We're proud and grateful! Last night, Speakap has won the ABN Amro Award 'Best Retail Innovation 2017' in The Netherlands. Our internal social platform has been praised by Dutch retail professionals.
The Best Retail Innovation Award is part of the concept 'ABN AMRO Retailer of the Year' and is meant for the most innovative idea in the Dutch retail sector. Independent judges nominated three innovations by judging their innovative capacity and applicability. After pitches of three nominees, the audience selected Speakap as the winner. 3DAboutme and Count3r finished second and third.
This award is a beautiful recognition of our achievements in the retail market. Our goal is to make sure that retailers, and other non-desk sector players, have the best internal communications environment possible. So that everybody is engaged and collaborating optimally, from the management to the front-line employees. Resulting in organizations that deliver top-quality customer experiences.
We have over three hundred customers, that account for more than one hundred thousand users. Our customers include, among others, Rituals, Media Markt, Pathé, Kinepolis, Schiphol, NS and De Bijenkorf. We started in The Netherlands and have expanded to Germany, Spain and Belgium. We will soon enter more markets.
On average, eighty percent of the staff members are actively using the platform within a month, said our co-founder Erwin van der Vlist during his pitch yesterday. "They log in three times a day." He considers the award 'Best Retail Innovation 2017' as a great support for further international expansion. We all do!