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How does Amazon sell so many different things?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by SEOXpert2011, Jun 4, 2011.

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    Hi All;
    SEMrush
    It may seem like a silly question, but how does Amazon stock a gazillion items? It's unlikely that they would have an enormous warehouse containing everything. In thinking that they have partnerships with many retailers, how is that when it is shipped to me that the box is an Amazon box?

    Regards
    SEOX
     
    SEOXpert2011, Jun 4, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
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    nihangshah Prominent Member

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    SCALE! They have been able to utilize the economy of scale to do what they have done. They have hired many employees to enable to create what they have.
     
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    They do have some pretty huge automated warehouses. And a whole bunch of very smart people building very smart scalable infrastructure, which they make available for other companies to use. The are one of the biggest 'cloud' providers and after Google and Microsoft have some of the biggest server infrastructure in the world
     
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    You may not realise it, but Amazon does not have a shop on the street like other companies. This allows them to manage huge warehouses stocked with items ready for dispatching. One thing they do well is reordering of items - when they are selling fast.

    Another company that uses the same method is Argos - they don't have shops on the high street. Instead, everything happens from the stockroom.

    Be sure to read up on the link above.
     
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