On Monday May 5th the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “Zulily’s Secret to Profit Means Slow Deliveries” (here is a link to the WSJ online version )which pointed out the company is profitable but at the expense of longer delivery times. While the article points out some facts about the company and the service it misses the broader context of retail and how it’s evolving.
Zulily is less about retail distribution and more about consumer discovering and merchandising. Amazon is fantastic at hunting down a product . . .