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Our experienced and successful team has created the solution technology for the retail audience. We are signing up new customers on a weekly basis with our enterprise-grade innovations for small and medium sized business. Our retail solutions are ready for both an individual shop and the larger enterprise as a whole.
We see vacant retail stores everywhere, shopping centers without customers. Retail Coin stops the trend of small businesses struggling to survive. We’re creating a new future where your nephew and my cousin will have the opportunity to set up their own business. We empower retail stores to increase customer retention.
Our advisory board and management team have a strong record at large companies with strict security policies including Microsoft, ING, PwC, National Police, Nikon, Oracle. We will join the ICO Governance Foundation and operate in a pro-active manner and in consultation with governments and auditors.
Investments with the investor in mind
In the current retail market, we identify 3 different levels of need for digital and online (loyalty) solutions. Starting with local and regional retailers with smaller budgets, up to international brands and businesses who have already invested large amounts into digital applications and such.
Our goal is to steadily move up from Tier 3 to Tier 1 as shown in the graph above, while never neglecting our already existing clients. This is how we want to realize an even more relevant market position for Retailcoins. We aim to do so in accordance with the three phases visualized below and explained to the right.
After having concretized the concept of Retailcoins, we started approaching the group most in need of digital help: local and regional retailers. The enthusiasm we then experienced among retailers exceeded our expectations. Local and regional retailers were excited about the opportunity of a personalized loyalty-app for the affordable price of 50 euros a month, and went on to sign multi-year contracts with Retailcoins. Our clientage now consists of what would be considered smaller, local and regional retailers (Tier 3), and individual franchises conducting a retail shop under the name of a larger business (Tier 3). What we found out during this phase was that about half of all our clients acquired at this time, had had no loyalty program implemented at all until we came along. Retailcoins is not only innovating the way loyalty programs work, it’s also broadening the industry as a whole.
In order to enlarge our clientage and more importantly, increase relevance, we start approaching shopping centers. With our applications designed especially for shopping centers, shoppers are now able to collect and redeem their loyalty points throughout the entire shopping center. These applications are built in a way that individual retailers are presented both distinctive as well as recognizable. Retailers are thus able to advertise their own identity, and at the same time profit from the shopping center’s growing attractiveness.
These shopping center applications include retailers of different significances, from e.g. one-man companies (Tier 3) to national supermarkets (Tier 2) and international businesses (Tier 1), these all co-exist in a shopping center, and consequently in our app. By implementing these apps, the tiers in the graphs as shown to the left are contracting, and accessing larger businesses (Tier 1) is becoming significantly less complicated.
Large brands and businesses (Tier 1) will be empowered to integrate Retailcoins in their own loyalty applications through an API. This means large businesses are able to profit from extra turnover generated by Retailcoins shopper loyalty, without having to make – financially unappealing – major changes to their existing applications. This leads to smooth adaption of Retailcoins and subsequently to international recognition.
With RetailCoin we are going to enable seamless collaboration when it comes to customer retention! With RetailCoin you are going to save and redeem loyalty at your favourite retail stores. Easy and enjoyable.
With our apps and RetailCoin we’re providing every retailer with the strength of mobile applications and revenue-increasing technologies. Customer retention has never been this powerful.
Loyalty is about real money. Retailers have to trust each other. Blockchain enables this trust so that efficient collaboration between different businesses will become the standard.
A well working loyalty program usually requires a large part of the retailer’s budget. RetailCoin provides loyalty for everyone, including the smallest of retailers. Blockchain reduces customer retention costs significantly.
Our mobile platform is built on React.Native, the technology Facebook uses. We’re scaling out our technologies across thousands of retailers in Europe!
RetailCoin is built on our existing customer base. We’ve already supported over 1 million transactions, a figure increasing by the minute. We sign up 3 – 8 retailers every week.
My name is Hugo Leijtens and I am the architect of the Retailcoin. I’m a globally awarded technologist and I have a great deal of experience in working with large companies as well as smaller ones. My passion for technology enables me to solve real-life challenges by utilising modern resources. I’m a creative nerd at heart and a passionate product designer. I help customers embrace technology, day in and day out.
I’ve always been interested in technology. I got my first IT job when I was 19, at the beginning of a new millennium. As one of the most innovative product developers around, I received my first global award. The MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for being one of the top 5 engineers in the world for Windows Media Center technologies. Thanks to my acquired knowledge, I landed a job at Microsoft. As a result of my innovations in Cloud Technologies, I was awarded second best engineer in the world, number one in EMEA. Being only 28 years old, I considered this the beginning of a career, but also the end. I decided to pack my backs and move to China. There, I founded my start-up Nexocial and built a unique product to enhance Social Enterprise Collaboration. In between, I was also the first one to engage in competition with the iPad, by inventing the nPad. After I sold Nexoscial and spent a sabbatical with the Taoist Monks in the Himalaya, I was headhunted by Nikon Europe and appointed Head of Direct Sales and Marketing technologies. Having worked for Nikon for a few years, my inner entrepreneur got the better of me. I had realized that corporate environments aren’t really for me, and I decided to once again start doing the things that truly spark my enthusiasm. Nowadays, I gain energy from helping retailers successfully integrate digital technologies with their existing loyalty programs to increase revenue.
Digital MKB was born in the barbershop. ‘Did you bring your loyalty card?’ the hairdresser asked me. No, I didn’t, but it got me thinking. In a world of relentless digitalisation, why do these quickly lost stamp cards still exist? I started building an application that would come to the retailer’s aid by digitizing existing loyalty programs. While building the product in consultation with several retailers, I started to uncover the various complications they experience. Naturally, I began integrating solutions (Retailcoin!) that relate to the wishes and needs of retailers throughout different markets, and offer them the opportunity to realise a visible increase in turnover
Of course! We’re based in Tilburg and we’ve recently opened our second office in Poland. We’re more than happy to show you around and have an in-depth conversation about the investment opportunities we offer and the mission we pursue.
Absolutely. Here’s a list of articles about me and my accomplishments.
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Leer kwaken in Azië, maar wordt geen eend
Ondernemer kiest strategische route om bureaucratie te voorkomen
Omgaan met Chinese bureaucratie
Een witneus kan geen deal sluiten
Hoe vind ik personeel in het buitenland
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Hugo is a globally awarded technologist with almost 20 years of experience at Microsoft, ING, Nikon and multiple startups. He is a serial entrepreneur who has the ability of grasping complex technical concepts and translating them into useful technology.
Gijs is a sales manager with great experience in the retail industry. His persuasiveness and passion for engaging with clients motivates many retailers to join us in our journey.
Antoine is an experienced sales director who used to take responsibility for Oracle Cloud Sales in Central and Eastern Europe. At the moment, Antoine takes charge of getting customers in Central and Eastern Europe on board. He is the director of our office in Poland.
Salsabil is our designer who puts his efforts in creating unique apps on a daily basis. Using modern layouts aligned with the wishes of the retailers, Salsabil creates beautiful designs that make our customers stand out.
Ahmet is the driving force behind the success of our customers. He takes pride in thoughtfully listening to individual retailers and ensuring their feedback is carefully integrated into our product. Although new in the IT world, he is learning quickly.
Wilco is a talented programmer who spends his time on Blockchain, smart contracts and react technology. With great devotion, he makes sure all technologies are up to date and functioning properly.
The youngest member of our team. Aron knows how to communicate in a millennial fashion. Always online and truly enjoys creating content for our customers and investors.
Martijn likes interacting with customers, but he likes closing contracts even more! A natural-born salesman who is passionate about our project. He knows the market and understands our customers.
Richard and Hugo have worked together in China for many years. Nowadays, Richard runs an investment firm named Chenel Capital in Shanghai. He interacts with Chinese Investors every day of the week. With his existing relations, he is dedicated to get the Chinese investing in European Retail.
Senior Software Developer with extraordinary knowledge of diverse software. Domagoj has worked on quite a few successful projects. He is ambitious, hard-working, and most of all, a real problem solver. Confront him with a challenging issue, and he won’t let go until the perfect solution is found.
Software Developer with experience at ambitious application building platform Shoutem. Slavko develops the software required for the rollout of our concept. His care, commitment and skill amount to a well balanced and user-friendly product.
Talented developer who principally works for ambitious application building platform Shoutem. Putting his talent to use, Ivo takes great pride in coding software that contributes to the perfect development of the Retailcoin.
Senior Advisor for Digital MKB and RetailCoin. His experience includes executive roles at ABN AMRO,
Ericsson, ING and more, i.a. director of civilian support at The National Police in The Netherlands. He
is a strategic thinker and a bridge builder with a large network.
Advises on our value propositions and business models. Part of the Executive Leadership Team at Microsoft Netherlands, most engaged Marketeer 2015. Currently Strategy Designer at Business Model Inc. Highly energetic people person. Passionate about Blockchain and its opportunities.
Bas started out in business appraisal for PwC in the EMEA-region and Russia (1991-1998), and continued as a strategy advisor, interim manager and contract negotiator in public transport, first with the Dutch Ministry of Transport (1998-2001) and then for the Dutch transport operators to set up the first nation-wide mobility card, the OV-Chipkaart (2001-2008). Since 2009, Bas is CEO of ACCEPT Institute, an EU supported initiative to introduce Account-Based Traveling across all European Public Transport schemes.