Customer base and average discount on
May 30, 2012 3:00 AM   Subscribe

Two questions based around I would like to know, probably rough, figures for customer base and the average percent discount they have on books.
posted by dazzle to Shopping (1 answer total)
Apologies for not answering the question, but i think you are unlikely to get any definitive answer for this unless it's directly from a source at Amazon - which is unlikely. You could google some business blogs as they often talk about Amazon's supposed user base, but I am not sure how they collate those figures.

As for the average discount they have on books, again, a definitive answer might be hard to come by, as Amazon themselves set the prices on kindle exclusive titles, and i gather the pricing algorithm is a big industry secret. As for standard paperback/hardback book, well the RRP (Recommended retail price) for those depends on lots of different factors - some are set by publishers, others are raised/ lowered via demand.

Text book pricing is again - an all together more non-average thing because academic time of year, and editions and even subjects covered can all affect a books pricing.

good luck finding an answer, but I would be very surprised if you can find anything definitive.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:46 AM on May 30, 2012

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