Announcement follows new product updates and promotional push for the holiday season as company celebrates 15 years of sharing best deals
Nov 14, 2014, 10:00 ET from Slickdeals
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Slickdeals, the largest consumer-driven deal sharing platform today announced it is has been listed on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America. Slickdeals has seen 282% growth over the last five years, and is poised to successfully navigate its 15th holiday season – the most active time of year for the millions of people who use Slickdeals to find the best holiday deals.
"We appreciate the recognition by Deloitte as this has been an incredible time of growth for our business," said Josh Meyers, CEO at Slickdeals. "We are seeing the result of our team's hard work to continually improve and grow the best deal sharing platform on the Web. The people who use Slickdeals, love it, and are telling their friends and family."
Every day, thousands of people post deals to the Slickdeals website or mobile app that they have found either online or in-store. Then millions of people see the deals and can vote them up or down and comment, given their knowledge of related deals or the retailer. Slickdeals expert Deal Editors, monitor all of this activity and promote only the best deals to the Frontpage of the website and mobile app.
Over the next six weeks, the company will see its largest level of annual activity during the holiday shopping season. Since the beginning of the year, the Slickdeals team has been working to improve the consumer experience, including a major update to the popular Black Friday site section and Black Friday mobile app (which complements the evergreen Slickdeals mobile app with nearly two million installs).
For the 15 days leading up to Black Friday, Slickdeals has combined the company anniversary and the peak time of year for retailers to engage shoppers via a unique resource, launched this week at www.slickdeals.net/slickdeals15. For the first time in the company's history, it is advertising on national cable and satellite television with smart and engaging 30-second spots to drive awareness of the benefits Slickdeals can make possible this holiday season. In addition, Slickdeals has partnered with Emmy-nominated TV host and author, Robyn Moreno for money saving tips during the holiday season.
About Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year (2009) operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year (2013) operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 Web site, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte LLP.
Founded in 1999, Slickdeals.net is a free, user-driven deal-sharing site with a mission to provide consumers an avenue to collaborate and share information in order to make the best shopping decisions. Slickdeals is the largest deal-sharing platform on the Internet, and with the help of its community, has saved members over $2 billion. Slickdeals has done this by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools. The company prides itself on being user and community focused, never allowing paid placement for Frontpage deal listings