Offline Bites Online

Offline, Woolworths and Entertainment UK have gone into administration. Online, Zavvi’s website has ceased trading as a knock-on effect of this.

It couldn’t have really come a worse time for Zavvi, as the traditional double-bonus of an increase in entertainment and online sales has now been kicked out from underneath them. But I guess it’s the price you pay when you have an “exclusive agreeement”….

I’m not talking in code here. Basically, Zavvi has stopped online in the key pre-Christmas trading period, because its supplier, Woolworths’ entertainment wholesaler EUK has recently died a very public death.

Still, at least they’re thoughtfully warning customers and trying to plug their high-street shops.

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