Apple rounding up abandoned shopping carts

Summary:A friend recently told me about his experience getting a follow-up phone call from Apple after not completing an online purchase.

A friend recently told me about his experience getting a follow-up phone call from Apple after not completing an online purchase.

He was spec'ing out a MacBook with some accessories and an iPod nano to take advantage of the back-to-school promotion at the Apple Store for Education but didn't complete the sale. After he saved his shopping cart he got a phone call asking him if he'd like to go forward with the order. A follow-up email from an Apple.com address came shortly thereafter.

Always being wary of Internet scams he called the Apple Store and it turns out that the address and phone number were legitimate and Apple often follows up on saved shopping carts with a phone call.

It looks like Apple is doing an impressive job at following up on lost sales opportunities.
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Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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