Apple store employees generate $278 per hour in revenue for the company

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Dec 9, 2011
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  1. New estimates from Asymco’s Horace Dediu indicate that each Apple store employee generates about $278 per hour in revenue for the company. These findings are based off of data that…

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  2. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,527

    And they make $2.78 an hour doing it. Buh, dum, pah..tsss.

    This means if you could get an actual 8 hour day of of one of them, they'd write about $2200.00 of sales each day.

    Or, about 575,000 dollars a year. Are Apple customer really rich, really stupid, or both?
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Because every single Apple product it overpriced by 800% of what it cost to make it and fools just keeping buying them. $2,300 for a Macbook Pro with the same specs as a $700 PC, i'd make that a day per employee to.
  5. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    $2300 MacBook Pro / $700 PC is 3.29 times more expensive, not 8 times.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,527

    I think he was counting forward from the cost of manufacturer. Maybe not 800%, but surely more that 300%.
  7. Apple is expensive, but it seems like a lot of that extra profit does get invested back into the company and R&D, and not always straight to the pockets of execs. At least it seemed that way with Steve Jobs around. Because the service Apple provides in some areas in unmatched in the world. Example, you ask? Look at Apple Retail and that new store they just opened.
  8. JeremyP

    JeremyP TS Rookie

    Ah yes, R&D, like filing injunctions against the sale of a competitor's products.
  9. I forgot filing injunctions didn't exist before Apple did it. My bad.
  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    All that money didn't go straight to the pockets of went straight to the pockets of their lawyers...
  11. Seriously I hate Apple, never liked it. But once I tried a Zune and couple other mp3 players, and Apple's Ipod is the best BY FAR. Still, did I say I hate Apple ? Did I ?
  12. Who cares? As a consumer I could care less. Over the last year or so Apple seems much more focused on bragging, For me if you have a good product that meets with consumer approval you do not have to brag. Just quietly go about doing what you do and the bottom line says it all.
  13. I don't like Apple's product, due to extreme costs and an arrogant attitude. People though can choose anything they like and if they want to pay extra for something they will. I did a quick compare from of an Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" MC721LL/A Laptop Computer – Silver and an ASUS X53SV-MH71 Laptop Computer – Mocha both are very similar, though I think the ASUS is slightly better.

    Price: Apple $1599.99 Asus $799.99 or ½ the price of the Apple.

    OK say Apple has the best support ever, I can by two Asus laptops and keep one as a spare (should I want to) for the same price as one Apple.
    I guess I just don’t understand why people want to spend so much more. I could see if if the Apple was a little more say $900 or $950 then you could make an argument that the extra cost is worth something, but twice as much, I just don’t get it.
  14. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    Not that im a fan of apple but those stats are pretty insane..
  15. There will always be overpriced bits of shiny mass produced tat and there will always be superficial and gullible ******, with no eye for detail or practical ability who will shell out 100s if not 1000s over their real value for these gadgets if only for bragging rights and keeping up with the Jones'. Nothing new here. They're simply making a killing off the back of ignorance and greed, and the isheep are willingly flocking to the slaughter.

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