My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #232

Blog # 231 I talked about Our founder Nick leaves Zappos. In this blog I want to talk about Another tour group for China departs in April

Zappos starts a new division called “PBZ” or powered by Zappos. We would help build a site for a brand then help them…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #231

Blog # 230 I talked about 2005 comes to an end and another China trip. In this blog I want to talk about Our founder Nick leaves Zappos.

February 2006, we start a Zappos shuttle service for our vendors to pick them up from the airport. It was a way…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #230

Blog # 229 I talked about Meanwhile back in Las Vegas then off again. In this blog I want to talk about 2005 comes to an end and another China trip.

So 2005 was a crazy year for me. I ended a 20 year marriage and traveled all over the…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #229

Blog # 228 I talked about Zappos factory tour group day two. In this blog I want to talk about Meanwhile back in Las Vegas then off again.

Back in Vegas, Lindsey joins the team in August as a Merchandising Asst. She would focus on our Juniors label Gabriella Rocha…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #228

Blog # 227 I talked about First Zappos Tour group arrives. In this blog I want to talk about Zappos factory tour group day two.

Everyone was feeling much better after a good night’s sleep. It helped also I promised no more tanneries to tour. Today we were going to…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #227

Blog # 226 I talked about my strength slowly comes back. In this blog I want to talk about First Zappos Tour group arrives.

So, a few months back Richard had this idea to have people from Zappos merchandising to tour the factories to see how shoes are made. We…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #226

Blog # 225 I talked about My night in a Chinese Hospital. In this blog I want to talk about how my strength slowly comes back.

The next day I stayed at the hotel to just rest. I ordered room service and just took it easy. I was slowly getting…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #225

Blog # 224 I talked about when Zappos creates the offer during NHT. In this blog I want to talk about My night in a Chinese Hospital.

I mentioned In the last blog I was going to go to my favorite restaurant in the hotel even though I was by…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #224

Blog # 223 I talked about Back in Vegas for a hot minute. In this blog I want to talk about when Zappos creates the offer during NHT.

NHT or New Hire Training required all employees to undergo a 4-week training course on how CLT works. The first 3 weeks…


My Journey in the Footwear Industry that lead me to Zappos #223

Blog # 222, I talked about Our first Quality Control tour. In this blog I want to talk about Back in Vegas for a hot minute.

I get back to Vegas and am extremely jet lagged. It’s a 15-hour flight and a time change to boot so it takes a…

Michael Normart

I’m a Senior Director at Zappos.com. This is my journey in the footwear industry and the lessons I learned along the way. Blog Site: https://solemanstudios.com

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