Re: Netflix Instant Streaming Recommendations Thread
Originally Posted by redsmetz
It is amazing and I've concluded that the postal service must do a scan of the bar code upon receipt somewhere in their system. We routinely send them to either Louisville or Indy (usually Louisville) and they're emailing me bright and early the next morning that it's been received.
The reason I've come to the conclusion about the USPS doing some part in this is that we recently mailed one back from Chicago on the 5th (the holiday) and like clockwork, the next morning it was noted as received, even though it was going about 300 miles instead of the usual 125 miles from here.
One of the secrets to Netflix's success is that they have hundred of hubs across the country. They rent out or own small one room offices near post offices that just have a few guys with computers who do nothing but receive the disks (or bar scans) and then tell the closest distribution site to send out the next one on your queue.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
Last edited by TheNext44; 07-16-2010 at 09:52 AM.