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Yotpo Awards for Best in eCommerce
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retail industry trends

The last sales of 2015 are in. So what was the state of eCommerce marketing last year? And which all-star stores should you keep your eye out for this year?

We took a look at data from over 150,000 stores to bring you stats on retail industry trends like which countries write the most reviews, which industries are bursting with user-generated content, and which eCommerce agencies we most recommend.

We also picked out top-performing Yotpo stores with awards in best stores in social commerce and stores that got the most customer love from reviews this year.

Without further ado, we present you: The Yotpo eCommerce Awards for 2015!

Which Country Writes the Most Reviews?

Millions of reviews are written every day – in fact, every 9 seconds a review is written using Yotpo. We wanted to find out where these reviews are coming from. Check out which countries write the most reviews:

Top-10-Active-Reviewers

Which eCommerce Stores Should You Look Out for in 2016?

International eCommerce is huge and quite a few online businesses are absolutely skyrocketing. We took a look at our global database to pick the stores that saw the most significant growth and are the most promising shops to watch out for in 2016.

10) Miv Interiores

9) Bulletproof

8) Waves

7) Campus Protein

6) Mt. Baker Vapor

5) MVMT Watches

4) Fashion Nova

3) Sobre Barba

2) Adore Me

1) Just Spotted

Which Industries Got the Most Reviews?

Not all industries are created equally, right? We took a look at the industries that got the most reviews….

Top-10-Industries

Which Stores Are Winning in Social Commerce? 

Social commerce was huge in 2015, and for this category, we looked at trending stores in the industry to pick the Yotpo users whose fans showed them the most love on social.

10) Paradise Fibers

9) Mission Belt

8) North Line Express

7) Lyfe Tea

6) Candy Favorites

5) Althea

4) Template Monster

3) Bella Candles

2) MPix

1) Victoria Emerson

What are the best eCommerce agencies?

Agencies work hard to help stores succeed. Here’s a list of our top 10 agencies we’ve worked with this year, based on performance and results with our users as well as votes by our top shops.

Plum Tree Group: This award-winning agency works with stores on Magento, Shopify, and BigCommerce and was recognized by Inc. 5000 for their work. While they support esteemed brands such as Tribune, Nokia and Vitamin Shoppe they continue to serve and advocate for the emerging and mid size business.

Redstage: Redstage is a leading Magento Gold partner that offers a full suite of ecommerce strategy, design, platform development, and long term support services.

Groove Commerce: Groove delivers digital solutions to businesses around the world, ranging from eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. The growing company has been recognized nationally on the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Inc. Magazine “Inc. 5000” list and as an Agency Post “Agency 100.”

Brand Labs Us: Brand Labs’ in-house eCommerce team delivers unparalleled strategic direction, creative design and technical wizardry for mid-to-enterprise retailers – all driven toward one common goal – their clients’ prosperity.

OhDigital: Specialists in Shopify store setup and customization as well as growth hacking techniques to grow a Shopify store.  The international agency are eCommerce entrepreneurs themselves – and they bring hands-on experience to deliver grade A results.

Nublue: This UK-based digital company specializes in providing Magento shops with high-end, high-performance web design, development and superfast SSD hosting.

eAccountable:  Affiliates eAccountable is digital agency that provides top-class consulting, services and tools to drive more traffic and grow sales.

OnTap: With over 7 years developing Magento solutions, On Tap are the UK’s longest-serving official Magento Gold Solution Partner.

Ben Crudo: This team of software developers and engineers has provided extraordinary custom solutions to clients on Shopify since 2010.

BVAccel: Not only is BVAccel the fastest growing Shopify Agency – it’s also the only agency with official partnership status with Shopify, Optimizely and Google. They’ve helped transform more than 50 brands, including Yotpo user MVMT Watches.

And…drumroll please…The Most Loved Yotpo Stores of 2015!

To pick the winners for this group, we looked at factors like amount of total reviews, number of engaged customers, and customer retention rates.

10) Mt. Baker Vapor

9) Get Key Smart

8) Diamond Candles

7) Eye Buy Direct

6) Mgram Cases

5) Mpix

4) Fragrant Jewels

3) Pura Vida Bracelets

2) Adore Me

1) Fashion Nova

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Aimee Millwood
Aimee Millwood, Director of Content at Yotpo
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