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I like your attitude. — Steve Hoge on Oct 17
@HTE If you are a custom integrator please review the new custom program. It’s vastly different than the current claim based program you are referring to in your pricing models. As Dan Q from Amazon discusses in Jason Knott’s recent post,... — jds018 on Oct 15
JDS018 Installers who take on Amazon referrals will always be waiting until next time to make a better sale Here’s what I mean 1. Amazon prices a $100 job at $70 and pays out the installer $60. Also Amazon sells the product to the customer. Well at least... — Home Technology Expert on Oct 15
@HTE You too make some valid points and I’m not sure anyone has it exactly right.. not even Amazon. I wouldn’t call it “riding a wave” as much as I would say that this is a simple way to keep our competitors close. Think about it, if... — jds018 on Oct 15
JDS018 has also some great insight as a current Amazon third party integrator essentially suggesting to “ride the wave.” Amazon will take over what they want whether we like it or not and anything too custom will be left alone for the Cedia channel.... — Home Technology Expert on Oct 15
A third of Amazon’s overall retail biz comes from small businesses who affiliate with their marketplace. And most of those small businesses purchase items from Amazon for their families and businesses. Do you honestly believe that Amazon is going to shut... — jds018 on Oct 15
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