Pretty much.Is there much of a difference in cost between distributer and fulfilment partner? Wouldn't a distributer be more of an on-going business arrangement compared to a fulfillment partner for a Kickstarter being a somewhat 1 time business deal?
Fulfillment is "We will ship these books to the addresses you provide." Some will keep stock on hand for future orders. But they are basically just shipping direct to customers.
Distribution (at least in my experience with Aldi a long time ago) was "Ship us your stock, and we'll maintain inventory and ship to FLGS who place orders with us on an ongoing basis."
With fulfillment, I pay them for each book they ship. With Distribution, I don't pay for shipping or other costs, but they take a large cut of the MSRP, and sell to FLGS at a big discount as well.
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