In the digital world we live in today, the word “innovative” has taken on a different meaning, as the Internet and the massive infrastructure of connectivity that encompasses often underscores the word itself. It’s easy to forget about that companies such as McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and FedEx (NYSE: FDX) were once reshaping their industries as innovators, so much so that they’ve grown into household names and global powerhouses.
Companies like Corporate Livewire task themselves with the goal of finding global innovators today that are either established and have not lost a step with the R&D to keep pushing the envelope or upstarts that are reshaping an industry. Each year, Corporate Livewire acknowledges these companies with an “Innovation & Excellence” award, distinguishing each company for their accomplishments and vision in their respective field. Global awards this year went to companies like Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google for its excellence in automotive engineering and Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) Oculus as best new product and service for the Rift virtual reality headset.
In the U.S., Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) was handed the award for luxury home building services and Zootly reigned supreme in the category for innovation and excellence in moving and logistics technology. Zootly is a private company that some have dubbed the “Uber of moving,” which is a simple comparative and not necessarily apples for apples on business models, but does speak to the potential that people see for this rapidly moving upstart (pun intended).
Zootly’s slogan of “moving made simple,” describes the company’s mission with succinct brevity. The company has built a network of qualified and vetted movers, which Zootly users can access through Android- or iOS-based applications. With a few simple clicks, residential and commercial users can locate a mover that meets their schedule (whether the same day or months away), receive an estimate, schedule a move and track the process of the move in real time, all from within the app.
Zootly first launched in the New York City area about six months ago and intends to continue the rollout nationwide and into Canada throughout 2016 and going forward. In a phone conversation with Heidi Davidson, head of communications for Zootly, Ms. Davidson told us that the reception to Zootly has been incredible. Safe to say that Davidson, who has held a number of senior leadership roles at MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY), has seen a number of products launched in her career and is a good barometer for measuring market acceptance.
“The interest in Zootly from all levels has been tremendous, especially for only launching in October,” she said during the phone conversation. “The company has quickly positioned itself as the market leader in a robust industry by filling a void in the logistics space that appeals to businesses and individuals alike. The early success is owed to the company’s leadership and innovativeness and functionality of the Zootly app. This award lends a great deal of credibility and validation to what we have to offer. We are excited and honored to be recognized with the award.”
Interested parties can learn more about Zootly and the Innovation & Excellence award by reading the complete press release below or by visiting www.zootly.com
ZOOTLY WINS AWARD FOR INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE IN MOVING AND LOGISTICS
Zootly, LLC (“Zootly”), a technology company transforming the moving and logistics industry, announced today that it has been awarded the “Innovation & Excellence in Moving and Logistics Technology award” by Corporate LiveWire. Launched in October 2015, Zootly solves a number of traditional moving and logistics industry issues through technology and superior customer service. Zootly has built the largest community of moving companies in the NYC metro area, with plans to expand across North America this year.
The Zootly moving partners are accredited and certified through the Company’s rigorous on-boarding and on-going vetting program. Anyone – business or individual – who needs to hire a mover, goes to the Zootly website or downloads the Zootly application and gets connected to qualified, professional movers for pre-planned or on-demand moves and deliveries.
Movers support Zootly because the service helps them reduce sales and marketing spend by bringing qualified moving jobs to them and filling their underutilized capacity. Customers win because they are getting trusted professionals, great rates, full transparency by following their move on the Zootly application, and the ability to pay right through the application.
“This honor validates Zootly’s approach to bringing the moving and logistics industry into the digital age by giving control to the customer through the Zootly app, customers can schedule any type of move efficiently,” said George Colwell, Zootly CEO. “We’re pleased that this award recognizes our innovation and is another example of the momentum building around Zootly’s strategy to provide a superior customer experience through technology solutions for moves and deliveries of all types.”
Elizabeth Moore, Awards Director of the 2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards Winners Guide said, “The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence award winners have not only excelled within their respective sector, but have also shown flexibility to adapt to industry changes. We are extremely proud of every single one of our winners and we look forward to seeing how they will continue to demonstrate their commitment in the future.”
According to the Corporate LiveWire organization, the judging panel considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate, setting its sights firmly on the most innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business. Each winner was chosen on merit and has shown excellence, innovation and strong leadership throughout their various activities over the past calendar year.
For more information about Zootly, or to inquire about becoming a partner, please visit www.zootly.com. To download the Zootly app, visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
Traditional moving services require a multi-hour booking reserved days, weeks and even months in advance. By contrast, Zootly, launched in 2015, deploys vehicles and staff on short notice via the Zootly app. Residential or commercial customers can then track movers and trucks from their phones to get instant updates. Businesses benefit from these services, which allow them to complete business moves or deliver their products or equipment efficiently without the costly overhead of owning trucks and employing delivery crews. Zootly works by aggregating underutilized moving vehicles and moving teams through its licensed, insured, experienced and customer service-oriented partners via the Zootly app. Zootly moves within a 100-mile radius of Manhattan.
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Company Name: Zootly
Contact Person: Heidi Davidson
Phone: (914) 441-6862
Address:214 West 29th Street, 17th Floor
City: New York
Country: United States