It seems like Nordstrom's sort of invented the concept of having a personal shopper. Need to look that up so don’t quote me. As an IT guy I often take on the role of personal shopper for our clients.
Here's the thing about having a really great personal shopper. A great personal shopper really knows their client. They know their clients likes, they know their dislikes, and they know their clients relationships.
They understand their clients. in a very real and intimate way.
Believe it or not - that's a heck of a lot like being somebody's IT expert. If you're looking at getting your tech right, having a rock solid partner who understands your business in a very intimate way he will help you in more ways than you can imagine.
So how did I land on this whole personal shopper comparison anyway?
Well, I’m currently helping out one of our clients. I just spent the last little bit looking for solutions online, having a few online chats with different providers and making phone calls as I was doing research. I do this for products and services and all sorts of items for clients.
Matching requirements to the correct solution or options is what I do.
Sure it's more than just picking out that right handbag or letting you know about the latest pair of shoes. There's some technical know-how required to be an IT personal shopper.
Often what I'm providing his advice and information and not products. Either way it's always great and helps my clients to have a positive experience when purchasing tech.
The cool thing about what I was doing today was when I finally got down to comparing a few products and matching them to requirements I actually found a really great product that solved a major client issue for less than $20 a month.
It feels good to be able to tell someone that you found a solution to their problem. It feels even better when it's not a big dollar a solution.
So yeah, that's pretty cool all right.