[NPL] Elgrande.com
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Elgrande.com

Elgrande.com
The New Face of E-commerce

Story Elements:

The First "Disintermediator"

Elgrande.com (http://www.elgrande.com) is the first of a new e-commerce
category, the first true "disintermediator". Disintermediation is the
bypassing of the middle layers (distributors, brokers, warehousers and
retailers) of the traditional retail supply chain and eliminating the
retail markup.

Creating the New Model for E-commerce
Information technology research firms, such as Gartner Group, Jupiter, and
Forrester Research, predict that the face of e-commerce will give way to a
new model based on disintermediation. They also predict the emergence of
independent consumer information corporations (much like Elgrande) which
will offer consumers unbiased and extensive information on products they
are planning to purchase.

The Gartner Group has predicted that the highest growth potential in
e-commerce lies in boutique or specialty sites, which Elgrande is ideally
suited to service. Elgrande can take the lead in key niche markets such as
textbooks, professional and technical books, foreign language, alternative
music, etc.

More Like Yahoo Than Amazon
Elgrande has invented and established a group of technologies that is
collectively known as the Shop Engine. The Shop Engine is a group of
software programs that enables retail consumers on the World Wide Web to
purchase products directly from manufacturers without the necessity for a
retail storefront. The products are provided by third party manufacturers
or their primary fulfillment center, at or near wholesale pricing.

Elgrande shoppers will be able to keyword search according to subject,
author, manufacturer, ISBN, description, price, etc., or browse through
hierarchical directories logically grouped by subject (similar to Yahoo).
Elgrande also will provide consumers with a wealth of buying information
enabling them to make more informed purchases.

As an independent consumer information service that functions as a third
party aggregator of product information, Elgrande will provide a virtual
catalog of the world's largest product information database.

Eliminating Bricks & Mortar and Inventory By only handling the data and not
the products themselves, the cost to Elgrande to list a product on its web
site is nominal. This will enable them to have the deepest catalog of
products across all sectors. No niche market will be too small for them to
service.

Offering Limitless Virtual Shelf Space
Elgrande will list products available from many thousands of suppliers who
fulfill orders as they are placed at the Web site. Elgrande will provide
shoppers with unbiased product information, multimedia elements, delivery
options and charges, and the wholesale product prices received from
suppliers. For this service Elgrande charges a flat transaction fee of US
$1.50 per item, which will more than cover the costs of the transaction.

In the first phase of deployment, Elgrande will generate revenues through
the sale of literature, music and videos. These products are shipped to a
global clientele by the Company's Phase 1 primary partner, Baker and Taylor
Inc. Shortly thereafter, the Company will add software and toys/games as
additional product categories. Elgrande will integrate new product
categories as agreements are made with major manufacturers and distributors
in each of the product categories.

Providing Free Access For Suppliers
Elgrande.com offers suppliers a free channel to e-commerce sales. There is
no charge for listing products on Elgrande. Elgrande.com provides
manufacturers the chance to create direct relationships with consumers of
their products. Suppliers have complete control over their product
information on site, including pricing and delivery options. They also
receive free demographic data related to their sales.

Growing Fast
Elgrande began selling books, music, and videos from their principle
supplier/partner, Baker and Taylor Inc, on June 2, 1999. This represents
the commencement of revenue streams for the Company, and sales are
increasing gradually, despite extremely modest advertising. This roll out
encompasses Elgrande's Phase 1 plateau.

Elgrande's Phase 2 rollout, scheduled for Fall, 1999, will see the
initiation of its Global Brand Strategy. A sleeker look and feel for the
web site will be introduced, as well as enhanced functionality for latest
version browsers and higher bandwidth users. At this time, the accumulated
product base of the independent publishers that have signed on will be
introduced, as well as the product categories of Toys/Games and Software.

To date, Elgrande has established partnering relationships with more than
375 suppliers in the publishing, music, video, software, and computer
industries.

International in Scope
Elgrande currently has offices in the United States and Japan, with the
main operations center in Vancouver, Canada.

Japan represents the second largest publishing market after the U.S.
Elgrande has set up a branch office in Tokyo to establish a marketing
campaign for Japan. Initial response from Japanese publishers, as evidenced
at the Tokyo International Book Fair this spring, was very positive since
Elgrande represents a new market at a time when old markets in Japan are
shrinking.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Backblaze 4.3.0.44 - Online backup servi...
Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with... Read more
Numi 3.15 - Menu-bar calculator supports...
Numi is a calculator that magically combines calculations with text, and allows you to freely share your computations. Numi combines text editor and calculator Support plain English. For example, '5... Read more
EtreCheck 3.3.3 - For troubleshooting yo...
EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to... Read more
BusyContacts 1.1.8 - Fast, efficient con...
BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing... Read more
TunnelBear 3.0.14 - Subscription-based p...
TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely. Features Browse privately - Secure your data... Read more
Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 - Professio...
Apple Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution.Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-... Read more
Hopper Disassembler 4.2.1- - Binary disa...
Hopper Disassembler is a binary disassembler, decompiler, and debugger for 32-bit and 64-bit executables. It will let you disassemble any binary you want, and provide you all the information about... Read more
Slack 2.6.2 - Collaborative communicatio...
Slack is a collaborative communication app that simplifies real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern working teams. Version 2.6.2: Fixed Inexplicably, context menus and spell-check... Read more
Arq 5.8.5 - Online backup to Google Driv...
Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server... Read more
Instaradio 7.1 - Listen to your favorite...
Instaradio is fast, and it could be the radio player you have been waiting for. Try the app thousands of people rely on for listening to radio. Features Listen to radio from all around the world... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Goat Simulator PAYDAY (Games)
Goat Simulator PAYDAY 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: ** IMPORTANT - SUPPORTED DEVICES **iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5 or better Goat Simulator: Payday is the most... | Read more »
Zombie Gunship Survival Beginner's...
The much anticipated Zombie Gunship Survival is here. In this latest entry in the Zombie Gunship franchise, you're tasked with supporting ground troops and protecting your base from the zombie horde. There's a lot of rich base building fun, and... | Read more »
Mordheim: Warband Skirmish (Games)
Mordheim: Warband Skirmish 1.2.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.2.2 (iTunes) Description: Explore the ruins of the City of Mordheim, clash with other scavenging warbands and collect Wyrdstone -... | Read more »
Mordheim: Warband Skirmish brings tablet...
Legendary Games has just launched Mordheim: Warband Skirmish, a new turn-based action game for iOS and Android. | Read more »
Magikarp Jump splashes onto Android worl...
If you're tired ofPokémon GObut still want something to satisfy your mobilePokémon fix,Magikarp Jumpmay just do the trick. It's out now on Android devices the world over. While it looks like a simple arcade jumper, there's quite a bit more to it... | Read more »
Purrfectly charming open-world RPG Cat Q...
Cat Quest, an expansive open-world RPG from former Koei-Tecmo developers, got a new gameplay trailer today. The video showcases the combat and exploration features of this feline-themed RPG. Cat puns abound as you travel across a large map in a... | Read more »
Jaipur: A Card Game of Duels (Games)
Jaipur: A Card Game of Duels 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: ** WARNING: iPad 2, iPad Mini 1 & iPhone 4S are NOT compatible. ** *** Special Launch Price for a limited... | Read more »
Subdivision Infinity (Games)
Subdivision Infinity 1.03 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.03 (iTunes) Description: Launch sale! 40% Off! Subdivision Infinity is an immersive and pulse pounding sci-fi 3D space shooter. https://www.... | Read more »
Clash of Clans' gets a huge new upd...
Clash of Clans just got a massive new update, and that's not hyperbole. The update easily tacks on a whole new game's worth of content to the hit base building game. In the update, that mysterious boat on the edge of the map has been repaired and... | Read more »
Thimbleweed Park officially headed to iO...
Welp, it's official. Thimbleweed Park will be getting a mobile version. After lots of wondering and speculation, the developers confirmed it today. Thimbleweed Park will be available on both iOS and Android sometime in the near future. There's no... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple refurbished 13-inch MacBook Airs availa...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $849. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free: - 13″ 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB MacBook Air: $... Read more
Apple restocks refurbished 11-inch MacBook Ai...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 11″ MacBook Airs (the latest models recently discontinued by Apple), available for up to $170 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each... Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks on sale for up...
B&H has 12″ 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY & NJ sales tax only: - 12″ 1.2GHz Space Gray Retina MacBook: $1449.99 $150 off... Read more
15-inch 2.7GHz Silver Touch Bar MacBook Pro o...
MacMall has the 15-inch 2.7GHz Silver Touch Bar MacBook Pro (MLW82LL/A) on sale for $2569 as part of their Memorial Day sale. Shipping is free. Their price is $230 off MSRP. Read more
Free Tread Wisely Mobile App Endorsed By Fath...
Just in time for the summer driving season, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced the launch of a new Tread Wisely mobile app. Designed to promote tire and vehicle safety among teens and... Read more
Commercial Notebooks And Detachable Tablets W...
Worldwide shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), comprised of traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), are forecast to... Read more
Best value this Memorial Day weekend: Touch B...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 15″ and 13″ MacBook Pros available for $230 to $420 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2.6GHz... Read more
13-inch MacBook Airs on sale for up to $130 o...
Overstock.com has 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for up to $130 off MSRP including free shipping: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MMGF2LL/A): $869.99 $130 off MSRP - 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air (sku... Read more
2.8GHz Mac mini available for $973 with free...
Adorama has the 2.8GHz Mac mini available for $973, $16 off MSRP, including a free copy of Apple’s 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NY & NJ... Read more
15-inch 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
Amazon has 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pros (MJLQ2LL/A) available for $1749.99 including free shipping. Apple charges $1999 for this model, so Amazon’s price is represents a $250 savings. Note that... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Media Products - Commerce Engineerin...
Apple Media Products - Commerce Engineering Manager Job Number: 57037480 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Apr. 18, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Read more
*Apple* Mac and Mobility Engineer - Infogrou...
Title: Apple Mac and Mobility Engineer Location: Portland, OR Area Type: 12 month contract Job: 17412 Here's a chance to take your skills to the limit, learn new Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions, White P...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Best Buy *Apple* Computing Master - Best Bu...
**509110BR** **Job Title:** Best Buy Apple Computing Master **Location Number:** 000048-Topeka-Store **Job Description:** **What does a Best Buy Apple Computing Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.