Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Glug Glug Update

Part of addressing issues, as we're learning from the fascinating Toyota debacle, is following up on what you did to fix the situation. Here are some of the requested drinks we'll have arriving tomorrow:

  • Izze (finally back at Costco)
  • Red Bull Sugar Free (requested by our dentist neighbor)
  • Sunkist Orange
  • Country Time Lemonade
  • Diet Dr Pepper
  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale
What we can order is constrained by our supplier, Costco. The problem is that we need a steady supply of delivered Mexican Coke, which puts Costco as the obvious choice. Mexican Coke is consistently one of our top five items in the store. If we have to divide our order with two distributors, getting MexiCoke from Costco and other stuff from distributor number two, we're suddenly not that attractive a customer and it becomes difficult to get that Costco order to the free shipping minimum. This is actually how the game trade works, with many orders driven by free freight. Costco, unfortunately, is the LCD of suppliers, meaning they don't offer anything out the ordinary.