- Survey and expert evaluation earn Selfio top marks
Marburg, 6 May 2021 – selfio.de, the leading ecommerce shop within the Group of 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN: DE0005167902), was included in the ranks and files of Germany’s best online shops by the magazine COMPUTER BILD and the market research portal Statista. selfio.de is one of the top 25 shops 2021 in the segment “Home Technology”. The “technical quality” was rated “very high”, the “user-friendliness” is considered “excellent” by the testers. The company’s slogan “Do it yourself. But do it right” is the consistent central theme throughout the entire market presence of 3U online trading, which is one of the central strategic focuses of the 3U Group. Selfio GmbH achieved revenues of EUR 23.7 million in 2020.
“selfio.de places high value on technical quality and user-friendliness at all times. The independent tests now certify once again how successful we are with this – and we are proud of that,” Roger Moore, Managing Director of Selfio GmbH, is pleased to say. “But what distinguishes us from most of the competition above all is the high quality of advice. We reach out to customers and show them, simply and comprehensibly, how their project can be optimally successful.”
The longlist for this year’s ranking included 7,629 online shops. Marketplace providers such as eBay, B2B shops and shops with a purely foreign-language presence were eliminated. Shops that only offer digital goods, such as Audible, or focus on subscriptions or contracts, such as telecommunications service providers, were also eliminated. To qualify for the detailed study, the remaining shops also had to achieve a certain minimum reach or to have been among the Top Shops 2020.
A total of 79 criteria were examined in the detailed study. These included subjective characteristics such as the assessment of the appearance and clarity in an online survey. But objective features such as the delivery time and the overview of payment options were also scrutinised by the 15 independent testers. The list of the 750 Top Shops 2021 is divided into four categories: “Office, Technology & Media”, “Leisure, Games & Hobbies”, “Garden & Handicrafts” and “Food & Health”, each of which was again divided into several Segments.
Scorecard: “Technical quality” was rated as “excellent” for two of the top 25 shops in the “Home Technology” segment, “very high” for 18, and “high” for five. Ease of use was “excellent” for nine participants, “very high” for nine, and “high” for seven.
Dr. Joachim Fleïng
3U HOLDING AG
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Selfio GmbH is a provider of high-quality home technology systems and components with a focus on sanitary, heating, air conditioning (SHAC) and products such as under-floor heating, central and decentral ventilation and water management. Selfio supports home builders and do-it-yourselfers with professional planning services both for new buildings and for refurbishment projects. In addition, Selfio provides extensive video tutorials and product presentations and services for everyone along with technical advance calculations (quick layouts).
3U HOLDING AG (www.3u.net) 3U HOLDING AG (www.3u.net) has its headquarters in Marburg, Germany, and was founded in 1997. It is the operating management and investment holding company at the head of the 3U Group. It acquires, operates and sells companies in the three segments of ITC (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Renewable Energies and SHAC (Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology). The 3U Group has successful and profitable business models based on megatrends in all three segments. It continues to expand its business activities dynamically, particularly in its strongest growth areas of cloud computing and online trading, in which it is striving to achieve leading positions in the market. 3U HOLDING AG’s shares are traded on XETRA, Tradegate and on the German regional stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0005167902; identifier: UUU).