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Old 30th Jun 2020, 18:17
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Free delivery is a fact. Yes, it will have a direct effect I the bottom line Seller A to Seller B. But if Seller A can buy 100 widgets and sell them in a day with 10% mark up he may make more money than Seller B selling 10 of the same widgets in a week bought in at a lower discount. He needs to improve his direct margin through delivery costs.

You only have to look at widgets on Amazon. You can pay a slightly higher cost for next day delivery for a 79 membership fee or at a discount, probably not next day, for a delivery fee. Your direct cost is probably the same although Amazon gains that 79 but gives you other benefits too.
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