I’ve been away for a while, working toward my master’s degree, and working in the world of publishing… hence my interest in the following infographic (which was provided to me by the folks at MBAOnline).
Amazon has been driving prices down to attract customers. It’s working, with a few cons: book publishers are losing money bigtime, and book buyers are being trained to think that books have a low value (let me tell you, as a person who makes e-books, each one takes time and is worth more than a measly dollar). On the other hand, Amazon is really good at customer service—and that is praiseworthy, especially in this world of faceless corporations and overseas help-desk call centres.
That last paragraph was an attempt to provide a few balanced thoughts on the big monster that is Amazon—and this infographic certainly doesn’t shy away from taking a side. But it also presents the perspective of business, which is a perspective I’m glad to see from when I can.
You’ll have to make up your own mind.
Created by: MBAOnline.com
They’s some crazy facts up in that chart, yo.
And you should maybe also watch a video or two about what it’s like in the Amazon warehouse. Weird, wild stuff.