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Tote Up the Tab  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Rama Ramaswami

Just as online retailers are getting the hang of the physical aspects of fulfillment, along comes another surprise: the sheer expense of the whole business.

LEAP, CLICK, SHIP  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

In his popular book The Fifth Discipline, business management guru Peter Senge describes what he calls the “Parable of the Boiled Frog.” If you drop a

Patagonia, Holiday 1999  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

If your idea of winter sports is running from your heated car to your heated house, any old jacket will do. But if you prefer, say, skiing Alaska’s Chugach

Patagonia, Holiday 1999  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Moira Cotlier

At first glance, all the judges agreed, Patagonia’s cover image of two rock climbers scaling an enormous, icy rock face is “stunning,” “dramatic,” and

a hero’s task  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

At least once in your life, you will be charged with setting up a sizable direct-to-customer fulfillment operation in a short time. If you’re in the dot-com

Orvis, The Sporting Tradition, Fall 1999  Sep 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Moira Cotlier

“How cute!” exclaimed a judge upon seeing the snow-speckled black Lab puppy on the cover of Orvis’s fall Sporting Tradition catalog. The cover is compelling

OPERATIONS: Major expansion for VT Country Store  Jul 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

No longer just a folksy general merchandise marketer, Vermont Country Store is gearing up for serious expansion. The Manchester, VT-based company in May

Operations: the missing piece of the list buying puzzle  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

When most catalogers are selecting mailing lists for a test or rollout, the last thing on their minds is the back-end: order-taking, fulfillment and distribution.

PACKAGE DELIVERY GLOSSARY  May 19, 2000 11:56 PM By MCM staff

When an industry term is on the tip of your tongue, or when you come across jargon that’s new to you, the words and definitions you need may well be right here.

ORDERS GLOSSARY  May 19, 2000 11:50 PM By MCM staff

Abandoned call: Call in which a customer hangs up before reaching a call center staffer. ACS: Automatic call sequencer, a less sophisticated version of automated call distribution (see below), without the flexibility and the ability to track call …






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