Competing With Nordies
Nordstrom has built a reputation for customer service. Nordies (Nordstrom staff) are not your standard batch of cheap hourly labor, oh no, Nordies do something quite extraordinary – they elevate the shopping experience. The book Made to Stick lists a few stories:
— The Nordie who ironed a new shirt for a customer who needed it for a meeting that afternoon
— The Nordie who cheerfully gift wrapped products a customer bought at Macy’s
— The Nordie who warmed customers’ cars in winter while they finished shopping
— The Nordie who made last-minute delivery of party clothes to a frantic hostess
— The Nordie who refunded money for a set of tire chains — although Nordstrom doesn’t sell tire chains
You might convince yourself online shopping is all about convenience but are you doing enough to make your site sticky in customers’ minds?