The Unconventional Way to Hire Top Web Developers Used by Zappos

By September 13, 2011Web Development

The Unconventional Way to Hire Top Web Developers Used by Zappos

Ron Peled 9:56 pm

This is not a long and detailed article on how sophisticated they are, instead this article is short and surprising. If you are doing work in the eCommerce world, you may have heard of the huge acquisition of (by Amazon) that was announced a few years back. The acquisition was something like $1.5B. Anyway, recently the more I study the more I realize how their site simply has almost everything in the right place and right proportions for optimized online sales. So, whenever I am working on the home page of a new client or modifying sections of templates of existing clients, I look to the best online websites and study what works. To make a long story short… if you look at the Response Headers of’s homepage, you will find this line:

X-Recruiting: If you’re reading this, maybe you should be working at Zappos instead. Check out

If you do not believe me, check for yourself… So simple yet clever!I got a kick out of this one, ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you do to!

Here is the screenshot when I saw it:

Ron Peled

About Ron Peled

Builder of things. Builder of teams. Passion: eCommerce & Marketplaces. Magento expert. CTO Mentor.

One Comment

  • Most people who are creating their websites only go with design. They don’t actually take into account usability and setting up the site the most effective way to make or aid in the selling of product. Creating a site is one thing but getting in front of the competition and the difference between making a good amount of money and A LOT amount of money can be by optimizing the sate for sales.