Newegg Guns for Amazon
April 22, 2008 12:30 PM
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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
, 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
, 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
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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NY in the very near future
4/25/2008 10:59:04 AM
Are probably going to start buying in the local stores again, since the damn law passed that NYers have to start paying sales taxes on internet orders.
It's bad enough our taxes are high, just for living in NYC, you're already paying 10-20% more than the rest of the US for anything, food, clothing, don't get me started on bars, etc. and the only relief some of us lower middle class people have as an option is ordering online, tax free with lower prices. Although most of the stuff you have to pay shipping for, that can be the so called taxes. Now to pay taxes and shipping costs, and shipping costs are taxable as well, that's just going to raise prices so much, there are no more deals online. The end is near, and with CompUSA being closed, Circuit City on the verge of starting to close it's retail stores, there is almost no where to shop for good prices except for Best Buys. We're going to need a Newegg store, or a Fry's out here, fast.
Hey Fry's and Newegg, open up your retail stores here.
"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
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