News  •  5th Jul 2023

The Irish eCommerce Awards and AIB Merchant Services Join Forces for a 3-Year Partnership

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[Pictured L-R] Mícheál Ó Gruagáin, Louise Phelan & John Hoolahan (AIB Merchant Services) with Kevin Traynor (eComm Awards). 

The Irish eCommerce Awards is excited to announce its renewed partnership with Ireland’s leading payment solutions provider, AIB Merchant Services. This collaboration will extend over three years, showcasing a commitment to promoting excellence in Irish eCommerce.

The highly anticipated 2023 Irish eCommerce Awards, powered by AIB Merchant Services, are set to take place on Friday 22 September at the iconic Round Room at The Mansion House in Dublin. The occasion will bring together the brightest minds and outstanding talents from the Irish eCommerce industry to celebrate their remarkable achievements.

With the aim of fostering innovation and recognising exceptional contributions, the Irish eCommerce Awards will honour industry leaders across 25 categories, celebrating the very best eCommerce websites, agencies, service providers, and individuals in the industry.

The 2023 award programme features two new categories: ‘Travel & Tourism eCommerce Website of the Year’ and the ‘Women in eCommerce Award’. The winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges, comprising industry experts and luminaries.

AIB Merchant Services has a long and proud tradition in the area of powering eCommerce payments and is proud to embark on this exciting & culturally important partnership with the Irish eCommerce Awards.

John Hoolahan
Marketing Director, AIB Merchant Services.

The Irish eCommerce Awards Founder, Kevin Traynor expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to have AIB Merchant Services as our partner for the next three years. The team’s expertise and support will help us elevate the Irish eCommerce Awards to new heights and provide an unforgettable experience for all attendees.”

This collaboration underpins our stated ambition to support the growth and development of the eCommerce industry in Ireland. We are confident that the awards ceremony will serve as a platform to recognise the exceptional talent and innovation within the vibrant Irish eCommerce community.”, said John Hoolahan, Marketing Director, AIB Merchant Services.

Furthermore, the Irish eCommerce Awards is delighted to announce that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) will serve as the charity partner for the evening. SVP is a renowned charity organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty and supporting those in need across the island of Ireland. Building on the success of last year’s event, where nearly €4000 was raised for SVP, with the proceeds split between the East and North Regions of the Society in Ireland.

East Region President, Marie Cronin said, “SVP is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland with over 11,000 volunteers and members. It offers a practical approach to dealing with poverty via a unique system of home visitation, its main area of work. We are pleased to be associated with the Irish eCommerce Awards again in 2023. We are familiar with the generosity of the nominees and attendees on the awards night and hope we can rely on their support again this year as cost of living pressures continue to impact the families we visit.”

Award entries close on Monday 24th July. Companies can enter here.

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