This year we posted a monthly turnover record, among other achievements we’d like to share with you.
As 2015 winds to an end, it´s time to look back at where we’ve been, see if progress has been made in the right direction, analyze our missteps and, above all, reflect and try to learn from both the good and the bad.
As we reflect on the last twelve months we realize that there have been many more good things than bad ones, and that 2015 was a great year for JIOrings.
Through our daily efforts we achieved some important milestones that we’d like to share with you in this post. We are proud of all the progress that we made, a source of satisfaction infusing us with newfound energy and inspiring us to persevere in our main mission: offering the quickest way to find a seal.
ARKAITZ AND SILBIA, ON THE TEAM
Joining our team this year were Arkaitz Gojenola, our Sales Director and JIOrings’ most “visible face,” and Silbia González, our Marketing and Communications Director. It is no coincidence that Arkaitz and Silbia are first among the 2015 highlights we’re going to share with you. At JIOrings we assign great importance to our human resources. Without skilled and, above all, motivated people working with us, nothing would be the same, and we wouldn’t be where we are. Our thanks to everyone, in advance.
NEW PRODUCTS, A COMMITMENT TO DIGITAL MARKETING, AND A NEW WEBSITE
In 2015 we also bolstered the marketing of certain new products, such as silicone plugs for wooden barrels, adjustable to the different diameters of the bungholes used. We have also begun selling our seals to individual buyers through the Amazon platform.
In the latter endeavor and others related to online marketing we are being assisted by the digital consultancy firm Weroi. With their help we have come to appreciate how the Internet offers our company attractive business opportunities, which spurred us to revamp our website, improving usability so that visiting our “virtual home” and placing orders is much simpler for our customers and new users.
INTERNATIONALIZATION AND RECORD SALES
We want to keep growing, improve every day, and serve more and more customers around the world, which led us to recently participate in the Intergune Fair in Bilbao, a forum exposing Basque companies to the whole range of internationalization services. We examined these interesting opportunities and talked with the SPRI (Basque Business Development Agency) in different countries to find out first-hand about our market’s dynamics in them in order to evaluate potential business dealings in the future.
Thanks to all this (well, in addition to other things I don’t want to bore you with, but which are just as essential, like our daily efforts and determination), in April we posted a monthly billing record. It didn’t last long, however, as in September we beat it.
VIP SEATING AT THE SAN MAMÉS STADIUM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
Things are going well for us, and the first thing we thought about was to how share that success with our customers and suppliers. We are well aware that without them and their trust JIOrings would not exist. We often say “thanks,” but we wanted to go a step further, so we came up with the idea of reserving VIP seats at San Mamés to invite them to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience (culinary too) while forging ties and getting to know each other a little better.
JIOrings is the quickest way to find a seal, and our goal for 2016 is for that to continue to be true. With our work, and your help, it will.