Why Your Amazon Delivery Sometimes Comes in a Wal-Mart Box
When San Francisco resident Catherine Lelong recently received a delivery from Sam’s Club, she was confused: She didn’t remember having placed an order with the membership club. She was right. Lelong hadn’t placed an order from Sam’s Club, but she eventually realized that the bottle of detergent inside the box was something she had recently ordered on Amazon.com. How did that happen? An online merchant had bought the detergent on Samsclub.com for one price, and sold it to her through Amazon.com for several dollars more. This Amazon seller then had the detergent shipped directly from Sam’s Club to Lelong’s home.