Marketing ARCHIVE

Holiday highlights  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 2006 holiday sales were up 4.4% from 2005. Whether that’s good news or bad depends on what you’d been

Sizing up SaaS  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Jeff Morris

Software as a service, or SaaS, is arguably the most talked-about trend in IT. Bill McNee, CEO of Westport, CT-based research firm Saugatuck Technology,

Guitar Center to Buy Woodwind & the Brasswind–Again  Feb 01, 2007 3:09 AM By Jim Tierney

In the past two months, cataloger/retailer Guitar Center tried, but failed, to acquire South Bend, IN-based cataloger The Woodwind & the Brasswind. This week, though, its acquisition of the multititle mailer has been approved

Merz’s Grows  Feb 01, 2007 3:06 AM By MCM staff

Merz Apothecary is proof that even small, old-time retailers can become successful multichannel merchants. The company, which has had a shop in Chicago for more than 130 years,

RedEnvelope 3Q Sales, Income Up  Feb 01, 2007 1:45 AM By MCM staff

Third-quarter net revenue for San Francisco-based gifts cataloger RedEnvelope increased 7.5%,

The 10-Year Customer  Feb 01, 2007 1:41 AM By Michael Greenberg

Lifetime value-based decision making has captured the spotlight recently with the launch of uTango, which promises up to $1 million to couples who meet spending targets over the long term.

3PL Providers: Beyond Drop-Shipping  Jan 31, 2007 8:52 PM By Kevin Faeger

As businesses develop, management teams must continually implement new strategies and ideas to help manage this growth. In many instances this involves the outsourcing of the shipping and fulfillment departments to third-party logistics (3PL) provider. These providers typically offer a set of services that cater to the needs of midsize and large companies that require multiple packaging, shipping, and storage solutions.

Paper Manufacturers Abitibi, Bowater to Merge  Jan 30, 2007 3:44 AM By Jim Tierney

In a deal that will create the third largest public paper and forest products company in North America, Montreal-based Abitibi Consolidated and Greenville, SC-based Bowater today agreed to combine companies

Circulation Tools to Manage the Flood of Web Buyers  Jan 29, 2007 10:02 PM By Jim Coogan

Catalogers are getting a flood of Web buyers and the percentage of orders placed on the web continues to steadily increase. What new challenges are posed to catalog circulation managers by these Web orders?

When Should You Mail To Institutions?  Jan 29, 2007 9:57 PM By MCM staff

Timing is a critical element in business-to-institution (b-to-i) campaigns. In fact, it is so important that choosing when to mail will directly affect how successful you will be.

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