"We were of course surprised to sweep all three awards because there were so many other great companies presenting. But we weren't totally surprised because we really do believe in our product"
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2012
CoffeeTable, the top-ranked catalog shopping app in the App Store, won the Best in Show - Judge’s Choice award at this year’s Under the Radar Mobile + Social Conference (UTR), a startup competition where 26 emerging startups pitched their business ideas to panels of important industry executives and investors.
In addition, CoffeeTable was honored in the Shopping category, winning both Judge’s Choice and Audience Choice awards, making CoffeeTable the winning innovator among its peers. CoffeeTable CEO, Ben Choi’s presentation of how the company is bringing the $270 billion paper catalog business to mobile devices resonated with the judge’s panel and industry spectators alike. Judges included Shane Guthrie, vice president of business development and multimedia solutions at Alcatel-Lucent, Sonny Jandial, marketing at Procter & Gamble, Christine Lagorio, executive of Inc.com, and Joe Simon, chief technology officer at Condé Nast.
“This is the first start-up competition we've participated in, so we were excited when UTR invited us,” notes Choi. “We were of course surprised to sweep all three awards including Best in Show because there were so many other great companies presenting. But we weren't totally surprised because we really do believe in our product, and think that others do as well.” Choi later added, “As a startup, every day is like a competition to do more, better and faster! Building CoffeeTable's product and business model from scratch, we spend a lot of time learning from our shoppers and retailers, so our daily challenge is to stay focused on creating a delightful discovery shopping experience that connects the right shoppers with the right retailers.”
The first “digital doorbuster”
CoffeeTable garnered its awards as it kicks off a holiday season where mobile commerce is expected to be bigger than ever. Just last week, CoffeeTable launched an iPhone version of the app, making it the only catalog aggregator app to bring its 180+ retailers to the iPad, iPad Mini, and the iPhone. To celebrate, CoffeeTable will be offering an exclusive “digital doorbuster” during Black Friday weekend - a free iPhone case from Body Glove with any purchase made on the app (while supplies last – details available online). Additional holiday promotions and deals can be viewed within a special “Deals and Sweepstakes” department in the app. For more information about CoffeeTable, please visit its website.
CoffeeTable is a free catalog shopping application for the iPad and iPhone, aggregating leading retailers and boutiques into a single app for a premium browsing, shopping and purchasing experience. Established in the fall of 2011, CoffeeTable has already earned a top spot in the Catalogs category in the Apple App Store, secured multiple rounds of funding and features over 180 U.S. brands including Express, Sephora, Merrell, Crate and Barrel, dELiA’s, West Elm, Harry & David, Lands’ End and more. CoffeeTable is financially backed and supported by RR Donnelley, the world’s premier content aggregator, distributor, and marketing services provider.
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