LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WePay was recognized with seven Stevie® Awards in financial services categories in the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Friday night. In all, WePay took home four Gold awards, which is the top category, and three silver awards in recognition for excellence in sales and customer service.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world's top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.
The awards were presented during a gala banquet on Friday, March 4 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 500 executives from the U.S. and several other nations attended.
More than 2,100 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 11% over 2015. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 115 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 59 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Consulting Practice of the Year; more than 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
WePay won gold Stevie awards in Sales Growth Achievement of the Year, Sales Distinction of the Year, Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation, and Best Use of Technology in Customer Service. They won silver in the categories Sales Turnaround of the Year, Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year, and Award for Innovation in Customer Service.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the Stevie Awards, especially at a time when we're pushing hard to evolve our approach to sales and customer support," said Kurt Bilafer, vice president of sales and customer success at WePay. "It was a big year of change at WePay, but these awards remind us that the real key to success never changes. It's about serving our customers, and building the long-term relationships that help us both thrive."
"Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continue to grow every year, further validating the essential roles that business development, customer service, and sales play in business success," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The widespread support of this program made the 2016 competition that much more intense among finalists. The judges were deeply impressed by the winners' accomplishments and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation."
"Winning these Stevie Awards is a huge honor for WePay, and for the Customer Delight team in particular," said Tina Hsiao, vice president of customer delight at WePay. "Our users place an immense amount of trust in us when they choose us to handle their money. This honor comes as a validation of all the hard work we do every day to be worthy of that trust."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.
WePay is the payments partner to the platform economy. It processes billions annually for platforms including GoFundMe, Meetup, Care.com, FreshBooks, and Constant Contact. WePay protects partners from risk and regulatory exposure while supporting seamless payments experiences for their end users. The company was named to the Inc. 500 list in 2015 as 62nd fastest-growing private company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.wepay.com. Follow WePay on Twitter @wepay.
About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. A seventh program, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, will debut in April 2016. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.