PayPal has been around for a while now. But did you know that this website does more than just make it easy to pay for products and services you want to purchase online? PayPal also likes to pay it forward by helping small businesses around the country. That’s what they did with their $10K Business Makeover contest back in July of 2017! Keep reading to learn more about this contest and how StageCoach Bags performed:
Last year, PayPal decided to help three businesses by awarding them with $10,000 each, as well as a technological makeover of their choice. The $10K Business Makeover Contest was designed to help businesses of all sizes who were looking to either start a new brand or grow upon their existing one. There were three separate categories for the contest, and one winner was chosen from each:
- Category One: offline companies that wanted to start selling products or services online
- Category Two: new companies that wanted help growing their brand
- Category Three: existing companies that wanted to improve or upgrade their online presence
We know it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game, that really matters—but it’s still fun to hear about prizes! PayPal awarded each winning business $10,000 cash that was transferred directly to their PayPal balance. Each winner also received an opportunity for a private consultation with a payment specialist from PayPal to help them understand how to improve the way their company handles payments. PayPal also provided each winner with their choice of a Shopify makeover for their company’s website or an upgrade to their back-office from Xero. And of course, each winner received amazing publicity by being featured on PayPal’s blog, website, and social media accounts!
We might not have won the PayPal contest, but we did place in the top 10 (and since they didn’t specifically say who placed where, we like to think we took home 4th place!)—which felt great! This contest awarded points based on a few different elements, including business need, originality and creativity, growth potential, and clarity of expression. Thinking about these elements helped us better identify our strengths as a company and figure out what areas we should focus on to make sure we are the best StageCoach Bags that we can be. Entering this contest gave us new motivation for building our online presence and providing the very best purses and customer service possible, which can help us achieve our ultimate goal of having the happiest (and most stylish) customers around!
No matter where we placed in the PayPal contest, you’re sure to feel like a winner when you buy a beautiful cowboy boot bag from StageCoach Bags! We have a fabulous selection of purses in many different shapes, styles, colors, and cuts—so everyone can find the perfect bag for them. Check out our website to take a closer look at our selection of vintage leather cowboy boot bags and subscribe to our newsletter for more updates about our bags and events we plan to attend.