Speaker Manufacturers: Internet Direct vs Brick and Mortar
Many disagree about advantages and disadvantages of Internet direct (ID) manufacturers versus manufacturers with traditional distribution models (brick and mortar store sales chain). Some claim that ID brands have lower overhead costs and skip the middleman; therefore they can produce products for less. Others argue that traditional manufacturers tend to sell more units so they can buy parts cheaper, and save on costs by shipping in bulk, so they are in a position to provide better products. There are good points on both sides of the argument as well as some not-so-good points. This article and YouTube video aren’t the definitive word on the debate, but we offer a few ideas to give you a more well-rounded viewpoint.
Many disagree about advantages and disadvantages of Internet direct (ID) manufacturers versus manufacturers with traditional distributions models. Here's our two-cents with our YouTube discussion.