SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTrade, #1 consumer rated warranty provider, today announced it was the recipient of two 2012 prestigious Stevie® Awards. It was voted Favorite Customer Service provider in the Financial Services category by the more than 250,000 votes cast in the 2012 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service, and received a 2012 Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service.
Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards was presented to honorees during a banquet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 27. SquareTrade previously won a 2011 Stevie® in the "e-Commerce Customer Service" category for the fifth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Since 2002 the Stevie® Award has been conferred for achievement in business to organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations.
"SquareTrade has always placed customers at the center of its business and we're extremely delighted to receive not one but two prestigious Stevie® Awards as recognition for our commitment to serving our customers," said Steve Abernethy, President and CEO of SquareTrade. "We are committed to providing our customers with a warranty service they can always trust will delight. This accolade goes to both our exceptional customer service team who always keep our customers' interest first and our unique technology platform that gives control to consumers to manage their warranties and claims hassle-free."
SquareTrade works with leading retailers to offer uniquely consumer-focused warranties to protect thousands of consumer electronics products and appliances, including iPhones and other smartphones, iPads and other tablets, televisions, laptops, popular video game consoles and digital cameras. SquareTrade consistently receives high rankings for quality customer service and its 5-day service guarantee.
Founded in 1999, SquareTrade works with top retailers to offer warranties that make sense with a no-hassle service to protect consumer electronics and appliances. SquareTrade's service is uniquely researchable with millions of customers who have consistently rated SquareTrade's service 5-star reviews. SquareTrade was named one of PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites of 2010, awarded BizRate's Circle of Excellence for 2010, and is the winner of the 2011 Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service. SquareTrade is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. Recently Bain Capital led a $238 million growth investment in SquareTrade. For more information, go to www.squaretrade.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Coloredge Los Angeles * New York, Competence Call Center, SDL and ValueSelling Associates.