, Ireland’s largest online retailer of car parts and accessories, has won the Gold Award in the Entrepreneurial category at the European eCommerce Awards
which took place in Barcelona last night.
According to the organisers, the Entrepreneurial Award, which had 11 competing countries, recognises ‘the e-commerce actors who have the most innovative, groundbreaking, smart, game-changing operations in Europe’. Other Gold Award Winners at the awards were ASOS, which took the Pure Player Award and SuitSupply, chosen for the Omnichannel Award. (http://e-commercesummit.com/awards)
Launched ten years ago, MicksGarage has grown to become an €11 million turnover company employing 48 people in a 40,000sq ft premises in Dublin’s Park West. The website, which was also awarded a Golden Spider Award for Best Retail Website in 2007, has 5.6 million unique product listings and the company ships 18,000 orders a month to 70 countries.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has paid tribute to the MicksGarage team: “Ireland continues to compete effectively on the global stage and E-commerce is becoming a particular strength for businesses here. I’m delighted to say that MicksGarage has been supported by Enterprise Ireland since its early days and we’re all very proud of their achievements to date.”
Speaking from Barcelona, Michael Crean, Co-founder and Operations Director, MicksGarage said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Gold Award at the European e-Commerce Awards, where we competed against the very best eCommerce players from across Europe. This success is down to ten years of dedication and commitment from the entire MicksGarage team and the loyalty of our worldwide customer base. We have invested significant time, resource and expertise in our eCommerce technology platforms through the years and this award is an endorsement of that work.”
The European eCommerce Awards are run by the Global E-commerce Summit and Ecommerce Europe. Award jury members are professional experts with knowledge and experience in the field of cross-border e-commerce. Jury members have an international outlook and experience and are seen as an authority in their own country.
MicksGarage has grown to become one of the UK & Ireland's largest car parts and accessories online retailers. With much of its software and systems developed in-house, MicksGarage is also recognised as one of Europe’s leading eCommerce technology companies. The online retailer sells a wide range of different car parts and accessories, from braking parts to car care, travel and leisure gear to service parts, stocking top brands including Bosch, Total, Wix, Castrol, Draper and Philips.