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Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

rh587 Bronze badge

Im also certain that online retailers have to pay a shit load more in IT costs than companies like Maplin.

Considering Maplin also offered online ordering/delivery and therefore had associated warehousing/picking/posting/IT costs... probably not.

To be honest, modern logistics requires a hefty amount of IT. Whether you're taking orders from a website and posting out boxes of picked product, or taking orders from retail stores and replenishing their shelves makes very little difference.

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