Be Nice to Your Customers

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In other words, trust your employees. Respect your consumers. Both will reward you for it.

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Its the customer stupid! Amazon acquires

Today it was announced the acquired Zappos for 10Million shares in AMZN Stock and an immediate $40Million cash injection in AMZN stock and cash to Zappos employees editor phase 5 free download. The approximate cost to AMZN is $900Million+.

Guess the big question is why? Makes sense to us – its the customer stupid!

How many times have you placed a call to a customer service line and an automated system picks up; or received a branded email message saying Buy This but do NOT reply; or wished that the company had a twitter account so that you could tweet your positive emotions about their brand and come to find they don’t have one?  We have and it has irritated us to no end word herunterladen 2013.

Zappos (as we all know) is all about customer service and that is what (seemingly) Amazon is buying.  Amazon may have felt a little competitive threat from Zappos, but I think it was more about tapping into the “Zappos Culture” more than anything win 7 download kostenlos. Amazon identified this as a key to thrive in this new business economy.  Why not then purchase the company that understands it best.   By servicing the customer on every conceivable level Zappos has built extreme customer loyalty through facilitating a superior user experience and Amazon wants to be the premiere e-tailer in the world – a symbiotic relationship in cyberspace apps für filme herunterladen.

The key to this relationship is how Amazon takes over the reigns and what is done from a top down approach.  At this time, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is saying nothing is going to change and the relationship should be said like the jingle “Zappos and Amazon sitting in a tree…”

Time will only tell – but here are a few thoughts from Jeff Bezos on his take of his purchase download online storage.
What do you guys think?