Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Buy.com has Been Busy! They are Selling on Amazon Also.

Thanks to my many readers out there who pass along interesting information. I'm still waiting for an eBay "Whistle Blower" to contact me, but I guess I will have to keep waiting.

This morning I received an email from a faithful reader, who noticed that Buy.com was selling on Amazon as well, as BuyNow Incorporated.

Honestly, I think this is a smart move on their part. Buy.com is really just a huge 3P Merchant in my view. They just started with their own website and then branched out into the marketplaces, as opposed to what most of us did - starting in the marketplaces.

I do think their move does signal a trend that is gaining momentum, where online retailers align themselves with the large marketplaces to continue to grow. I'm not sure who is next, but it sure seems like a large shoe retailer is a prime candidate for something similar.

Just my 12%

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