Simply click to order and get to work – straightforward IT for start-up company Geschenke.de



Oh gosh, it’s Dad’s 60th birth­day next Sat­ur­day and I still haven’t got him a present!” Best start a search engine now, if you don’t want to give him after­shave or socks for the umpteenth time. It will prob­a­bly lead you to Geschenke​.de. “The online gifts mar­ket is enjoy­ing double-​digit per­cent­age growth. The mar­ket is frag­mented with many niche shops. Our meta plat­form aims to help guide peo­ple”, explained Sab­rina Beck, one of Geschenke.de’s two founders. The platform’s suc­cess proves that Beck and her busi­ness part­ner, York Fis­cher, were right. Since launch­ing the busi­ness at the begin­ning of 2016, the pair have sold over 750,000 items. A team of 20 peo­ple work for Geschenke​.de.

Order IT online: Sim­ple, quick, and fuss-​free

Tak­ing a fast-​growing start-​up com­pany for­ward calls for pro­fes­sional tools, espe­cially when it comes to IT. “I heard about IPD NOW through our con­tacts in the Ham­burg start-​up com­mu­nity. The idea of an IT con­fig­u­ra­tor where I can quickly organ­ise every­thing I need with a few sim­ple clicks sounded per­fect. Because quite frankly, I didn’t want to spend any longer than absolutely nec­es­sary on IT mat­ters”, recalled Sab­rina Beck. She already has enough to do refin­ing the online shop and iden­ti­fy­ing gift trends, not for­get­ting the huge amount of PR work required by a start-​up com­pany in the highly com­pet­i­tive con­sumer mar­ket.

24×7 sup­port for prob­lems

Geschenke.de’s founders ordered soft­ware licences via IPD NOW. “The whole process was just how I imag­ine order­ing is for my own cus­tomers: Find appro­pri­ate tools quickly, receive your order in no time at all, start using it – and then sit back and smile”, com­mented Sab­rina Beck. “I espe­cially like the fact that I don’t have to worry about instal­la­tion. The peo­ple at IPD NOW take care of all that for me. Even for updates, and if some­thing isn’t work­ing prop­erly I can get help quickly, regard­less of whether I phone dur­ing the day or in the evening.”

Focus on growth: IT grows with your com­pany

Sab­rina Beck is fore­cast­ing a 30% increase in sales in 2017. The team will also be expanded. The chal­lenge: “In HR, we’re fac­ing a highly com­pet­i­tive mar­ket. As an employer I need to offer an attrac­tive envi­ron­ment, espe­cially where work­ing tools are con­cerned. It’s good to know that I can order soft­ware for new employ­ees with just a few clicks – and that I can be cer­tain that every­thing will work when needed”, explained Sab­rina Beck.

IPD NOW is avail­able from EUR 16 per month, includ­ing 24×7 sup­port. Find out more.