MivaCon 2013 Nominees for Best New Website of 2012

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By Miva | March 1, 2013



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Every year, we see innovative uses of Miva Merchant software, and we are looking to highlight these new ideas.  For the category of Best New Website of 2012, we are looking to identify stores that are new to Miva Merchant and will make all of the veteran storeowners jealous. To qualify as a “new website” in 2012, the store must have launched on Miva Merchant, or been migrated from another platform, during the calendar year.  We want to share and showcase these Miva Merchant store owners who have achieved excellence in E-commerce.  The winner will be announced at The Blades awards banquet during our annual conference on Thursday, March 7th, 2013.  The categories for nominations include Best Use of Social Media, Best New Feature, Best Design, Most Unique Marketing Promotion, and Best New Website of 2012.  Join us at MivaCon 2013!



The idea for ChicShave came to founder Dylan Curtis during a seemingly ordinary conversation with some of his girlfriends about the exorbitant cost and hassle of regularly buying premium razors and shaving cream from the drugstore.  ChicShave offers the solution – quality razors delivered to your door, every month, for less than the cost of purchasing comparable razors at your local drugstore.  The concept for the fun, retro look and functionality of ChicShave was created by Dylan and brought to life by a combination of efforts by Miva Merchant’s Professional Services Department and Kent Multer of Magic Metal Productions.  ChicShave has successfully taken an everyday item, made it stylish, and designed a website that encompasses that theme from storefront through checkout. 


Hertz Supplies

With a history of first-class customer service and offering only the highest quality equipment, it’s no wonder that Hertz Equipment Rental has been an industry leader for over 30 years.  This well-known brand sells thousands of tools and supplies, as well as offers multiple delivery options including convenient delivery to Hertz Rental pickup locations. was designed and developed by Miva Merchant’s own Professional Services Department.  The professional appearance and ability to guide customers through the entire website reflects the Hertz Supplies brand in a cutting-edge way. 


Bee Bald

BEE BALD® uses technologically advanced methods and ingredient blends, in their products, to provide the highest quality solution for the skin care needs of men with no hair.  BEE BALD® knows how to incorporate fun into the online shopping experience which is why, in less than one year, they have easily risen to the top of search engines and are now quickly selling out of their line of BEE BALD® MAN CARE PRODUCTS.  The sleek design and development of is a collaboration of effort between co-founders Dennis and Marcy Fisher, Ohio-based Dynamics Online, ande-Business Express


Lotus Sculpture

Lotus Sculpture founder, Kyle Totora, has long held a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of Eastern religious art.  Through Lotus Sculpture, Kyle works at expanding Western appreciation for this unique art form, while simultaneously providing the artists with access to a market never before available to them.  The new was designed and developed by Miva Merchant’s Professional Services team and has allowed Lotus Sculpture to expand tremendously. 



Pomades offers a huge selection of premium hair care and styling products for men, including brands imported from around the world.  Pomades is the third in a series of stores by Kugo Inc. with a focus on quality grooming for men.  The nostalgic look and feel of perfectly complements the first two sites in the series, and was designed and developed by Kugo’s in-house developer, and the site is also maintained in-house with assistance from Miva Merchant’s Professional Services.

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Miva offers a flexible and adaptable ecommerce platform that evolves with businesses and allows them to drive sales, maximize average order value, cut overhead costs, and increase revenue. Miva has been helping businesses realize their ecommerce potential for over 20 years and empowering retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer sellers across all industries to transform their business through ecommerce.

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