REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pricelock, the online leader in energy solutions for U.S. businesses, today announced that its website, www.pricelock.com, has won the Web Marketing Association’s 2011 "Standard of Excellence" WebAward in the energy category.
Now in its 15th year, the highly prestigious WebAward program searches the Internet for exceptional websites and awards the best sites in 96 industries. An independent panel of internet and technology experts judged more than 2,000 entries from 45 countries. Entries were judged on innovation, use of technology, interactivity, design, navigation, content and copy writing.
"We are thrilled to be recognized with the prestigious Web Marketing Association's Standard of Excellence award. Pricelock conducts energy auctions for some of the largest energy players in the country. These buyers and suppliers demand a platform that is functional, easy to navigate and performs flawlessly,” said Naveen Agarwal, CEO of Pricelock. “The WebAward underscores the innovative and engaging way our site leverages technology to provide new solutions that are designed in close collaboration with our customers. Pricelock.com has established itself as a benchmark for online energy auctions and all aspects of the site are streamlined from the initial registration to the actual auction and the winning supplier awarding process.”
“The level of excellence in website development continues to increase, constantly making the Internet a very competitive place to do business," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Each year the WebAwards receives amazing entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality. As the Internet evolves, so does the state of website development. This year the judges really stepped up the expectations of the site adjudicated. Winning a WebAward is a great way to demonstrate the effectiveness of your Web development efforts."
Pricelock, headquartered in Redwood City, CA, offers online fuel and energy solutions to businesses of all sizes. Pricelock Marketplace is the first customized, online energy-auction platform that allows utilities, electricity generators, government and large commercial and industrial companies to buy and sell both natural gas and motor fuels. Pricelock’s Fuel Price Protection plans empower small and medium businesses to control fuel costs in ways that were previously only available to large fuel buyers. Miles Ahead is Pricelock’s discount gasoline incentive plan, an innovative employee benefit program that helps U.S. businesses reduce their employee’s daily driving costs. Pricelock has been awarded the 2010 Rising Star Award of Excellence by Platts Global Energy Awards and the 2010 Risk Innovator ™ Award by Risk & Insurance. A full suite of Pricelock’s solutions can be found at www.pricelock.com.