Zappos + Amazon = The Future of Funk: Amazon has purchased Zappos
(but will this merger WORK???)
Think long term (5 year and 10 year time frames), put costomers first, obsess over customers, invention… investing your way out of a box… inventing for customers…. ok, I have heard enough. It is an interesting video that I think ANYONE who is into footwear (whether its sneaker or shoes) should be into this news. I do not know if this will be the right move for Zappos of Amazon (although I will admit that Amazon’s footwear selections are lame as hell), but if Amazon is right (and they sure think they are) we won’t know until 7 years from now because they are thinking “long term”.
The biggest thing I am interested in is what will happen to Zappos and its culture?