Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. He had already been selling his products through his online store and about 180 retailers worldwide, including major online players like Lumens. We see a big see push online and changing consumer habits due to mobile,” says Mr Mouchawar. A deal would pit Wal-Mart against U.S. rival Inc , which has been expanding rapidly in a market that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has forecast will surge to $220 billion in value of goods sold by 2025 from about $11 billion last year. I suspect this is why Amazon can force the stores that sell the Kindle to only sell it for the price Amazon sets – as an aside, Amazon seems to think discounting is good for everyone else’s products, but not for its own. Never send money or give credit card or online account details to anyone you don’t know or trust and never by email. Propose a more novel approach and retailers will ask why, if it’s such a good idea, nobody else is doing it.
Your $1.25 example assumed the publisher charged Amazon $5.00 wholesale, and Amazon doubled the price to set retail at $9.99. And when the other distribution channels are no more, Amazon can raise their prices and start to make a profit on ebooks. Make an electronic version of your Wholesale Catalog inpdf form so it can be emailed to retailers in addition to giving it to stores in person.
When we are as established as you are (and we ALL want that!) then the rules may be different and I would gladly put my hand up and say you are almost certainly right, but there are many segments of the indie book market that you aren’t involved in that may well play by different rules, and in which the Agency model may actually prove a better fit.
Obviously what’s really great about being online is never knowing when you are going to have a sale, you don’t have to wait around in an empty shop for a customer and its pretty exciting when you first get started, to wake up to one or more Paypal notifications from overnight sales.
Bricks-and-clicks are companies that have a network of physical stores as their primary retail channel, but also have introduced online offerings. Merchants also risk fraudulent purchases if customers are using stolen credit cards or fraudulent repudiation of the online purchase.