Avalara has initiated the “Gimme 5 Small Business Customer Spotlight" to recognize its customers.

The Gimme 5 contest celebrates a different customer each month. Customers can enter the contest by creating a one-minute video or a written submission describing how they use the time they save by automating their sales tax compliance (which can be up to five hours week, according to Aberdeen Research – hence the name of the contest), and then posting it to Avalara’s Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Each month, Avalara will select a customer who will win $5,000, a free one-year subscription to either Avalara AvaTax or Trustfile, and featured on Avalara’s blog.

The first winner is Play It Safe Toys Worldwide, an online store that offers specialty toys chosen for their quality, safe construction and play value. Each year, 4 percent of its prior year’s net profits and 4 percent of employees’ working hours are donated to children and family-focused nonprofit organizations.

“Customers have better things to do with their precious time than worry about tax compliance,” said Marshal Kushniruk, executive vice president of product at Avalara. “Gimme 5 gives us a chance to celebrate customers’ achievements. We’re delighted to help them grow their brand by leveraging Avalara’s brand and website traffic. Today, we’re excited to launch the Gimme 5 Small Business Customer Spotlight with Play It Safe Toys Worldwide.”

More information about Gimme 5 can be found here.


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