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Reselling monster Misco has put staff working in its customer services, accounts and buyers departments at risk of redundancy, according to sources close to the company. The European business, owned by NYSE-listed Systemax. is plotting to become the largest services-based reseller in the region inside four years by targeting …


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Shipping Costs

No connection to Misco adding delivery charges on the orders?

I know a few who no longer buy from Misco because of this.

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In the past few years every few months we get a new account manager, my current one is brilliant so stop changing them >_<


Dog-eared business

This is the latest change at Misco, which in February rejigged account management based on verticals markets* and postcodes rather than by vendors,

Misco is a wholesaler/etailer/sub distributor and this type of business cannot morph into anything other than what it is.

It'll just keep cutting cost until there is none left to cut


Economists - don't you just love them

How is it that economists and business advisers can come up with opposing strategies which are logically contradictory and keep a straight face? Quote from the article:

"The more vertical businesses within a stack you control, the greater your margin at every stage of the game (you can source your raw milk product more cheaply, lower transport and middleman costs etc)."

which, of course, explains why public service enterprises are constantly exhorted to outsource their functions (well the profitable ones anyway) to private enterprise.

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