Have you ever thought about the business and management process of NetFlix? With over 10 MILLION subscribers and over 2 BILLION movies shipped since 1999, it must be a daunting task to fill customer requests, mail out new dvds, and repeat the process several million times over. Personally, I would have thought they had some type of automatic process and machines helping them sort out the dvds, and getting them ready for re-shipment. However, I was wrong.
In a new slideshow from Boston.com, you can see the process of receiving, sending out and how the customer management team at NetFlix works. It’s quite interesting and is mainly all done by hand. The slideshow is from the Northborough, Mass NetFlix warehouse, where roughly 50 employees repackage more than 60,000 discs every day!
You can click here to walk through the 13 different pictures and captions in the slideshow. The NetFlix web site also has a selection of pictures from their management and inspection team.
NetFlix Affiliate Program
It’s not hard to say that NetFlix wouldn’t have the growth it has today, if it weren’t for affiliate marketing. Not only does NetFlix have their main affiliate program through LinkShare, but their offers can also been seen across affiliate networks such as NeverBlue, CX Digital and XY7. Payouts are usually in the $17-$27 range. I couldn’t find any running numbers, but it would be great to see the amount of money NetFlix has paid out in just affiliate commissions over the years.