Blades Awards Nominee! - Benchmark Signs and Gifts Blog

2016 Blades Awards

Benchmark Signs and Gifts has been nominated as 1 of 4 finalists for Blades Awards Best Site New To Miva, for its highly interactive custom wood products ecommerce site. The winner will be announced live at the Blades Awards on March 10, 2016, during MivaCon 2016. An annual conference hosted by leading ecommerce platform Miva Merchant.

#MivaCon16 will be held on March 9th – 11th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, California. The 16th annual conference features a variety of talks by industry icons, hands-on workshop training, and a community-building exchange of ideas. Attendees include B2B and B2C store owners, designers, developers, and students of online business. The Blades Awards are a highlight of the gathering, honoring excellence in sites built on the Miva Merchant platform.

Benchmark Signs and Gifts grew from a popular ETSY shop into one of the premiere sellers of custom wood signs in America. The custom, hand-made aesthetic of the brand and its products is fueled by intense loyalty and input from customers. When building the all-new website, features which facilitate easy customer customization were woven into the DNA of the site, resulting in excellent customer service and satisfaction. is one of four finalists in the category Best Site New To Miva at this year’s Blades Awards. All of this year’s outstanding nominees launched their first Miva Merchant sites in 2015, making excellent use of Miva’s powerful flexibility and features to deliver highly creative and effective web stores. Other Blades Awards categories include Best Small Business Site, Best Enterprise Site, and Best Feature.

“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, benefitting the consumer and business alike. We are honored to partner with these sites, and thrilled to celebrate and encourage their excellence with the Blades Awards.”

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