosted by MAGENTO—the top commerce platform in the world—Imagine 2017 was all about networking with like minds and learning from each other. While the valuable sessions and renowned speakers were certainly a highlight, the most exciting moment for us was when we were announced as the winner of the Imagine Excellence Award for Best B2B Experience.
What the Best B2B Experience Celebrates
The Best B2B Experience is awarded to the brand that offers the absolute best self-serve user interface that focuses on the distinctive needs of commercial, industrial, or wholesale customers. The judges looked for a beautiful design, an exceptional user experience, and an innovative approach to the way the brand does business.
With over 250 entries this year, the competition was fierce and we were truly grateful to even be a finalist in the category. One look at the finalists for this distinguished award, and it’s clear that we were in incredible company. The finalists were: ABInBev (powered by WEBJUMP and BORN Group), Liebherr (powered by netz98 GmbH), Rousseau Metal (powered by Le Site), and CE (powered by Perficient and Gravity Department).
Our Thoughts on the Imagine Excellence Award
Ed Gaffney, President of CE’s Digital Business, states, “It is an honor to be recognized by MAGENTO with this prestigious award,” and it’s safe to say the entire team agrees. At CE, we have always sought to provide our customers with superior customer service through online engagement, stellar technical support, and the ability to buy HVAC equipment around the clock on any device. We strive to be the most comprehensive source of digitized HVAC content in the industry, and we are just getting started in bringing innovation. This award reassures us that we are heading in the right direction.
And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without MAGENTO and Perficient on our side. The partnership with them allowed us to accelerate our launch and successfully implement our B2B digital commerce strategy. Vincent Mugavero, Director of Digital Commerce, believes that our unprecedented online sales growth can be attributed to selecting MAGENTO as the powerhouse behind our ecommerce platform. He reports, “It was the one cost-effective and flexible choice, able to adapt to our many B2B distribution requirements and integrate into our digital ecosystem.”
The Imagine Excellence Award for Best B2B Experience is just the beginning for CE. The future of our commerce interface is bright, and we can’t wait to win many more awards in the future. To learn more about what makes our commerce offerings stand out from the crowd, contact us today.