September 12, 2001




Attack Aftermath: DMA Offers Aid to Mailers

New York—The Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 12 unveiled a disaster relief initiative for Manhattan-based member companies affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
For starters, the DMA compiled a list of 78 member companies whose offices are located …

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September 11, 2001




USPS Proposes 8.7% Rate Hike; Seeks 7.3% Increase for Catalogs

Washington—With an emphasis on damage control, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 11 proposed an 8.7% rate hike that could be enacted as early as July or August 2002. In making the announcement following its monthly meeting, …

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September 4, 2001




Nonprofit Group Takes Anti-Internet Tax Quest to TV

Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …

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September 1, 2001




Football Season

Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …

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September 1, 2001




Providers of the Lost Art, the Sequel

A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …

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May 2, 2002




Live from the Government Affairs Conference: PMG Potter on fixing the USPS

(Direct Newsline) Washington–The ailing U.S. Postal Service has to be fixed–and fast. So says the man who runs it: Postmaster General Jack Potter.
“We need to change today,” said Potter, speaking on May 1 at the Direct Marketing Association’s 2002 Government …

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May 1, 2002




Rosier Outlook for the Gardening Market

It would seem that these are not the best of times for gardening catalogers. For starters, increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, and Home Depot has been putting the squeeze on small specialty mailers in recent years.

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May 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
IDEA ART
The 85,000 24-month buyers of the Idea Art catalog spent an average of $200 an order on specialty papers for desktop printers. Customers, 70% of whom are women, are primarily small-business owners and managers of marketing and graphic design …

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April 29, 2002




Live from NCOF: operations and the brand

Nashville, TN–Forget fancy branding campaigns. The key to success is meeting and exceeding your customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to service. “Operations and fulfillment lies at the heart of your business because it tells the story of what your …

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April 29, 2002




Live from NCOF: Operations Driving the Brand

Forget branding. Forget your product. The key to success is meeting and exceeding your customers’ expectations. “Operations and fulfillment lies at the heart of your business because it tells the story of what your brand is about,” says customer service …

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