I’m not ready to say Amazon is evil or for that matter, must be stopped. But this is a good piece that presents the other side of the coin. Yes, Amazon is a great service. You can buy just about anything on Amazon now and have it delivered to your door in 2 days, free. Hard to argue with that kind of service.
If I was to open a retail store, I’d make sure whatever I was selling couldn’t be purchased for less on Amazon. And, I’d want price protection agreements with suppliers. Because let’s face it — any retail store is competing against Amazon now.
We use Amazon for just about everything, we’re hooked. We’re going to start getting off the nipple, because I think Amazon is doing more harm than good.
Business has started to adapt. Most online retailers offer free shipping and fast delivery now. I read somewhere that delivery services are popping up, to help retailers get their packages to their customers door. Amazon has forced change and the consumer wins. In this regard, there’s a plus to their model.
The bigger that Amazon gets, the wider the gap becomes for retailers to compete against them. Amazon is great at time and cost, but they leave a lot of gaps in service. So it’s not all bad news for retailers.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO is a tough guy. His quote that “Complaining is not a strategy” is flippant. But it’s also true.