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2/17/2014

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tech4people
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Alibaba will have a hard time competing with Amazon in America
tech4people   3/10/2014 11:28:37 AM
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Guys,

And I know I speak for most Consumers here;Amazon has set a very high standard in this space today.

Its an area where Any upstart entering this market will have to compete super-hard to achieve any form of Success.

Also,Don't forget that Amazon is actually Losing Money today.Is this a viable Business Model in the Long-term?

I have serious doubts.

Sure its nice to scale and Scale Big;but if you don't have any Profits to speak of ;How are you Going to Pay Employees and spend cash on Infrastructure Upgrades?

I don't think Shareholders will always be so kind to Jeff Bezos as they are currently.

tech4people
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Re: ughh
tech4people   3/10/2014 11:14:18 AM
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Ariella,

In all Fairness,I know plenty of Consumers who swear by a particular set of Services which are'nt exactly Brand-Name.

The Problem(this can be both a Strength& weakness) with Brand Name Products & Services is that they tend to be the same wherever you go.

Then there is also the issue that most of these Services are operated by Franchisees today(whose standard may/may not be upto the market).

You need to keep experimenting until you find something you are Happy with(IMHO).

Regards

Ashish.

 

Ariella
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Re: ughh
Ariella   2/18/2014 2:01:30 PM
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@SP yes, to Shakespeare's "What's in a name?" we can answer a lot -- that can make the difference between marketing success and failure.

SP
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Re: ughh
SP   2/18/2014 12:30:29 PM
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I would wonder the reason behind the name 11main...Alibaba seems better..With the people prefering online shopping these days it will be helpful ...

FLYINGSCOT
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ughh
FLYINGSCOT   2/18/2014 10:34:57 AM
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I hope that is not a photo of JD.COM's Chinese HQ.  If so I would wonder about the quality of their products (only joking here)

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ughh
FLYINGSCOT   2/18/2014 10:34:57 AM
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I hope that is not a photo of JD.COM's Chinese HQ.  If so I would wonder about the quality of their products (only joking here)

Jacob
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Ali Baba in US Market
Jacob   2/17/2014 11:18:46 PM
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Wade, oho Ali Baba is behind this 11 main.com, that's new information. I thought 11 main is an independent C&F (Carry and Forward) agency, which is going to venture into online retail sales too.



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