Prizes, prizes!

A winning proposition: The Otto Group is a regular recipient of prestigious awards for customer focus, innovation and sustainable business practices. Here are the awards we received this year and during the previous business year.

March 2015

Auszeichnung Internet World Business Shop Award 2015: Fashion Startup About You was crowned winner of the categories “Best Online Pure Player” and "Best of Show". Plus Size Label Sheego took third place in the category “Best Mobile-Shop”.
Auszeichnung 3Suisses has been ranked 1st French e-commerce site in France and 7 in USA/Europe for the quality of the shopping experience in the 2015 eShopper index, an analysis and ranking of 111 leading’s E-Commerce ecosystems through 250 criteria before, during and after purchase.

January 2015

Auszeichnung Multichannel-Retailer OTTO managed to prevail against renowned competitors such as Amazon and Tchibo at the German Online Commerce Award 2015 and wins in the category “best generalist”.

December 2014

Auszeichnung The effort to improve IT-Competence of its own junior staff was crowned with success – Multichannel-Retailer OTTO was awarded the supreme award to be granted by the jury of the "HR-Excellence-Awards 2014" in the category "Corporate Learning and Development Strategy."

November 2014

Auszeichnung On behalf of the news channel N-TV the German Institute for Service Quality evaluated the performance of 15 known distance sellers, including five companies of the Otto Group. Test winner of the study "Online Shops universal mail 2014" came out to be Multichannel-Retailer OTTO (quality assessment: "good").
Auszeichnung Otto Group received the renowned "German Retail Prize” in the category "Management Performance" at the German Retail Convention in Berlin.
Auszeichnung Prestigious award for a pioneering company: Yapital was presented with the Future Economy Award at the Luxembourg Finance Management Summit.
Auszeichnung This year the "Best Practice Award – Business Intelligence und Analytics" in the category "Group" went to OTTO. The prize is presented by the Business Application Research Center (BARC), an independent consultancy firm.

October 2014

Auszeichnung On October 23, the Association of Communications Agencies (GWA eV) honored the image campaigns of OTTO written by lead agency Heimat in Berlin with the Effie trophy, also known as the industry's Oscar.

September 2014

Auszeichnung The sustainability management of the Otto Group was awarded the CSR Award of the German Federal Government (“CSR-Preis der Bundesregierung”) in 2014. The decisive factor was the impACT methodology that allows for the environmental and social assessment of activities along the entire value chain and thus creates the basis for a fact-based decision-making for the implementation of CR measures.
Auszeichnung Roombeez, the new living and lifestyle Blog by OTTO, has won the Digital Communication Award 2014 in the category "Blogs".

August 2014

Auszeichnung OTTO wins the popular public award "OnlineStar" also in 2014: Internet users from Germany, Austria and Switzerland voted for their favourite websites. Online retailer reached the first place in the "Best website for fashion and lifestyle"-category.

July 2014

Auszeichnung Internet Full service provider PSW GROUP, with a focus on internet security, intensively tested three apps for mobile payment. Yapital emerged as the „clear winner“.
Auszeichnung Business newspaper FOCUS-MONEY was searching for the best kitchen supplier in Germany and thus tested 11 kitchen retailers such as 5 funiture companies. In the category “Best customer service” the Otto Group Company takes first place.

June 2014

Auszeichnung At the BT Retail Week Technology Awards 2014 in London, retailer OTTO prevailed against six rivals in the category "Customer insights project of the year".
Auszeichnung Yapital is honored for its innovative payment app with the "eco Internet Award" in the category "Mobile".

May 2014

Auszeichnung PatePAY wins not one but two prizes at the trade fair "tools": The Online payment provider was awarded „Best in E-Commerce” and „Best E-Payment-Integration”.

April 2014

Auszeichnung For the application and integration of the software ,predictive analytics' OTTO was voted winner in the large company category at the German Innovation Award. The prize is awarded, among others, by the weekly „Wirtschaftswoche“.
Auszeichnung Trade and logistics provider Hermes was honored as „Air Quality Partner 2014“. The jointly initiated award by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Hamburg’s economy was awarded for it’s extensive commitment to low-emission mobility - both in package delivery and in terms of the transportation behavior of its employees.

February 2014

Auszeichnung At this year’s "Brand Index Top Performer“, SportScheck and OTTO made it into the top 5. In the current edition, 600 famous german brands were analyzed and 320,000 interviews with consumers have been evaluated. Since 2008 famous german brands are reviewed in regard to their image once a year.

December 2013

Auszeichnung Consumers selected five brands of the Otto Group among the best online shops in Germany. This was highlighted in the study entitled "Top Shops 2013", published by the specialists magazine “Textwirtschaft”. Heine was placed first in the ranking, followed by Schwab, Baur, OTTO and Bonprix.
Auszeichnung Once again was voted "best website" in the shopping category at the "website of the year"-competion. It's the seventh consecutive victory for the online retailer. The prize is awarded to the website, which achieved the best overall score in the area of ​​content, navigation and design.

October 2013

Auszeichnung Otto Group’s multichannel-provider was awarded family-friendly company number one in the category “toys and baby hardware”. The “Family-friendly companies”-competition is conducted yearly by the indepentent analyst ServiceValue. In the inter-branch-ranking achieved the seventh place.
Auszeichnung Küche&Co, Germany's largest franchise system for the installation of kitchen, was honoured “best kitchen store” for the third time in a row at the "Service Champions 2013”-competition. In addition, the company received gold for its placement among the top 150 companies. In 2013, 1500 companies from diverse sectors were tested.
Auszeichnung On October 12th, Dr. Michael Otto has been honoured with the Steiger-Award. The Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board received the prestigious award as a role model "for reliability, humanity and loyalty" in the environmental sector. The Steiger-Award is considered the most prestigious distinction in the 'Ruhr' and is awarded to national and international figures from politics, business and culture.

September 2013

Auszeichnung For traders a digital strategy means far more than building an online store – which the Otto Group hat recognized. For that reason the globally operating retail and services company gains 208 of 280 possible points in the category "trade" of the "Digital Readiness Index" which means second place. Initiator of the ranking is the digital agency
Auszeichnung Otto Group dominated in the study "Digital Brand Champion" with six brands in the top ten in the distance selling category. OTTO, Bonprix Baur, Quelle, Neckermann and Schwab convinced the jury with their digital brand strategies. The prominent ranking is conducted by the Berlin strategy agency diffferent and the business newspaper Wirtschaftswoche.

August 2013

Auszeichnung Dr Michael Otto is been appointed Honorary citizen of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Mayor Olaf Scholz handed him the meaningful certificate.

July 2013

Auszeichnung The Business Application Research Center identifies Blue Yonder as the fastest-growing business intelligence company in Germany. The Karlsruhe-based Software provider wins the top spot over 250 BI and data management competitors.
Auszeichnung Like last year, OTTO got the highest vote at the OnlineStar-Award in the fashion- and lifestyle category. Unlike other awards the community itself decides at the OnlineStar about the winners.

May 2013

Auszeichnung Laura Fischer, Community Manager at Otto Group, was honored "Young Professional of the Year" at the PR Report Award in Berlin. The 27-year-old participated in the new initiative "# 30u30" ("30 under 30") which connects young people in the communication sector.

April 2013

Auszeichnung Hermes Fulfilment GmbH has been presented with the Logistics Innovation Award of the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The Hamburg-based distance selling services provider was recognised for its outstanding returns management system that moves returned goods, especially fashion items, back through the supply chain quickly and cost effectively.

January 2013

Auszeichnung In January 2013, Blue Yonder was honored with the FOCUS Digital Star innovation award in the cathegory "Special B2B". The award acknowledges and promotes digital innovation within German companies demonstrating promising business models or new technology developments.

December 2012

Auszeichnung As this year's Human Resources Benchmark by the Cologne-based management consultancy NetFederation has shown, the best german career site is launched by the otto group. 100 large german companies were the subject of the study, including RWE, Deutsche Post and SAP Deutschland
Auszeichnung In its 2012 Website of the Year awards, the market research agency MetrixLab singled out for its excellent Website. The shopping platform was named the best website in the “shopping” category. The popular audience award was launched eleven years ago

November 2012

Auszeichnung The Otto Group belongs to one of the healthiest companies in Germany and has been awarded with the Corporate Health Award, which is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

October 2012

Auszeichnung In Berlin, the Otto Group received the “Kulturmarken-Award” for its music project “The Young ClassX”, which was founded for kids and young people in cooperation with the music ensemble “Salut Salon”

September 2012

Auszeichnung At the NEOCOM Gala 2012 was pronounced as "Mail Order Company of the Year" by the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bvh) and the magazine "Versandhausberater"

August 2012

Auszeichnung SportScheck: Test winner in the category "Sports Equipment Retailer" based on a study of the German Institute of Service Quality and the news channel n-tv

July 2012

Auszeichnung OTTO: wins the OnlineStar 2012 in the category "Best Fashion- and Lifestylesite"

June 2012

Auszeichnung OTTO: Gold for the blog Two for Fashion in the category "Digital Media B2C" of the Best of Corporate Publishing Award
Auszeichnung Universal: With its "Sunday spot" Universal becomes No. 1 in the category "Speedies" at the Radio Award of Radio Marketing Service (RMS)
Auszeichnung OTTO: Two for Fashion wins the "Goldenen Funken 2012" in the category "Best Online and Mobile Communications"
Auszeichnung Otto Group: In the category "Best Internal Communications', the Otto Group receives for its mission "The power of responsibility" "The German Award for Business Communication"
Auszeichnung OTTO: Two for Fashion wins Gold at the Fox Awards

May 2012

Auszeichnung Universal Versand: No. 1 in the ‘Austria’s Most Customer-Focused Service Providers 2012’ contest
Auszeichnung Otto Group: The International Controller Association (ICV) awards the Controller Price of 2012 to the "service center suppliers traffic" of the Otto Group

April 2012

Auszeichnung Otto Group: With its Annual Report 2010/11, the Otto Group wins the PR Report Award 2012
Auszeichnung Otto Group: According to the study "Working in Fashion 2012" of the trade publication Textilwirtschaft, the Otto Group is one of the Top Employers in the Fashion Industry. The company achieves the second place
Auszeichnung Otto Group: For its commitment in the Hamburg Music Project Young ClassX, the Otto Group receives the German CSR Award 2012 in the category "Cultural engagement as an expression of corporate social responsibility"
Auszeichnung Otto Group: At the Astrid Awards 2012, the Otto Group Annual Report 2010/11 achieves gold

March 2012

Auszeichnung Bonprix: INTERNET WORLD Business awards Bonprix with the "Shop Award 2012" in the category "Best Mobile Shop"
Auszeichnung Unito: Unito is "Family-Friendly RETAILer 2012", awarded by the Austrian Trade Association
Auszeichnung Otto Group: The Otto Group wins the "Leader Award in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2012" of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics and the network media& economy of nordmedia
Auszeichnung Bonprix: Bonprix wins the "Merkur Award" in the category "online"

February 2012

Auszeichnung Otto Group: The CR Report of the Otto Group reaches the 10th place among German largest companies at the IÖW/future-ranking and is number 1 in the sector Trade/Clothing
Auszeichnung Otto Group: The Otto Group Annual Report 2010/11 wins the Mercury Silver Award in the category "Annual Reports - Overall Presentation"
Auszeichnung Baur: The German Institute of Service Quality and the news channel n-tv price Baur as the best online shop and give the Service Award 2012 to the company
Auszeichnung Limango: Test winner in the category "Shopping Clubs" of the German Service Awards 2012 based on a study of the German Institute of Service Quality and the news channel n-tv
Auszeichnung Otto Group: No. 3 in Potentialpark’s annual Online Talent Communication (OTaC) Germany ranking 2012

December 2011

Auszeichnung OTTO: The online shop is the most popular site 2011 in the category of shopping, according to a survey by market research firm MetrixLab

November 2011

Auszeichnung OTTO: Gold at the International Corporate Media Award for Two for Fashion in the categorie "Online"
Auszeichnung Otto Group: For the new corporate website, the Otto Group gets Silver at the International Corporate Media Award in the categorie "Online"
Auszeichnung Blue Yonder: Blue Yonder gets the Cyber Champion Award 2011/12
Auszeichnung OTTO: OTTO wins gold at Econ Award 2011 for the "PR-marketing of the Facebook model contest" with the winner "Mr. Brigitte".
Auszeichnung UNITO: Primus Award for the "Comeback of the year" of Quelle Österreich
Auszeichnung Otto Group: The Annual Report is No. 3 in the ranking of the ‘Private Public Award’

October 2011

Auszeichnung OTTO: No. 2 in the 'Employability Awards 2011'
Auszeichnung SportScheck: Winner of the special award "Multichannel 2011" with the campaign "We do sports. What are you doing?"

September 2011

Auszeichnung Otto Group: Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, receives the International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award

July 2011

Auszeichnung OTTO: Winner of the OnlineStar 2011, category "Best Fashion- and Lifestylesite"
Auszeichnung Otto Group: Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, is awarded the Heinz Sielmann Ehrenpreis

June 2011

Auszeichnung SportScheck: "Retailer of the Year" in the segment "Sports and Leisure"
Auszeichnung OFT: A study of the German institute of service quality and TV station n-tv named Otto-Reisen as test winner of travel areas

May 2011

Auszeichnung Otto Group: Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, receives the Walter-Scheel-Award
Auszeichnung Otto Group: Thomas Voigt, Director Economic Policy and Communications at Otto Group, is awarded the SignsAward for ‘Innovation’ by Journal International and the ‘Signs’ partners and is named ‘Zeichensetzer des Jahres’

April 2011

Auszeichnung Baur: No. 2 in the ‘German Service Awards’
Auszeichnung bonprix: ‘Handeln ausgezeichnet 2011’ (Excellent Retailer) distinction from the verdi. Hamburg service workers trade union, ‘Retail’ category
Auszeichnung Mirapodo: 3rd prize in the category ‘Efficient Communications’ at the New Media Award 2011
Auszeichnung OFT: is the top scorer in Computerbild’s test of online travel portals
Auszeichnung SportScheck: No. 2 in the ‘Lifestyle & Health’ category of the German Service Awards 2011

March 2011

Auszeichnung Alba Moda: No. 1 ‘Top Online Shop for Over 40-Year-Olds’ and No. 4 ‘Attractive Platform for Women’s Outerwear’ in the ‘Online Retail 2010/2011’ survey carried out by the trade magazine Textilwirtschaft
Auszeichnung OTTO: No. 2 at the Service Oscars – Winner in the retail sector in the ‘Germanys Most Customer-Focused Service Providers 2011’ contest
Auszeichnung UNITO Versand & Dienstleistungen GmbH: No. 2 in the ‘Austria’s Most Customer-Focused Service Providers 2011’ contest
Auszeichnung Crate and Barrel: CEO Barbara Turf wins Lifetime Humanitarian Award from the Housewares Charity Foundation

January 2011

Auszeichnung Phi-t: Bronze in the Process Optimisation category of the ‘TOP PRODUCT FOR RETAILERS 2011’ contest
Auszeichnung Witt: ‘Excellent’ score and seal of approval for Customer Satisfaction, from TÜV Rheinland 2011, for the Customer Service department
Auszeichnung Witt: Named a ‘Top Company’ with seal of approval by the employer rating web site
Auszeichnung Otto Group: Hans-Otto Schrader is named ‘Man of the Year’ by Horizont magazine

December 2010

Baur: Germany’s Best Online Shop according to ‘Euro am Sonntag’

Hermes: Hermes Logistik Gruppe receives the ‘Bat-Friendly Building’ seal from the Hamburg Conservation Agency

November 2010

Baur: is awarded the ‘TÜV Certified Ordering Process’ seal

Hermes: Hanse Globe, HLGD is the top scorer in Stiftung Warentest’s test

I’m walking: is awarded the ‘TÜV Certified Ordering Process’ seal

OTTO Japan: Best Store – Yahoo Shopping

SportScheck: No. 3 in the VDS Super Cup

Witt: Grand Prevention Award for occupational safety from the Retail and Merchandise Distribution Trade Association

Otto Group: Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, is awarded the UNESCO Children in Need Support Award

October 2010

Corso: is named Germany’s and Europe’s Best Online Wholesaler of the year 2010 – by the retail magazine zentrada.magazin and the retail network

I’m walking: Top scorer in the ‘ServiceAtlas Shoe Retailers 2010 – Competitive Analysis of Service Quality and Value of Service’

Küche&Co: No. 37 in Impulse magazine’s ranking of ‘The Top 100 Franchise Systems’

Otto Group: The Annual Report wins a ‘Private Public Award’ in the Storytelling category and is No.3 in the overall ranking

Otto Group: ‘Top Employer in the Fashion Industry’ according to the trade publication Textilwirtschaft

OTTO: (Vocational) Training Award for ‘Ich bin Otto!’, Silver Effie for ‘Geschenketauschrausch’ campaign

September 2010

3Suisses: Judges’ Special Award for best campaign at the Mail-Order Retail Congress Voted one of the Top 3 ‘Webshops of the Year’ at the Mail-Order Retail Congress Voted one of the Top 3 ‘Webshops of the Year’ at the Mail-Order Retail Congress

Baur: ‘Excellent Customer Service with Five Crowns’ certificate from SerciveRating GmbH

OTTO: FSC Global Partner Award

August 2010

Bonprix: No. 2 in a Nielsen survey to determine the ‘Most Popular Fashion Websites’ on the German-language Internet

Limango: No. 2 in the ranking of best online shopping clubs published by, winner in the ‘Performance’ category

July 2010

OTTO: BCP Award for Two for Fashion, Online-Star 2010 in the “Best Fashion and Lifestyle Site” category

Phi-t: No. 1 in the Data Mining Cup, Statistics Contest July 2010

June 2010

Crate and Barrel: Official Honoree at the Webby Awards

OTTO: JOY Trend Award in ‘Fashion’ from the jury of experts for its ‘melrose Model WG Jeans with Butt-lifting Effect’

May 2010

Otto Group: Intermedia Globe in Gold for the corporate film at the WorldMediaFestival

OTTO: New Media Award, Germany’s Most Customer-Focused Retailer – TÜV Rhineland

SportScheck: ‘Best Sports Equipment Retailer 2010’ – German Institute for Service Quality and n-tv

Otto Group: Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Otto Group Supervisory Board, is awarded the Theodor Heuss Award 2010

April 2010

Hanseatic Bank: ‘TÜV Service Tested’ with an overall score of 1.85 (B+) – TÜV Saarland Influencer of the year (StrategyCircle Handel)
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