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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

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.

Get thee to…forklift school? OSHA now requires training for equipment operators  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

A new federal safety law means more schooling for your forklift operators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers operating

Creating a compelling online experience  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Ken Burke

Without question, selling products and services over the Internet will eventually become as commonplace as walking into a store or placing an order over

Designing a more worldly Bearcom  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

To emphasize that its wireless communications products enable customers to communicate around the globe, $145 million Bearcom Wireless Worldwide overhauled

LAUNCHES: A new `Soft’ sell  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Does the industry need yet another catalog selling spa products such as aromatherapy treatments, lounging apparel, and chaise longues in which to luxuriate?The

Blooming transactions  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Mergers and acquisitions were blooming in the month of May, especially for gardening products and flower catalogs. And it seems that Ruth Owades’s green

Evolution of a brand  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Michael P. Krasny

It started 15 years ago with a three-line, $3, three-day classified ad I placed in The Chicago Tribune to sell my used IBM PC. I sold that computer to






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