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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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International orders
By anartik on 4/23/2008 1:26:24 PM , Rating: 2
Speaking as an emerchant that USED to ship worldwide from millisec... Its not worth the hassle or risk of reputation. Most of the orders go well but I had many lost once in customs or delayed by customs for no good reason for weeks or even months. Add to that rediculous fees and taxes if they do happen to snag your order. I've had problems all over Europe and Canada was always a problem. So when customs screws it up and/or tacks on large fees who do you think the customer blames? The merchant to the point of doing a CC chargeback. Call me stupid but with the new streamlined priority mail to Canada I am considering shipping to Canada again for my new business at least on a trial basis.




“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls

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