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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Leap Day,
– 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
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.

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
To sign the petition to make Leap Day a national paid holiday, visit
To learn more about Zappos and shop this season’s latest trends, please

Established in
1999,, 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. currently showcases millions of products from over 1000
clothing and shoe brands. 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
More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership
program can be found at is a subsidiary of (AMZN)

About 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. 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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