Coolblue voted best web store and wins Babies & Kids Award

thuiswinkel awards 2015
Nothing is more encouraging than receiving a compliment. And what would be a better compliment than to be awarded a prize?, which collaborates with our sister company Unitt for its hosting, can consider the Thuiswinkel Award in the subcategory Babies & Kids as a solid thumbs up!

The Dutch professional organisation Thuiswinkel, which defends the interests of companies that sell products and/or services online to consumers, has been running the Thuiswinkel Awards every year since 2001, in order to contribute positively to e-commerce. A jury of experts as well as the public determine together who the winners are.


Jury of experts refers winners to the international awards

This year, the jury of experts has once again awarded 4 “Vakprijzen”. Just like the two previous years, was awarded the title of best web store in the Netherlands. This e-shop was also directly referred to the 4th edition of the European E-Commerce Awards. The winner of the Cross-Border E-commerce Award,, is also nominated for the longlist of the European Pure Player Award. If they will make it will become clear on the 9th of June, during the Global E-commerce Summit 2015.

Established company was awarded the title of best Mobile web shop, and also won the Award in the category Warehouses. Finally, the jury of experts awarded to, which offers work clothing online, the title of best new web store in the Netherlands.


A vast panel for thePublic awards

The evaluation of the nominated sites by the public is carried out very seriously. For the Public awards, 5,000 ratings from an online consumer panel at GfK were combined to 48,000 ratings from a consumer survey among the customers of the web stores. In order for every web shop to have as much chances of winning an Award, the nominees were divided into two main categories:

  • turnover up to 4 million euros (Public awards XS)
  • and higher than 4 million euros (Public awards XL),

and there were also subcategories based on the activity of the web shop.

The complete list of winners, which you can find on the Thuiswinkel Awards site, provides a good overview of the entire range of goods and services currently offered online, which includes travel, leisure, dating, fashion, pets, etc.

What we remember most of all is that the web store of has been awarded a prize in the subcategory Babies & Kids (Public awards XL).

This fresh web shop with its wide product range and customer-friendly service (including a newsletter and a printed magazine) indeed chose for its hosting our sister company Unitt – specialist in cloud hosting and managed hosting.

A wise decision, because Unitt provides a perfectly scalable infrastructure that can handle sudden traffic peaks and that grows along with the web shop. This is in contrast to the actual baby clothes, which do not grow along. This is fortunate for of course, because that way the company can provide babies with fresh new clothes on a regular basis :)