Winners of 2016 Blades Awards For Ecommerce Sites Announced by Miva, Inc.

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Miva, Inc.’s annual awards celebrating excellence in ecommerce sites announced at MivaCon 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Miva President, Rick Wilson

“The competition for this year’s Blades Awards was the strongest we’ve seen yet,” says Rick Wilson, President of Miva Merchant. “Ecommerce retailers are constantly innovating new ways to deliver incredible creativity and powerful functionality."

The best business websites of 2015 have been named at the annual Blades Awards gala ceremony, hosted by top-selling ecommerce platform Miva, Inc. Demonstrating innovation in design, user experience, efficiency, branding, and customization, the Blades Awards-winning ecommerce sites were all launched in 2015, and built with Miva Merchant software.

Winners were selected from thousands of submissions, which had been narrowed down to 12 finalists prior to the awards ceremony. “This year’s submissions were outstanding,” says Rick Wilson, President of Miva, Inc. “The incredibly creative and innovative sites built with Miva this year demonstrate the leading edge of what’s possible with modern ecommerce. We are thrilled to celebrate and encourage their excellence with the Blades Awards.”

Blades Awards trophies were given to winners on Thursday, March 10, during a live ceremony at MivaCon 2016. This annual gathering of ecommerce store owners, web designers, software developers, and online business icons was held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. The 3-day conference has been compared to a “Ted Talk” for ecommerce, and the Blades Awards are an influential marker for emerging trends in the industry.

Complete list of the 2016 Blades Awards winners:

Best Enterprise Site: 3Rivers Archery,

3Rivers Archery’s compelling introduction to the sport of archery combines easily accessed technical advice with extensive product organization.

Best Small Business Site: Niche,

Niche delivers a highly sophisticated presentation of hand-blown lighting design products with a strong modern design aesthetic and visual site navigation.

Best Feature: Plant Therapy,

Plant Therapy’s excellent use of a subscription purchase feature for essential oil and body care products services the unique needs of its audience and maximizes customer lifetime value.

Best Site New To Miva: shebeest,

shebeest’s colorful site is an outstanding showcase for the brand’s line of women’s cycling wear, as well as an informative community resource for the culture of cycling.

About Miva Merchant:

Miva Merchant, located in San Diego, CA, is a leading enterprise-ready, PCI compliant ecommerce platform. Miva software has been used by as many as 1 million online businesses since the company was founded in 1997. In addition to an elaborate suite of sophisticated management, merchandising, secure payment, and systems integrations features, Miva also offers its customers professional design and development services, plus dedicated hosting. For more information, please visit

For more information about MivaCon 2016, please visit

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