Monday, January 4, 2010

The Amazon juggernaut keeps on growing

Here is a video clip of Amazon's UK distribution centre in Milton Keynes on the Guardian (UK) website which demonstrates how big online retailing has become. Originally Amazon started with books in 1997 and has steadily added other product lines, although it will only sell books, CDs and DVDs to customers in other countries. It is credited with putting paid to the (hopeless) Borders chain in the UK although its big discount requirements means many special interest publishers are reluctant to sell to them. Most transpress books are available on the Amazon US website (at prices above the equivalent in NZ), but not on the UK site.

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