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Netflix cuts costs by ending Saturday DVD shipments
Netflix cuts costs by ending Saturday DVD shipments

Netflix Inc. has quietly stopped shipping DVDs from its distribution centers on Saturdays, a cost-cutting move that signals the company is easing out of the DVD subscription service and keeping its focus on online streaming. The change comes as Netflix is shedding hundreds of thousands of its DVD customers every quarter, yet gaining as many for its online streaming business continues to grow. By ending shipments on Saturdays, the company can cut payroll and, one analyst said, save as much as 10% annually on the money it spends to send and receive DVDs to and from customers. "You end up taking some costs out of the system, which is needed as they get fewer and fewer subscribers...

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