In the pocket: the CIO Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year! The award was presented for the 'Sicher Bezahlen' solution that we implemented at eBay Kleinanzeigen. But this was not the only reason why Richard took away the judges’ breath. They were very fascinated about the vision behind our company and its international growth potential.
With Sicher Bezahlen, buyers and sellers can easily and securely trade on Germany's largest online marketplace as they are optimally protected. The solution is powered by Escrow technology, allowing Online Payment Platform to hold the payment in a third-party money account until both parties have fulfilled their obligation. For eBay Kleinanzeigen, Sicher Bezahlen is an important asset to increase trust in the platform and facilitate online payments for its tens of millions of users.
So far, we facilitate 170 marketplaces and platforms in Europe, but at the same time we still have a massive market to conquer. At the start of our partnership with eBay Kleinanzeigen, we also opened our new office location in Germany. This allows us to improve engagement by providing valuable answers to the needs of local clients. We want to make the most of the available opportunities we spot in this market.
In the meantime, we are working hard to further expand our borders. Both with the further development of innovative solutions and expanding towards new markets so we can once more, add phenomenal platforms, beautiful names to our customer portfolio.