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The Black Dog, Holiday 1998  Sep 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Peter Girard

This catalog treats the buyer as a member of the Martha’s Vineyard community. It’s flattering,” assesses one judge. Indeed, The Black Dog, which originates

The Black Dog, Summer ’98  Sep 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

Which is the front and which is the back?” asks one puzzled judge about The Black Dog catalog. The tabloid-size cover depicts a young woman and what appears

The 10 BEST Catalog Prospecting Ideas  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Bill Nicolai

In the good old days of, say, 20 years ago, the lifetime value of a typical catalog customer was three times the value of a prospect. That meant you could

The 10 BEST Customer Service Developments  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Liz Kislik

Customer service dates back centuries, no doubt to when a medieval villager first returned spoiled milk to a cow herder and received a cheerful exchange

The 10 BEST Production Breakthroughs  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

We’ve come a long way, baby, in production technology. Sure, the printing press helped create the catalog industry as we know it, but advancements in

The 10 BEST Catalog Products  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Melissa Dowling

For certain, cataloging is a merchandise-driven business. Who hasn’t heard about the brilliant product idea that launched a successful mail order enterprise,

The 10 BEST Catalog Concepts Ever  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Diane Cyr

Why these guys? As you read this, you’ll likely agree with some of the selections, and disagree with others. Maybe strongly.After all, some of these catalogs

The 10 BEST Cost-Cutting Ideas of All Time  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

In the catalog business, shrinking margins and increased competition can eat into profits, so every penny counts. Whether it’s shaving a few bucks off

The 10 BEST Operations Innovations  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

Once upon a time, the Sears, Roebuck catalog was probably the best-read book in the American household-next to the Bible. Customers would page through

The 10 BEST Internet Marketing Concepts  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

As the editor of CATALOG AGE’S quarterly I.MERCHANT supplement (and as someone who sees little need to leave the house now that I have Internet access),






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