June 1, 2002




Small Catalogs Forum: Adopting an Untapped Niche

Although Laurie Wallmark has never adopted a child, she adopted the notion that there was an unfilled need for information on the subject of adoption. That’s why Wallmark 12 years ago founded Ringoes, NJ-based Tapestry Books, a cataloger of books for …

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June 1, 2002




Crutchfield Soups Up Its Product Line

Car stereo equipment accounts for half of Crutchfield Corp.’s $192 million in annual sales. So it’s not too surprising that the consumer electronics cataloger has expanded into the auto accessories market. Its latest catalog, which mailed April 28, includes a 16-page …

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June 1, 2002




The Search Is On…

Van Dyke’s Restorers is pretty happy with the results of its site redesign. With a 450% increase in traffic within three months and a 500% leap in revenue, why wouldn’t the Woonsocket, SD-based cataloger be happy? What’s more, the redesign didn’t involve …

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June 1, 2002




Sixth Annual Electronic Marketing Survey

Web marketing has come a long way, baby. When Catalog Age conducted its first Electronic Marketing Survey, in June 1997, only 45% of respondents with Websites offered secure socket connections for credit-card payments. Nearly half of the catalogers that captured customer information …

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June 1, 2002




Wish Fulfillment

What do you really want? It’s not such an easy question to answer. Even if it’s just a cup of coffee with a friend or a relaxing vacation, what you get is never just what you want, it’s what you …

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June 1, 2002




Mergers and Acquisitions: Quality Rather Than Quantity

Nineteen industry mergers and acquisitions were consummated during the first quarter of the year. That’s just slightly more than half as many as were completed during the first quarter of last year. Yet observers insist that the M&A market …

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June 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
PUTTIN’ ON THE DOG
More than 13,000 dog lovers have made a purchase from the Puttin’ on the Dog catalog during the past 12 months. These buyers, most of whom are women 35-55 years old, spent an average of $75 an …

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June 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Talking Trash in the DC

It’s no secret that catalog order fulfillment generates a fair amount of garbage, such as cardboard boxes, dunnage, and wrapping paper. Steve Harris, senior vice president of Middlebury, VT-based design and build agency Bread Loaf Corp., says the receiving stages, …

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June 1, 2002




Production Page: Printing Preferences: Offset vs. Gravure

Among respondents to the most recent Catalog Age Benchmark Report on Print and Production (October 2000 issue), 83% printed their catalogs using offset lithography; 10% used rotogravure printing, and 6% used both. Let’s look at how the two printing methods stack up on several …

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June 1, 2002




Control Freaks

Wish you could whip your warehouse into shape with minimal fuss? It’s possible — if you invest in material handling control systems (MHCS) software. According to a new report from ARC Advisory Group, MHCS applications are must-haves in any distribution center …

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