Organic Trade & Investments (OTI) was awarded the “Best New Online Retailer of 2018” at the Ghana maiden eCommerce Awards on November 30, 2018 at Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Accra. This is the first prize the Company is winning since its inception in August 2017.
Nominated in October 2018 in the category of “Best New Online Retailer of 2018,” OTI was in contention to scoop the award with 9 other shortlisted online retailers including; Melcomonline, Africa eCommerce Group, and Bernard & Associates.
The Ghana eCommerce Awards, organized by OML Africa, are the leading awards for the ecommerce, online retail and payments industry, with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding “those companies and individuals who have demonstrated innovations and continually set standards of excellence,” as Paul Asinor, OML Event Director explained.
The award was presented to Esther Asante, Founder and Managing Director of Organic Trade & Investments and Virtual Linguistic Solutions.
“With other nominees like Melcomonline in the same category, I didn’t think OTI would have made it. I was only hoping for it. I am immensely proud of my team. We’ve come a long way and this award is in recognition of our efforts and commitment to excellence. I wish to thank all our loyal customers, business partners, and fans who believe in and continue to support us daily in our struggle to meet their needs. A big thank you to all those who voted for us as well. This award is for you,” Esther commented.
Nominees were subjected to a 60% strict selection criteria by a judging panel, made up of a jury of internationally recognized industry experts and regulators, and a 40% public vote via SMS.
For the “Best Female eCommerce Entrepreneur of the Year” award, the honor went to Esther Asante.