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Booktopia named Business of the Year at Telstra Business Awards

Online bookseller Booktopia has been named New South Wales Business of the Year at the Telstra Business Awards.

The judges said they were impressed by Booktopia’s ‘leadership in warehouse innovation, genuinely caring about the wellbeing of its staff and investing in automation to drive business efficiencies’.

‘The business is fearless in taking on Amazon in the online book retail space,’ said awards ambassador Vicki Brady.

CEO and founder Tony Nash said that while Amazon markets itself as ‘the everything store’, Booktopia focuses on its strengths by being one thing to one specific group of customers. ‘Our vision is to be Australia’s bookstore, and we’re achieving that by focusing on our customers and making them the centre of decisions and our ecosystem,’ said Nash.

Booktopia also won in the Medium and Making Waves category, which is open to businesses with an annual turnover over $3 million and under 200 employees.

This is the second time that Booktopia has been awarded at the Telstra Business Awards, after the retailer won in the medium-sized business category in 2014. It was also a finalist in 2016 and 2017.

For more information about the awards, see the website.



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