March 14, 2001




Census Bureau Releases First-Ever E-commerce Report

Washington–Nearly one-half of 1% of all retail sales were conducted on the Internet in 1999, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s first-ever report on e-commerce. The study found that business-to-business transactions accounted from more than 90% of all online transactions.
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March 8, 2001




CyberCash Files Chapter 11

Reston, VA–CyberCash is out of cash. The company, which processes credit card transactions for e-commerce sites, filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of U.S. bankruptcy law because it was unable to secure financing necessary to complete a merger …

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March 8, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Hingham, MA-based retailer/cataloger The Talbots has appointed Susan Swain to the company’s board of directors, where she will also serve on its audit committee. Swain is executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of C-Span. She is a member …

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March 8, 2001




Financial Reports

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Blames Catalog Shortfall on Web Cannibalization Hampstead, MD-Mens’ apparel cataloger/retailer
Jos. A. Bank (Nasdaq: JOSB) says for the year ended Feb. 3, 2001, net income was $5 million compared to recurring income of $3.3 million for the year ended …

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March 8, 2001




Bibliofind Halts E-Commerce After Hack Attack

Waltham, MA–Bibliofind has put an abrupt end to online transactions following an apparent hack into its customer files. The online seller of hard-to-find and out-of-print books late last month discovered that someone had been accessing files from its servers and …

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March 8, 2001




Wall Street Creations Shut Down Amid Racketeering Charges

Rome, GA-The Floyd County district attorney closed down the Wall Street Creations catalog and D.L. Pimper Group investment firm-both owned by David and Amy Pimper-on Jan. 29, Catalog Age has learned. According to reports in the Rome News-Tribune, the D….

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March 8, 2001




Fashionmall.com Acquires Three Websites

New York–Virtual shopping mall FashionMall.com has completed three acquisitions of Web operations and intellectual property assets during the last three months. The acquisitions of teen fashion site mxgonline.com (MoxieGirl), petite apparel portal ItsyBits.com, and beauty products site …

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March 1, 2001




Everyone’s a Cybercritic

In the December 2000 issue of I.Merchant, the Cybercritic reviewed our Website, www.successories.com. We are always interested to see what an objective user has to say about our Website. Our site does have some shortcomings, and we are …

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March 1, 2001




Executive Forum: Make the Most of Every Channel

A promotion in one channel catalog, Website, or retail may spur sales in another
U.S. Cavalry’s stores feature free catalogs, kiosks with Internet access, and signage promoting the company’s Website.
Managing a multichannel business in today’s competitive environment can …

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March 1, 2001




Colorado Pen Writes Again

Pen and gifts retailer Colorado Pen Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 5 – but the filing had little effect on the Colorado Pen catalog. Formerly a division of the Denver-based $30 million retailer, the $5 million catalog had become an …

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