Customer Service Heaven

I saw the following in my feed list this morning and since it dovetails nicely into a post I wanted to make regarding companies that offer great customer service, I decided to include it.

Amazon Could Buy Netflix, Says Analyst: "With web based entertainment seen as the future of video distribution, companies are racing to establish their dominance. Netflix is unsurpassed in its offerings, and that could make the streaming video..."

Every consumer has different experiences when it comes to dealing with various retailers and service providers. These experiences can be both positive and negative. In my opinion, what a company does in response to a poor experience is what really makes or breaks them. Let's face it, nobody is perfect. There will be times someone is going to screw up.

This will sound odd, but there are three companies (all online, go figure) who have made problem situations into something enjoyable. They are Apple, and Netflix. I won't bore you with the specifics in each case (you are welcome), but I do have to say that problems have been handled quickly, efficiently and, dare I say it, pleasantly. Granted, your mileage may vary.

So back to the post that triggered this. Amazon buying Netflix? That's just the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of online retailers as far as I'm concerned!

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season.  I have not forgotten that I started a blog (contrary to all appearances).  I will soon be annoying everyone with my thoughts and opinions.

What? Me Blog?!

Yes, I know.  Blogging is so five-years-ago.  What can I say, I'm just not a bleeding-edge kind of guy.  (That was me being facetious, by the way.)

The truth is, I have made the concept of a personal blog too complicated.  I have many different interests and I felt that I needed to write about just one of them.  Buy why limit myself?  If you are here reading this, then that means that you share at least one of my interests and maybe you can get something useful out of whatever it is I am writing about.  Even if it is simply a few seconds of distraction from whatever else it is you may have going on.

I have also noticed that in my day-to-day searches for information, whether it be work related or not, a large amount of knowledge is available in blog postings across this vast and noisy Interweb.  So this will be my contribution to that.

Let's start this experiment right now.