On Monday, December 5th, 2016, Vaimo received the acclaimed Gazelle Award in Sweden for the 6th year in a row by Sweden's leading finance and business magazine, Dagens Industri. The Gasell Award recognises companies with the quickest progress in Sweden, and expressly those firms who have organically doubled their turnover and show steady and progressive financial growth for the previous 4 years. This year, 900 companies in Sweden qualified for the renowned award, including Vaimo.
Vaimo’s annual Kick-Off is a deep-rooted company tradition that has grown organically along with Vaimo and our culture over the last 7 years. Vaimo held the very first Kick-Off in 2010 to mark the beginning of a new working season and to bring, back then, about 10 employees together to enjoy each other’s company while learning and networking. Every year since then, Vaimo has hosted the Kick-Off in Sweden, the home country of Vaimo's headquarters. But this year, we decided to choose another location as the largest concentration of Vaimoers is no longer in Sweden alone.
Are you still fretting over your holiday campaigns? We've got you covered. While the busy shopping season is a fantastic time to attract new customers with witty campaigns, your target should be getting more from your holiday customers later on. By understanding your holiday shoppers and what made them shop with you, you can maximise returns from them long after the sales season.
On October 13th, 2016, Vaimo Tallinn hosted 58 IT students from Ida-Virumaa Vocational Education Centre, the largest vocational school in north-eastern Estonia that houses about 1,200 students. The school provides education and training in over 30 fields, including computer technology. Our objective was to introduce the students to what we do at Vaimo, and the day-to-day life of working at a tech company.
The second day of Imagine 2016 opened with a bang, quite literally. The huge conference hall, filled with about 2,500 attendees, was engulfed in darkness as the buzz died down. The dark silence was soon broken by a single spotlight shining on a drummer onstage, which then shone on different musicians scattered throughout the audience, who stood up and performed one by one. Join us as we fill you in on Day 3 of Imagine 2016!
On March 18th, 2016, we held our seventh Vaimo Hackathon event that is open to anyone and everyone from all Vaimo offices. The theme this time was “Magento 2,” and participants were required to have Magento 2 up and running before the event. The teams needed to register their members, ideas, and then HACK - all day on Friday.
On Monday the 14th of March 2016, over 300 people gathered at the Quality Hotel Globe in Stockholm to participate in what, according to the organizer Nordic Web Team, is the first of hopefully more Meet Magento Sweden events to come. The event attracted students, business owners, contractors and suppliers who all came to learn the latest about the platform, get a foot in the industry or make contacts for possible future cooperations.
Alexey Rodyukov, UX Designer and Frontend Developer from Vaimo Tallinn, traveled to Riga, Latvia, on Feb 25th for UX Riga 2016 - the largest UX conference in the Baltics. Alexey most looked forward to the eCommerce portion of the day - a special workshop hosted by Vitaly Friedman (Smashing Magazine): Smart eCommerce Checkout Design Patterns.
Vaimo attended the Estonian eCommerce Conference and Awards event on January 28th, 2016 in Tallinn. Estonia’s top retail news site, Kaubandus.ee (owned by Äripäev), organised the event and nominated 34 eCommerce sites in 10 different categories to win the award for the most user-friendly online store in Estonia, with a separate winner for each category. The conference featured several speakers and concluded with the award ceremony for the nominees that we mentioned in an earlier post.
On January 12th, Nosto’s E-commerce Specialist, Jan Soerensen presented a webinar focused on conquering 2016 by surviving Q1 and setting a plan for the rest of the year. Jan illustrated the revenue drop that inevitably occurs during the first few months of the year with statistics gathered from Nosto’s large client base. He then shared a few tips on how to turn adversity into opportunity.
Estonia’s top retail news site owned by Äripäev, Kaubandus.ee, nominated 31 eCommerce sites in 9 different categories to win the award for the most user-friendly online store. On January 28th 2016, at a conference titled “How to Improve the Client Experience in Online Retail?” the winner of the most user-friendly online store in Estonia will be announced. In addition, a special acknowledgement for each category will be awarded. The finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges from the members of the Estonian eCommerce Union, which includes Märt Aab, Product Owner at Vaimo Estonia.