| 8:21 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I like how it's a big deal because it's a company outside the inclusive nerd herd of "Silicon Valley"...
the internet doesn't begin and end in California
Just because everyone in California has a blog that talks about websites (cough cough Techcrunch) doesn't mean they're the only people making websites... GSI is a $750 million dollar company [google.com]
| 8:56 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
My crude analysis of this is that the only winners are GSI and Exel the logistics partner.
TRU -- They're going to miss Amazon's upselling engine.
Amazon -- Lets see how quickly they can replace the inventory before xmas.
| 12:07 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|based in that small Pennsylvania town near Philadelphia |
King of Prussia is about as much a small town as Sunnyvale and Cupertino. Its a major suburban area.
| 7:03 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I'm out on the Great Plains, so don't really care where the companies are located physically -but it sounds as if I'm going to have to pull a lot of amazon affiliate links on one of my sites 'cause the products they're linking to won't be there anymore.
| 8:59 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
GSI is huge
| 1:04 pm on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
YES. We have been trying to sign TRU for years and I'm glad it finally came together. We also launched NFL back in April which was a much more quiet partner launch. Q4 is going to be insane this year though. We will be launching some more partners this year too.
| 12:24 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
So essentially this will be much more transparent than when I go to toysrus.com and pull up amazon... I will be actually using the toysrus page to buy things from them but the backend is done through GSI... is that assumption correct?
I am glad that amazon is not going to be handling them anymore, I am not actually a big fan of the user interface for amazon, I know I may be in the minority there, but I just never liked the way it displayed the products and reviews for each...
Maybe this will be a much needed improvement.