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Rakuten Shop of the Year Awards to Be Announced at Expo West

Rakuten Shopping (formerly Buy.com) has revealed the finalists for its 2013 Shop of the Year Awards. Each year, the Shop of the Year Awards recognize the Rakuten.com marketplace’s most successful and pioneering merchants in several categories as well as two standout products of the year. The awards are based on sales volume and internal performance metrics.

The Rakuten.com Shop of the Year Award Finalists include:

Shop of the Year: Click Go and Buy, Altatac, Beach Camera, Datavis, Adorama Camera

Best New Merchant (Electronics): PowerDeals, ATD Computer Solutions, DealFisher, Blueeyeelectronics, CoolGadget

Best New Merchant (Non-Technology): Vacuum-Direct, DB Electrical, USA Retail Store, Buy It Natural, Fintie Store

Best in Customer Satisfaction: LD Products, BuslinkBuy, Vacuum-Direct, Market Warehouse, Ashford

Best in Marketing: US Micro Corp, Mail-direct, DrHotDeal, Altatac, Mambate

Best in Electronics: Adorama Camera, Click Go and Buy, Beach Camera, Datavis, ANTOnline

Best in Home & Outdoor: aSavings, Factory Direct Prices, CPO Outlets, DealYard, BestChoiceProducts

Best in Fashion, Health & Beauty: VapoBuy, Factory Direct Wholesale, Beauty Encounter, eBags, Vaporizer King

Best in Hobbies & Specialty: Reds Gear, BabyAge, Altatac, DealGenius, Books2Anywhere

Always Improve, Always Advance: ZeeMo Digital, Go4computers Corp, eBags, VapoBuy, Altatac

Product of the Year in Electronics & Non-Technology: No Finalists Announced

The winners will be announced at Rakuten Expo West 2014 being held on February 5th in Long Beach, California. The event brings together Rakuten.com’s merchants, expert speakers and ecommerce vendors as well as Rakuten.com’s team members and executive management for an update on Rakuten.com’s strategy, industry information, training sessions and one-on-one consultation.

All winners will be displayed on Rakuten.com, featured in a Rakuten.com newsletter, and given increased marketing space.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.