September 1, 2004




Selecting Order Management Systems

There’s something about software that turns the sanity switch to “Off” in the minds of many otherwise sensible individuals. People who would never presume to ask, as a general inquiry, “What’s the best car on the road?” don’t hesitate to …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2004




19 ANNUAL Catalog Awards

GOING FOR THE GOLD
There’s always excitement in the air during an Olympic year, but at Catalog Age we have an Olympics of sorts every year: the Annual Catalog Awards. And just as the athletes in Athens have been training …

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September 1, 2004




Salary Survey

CATALOG Marketing Manager business-to-businessEquivalent to a product manager in a consumer packaged goods environment, the marketing manager for a catalog is responsible for day-to-day marketing, creative, and operations of one catalog. Or often, two or three.
Duties: Carries profit and …

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In Channel Integration, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

September 1, 2004




Hanover Direct Going for Growth

The numbers continue to look bad for Edgewater, NJ-based multititle cataloger Hanover Direct, but the outlook appears more promising than it’s been in a long time, due to some recent developments.
In May the company hired its one-time chief financial …

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In News

August 20, 2004




Spiegel Fields Eddie Bauer Bids; Decision Near?

Although Spiegel has no specific timetable, the bankrupt holding company appears to be closing in on accepting a bid for its last remaining division, apparel cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer. The company has received bids in bankruptcy court from several private …

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August 15, 2004




Handling Shipping and Handling with Care

Do you have a returns closet? I don’t mean somewhere in your catalog’s distribution center; I mean at home. If you don’t, you’re probably not ordering much from catalogs or the Internet, or maybe you’re ordering only merchandise you already …

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In News

August 15, 2004




Tyrol Begets Alpenland

German gifts cataloger Tyrol International closed more than a year ago. But it spawned a similar catalog that has quietly been doing business since last fall.
In May 2003 five employees of House of Tyrol, the Cleveland, GA-based parent company of …

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In News

August 15, 2004




Cultivating Happier Returns

For catalogers, returns are a fact of life. According to Richmond, VA-based operations consultancy F. Curtis Barry & Co., typical return rates range from 10%-20% for casual apparel to 15%-20% for high-tech products and as high as 25%-40% for high-fashion apparel. …

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In News, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 15, 2004




Looking Up: The Catalog Age 100

If you believe that what’s good for big business is good for America, then this year’s Catalog Age 100 should give you reason to cheer. Seventy of the 100 largest players in the industry, as calculated exclusively by Catalog Age, benefited from …

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August 15, 2004




Channeling Inventory Management Tactics

If you have a retail division in addition to your catalog/Web business, one of the myriad back-end decisions you have to make is whether to manage your store inventory separately from the merchandise for your direct division. The number …

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