How are they supposed to pay for the brick and mortar, staff, local property taxes, something amazon doesn't have to include in it's price?
Read to the end of my post. The New York photo and stereo sellers paid for their store fronts in prime locations. How did they do that?
That is a good trick if Amazon gets away with not paying for buildings, property taxes and staff for their warehouses and call centers.
Well almost all communities fall over each other to give big companies generous tax incentives to build their distribution centers in their town.
Man has the myth of the internet got you. I like when people claim an internet company does not have to pay for physical buildings, staff and other things. And the myth that this is the internet perpetuates itself.
In reality, Amazon does have all those things you mention and they do pass it on to the consumer of their products. Some of the way Amazon.com does business is called drop shipping, where they ship items from the third party’s shipping facility. However, Amazon.com does keep a physical inventory on hand. They must have aplace to store that physical inventory and they must have staff to receive and ship that inventory. Most of Amazon.com is no longer on 3rd party servers. So they must maintain what is known as a server farm. This requires buildings and staff.
If a company owns buildings and staff they must pay taxes on those assets and resources. Inventory can be taxed in certain situations.
I used to chat online and from the start I heard people say this is “internet”. Meaning it was fake and nothing was based in reality. How much farther from the truth they are. Your statements just perpetuates this idea: “This is just the internet.”