Alibris, an online marketplace for rare, used and out-of-print books, attempts at professional booksellers who they are in the middle of a crisis to communicate their main suppliers. Supply will flood the market, partly from people who just want to clean out their bookshelves and make a little money. These individuals sales are supported by a number of online retailers, including Alibris, Half.com, Amazon.com, eBay, and easier. Alibris has built a number of powerful capabilitie … Read more »

Alibris, an online marketplace for rare, used and out-of-print books, attempts at professional booksellers who they are in the middle of a crisis to communicate their main suppliers. Supply will flood the market, partly from people who just want to clean out their bookshelves and make a little money. These individuals sales are supported by a number of online retailers, including Alibris, Half.com, Amazon.com, eBay, and easier. Alibris has a number of powerful features built to help both buyers and sellers of books. Including a service pricing is automatically allows sellers to market prices for their books. Alibris and encourage them to use this service to their dealers: The problem is that most market prices are far below the prices dealers set their books
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Andrew McAfee
Source: Harvard Business School
21 pages.
Release date: 05 October 2004. Prod #: 605035-PDF-ENG
Alibris 2004 HBR case solution