Move over Amazon, Zappos.com sells books!
When I toured Zappos‘ headquarters while in Vegas for ASW09, they handed out cool bookbags and let us pick out a complimentary book. Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos personally read and recommends every book choice. Since I finished reading my book, I tweeted this to Tony yesterday asking if he had a list online of all the recommended books so I could add some more to my library…
Tony direct messaged me today with this link:
I was not only impressed to receive a response from the CEO within 24 hours, but also impressed by what I saw when I clicked on the link! Not only were the recommended books listed, but with links to them for sale directly from Zappos.com!
Then being the bargain shopper that I am, I did some price comparison shopping on the “Most Popular” book titles…
Flipping The Switch by John G. Miller, $13.57 with Free Shipping (remember Zappos offers Free Shipping Both Ways on ALL orders). Amazon Price $13.57 Plus Shipping if you’re not an Amazon Prime Member.
See a trend here (besides Seth Godin’s association with cattle)? Yep, all the same prices. Coincidence? I think not. Being an Amazon Prime Member, I’m probably more apt to order from there, as I get Free 2-Day Shipping. But for those of you not as “prime” as myself, then ordering from Zappos.com would be the better option.
Now which book should I order first? Which books have you read yet?