Newegg Awards Top Vendors — And Customers — At CES

By Alan Wolf On Jan 30 2012 - 6:01am




LAS VEGAS — Newegg announced the winners of its Eggie Awards at the e-tailer’s annual International CES event here last month.

This year’s awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by 23 Newegg vendors and customers across 14 categories in 2011, and honor them for their roles in supporting Newegg’s continued success and growth in 2011, the company said. Notable vendor awards included the EggXellence Award, Best New Vendor, Best Launch, Top Distribution Partner and Partner of the Year.

This year also marked the first time Newegg recognized its community of customers with awards given out for the Most Helpful Review, Best Use of “Awesome” and Most Prolific Reviewer. Within the customer category, Eggies went to Kevin Whiteman for Most Helpful Review, Nathan Conder and Stephen Rondeau for Most Prolific Reviewers, and Nathan Thompson for Best Use of “Awesome.”

Within the vendor category, Partner of the Year honors went to Asus, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Seagate, while Fractal Design North America and Pioneer Electronics were named Best New Vendors.

Other vendor Eggies included:

• Highest Year-Over-Year Growth: MSI and Yamaha;

• Best Launch: V-Moda

• Top Sales Achievement: Asus and Canon;

• Top Distribution Partner: Ingram Micro;

• Best Merchandising Campaign: Nvidia VGA Batman Arkham City Promotion;

• Comeback Award: Viewsonic;

• Marketing Partnership Award: Western Digital;

• EggXcellence Award (individual): Intel’s David Mittwer, Tom Suleiman and Barbara Cornish, and Marc Alcorn of Panasonic; and

• EggXcellence Award (company): Google.

“We would like to congratulate each and every one of our deserving Eggie award recipients,” said S.C. Lee, CEO of Newegg North America. “The Eggie Award is our way of thanking our most valued partners and customers for their contributions to our company. We are grateful for their continued support and the positive impact they have made on our business last year.”

The top honors were presented at an Eggies Award event at the Wynn Hotel’s Tryst nightclub on Jan. 12.

Founded in 2001, Newegg Inc. owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com), which the company describes as the second-largest online-only retailer in the U.S. Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., it has more than 16 million registered users and a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site’s online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and CE enthusiasts, Newegg said.

The company ranked 12th in the TWICE Top 100 CE Retailers Report, with some $2.3 billion in CE sales in 2010.

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