To put it in the words of Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh: volunteer satisfaction is about “delivering happiness” first and great quality products second. Mr. Hsieh insists that his staff always try to establish an emotional connection with the customer rather than get them off the phone as quickly as possible. And he’s not joking: Zappos’ longest registered call lasted for 8 hours straight!
And there’s more: the consultant even helped the customer order shoes from another website when it turned out Zappos did not have the pair he wanted in stock. No sale was made. But you can bet your sweet bippy on it that customer will check out Zappos the next time he’s in the market for a new pair of shoes.
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