Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Staff Profiles: The People of Perelandra

One of the things that makes Perelandra so special is our wonderful staff! We are fortunate to have employees are from all over the world with very diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and they are instrumental in creating the "great energy" that our store is famous for. Our customers rely on our staff to answer their questions, help them find what they're looking for, suggest products and to be a friendly face in this big city. Get to know Dan, Perelandra's Sales and Inventory Manager, in this week's staff profile. He's the person responsible for all our great sales, so be sure to tell him what your favorite products are the next time you see him!

Name: Dan

Hometown: Loveland, CO

How long have you lived in New York City?
Almost 2 years

Length of time working at Perelandra:
Almost 2 years

What are your favorite products at Perelandra?

Brooklyn Bell Ice Cream- Salted Caramel: "All of their flavors are delicious, but the salted caramel is the best salted caramel ice cream I've ever had. It strikes just the right balance of salty and sweet."
Hope Hummus- Spicy Avocado: "I love guacamole. I love hummus. This combines both to create a spread like nothing I've ever had."
J.K.'s Scrumpy Hard Cider: "Not too sweet and easy to drink!"

What is your favorite thing about working at Perelandra?

"I love finding fun things to put on sale. I talk to brand brokers and work out deals, for example if we buy ten cases of something, I can negotiate a lower price per case and pass on the savings to our customers."

What's the most important thing you've learned since you started working here?

"Customer service. I've learned to recommend products, track down items if a customer can't find something, and most of all to be an attentive communicator. It's not just about helping people. It's making people feel like they've been helped." 

Some things we love about Dan:

"Dan goes above and beyond with tremendous frequency, and it makes him one of the most dependable and on point people around" -James

"Dan is helpful and humorous. He's like a big brother...with fabulous hair." -Hannia

"He's a very understanding guy. Great listener." -Derrick

"The Danager? He has a great giggle." -Lucy

"Dan is super committed to doing a really good job. He's really smart and very quick-witted. He's one of the best people I've ever worked with. He does whatever needs to get done." -Allison

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