Our mission & vision

With our expertise in technology and marketing we operate at the intersection between Online and Offline to connect customers and traders. 5.500 businesses in Europe are now live and we operate across 19 sectors.

Our mission and vision

With our expertise in technology and marketing we operate at the intersection between Online and Offline to connect customers and traders. 5.500 businesses in Europe are now live and we operate across 19 sectors.

Goal

We want to grow steadily and profitably in every dimension. We strive for our platforms to continuously grow organically in customers, traders and distribution channels. To achieve that we use our internal expertise in technology and marketing as well as our sales representatives and their respective networks. At the same time we think about inorganic growth and acquisiton of other platforms. We want to leave the acquisitions as autonomous as possible in their day-to-day business, strategically contributing our strengths. Our experience here have been consistently positive, the operative leaders recognize the added value of our experience. On many occasions we are contacted by founders of independent platforms, if we are interested in joining them. We always check this very carefully and sympathetically. Our mandatory prerequisite is the focus on the connection of stationary retailers.

We want to grow steadily and profitably in every dimension. We strive for our platforms to continuously grow organically in customers, traders and distribution channels. To achieve that we use our internal expertise in technology and marketing as well as our sales representatives and their respective networks. At the same time we think about inorganic growth and acquisiton of other platforms.

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We want to leave the acquisitions as autonomous as possible in their day-to-day business, strategically contributing our strengths. Our experience here have been consistently positive, the operative leaders recognize the added value of our experience. On many occasions we are contacted by founders of independent platforms, if we are interested in joining them. We always check this very carefully and sympathetically. Our mandatory prerequisite is the focus on the connection of stationary retailers.

Our mission

For a future, where stationary retailers and online-trade is connected across all economic sectors. Responsibility for the community is the base for our sustainable business success.
This fundamental understanding is rooted in The Platform Group’s history. Since 1882 our moral code is founded on social and economic actions within a global context, respectful treatment of third parties, leadership and social interaction.

Our vision

For a future, where stationary retailers and online-trade is connected across all economic sectors. Stationary online commerce should be present in all areas, as small local retailers will soon no longer be able to continue business without selling their products or services online. This is our starting point. We strive to exceed expectations to fullfil the highest demands of quality. We promote changes and innvation to come up with the best solutions. Cooperations on eye-level, precise and genuine collaboration motivates us to fullfil our tasks and decisions.

Our values

Our values are the pillars of our corporate culture. They justify the professional behavior we expect from all our employees. These values are the basis on which we employ our employees, develop them and recognize their performance. Our culture and our values contribute to fullfilling our mission. Talented and motivated employees are necessary to accomplish our mission to digitize stationary retail.

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passion

Passion

As our passion we understand our complete commitment to what we do – always keeping the mission and vision of the company in mind. This organization is a company of experts. This means: The Platform Group will always have the best possible talents for the upcoming project or tasks at hand – people who are passionate about their work, who know their field of work by heart and are highly motivated to achieve first-class results.

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Motivation

Motivation for us means constant drive with a lot of pleasure. We enjoy taking on new challenges. Our culture is an important component in achieving motivation. It gives us the security and stability we need to keep moving forward. We want to permanently expand our motivation. Since we founded Schuhe24.de as a StartUp in 2012 and were able to observe the development of the company, we take it as motivation to develop in the same way.

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Empathy

We strive to understand all points and demands made by our stakeholders. Customers, partners, employees, capital providers, analysts and communities with whom we interact – every single one of these groups has a right to be heard and understood. In order to effectively speak to all groups and serve all of them, we must be able to put ourselves in their situation. By satisfying all groups we create a collegial and transparent cooperation.

Transparency

We are very clear in the definition of our goals because we want every cooperation to be a win-win for every party. If all parties shall feel that their wishes are considered and their interests are met, transparency is necessary. With transparency one can build trust, which is very important to us as a company. Socially responsible business practices and a transparent way of working are the key to success.

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Responsibility

We ask our customers and other stakeholders about their expectations. What do they value? Which effects are actually important? We assess the results we achieve on the basis of said expecations – and convey our qualitative and quantitative progress promptly, objectively and valid. Our responsibilites also spread to broader social topics like a good neighbourhood culture, sustainability and equal opportunities.

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Expertise

As a group of online platforms in different branches of industry we offer a broad spectrum of digital services as well as a wide variety of expertise, seminars and abilites. Our employees stem from different economic sectors. We have established ourselves as a competent and able partner to customers and partners alike, from brainstorming to developing the first concept, the evaluation of retailers, the onboarding process and lastly the project execution. We recognize trends at an early stage and come up with innovative solutions.