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New line, new look at Artville  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Peter Girard

While its competitors focused on stock photography, the Artville catalog prided itself on specializing in stock illustrations. But after three years of

Call centers: Applying peer pressure  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Would you buy more from a telephone rep who sounds just like you? Some catalogers are betting that their customers would, and are hiring call center employees

FIRING BACK: The worst about the best  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Leon Henry

Your June issue, “101 best ideas of all time,” shows a great deal of thought, and I am sure it was a monumental decision to evaluate the really best ideas.However,

Better living through session analysis  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Each week, one-fifth of the 25,000 visitors to Ross-Simons’s Website click straight from the home page to the jewelry offerings. Another one-third immediately

FIRING BACK: You snooze, you lose  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

When the Catalog Age staffers picked our brilliant ideas for new catalogs in the Backword section of the June issue, senior managing editor Sherry Chiger

FIRING BACK: Frontgate markets smart  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Home and garden goods cataloger Frontgate knows how to get customers to buy again: money. A Catalog Age staffer who recently ordered from the catalog

CUSTOMER ACQUISITION: When should you prospect?  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

If timing is everything, certain times of the year are more fruitful for prospecting than others. But determining the best time for prospecting varies

FIRING BACK: Good things could use smaller packages  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Ikea apparently likes to ensure its products are packed safely. When one Catalog Age staffer recently received her order from the home furnishings and

Archie’s online boom: Archie McPhee slashes circulation  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

When novelty gifts marketer Archie McPhee launched its Website (mcphee.com) in September 1995, response was “underwhelming,” says Mark Pahlow, president

WEB MARKETING: Get yourself affiliated  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Online book and music superstore Amazon.com might have pioneered the concept of affiliate marketing back in 1996, but everyone’s doing it these days.






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