|08-15-2011, 11:44 PM||#1|
Lets go Broncos!
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Gensis Planet
California’s ‘Amazon Tax’ Already Proving a Bust
|08-16-2011, 08:02 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a van down by the river
You know Rick Perry's been in California pitching them Texas. California has always known this and STILL continue to double down on stupid. They deserve all they get, sadly.
|08-16-2011, 08:26 AM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2001
I wonder how this effects other distribution companies (Ala D&H, etc).
There's a lot of SMB's that rely on some of these distribution companies to "sell" more product. I know D&H has a warehouse in CA. Many items you order off of Amazon actually gets shipped out of a D&H warehouse (same with Wal*Mart.com & Newegg). It's just packed in the appropriate box and shipped out.
I don't know how many of you have worked in Sales/Marketing & Distribution - but it's pretty raw margins for things like video games & IT ware. (Margins are better on housewares, etc.)
A company like D&H signs a deal with a manufacturer - that catalog is then available to the "resellers". Those resellers than buy/sell the stock. Now, most places that do on-line sales do not even have their own stock. They have an "app" that feeds directly into the warehouse of their distribution company - so the distribution company basically is the "stock room".
Last edited by alkemical; 08-16-2011 at 08:28 AM..