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Few source in cyberspace  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Using the Web to source for products would make catalog merchants’ jobs easier and more convenient-not to mention reduce travel expenses. But among respondents

Fighting credit fraud  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Mastercard reports that fraud levels are at their lowest levels in 10 years-about 7.7 cents on each $100 transaction. But according to both Visa and Mastercard,

In search of an ombudsman  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

I long have preached the doctrine of having an outsider-someone not involved in product acquisition or product description-check catalog copy for logic.

Inquiring minds want to buy  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Catalog creative consultants always proclaim that “b-to-b doesn’t have to be boring,” yet few business mailers support their claim. But ice chest manufacturer

Lifestyle: The next big thing  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In the late ’80s, “niche marketing” was the name of the game; in the ’90s, “branding” became the magic buzzword. As we approach the 21st century, look

Not yet up to speed  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

Fifteen years ago, the list delivery process was clunky, undependable, and slow, taking weeks rather than days. Today, some catalog mailers claim, despite

Banana Republic, round 2  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Ten years after Banana Republic closed its catalog business, the apparel retailer has relaunched the book. In mid-September, the upscale clothing division

Delia’s buys Fulcrum lists  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

New York-based Delia’s, the $106 million teen apparel cataloger, in September paid $4.75 million for the trademarks and mailing lists of bankrupt Fulcrum

Good for Reader’s Digest  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The $2.6 billion Reader’s Digest is “considering becoming a major player in the catalog business,” says vice president/general manager of catalog Jim

Bargains abroad  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

Catalogers in the U.S. are enjoying at least one beneficial side effect from Asia’s economic ills: better prices on imports. But even as product costs






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