Rozenkelim.nl receives Gouden Admarkt Topaward
Amsterdam, April 10, 2014 - Rozenkelim.nl, web shop in oriental rugs, has today been awarded the Gouden Admarkt Topaward from Marktplaats Zakelijk. Rozenkelim owner Jeroen Slokker was able to change his company from five carpets in an attic room to a large showroom of more than 100m2 with clients from all over the country within three years, through the early recognition of trends and the rapid expansion of his name recognition through Marktplaats
Amsterdam, April 10, 2014 - Rozenkelim.nl, web shop in oriental rugs, has today been awarded the Gouden Admarkt Topaward from Marktplaats Zakelijk. Rozenkelim owner Jeroen Slokker was able to change his company from five carpets in an attic room to a large showroom of more than 100m2 with clients from all over the country within three years, through the early recognition of trends and the rapid expansion of his name recognition through Marktplaats. Rozenkelim.nl proves that e-tailers with a specialization in a niche market can achieve a lot of success, because the large web stores often do not include these niche products in their assortment. Marktplaats Business the Admarkt Topawards annually presents entrepreneurs who can increase their business success by effectively advertising and doing business online. Rozenkelim.nl received the award today during a festive ceremony in Amsterdam.
With the Admarkt Topawards, Marktplaats Zakelijk wants to stimulate online entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. Success is a broad concept: Marktplaats Zakelijk not only looks at resounding sales figures and associated profits, but also at original concepts with smaller budgets, such as Rozenkelim.nl. The company was founded in 2011 when Slokker and his wife took five traditional rugs from a holiday in Turkey and sold them through Marktplaats. Not long after, Slokker sold kilims in all sizes and colors from his attic. The attic room has now grown into a 100m2 showroom in Overveen, which also welcomes stylists from the famous living magazines alongside customers from all over the country.
Douwe Verberne, Head SME of Marktplaats Zakelijk: "The Admarkt Topawards this year for the fifth time and the growing number of entries and the professionalism of these companies we can see that online business in the Netherlands has become mature. It is a treat to read all these enthusiastic, inspiring and sometimes even moving stories. All contributors have made their passion for their work and show that with inventiveness, creativity, quality and an eye for the customer much can be achieved, even in this time. The stories also show that a lot of business success starts at Marktplaats. Rozenkelim.nl is distinguished by a great service orientation towards the customer, who can even try the rugs at home without any obligation. In addition, the specialization in a niche market ensures that the Rozenkelim.nl offer is larger, more diverse and cheaper than that of the larger retailers, with which they can strengthen their position in the market. "
Gold, silver and bronze
Besides the Gouden Topaward, Rozenkelim will receive an advertising campaign worth € 5, 000 at Marktplaats. The Silver Admarkt Topaward is going to Buitenkado.nl this year from Heesch. Owner Peter van Rossem sells everything for garden and terrace with his web shop, such as garden furniture, barbecues and trampolines. Despite the crowded market in this segment, Van Rossem is able to achieve an impressive result here. What is special is that Rossem managed to put such a company down at the age of fifty. Bronze is there for Zwaartafelen.nl from Amersfoort. Co-owner Frank van Reij knows - together with colleagues Martijn Reddering and Christian Gilles - to distinguish themselves from sturdy wooden furniture in the full market with special product lines with a unique face: tough, big and heavy.
Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs
This year, Marktplaats also received special stories from young, enthusiastic e-tailers. Twenties Stan Verhoeven from bedsupply.nl and Matthijs de Vaan from Estunt.nl received the Young Entrepreneur Topaward 2014 this year. Verberne van Marktplaats Business: "Bedsupply.nl sells bedding online and is a more than mature company with three young owners and twenty-five employees, all under 30 years of age. Although they win the Young Entrepreneur Topaward, they are already seasoned entrepreneurs. With this award we want to distinguish them because they stand for a new generation of young entrepreneurs who know how to translate the opportunities offered by commerce like no other to successful companies. "
Matthijs de Vaan from Estunt is a typical starter, his online store in second-hand electronics does not exist yet. He wins the Young Entrepreneur Topaward as an incentive prize, because in a short time, in addition to his studies, he has already made an impressive start with his webshop.