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Catalog ARCHIVE

How Digital Catalogs are Changing Ecommerce Behaviors  Mar 15, 2013 5:29 AM By MCM staff

Ben Choi, co-founder and CEO at Coffee Table, sits down with Tim Parry, senior content manager at Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXchange 2013. In this video, Choi discusses the role catalogs – digital and paper – are playing as ecommerce drivers, the habits of cross-device shoppers, and how insight and data about mobile shoppers can be applied toward the catalog industry.

Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and Cooking.com  Mar 15, 2013 4:58 AM By Tim Parry

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of Cooking.com The company said in a press release that the acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s ecommerce presence in the cooking and kitchenware market.

Brown Printing Expands Mobile Solutions through Acquisition of Nellymoser  Mar 12, 2013 12:37 PM By MCM staff

Brown Printing has acquired Nellymoser, a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser offers both a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are then, deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.

Executive Summary: Catalogs find a new role as ecommerce traffic drivers  Feb 27, 2013 8:52 AM By MCM staff

Catalogs are no longer just direct-selling tools: They drive web and store traffic, are a channel between technologies and, perhaps most important, communicate and build brand

OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger Could Lead to Price Cutting and Re-branding  Feb 21, 2013 1:43 PM By Daniela Forte

Industry experts predict price cutting, store closings and possible re-branding will be part of a merged Office Max and Office Depot as they go after some of their biggest competitors in the office supply industry.

How to Design Beautiful Online Shopping Experiences  Feb 20, 2013 10:15 AM By Terry Costa

Fashion, beauty and apparel brands selling online are quick to adopt innovative ecommerce technologies and tactics that assist in showing off their products to their best advantage. Here are some early-adopter best practices used to ratchet up satisfaction with the online buying experience, that any retailer looking to improve online conversions and average order value, can borrow from.

USPS Gears Up for 2013 Mailing Promotions  Feb 19, 2013 12:47 PM By Erin Lynch

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Postal service is offering special promotions encouraging direct mailers to use mobile technology, such as QR codes, on its mail pieces and in return mailers will receive a 2% discount on postage.

USPS Seeks Advice on Creating a Dynamic Routing Technology  Feb 18, 2013 12:09 PM By Daniela Forte

In an attempt to close the gap between private-sector rivals FedEx and UPS, The U.S. Postal Service is seeking advice on how to create a new, high-technology system for routing mail and packages. The financially struggling USPS said it wants a “dynamic routing” strategy that can help it offer new products that could boost revenue such as same-day delivery and pickups at retail locations.

American Express Syncs with Twitter to Unlock Ecommerce Experience  Feb 12, 2013 3:26 PM By Daniela Forte

American Express announced in a release that Twitter followers of the credit card company can turn certain hashtags into online purchases.

Catalog Mailers Fine with 5-day Delivery  Feb 06, 2013 3:32 PM By Tim Parry

Under the new United States Post Office plan announced on February 6, catalogs and other forms of mail will no longer be delivered on Saturdays. Direct-to-customer merchants who mail catalogs told Multichannel Merchant they are fine with the United States Postal Service’s 5-day delivery plan, which is scheduled to go into effect the week of Aug. 5.






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