January 1, 2001




Taming the Beast

International logistics for direct-to-customer businesses – boosted by the popularity of the Internet – adds many variables and serious risks to inter-country distribution and sourcing. The good news is that with careful risk management and preparation, any company can navigate …

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January 1, 2001




Catalogs on TV

For holiday 1999, many pure-play e-commerce marketers with capital to burn spent lavishly on TV commercials touting the convenience and “coolness” of online shopping. But holiday 2000 saw such catalogers as CDW Computer Centers, J.C. Penney, Talbots, and Victoria’s Secret promoting …

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January 1, 2001




Heavenly

Renowned for its comfortable beds, Westin Hotels & Resorts had become so inundated with customer requests to buy its Heavenly Bed that it launched Heavenly, an eight-page catalog, in November.
The catalog sells bathrobes, linens, bed trays, and related items, but …

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January 1, 2001




The Secret Shopper

Scooters, singing fish, robotic pets, and Palm Pilots were reported to be hot gifts for holiday 2000. Below, a comparison of prices, stock status as of early December, and delivery charges and times for these items.

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January 1, 2001




New Lists

EVERYONE.NET Web services provider Everyone.net has a list of more than 20,000 individuals who have visited Websites that appeal to their specific interests and completed an online information request form. The information includes income, occupation, and type of business.

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January 1, 2001




short takes

Outsourcing takes off; systems integration lags; international expansion picks up the pace
Three’s Company What do you do when you have too much to do? Delegate, of course. The more selling channels you add, the greater the odds that you’ll …

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In Channel Integration

January 1, 2001




More Praise for Order Forms

Regarding “Pushing (Out) the Envelope” (September 2000 issue) about eliminating the order-form envelope to save postage and paper costs, this issue deserves more consideration than many catalog companies are willing to give it. With the prevalent use of the phone and …

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January 1, 2001




Computer Solutions’ ORDER POWER!

More and more multi-channel businesses are looking for AS/400-based direct-to-customer management systems these days. Miami-based Computer Solutions Inc. (CSI) offers ORDER POWER! – and a full-featured system that supports mail order, direct response, e-commerce, and fulfillment companies, running solely …

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January 1, 2001




Unex

Introducing Span-Track by UNEX – carton flow track you just add to your new or existing pallet rack. Its conveyor-like sections have full width rollers which provide total carton support and better flow for cases weighting up to 50 lbs. per …

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December 1, 2000




THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Japanese Internet users spend more at-home time online than users in any other country: 13.9 days a month, compared to the overall average of 12.1 days a month. That’s one of the findings of the Media Metrix (www.mediametrix.com) Multi-Country Report …

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