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Online mattress-in-a-box brands: Why are there so many? - Curbed
“People ask me what it takes to get into this space,” said Bryan Murphy, founder and president of Tomorrow Sleep. “If you have a [Google] AdWords account [to buy digital ads] and you know a subcontractor, you can sell a mattress online.”
mattresses  business  economics  retail  adwords  online 
april 2018 by jm
Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)
Amazon has perhaps 1% of the US retail market by value. Should it stop entering new categories and markets and instead take profit, and by extension leave those segments and markets for other companies? Or should it keep investing to sweep them into the platform? Jeff Bezos’s view is pretty clear: keep investing, because to take profit out of the business would be to waste the opportunity. He seems very happy to keep seizing new opportunities, creating new businesses, and using every last penny to do it.
amazon  business  strategy  capex  spending  stocks  investing  retail 
october 2014 by jm
Boards.ie thread about iPhone 3GS shortages
YA set of "I got mine after queueing from 7.30am" posts. wtf Apple, this is a shambles
apple  stock-control  shipping  ireland  o2  boards  just-in-time  delivery  retail  not-very-good-at-this 
august 2009 by jm

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