"If you rent DVDs online instead of at the store, you may have noticed your films are getting to you sooner.
Return address labels on some Netflix movies direct DVDs to a Raleigh address. Blockbuster Online customers might send some of their returns to Holly Springs.
But neither company has opened a distribution center here.
Instead, Netflix now has a Raleigh drop point, where all of the DVDs for the Triangle are collected and then shipped en masse to the big distribution center in Greensboro.
Blockbuster, on the other hand, has supplemented its 35 distribution centers nationwide with the inventories of about 1,000 of its retail stores.
If you order a movie online and the store in Holly Springs can get it to you faster than the distribution center in Charlotte, the employees there ship it out, said spokesman Randy Hargrove."
Monday, August 14, 2006
New Netflix drop point in Raleigh, NC
Via the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer: