Amazon shipping faster than ever

Amazon shipping faster than ever

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nedm

Pembroke, MA

#1 Sep 12, 2012
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/technology/amazon-...

Faster delivery is going to occur soon. So even if you factor in the sales tax if amazon sells a product at the same price as lowes.com they might go to amazon for the faster shipping rate.

If shipping becomes next day or worse yet same day and has the same prices then customer traffic could decline.Of course they don't sell everything lowes sells but a fair amount is shared.
they can never

Mooresville, NC

#2 Sep 12, 2012
catch up to Amazon...unless they fire the IT folks they have now and hire some amazing Amazon techs. I shop there and always will.

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#3 Sep 12, 2012
Let's also not forget that corporate got rid of cost+10%, so what's the incentive now?

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#4 Sep 12, 2012
SuperFun9000 wrote:
Let's also not forget that corporate got rid of cost+10%, so what's the incentive now?
Why even use the discount card anymore-just ask for the same 10% anyone can give a customer.
DMxMD

Mooresville, NC

#5 Sep 12, 2012
SuperFun9000 wrote:
Let's also not forget that corporate got rid of cost+10%, so what's the incentive now?
What was the incentive for the company to play middleman between you and the manufacturer for a lousy 10% margin, which really ends up being a loss by the time you factor in all the overhead and labor costs to get it ordered and recieved? Answer: none.
Bird

Westland, MI

#6 Sep 12, 2012
I didn't realize that an employee incentive was supposed to make the company money. I thought it was something there to reward or help the employee. What's next? Are restrooms going to be for customer use only?
wenotme

Homestead, PA

#7 Sep 13, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
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What was the incentive for the company to play middleman between you and the manufacturer for a lousy 10% margin, which really ends up being a loss by the time you factor in all the overhead and labor costs to get it ordered and recieved? Answer: none.
The incentive is you get a happy and loyal workforce who appriciates that the company they work for will "break even" on the higher ticket special order items. Now you have a pissed off workforce who will just take that business elsewhere.
Furby

Mooresville, NC

#8 Sep 13, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
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What was the incentive for the company to play middleman between you and the manufacturer for a lousy 10% margin, which really ends up being a loss by the time you factor in all the overhead and labor costs to get it ordered and recieved? Answer: none.
What is the incentive for the company to pay part of the employee's health insurance premium? What is the incentive for the company to match our 401(k) contribution? What is the incentive for the company to offer stock at 15% off the market price? They lose money by doing each of these as well. Wait, don't give them any ideas or I'm sure these will disappear too.
DMxMD

United States

#9 Sep 13, 2012
Just saying.. you still get 10% off, which is the better deal on a lot of low margin SOS stuff anyway. The selling price after all discounts has to be a 21% margin or more for the old discount to be a better deal.
wenotme

Homestead, PA

#10 Sep 13, 2012
Yea I get 10% off just like every other numbskull that walks through the door...big f'in deal. Glad you could spare it for one of the schmucks that made you rich Sponge Bob Niblock.
Bird

Fenton, MI

#11 Sep 13, 2012
wenotme wrote:
<quoted text>The incentive is you get a happy and loyal workforce who appriciates that the company they work for will "break even" on the higher ticket special order items. Now you have a pissed off workforce who will just take that business elsewhere.
Don't forget about family as well. I've had several family members tell me directly that they will not shop at Lowe's after they found out Lowe's took away Spiffs and Commissions the way they did. It wasn't anything I told them to do, just something they decided to do on their own. In fact, an uncle of mine had more of a pissed off reaction to it than I did. He was in the beginning phases of a huge wraparound deck project. My uncle and I are close, so he always went to Lowe's to support the place I was employed at. But his statement after he found out about the cuts...."F**k Lowe's if they want to treat people like that, I will finish up buying my materials somewhere else". And boy did he, the majority of the roughly 6k that was put into his project went to Home Depot. He eventually had to buy some deck furniture at Lowe's, but he actually appologized to me for having to do so. I laughed and told him that I appreciate his support, but he didn't have to run himself ragged to avoid Lowe's, but he insists on it at every cost now.

My sister and brother in law also avoid Lowe's now if they can. They bought an expensive grill over the summer from another retailer. I told them that Lowe's would put a grill together for them if they bought it there, but, my brother in law's comments were "Nope, I won't buy it there, not after the BS they pulled on their employees, I would rather put it together myself dude". Again, I didn't tell them not to shop at Lowe's, they made that decision on their own. Family and Friends are the strongest ties we have on this planet, and mistreatment of one person is often considered mistreatment of all. If you screw over a family member, chances are, the rest of the immediate and close family will not be choosing you first for their purchases.

Heck, I have a few cousins that live 60 miles away that go to HD now. I only talk to them once a month or so, but they won't support it either. Again, nothing I told them to do, they were just rubbed the wrong way to the point that they decided not to support Lowe's anymore.
Devils Fan

United States

#12 Sep 14, 2012
What's to stop me from making my house a mini Amazon? Seriously.
Also, once gas hits $5 a gallon how long do you see Amazon staying in business? They won't mark up shipping to cover costs because then prices will equal what is in the stores.
Amazon is nothing but the old catalog stores of the 70's. They will have their fame then fade away. If not I'll simply assimilate. It's not us employees that lose it's the companies because some other company of some type will come along to employ us.
Nochance

Toronto, Canada

#13 Sep 14, 2012
As the sayings go

Bad news travels 9 times faster than good news

And

Bad news travels round the globe while good news is putting its shoes on.

I'm sure the dissatisfaction of employees, then families and friends, must have some effect!

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