No Monkey Business… PriceSpy’s Shop of the Year Winner Revealed

After what’s been another extremely challenging year for many New Zealand businesses, it’s time to wave goodbye to 2021 and end this year on a high.  With entries to PriceSpy’s Shop of the Year competition now closed for 2021, all reviews have been counted and verified. So without ado, can we get a drum roll please…..

Mighty Ape, Shop of the year 2021. Photo: Lindsay Stanley

Mighty Ape crowned chimpions in PriceSpy’s Shop of the Year Award

For a fourth consecutive year, we can reveal that online retailer, Mighty Ape, has been awarded the prestigious people’s choice Shop of the Year accolade – congratulations!

Gracie MacKinlay, Chief Sales and Marketing Gorilla at Mighty Ape, says:

“We were so excited to hear the news and as you would expect, with much of the team still working from home, a lot of celebration emojis were shared in our work chat channel."

“It’s incredibly humbling to be crowned PriceSpy’s Shop of the Year for the fourth year in a row. It means a lot to us, having our customers recognise our work that we are passionate about.”

Read the full interview with Mighty Ape

"Mighty Ape has once again shone through"

Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: 

“In what’s undoubtedly been a very difficult year, Mighty Ape has once again shone through, impressing PriceSpy users and continuing to deliver an A-star service that’s second-to-none. "

“Especially in a pandemic and across lockdown, a ‘normal’ service and experience isn’t always possible. But, Mighty Ape has maintained and upheld its core business values, offering great customer service and this hasn’t gone unnoticed."

“The Mighty Ape team should feel incredibly proud of what they have achieved, as this is their fourth consecutive year of being crowned PriceSpy’s Shop of The Year.  On behalf of our business, we’d like to say a big well done."

“At the same time, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the PriceSpy users who have taken the time to leave a review for this year’s Shop of the Year competition. Your ongoing support is invaluable in helping others seek out the best shopping experiences and we applaud you."

What is Shop of the Year and why is it so special?

In a world that’s been turned upside down by a global health pandemic, offering exceptional customer service is even more important compared to pre-Covid times.  Shoppers want to feel rest-assured they are buying from a reputable company and that their needs and requirements are put first.

As a service that’s totally dedicated to you, the shopper, as well as helping you find the best possible price for a product, we also feel it’s our duty to help you find the best place to shop.  Whether you’re looking to spend just a couple of dollars or thousands, we understand you need to feel confident about your purchase decision.

To help seek out the stores that deliver the very best service and experiences to shoppers, our Shop of the Year award gives the power back to PriceSpy users – so it’s up to you to tell us about the stores that have gone above and beyond in exceeding your expectations.

To submit an entry to our award platform, PriceSpy users need to leave a legitimate review about a store they have purchased from, sharing their overall shopping experience whether it be good and bad. These are then verified by PriceSpy HQ to decide on the overall winner.

As well as giving a shout out and nod of recognition to the stores that have worked extra hard for us this year, these reviews help other shoppers make more informed, clearer purchase decisions in the future.

Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett says:

“So, congratulations once again to Mighty Ape - and well done to all the other stores that have received reviews in this competition. Here’s to a great 2022!”

10 December 2021