Wins Best in Biz Most Customer Friendly Company award; Retail TouchPoints honors customer LakeShore Learning with gold for driving new revenue using SLI

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 18, 2014 –SLI Systems (SLI.NZ), a worldwide e-commerce acceleration provider for mid- to large-size Internet retailers and B2B sites worldwide, today announced the receipt of two additional prestigious awards, bringing the total awards and accolades received by the company in 2014 to 10. The newest awards include the silver Best in Biz award for the Most Customer Friendly Company, and Retail TouchPoints honored customer LakeShore Learning with a gold award for driving new revenue using SLI.

“SLI is closing out 2014 with many impressive industry and business accolades. Recognition of our strong customer relationships is perhaps the most rewarding honor for the Company this year,” commented Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems. “Widespread customer enthusiasm and measured results stem from delivering on consistently great service, as well as key e-commerce performance metrics. While bounce rates, e-commerce conversion and transaction figures vary by category, SLI-powered websites consistently trump industry norms, especially during the critical holiday season.”

The 10 awards received during 2014 include:

• NEW! SLI recognized with Best in Biz silver award for Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year; Best in Biz is the only independent business awards program judged by U.S. press and industry analysts
• NEW! SLI customer Lakeshore Learning awarded Retail TouchPoint’s 2014 Customer Engagement Awards Analytics Gold, recognizing its measured e-commerce results using SLI; Lakeshore joined 12 U.S. merchants, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lowe’s and Sears recognized for implementing innovative concepts in video, in-store technology, cross-channel marketing and e-commerce
• SLI co-founders and brothers, Dr. Shaun Ryan and Dr. Grant Ryan named Engineering Entrepreneurs of the Year by New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards™ (NZEEA) for their contribution to business creation in New Zealand
• SLI honored with Best Technology Solution award at the ECMOD Direct Commerce Supplier of the Year Awards as voted by UK retailers
• SLI site search offerings recognized for continued contributions to the e-commerce industry with Best Product at eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2014 in the UK
• SLI U.S. customer Wine Enthusiast’s Chief Marketing Officer Glenn Edelman named one of three “Stars of Search” by The Search Agency; winners were honored at the Direct Marketing Association Conference (DMA14)
• SLI customer Wine Enthusiast won Retail TouchPoints Channel Innovation Award
• SLI received Highly Commended Online Technology Vendor of the Year at the UK’s Retail Systems Awards 2014
• Two SLI customers, Appliances Online and SurfStitch, named Best Pure Play Online Retailers at Australia’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIA)
• SLI customer Appliances Online won Customer Experience of the Year award at the World Retail Awards in Paris

About SLI Systems
SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) enables the world’s leading e-commerce retailers to accelerate sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. With offerings that include site search, navigation, merchandising, mobile, product recommendations and user-generated SEO, SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1,000 retailers. The company’s patented technology continuously learns from the actions of visitors to deliver the most relevant results possible. Whether via PC, tablet or phone, a site powered by SLI delivers the kind of satisfying search experience that increases conversion rates, secures brand loyalty and results in higher order values. SLI operates on five continents. For more information, visit www.sli-systems.com.

Published on: 4:22PM on 23rd December 2014