For your convenience, we have established a list of authorized on-line retailers. First they can specify extraordinarily long delivery dates, so that if one supplier hasn’t got it in stock they can source it from elsewhere; and secondly, they can send you directly to the external supplier’s website, in effect passing responsibility for the delivery to the other online company.
The name reflects the fact that retailers will be able to interact with customers through countless channels—websites, physical stores, kiosks, direct mail and catalogs, call centers, social media, mobile devices, gaming consoles, televisions, networked appliances, home services, and more.
Joe, I think you have hit the nail on the head once again, but it seems to me that the strict pricing that the publishing companies put on the books was originally intended to make sure the author was getting his fair share (at least in a perfect world) and also to help protect the company’s profits.
The one truly great thing that online retailers are doing for online shoppers is making it readily accessible and easy to use for just about everyone, and they way that they are making this possible is by allowing multiple languages to be used on their online websites, which makes it so that anyone’s native language can be seen and read on the online retailers website.
I find it highly hypocritical though when they then sell direct themselves at cut prices on those sites, which makes it harder for both the online seller and traditional bricks-and-mortar toy seller. The two major types of online service industries are financial services and travel services.