But the quality of products purely depends up on the manufactures and not by the vendors.
@Jacob, agreed but I feel Amazon should make sure that the manufactures who are selling through the portal should meet some basic quality criteria. This would greatly increases the buyer confidence because they know that the products they are buying through the portal have passed quality tests. Return and refund policy is great but that will mean lot of effort and waiting for the buyer.
Anandvy, am a regular customer for Amazon.com and I brought many items by online including my laptop and Tablet. So far I hadn't faced any problem and issues. But the quality of products purely depends up on the manufactures and not by the vendors. Amazon is only an online facilitator and in case if we are not satisfied with the quality of product, Amazon have a return and refund policy also.
Bolaji, Amazon is expanding its business across different domains and categories. Starting with books, now they are selling almost all electronic and computer items. AWS and Amazon supply are other examples. Moreover now they had started online business for local markets also. Junglee.com is one of such site for Asian countries.
This is very interesting news! Yes, I would like to have many parts from Amazon and their combo delas are very good. But alas, they do not many items outside USA, not to Canada too. If they include this, it will really be very good.
Hi David, That's correct. I omitted this in my report and should have added it. Amazon didn't just stumble into the supply chain business. It came in by buying smallparts.com and got the endorsement of people that have used the site in the past.
I would definitely use Amazon for parts. I have used them for years for other items and have not had any complaints. It does not surprise me that Amazon is venturing into other areas. This sort of thing is only going to help Amazon get stronger.
t.alex, Arrow and Avnet would be far ahead in terms of operating advantages vs. Amazon. What the online trader offers that may be different is its instant name recognition and the ability to serve a wider market with a wide range of products.
Amazon Supply is being aimed at businesses generally and not just at a segment of the economy. Both Arrow and Avnet serve the IT and electronic markets whereas Amazon is open to anyone who needs a fastener. Interestingly, purchasers at electronic companies buy more than components. They also run factories that require general parts and may find some of these on Amazon.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.