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With Crabplace.com starting out of Greg’s house it’s no surprise that he was the company’s first Customer Service Agent. When available, and often in between doing other work, Greg would answer phone calls and emails helping people place their orders. When Greg’s brother Matt came on board, Matt took the helm of interacting with customers and making sure that they were satisfied, all while still shedding soft crabs and packing orders! As the company added more members to the team, customer service remained an all-hands on deck kind of thing. People would step out of their primary Crab Place role to step into help with the phones.


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Left to Right: Linda, Brenda, Rachael, Mercedes

When Crab Place moved to their home location on 504 Maryland Ave, it was here that a full-time person was hired. Today our team has grown to include four fantastic members who work hard to ensure every customer is satisfied with their order. In 2024 the Customer Service Department was renamed Customer Relations to better capture what our team is all about. Communication with our customers has always been a strength of our company; we pride ourselves on getting back to people promptly, especially with email. The service we provide has allowed us to bond with our customers, whom we often feel are an extension of our own family. We have people all over the country (a few over the world) whom we have built relationships with through what we do, and because of this we felt changing the name from Customer Service to Customer Relations better captured the heart of who we are.

 

Get to Know Our Experts!: Meet The Faces of The Crab Places Customer Relations Team Mercedes

Our Assistant Director of Customer Relations is Mercedes Y. With a background in the restaurant industry and home health, Mercedes had plenty of experience with meeting the needs of customers. She joined the Crab Place team in 2021 after taking the pandemic year off to be at home with her kids. She has been promoted three times since joining the company and currently oversees Human Resources and Customer Relations.


Check out what she has to say about the name change:


 “Customer Relations felt like a better fit than Customer Service because it really captures what we're about. We've really gotten to know our customers on a personal level (asking about their families, sharing stories, etc.) and for us, it's more than just taking orders. It's pretty amazing how many connections we've made all over the US. It's like we've made friends with our customers. And that's what sets us apart from the competition – we’re a business but at the end of the day, it’s about more than that; it's about building trust and genuine relationships with our customers.



Check Out What Our Team Says About Their Favorite Crab Place Products!


Get to Know Our Experts!: Meet The Faces of The Crab Places Customer Relations Team Member Mercedes
Get to Know Our Experts!: Meet The Faces of The Crab Places Customer Relations Team Member Rachael

Assistant Director of Customer Relations,

Mercedes Y.


My go-to is and always will be Snow Crab legs, but I also love our shrimp! It’s hard to pick. I love the Bairdi Snow Crab legs and always get some whenever we get them in. They’re always so much bigger than what you can find at any of our local grocery stores and taste so much better. And the Shrimp we source, it’s quality beats anything I can find locally 10 out of 10 times.







Customer Relations Manager, Rachael N.


My go to is simply crabmeat. I like to make my own crab cakes and soup with my Grandmother’s recipes, and they are absolutely delicious. I also love our Key West Pink Shrimp. They have a much sweeter taste than any restaurant or grocery store.


Get to Know Our Experts!: Meet The Faces of The Crab Places Customer Relations Team Member Brenda






Customer Relations Specialist, Brenda H.


With so many options on what to order it is hard to choose a favorite, but if I have to choose, my go to would be Maryland Blue Crabs! More specifically the Premium Male Hard Crabs, especially during the fall when

they are the heaviest. They are the perfect size, delicious and fun to share with friends and family. I also enjoy the Lobster tails. There are countless recipes that can be made with the buttery Lobster tails. My personal favorite is Lobster tails with Garlic Lemon Butter and Steak; Surf & Turf is my favorite date night dinner."



Get to Know Our Experts!: Meet The Faces of The Crab Places Customer Relations Team Member Linda

Customer Relations Specialist,

Linda B.


My go to would be Snow Crab legs! Especially our new Bairdi species. I’ve never had anything like it anywhere else. You can’t beat the size, taste, and cost! It’s great by itself, or in many dishes. But I prefer cracking the legs myself with a side of apple cider vinegar, butter, and old bay for dipping!





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carroll forsythe
Apr 17

We’re are you located at ? Looking good!!!

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The Crab Place
May 07
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We are located in Crisfield, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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