Zappos.Com Celebrates Leap Day with Company-Wide Paid Day off, Inspires Employees and Consumers to #Taketheleap

Zappos petitions for national paid holiday to inspire adventure and achievement with extra 24 hours in the year

LAS VEGAS--()--In honor of Leap Day, Zappos.com – the online retailer known for customer service – is celebrating the extra day that occurs just once every four years in a big way. On February 29, 2016, Zappos is giving all employees a paid day off and launching a petition with Change.org with a goal of at least 100,000 online petition signers for Leap Day to be declared a national paid holiday. With one extra day in the year, Zappos hopes to encourage employees and customers to #TakeTheLeap by using the extra 24 hours to do something they’ve always wanted to do.

“One of Zappos’ core values is to embrace and drive change”

For the first time ever, the famously always-open Zappos call center will close for 24 hours, from 9 p.m. ET on February 28 through 9 p.m. ET on February 29, 2016 (midnight to midnight Pacific time), giving all employees an opportunity to make the most of this rare occasion and inspire spontaneity and adventure for all. Stories will be captured and shared across Zappos social channels showcasing how employees are using Leap Day to accomplish something they’ve always dreamed of or finally conquering a longtime goal.

“One of Zappos’ core values is to embrace and drive change,” said Tyler Williams of Zappos Brand Aura. “We believe this extra day will give employees the chance to live that value by doing something they’ve always wanted to do, and hope to inspire others to do the same.”

Inspired by the movement, two Zappos employees will fully embrace the sentiment of this extra day by taking the leap into marriage on February 29. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh will officiate the wedding.

To follow along with the Leap Day adventures, search #TakeTheLeap on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Zappos and its Operation Leap Day campaign, please visit www.Zappos.com/Take-The-Leap. To sign the petition to make Leap Day a national paid holiday, visit www.change.org/p/make-leap-day-a-federal-holiday. To learn more about Zappos and shop this season’s latest trends, please visit www.Zappos.com.

About Zappos.com
Established in 1999, Zappos.com, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com.

About Change.org
Change.org is the world’s largest social change platform and a certified B-corporation - a new kind of company using the power of business for social good. The company’s mission is to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see. As an open platform, anyone can start a campaign and immediately mobilize hundreds of people locally or hundreds of thousands around the world to create change, from stopping bullying in schools to ending acid attacks in India. Change.org is headquarted in San Francisco, and investors include Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and the Founders of LinkedIn, Yahoo, Twitter, and eBay.

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