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October 26, 2009 11:52 ET

ShopToEarn Grows Customer Support Center With Eco-Friendly Culture

ShopToEarn Support Center Grows Into a Customer Support Powerhouse Servicing 90,000 Shop To Earn Representatives From New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Office in Baltimore, MD

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - History proves every recession produces great ideas. In 1939, at the height of the Great Depression, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard launched Hewlett-Packard in a garage in Palo Alto. One of HP's first customers was Disney -- another Depression era startup.

In 2008, Erin Welsh, Shop To Earn's Director of Operations, went to work with her brother Pat Welsh in his new eco-friendly direct sales company, ShopToEarn. Erin set up the STE customer support shop out of her home office basement. With the network marketing company growing exponentially, it was an exciting time for Shop To Earn and Erin recalls the challenge to serve the growing needs of representatives across the country especially multi-lingual customers.

Today, Erin and her team, including cousin ShopToEarn Director of Customer Support, Heather McDade, welcome the motivation of being the support center for a multi-million dollar company in stride. The support center now resides in a spacious 3,000 square foot office in the historic Canton area of Baltimore. Fourteen highly trained Shop To Earn support center agents work with STE representatives to resolve shopping discrepancies, compliance, renewals, refunds, and commissions -- by phone, email and the support ticket system.

ShopToEarn's Customer Support Core Objectives:

1.  Educate with Accuracy
2.  Create Self Sufficient reps
3.  Positivity
4.  Fairness
5.  Patience
6.  Timeliness

"We have a great staff, behind the scenes, with systems in place designed to meet the needs of Shop To Earn representatives," says Erin Welsh. "ShopToEarn is experiencing explosive growth and we are very excited about all of the new improvements to our website."

Shop To Earn's rapid growth -- achieving retail sales of $30 million and paying out $1.5 million in cash back incentives -- includes an expansion into the Latino market. Before, Erin reached out to a group of bi-lingual STE representatives who acted as the in-house interpreters. Now, she has several bilingual ShopToEarn staff members who communicate in multiple languages including Spanish, German, Russian, French and Korean.

The culture of service extends beyond the support request ticket. Committed to the green revolution, the Customer Support Team makes a conscious effort to recycle, drinks Aquasana filtered water, and has their ShopToEarth orders frequently shipped to the center so they can familiarize themselves with the earth friendly products sold on the site. A fellow employee treats staff to Yoga sessions two to three times per week and they even have a pet fish named Eartha.

"Customer Support is the liaison between Shop To Earn representatives and the Executive Team," says Erin. "One thing you can count on, when you contact Customer Support, you are always heard. We strive to respond to all inquiries within 48 hours."

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