Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Buy.com, Kingston Partner On Direct Shipping
Aliso Viejo-based online retailer Buy.com, and fellow Orange County memory manufacturer Kingston Technology said today that the two companies have partnered on a direct shipping effort, where Kingston will directly ship certain products ordered on Buy.com to consumers. The firms said the move is a part of Buy.com's effort to "go green," and is coupled with efforts to ship "significantly less packaging" along with those products. Fountain Valley-based Kingston manufacturers various memory upgrades, USB flash drives, and SD cards; the direct shipping arrangement covers USB Flash drives and SD cards. Similar arrangements are actually quite common for online retailers, who use "drop shipping" to streamline supply chain management and reduce shipping costs for certain products.