Netflix cranks up DVD distribution

I've not used this service yet, but it's nice to see that they are adding extra distribution centers...

In an effort to speed deliveries to its customers, online DVD-rental company Netflix said it has 10 new distribution centers throughout the country up and running.

Netflix charges consumers a $19.95 per month for a subscription that allows them to choose movies online and have them shipped out via first-class mail. Subscribers return the DVDs using enclosed mailers. There are no late fees. Customers can rent as many movies as they want during a month but can only have three movies out at a given time.

The new centers are located in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Previously, all movies were shipped from Netflix's main distribution facility in San Jose, Calif. Adding distribution centers should cut down on shipping time, the company said Thursday.

Netflix said each facility can handle approximately 50,000 DVD orders per day. Netflix now believes it has the capacity to handle up to 1 million orders each day.

News source: CNet News

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