Monday, April 25, 2011

Zappos, you need to change your dog

I love Zappos.  I have bigger feet than the average girl, and I live in a small metro area, so nearly all of my shoes come from Zappos.  A great selection, not having to slog to the store only to be disappointed when the salesperson looks puzzled when I ask for my size, and free shipping both ways means that I am a Zappos loyalist.

If you love Zappos, too, you'll recognize their "thanks for ordering" Pug.  
This smiling smashed-face dog appears with each confirmed order.




Yes, the Pug is cute, but  I have a proposal for you, Zappos.  

Rip should be your new dog.  

Why?

Because thanks to this smiling face, I have had to replace at least 5 pairs of shoes in the past six months.


Yes, Zappos, if you've noticed a sharp uptick in my buying activity over the past few months, you can thank Rip.

At first, he destroyed a couple of pairs of shoes that were on their last legs.  I used this as an excuse to replace them.  "No loss," I thought.  Then he destroyed my favorite pair of travel shoes.  Then my favorite pair of rain/snow shoes, then a good pair of work shoes.

Just think how shoe sales would increase if everyone had a Rip of their own.  Doesn't that deserve a feature on the Zappos website......?

5 comments:

  1. I have extra wide feet -- today another Zappo's box was at my Post Office. I love that company -- better try the shoes on before I say that. I think Rip would be a good choice as their mascot -- way cuter than the Pug and with more shoe leather under his belt.

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  2. I can't imagine losing 5 pairs of shoes to my dogs! Maybe I have extra stinky feet, 'cause neither one of my guys (even as a pup) have ever given my shoes a second look.

    Now my first Cardi back in the mid-80's....that's a whole different story! No shoes but a very long list of destroyed stuff!

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  3. Nick has a serious shoe fetish. I took a picture of him on Sunday napping on our fireplace hearth with three different shoes he was spooning with.

    I think Rip would be a most excellent ambassador for Zappos! Not to mention he is way, way cuter than a pug.

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  4. I guess I'll have to check Zappo's out--I haven't been there and I have big AND wide feet (great combination).
    I probably shouldn't admit to never losing a pair of shoes to a dog--no doubt tomorrow I'll find Zoey chewing on my clogs for the first time in her life.
    I would definitely vote for Rip to be the Zappo's spokesdog!

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  5. At our house, it's the pug that eats the insoles and the cardi's leave shoes alone (though Emma can occasionally be tempted by the plastic tips on the laces.) I say co-stars!

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