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The world's largest computer etailer poises itself as an alternative to the world's largest etailer

Newegg, often heralded for its fast shipping times and high-tech shipping facilities, isn't happy with being the largest computer e-tailer anymore. 

The company today announced NeweggMall.com, a spinoff of the Newegg.com website and business model.  Like Amazon, NeweggMall gives smaller retailers an outlet to showcase their wares but uses Newegg's logistics tracking and content management system. 

The end result is, well, Amazon.  Consumers can buy from the NeweggMall site, and products are drop-shipped from the reseller.  Newegg takes a portion of the revenue from the sale, which it justifies by handling the portal and logistics.  Depending on category, that portion can range from 6 to 15 percent, nearly identical to the revenue share structure at Amazon.com.

Newegg Mall is also the same division that manages the EggXpert.com forum, a community of blogs and forums created to provide product feedback on products featured at Newegg.com.  Certainly this forum will also be used for the new categories featured at Newegg Mall as well.

Newegg representatives tell DailyTech the new marketplace will officially launch on May 27, 2008, though the site appears to be taking orders already.   More information is available from the Newegg Mall About Page



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RE: But...
By Znamya3 on 4/22/2008 1:40:39 PM , Rating: 5
I think it has to do with the "The American-Canadian War" started by the death of Kenny & the MAC (Mothers Against Canada) incident.


RE: But...
By mmntech on 4/22/2008 1:50:26 PM , Rating: 3
I thought it was because we went on strike for more internet monah, fwend. I buy most of my stuff through NCIX. However, they can be expensive at times. Electronics in general are overpriced here. You can get some cheap stuff from Direct Canada, which seems to be a subsidiary of NCIX. It's too bad there are no decent parts retailers out east. All we have in Ontario is Tiger Direct and Canada Computers. Both are terrible stores.

I don't think it would really cost these people like Newegg more to ship to Canada but I do think it being a relatively small market plays a part.


RE: But...
By Etsp on 4/22/2008 1:59:49 PM , Rating: 4
I ain't your fwend bhudday!


RE: But...
By UppityMatt on 4/22/2008 2:09:07 PM , Rating: 2
He's not your Guy Fwend!


RE: But...
By fuser197 on 4/22/2008 3:50:04 PM , Rating: 3
I'm not your buddy, guy!


RE: But...
By just4U on 4/22/2008 2:09:18 PM , Rating: 2
Hell no, They ship to Peurto Rico so not shipping to Canada doesn't have to do with our market size. Perhaps cross border logistic's or applicable taxes? I don't know.

As to NCIX. Overall they are quite good price wise. They offer some comparable deals to what you'd expect from Newegg but yeah... our higher prices overall make it seem that they are quite a bit more expensive.

I was reading a thread over there a few days back where a user was complaining that a American could buy the same CPU for $50 less and he was wondering when it would be comparable. A Ncix guy replied that you could get similiar pricing in lots of 1000 but that was the only way. Just some things are way more here and I've not yet figured out why it is. Taxes play a roll but there is more to it then that.


RE: But...
By just4U on 4/22/2008 6:23:56 PM , Rating: 2
hmmm scratching my head on the downrating ... Odd, I can't see where I typed anything that might be considered off .. ah well.


RE: But...
By mindless1 on 4/24/2008 11:27:59 PM , Rating: 2
You wrote hell.


RE: But...
By Desslok on 4/22/2008 8:33:39 PM , Rating: 2
Puerto Rico is part of the United States that is why they ship there.


RE: But...
By just4U on 4/23/2008 3:34:11 AM , Rating: 2
Well, they say you learn something new everyday... <grin> and I did not know that.


RE: But...
By HaZaRd2K6 on 4/22/2008 4:15:36 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, we're getting a lot better at CC. We've just started carrying more product from a bunch of high-end retailers. Although I will admit some of our product lines are sorely lacking (motherboards especially).


RE: But...
By bryanW1995 on 4/22/2008 6:03:06 PM , Rating: 2
what are you talking "aboot"?


"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain

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