Avoiding the Holiday Shopping Crush
With the crush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday firmly behind us, we here at Happy Feet Plus have settled into the final push before the big day in a few weeks.
But the holiday shopping season is a little bit different with us. With a focus on health, relaxation, and downright tranquility, our in-store experiences are anything but uncomfortable, especially this time of year. We take pride in helping busy shoppers who drag into our stores at the ends of long shopping days. After telling us about their foot, knee, or back pain and getting a professional foot scan, these customers are then able to happily take a load off of their tired feet and sit back and relax while we serve up some of the healthiest and most revitalizing shoes that they’ve ever tried on. It is not uncommon for our customers to purposely wait until the end of their long, tiring days to stop in to see us, and many of them share their enthusiasm for our relaxing, hassle-free shopping environments.
Of course, for those of you who live outside of the Tampa Bay area, we also strive to provide a helpful, friendly online shopping experience as well. When you call our customer service department you’ll often speak with the same one or two knowledgeable individuals, and over time we take pride in forming great relationships with our online and telephone customers. And you’ll rarely, if ever, have to wait on hold more than a couple of minutes to speak with us.
And call us a bit old-fashioned, but we are not (and, to the best of my knowledge, will never be) open on Thanksgiving. We believe that employees who are allowed to live healthy and productive lives away from work will lead healthier and more productive work lives.
Overall, our goal here at Happy Feet Plus is to help people improve their lives through better foot health. It is in knowing that we are improving the lives of others that we take tremendous pride in what we do.
In planning this week’s blog, I was tempted to write yet another cautionary tale of Black Friday horror stories, but who wants more of that? Granted, it is downright challenging to find inspirational Black Friday stories (and by inspirational, I don’t mean this guy). Google “inspirational” or “happy” and “Black Friday” together, and you don’t find much other than the expected tales of woe. So, Happy Feeters, here is a challenge for you: share your happy holiday shopping stories with us! If you have a positive Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or other shopping experience please send us the details and we’ll pass it along. Let’s generate some healing and goodwill and help, at least a little, to turn Black Friday and the whole holiday shopping extravaganza back into a positive pastime once again.