Hello from the CEO!
March 19, 2013
Spring and the end of the first quarter are just days away now, so it feels like a good time to give you a quick update on our progress, as well as a sneak peek into what’s in store for the rest of the year.
As hard as it is to believe, it was only a year ago that we were up and running in Sweden, and had just started beta testing in Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Today we’re in full commercial mode in seven countries, including the U.K., Germany and Spain, and more are coming soon.
Of course, we haven’t done this all on our own. First and foremost, you iZettlers, and partnerships with some of the world’s most prominent banks, retail brands and telcos – including Banco Santander, Deutsche Telekom, EE, DZ Bank, Nordea and Telia – in many respects, have been the fuel in our rocket booster.
I’m sure you also saw that last month we started shipping our new Chip & PIN reader designed for businesses with frequent or high-value transactions. It joins our original Chip & Signature reader in our growing lineup of options for taking and making card payments with smartphones and tablets.
As a result of all these factors combined, we’re now growing at about 3,000 new iZettle users every day, which is truly amazing.
And the year is young! We have a number of exciting new features ready for release shortly, quite a few new countries on the horizon, and a completely new service in the wings that really puts the social into our social payments moniker.
But I don’t want to spoil the news. I’ll be back to you very shortly with some great announcements.
In the meantime, don’t hesitate to drop us a note, either via email, or on Facebook or Twitter. We very much welcome your recommendations, good ideas and success stories.
Thank you for trusting us with your business and spreading the word about iZettle. We take that trust very seriously and are committed to supporting your success every day.
Until next time – best wishes,
Jacob de Geer