- Apr 11, 2016
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I understand this to a degree...I just dont understand why the fabric side needs to prop up the tailor side, when the tailors could just refuse CMT to the same effect, nor do I understand if that is the case why they even build a platform to offer D2C at all?Well, the vast majority of purchasers of cloth are people in the trade, so it would make sense the the mills would give them preferred pricing. And it isnt just the cut lengths that they buy that the mills want to support, its the whole ecosystem. Smaller houses still market, drive and support the cloth industry, and are vitally important to the mills. Consumer direct sales cuts tailors, MTM houses, etc out of the circle and eventually leads to a contraction of the market. Its effectively Walmarting the cloth industry.
I understand economies of scale and why a bulk purchase of a whole roll of cheese on a reoccurring basis is cheaper in a variety of ways...what I don't understand is why if I want to buy 3 slices its 1.99 per slice but if a "chef" wants to buy 12 slices its 0.50 per slice, and ultimately if i did want to buy 12 slices it would still be 1.99 per slice cause i am not a "chef"Why is a complete roll of dutch cheese much cheaper than 3 slices cut at your local store? The reason cut lengths are more expensive is simply that they are produced in advance and stored at the merchant (in this case themerchantfox). Cutting and shipping is also surprisingly expensive if you have ever sold small goods yourself.