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Staples Launches Online Catalog for Contract Customers  Dec 06, 2007 1:43 AM By Tim Parry

Office supply cataloger Staples is giving its contract customers an option: paper or online.

Listing forward  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Is the list business dead? Or, to put it more politely, is it still serving the needs of multichannel merchants? Some list firms have added modeling services.

Lane Bryant catalog in, Regalia title out  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

You launch some, you lose some. A week after unveiling its long-awaited Lane Bryant catalog, Charming Shoppes on Nov. 8 announced it would close its Regalia

Not a September to remember  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Perhaps some catalogers extended their summer vacation. Catalog Tracker’s volume for September continued to fall, though not as much as in the previous two months.

Alternatives to the List Rental Market  Nov 21, 2007 8:43 PM By Tim Parry

Brokers have learned to live with co-op databases, and a few list firms have started their own. But some merchants are going straight to Abacus or NextAction.

Lazy PR People, or Improper E-mail Appends?  Nov 16, 2007 11:50 PM By Tim Parry

Sometimes I groan when a press release comes across my inbox. But I’m not about to go all Chris Anderson on the public relations people who send me things of no relevance to Multichannel Merchant or Chief Marketer.

‘Tis the Season to Keep Remailing  Nov 12, 2007 7:17 PM By Tim Parry

Does the increase in postal rates mean you should cut back on your holiday remails? Nonsense, says Geoff Batrouney executive vice president of New Rochelle, NY-based list firm Estee Marketing Group.

Charming Shoppes Starts One Title, Shutters Another  Nov 10, 2007 1:42 AM By Tim Parry

A week after launching its Lane Bryant catalog, Charming Shoppes yesterday announced it would close its Regalia women

FedEx Express Rates to Rise 4.9%  Nov 07, 2007 9:21 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx Express announced at the end of October it would raise its net average shipping rate by 4.9%– the carrier’s largest increase in seven years. The rate hike is composed of a 6.9% increase in standard list rates offset by a 2% reduction in the fuel surcharge.

Fancy Flours cooks up a print catalog  Nov 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Hoping to generate more dough, cake and cookie decorating supplies Web merchant Fancy Flours has mailed its first print catalog.

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