April 24, 2001




Burton to Bush: Do Something About the USPS

Washington–In a letter sent April 23, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), requested that President Bush develop a long-term solution to the U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems “without having to resort to increasing rates or reducing the quality or affordability of …

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April 12, 2001




Deputy PMG Gives USPS an ‘Outside Chance’ of No New Rate Case

New York—In an exclusive interview with CATALOG AGE on April 12, Deputy Postmaster General John Nolan said that despite the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service’s efforts to find alternatives, there’s only an “outside chance” that the agency …

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April 1, 2001




Internet Tax Glossary

DISCRIMINATORY TAX, as it applies to e-commerce in the Internet Tax Freedom Act: Any tax imposed by a state or political subdivision thereof on electronic commerce that:
is not generally imposed and legally collectible on transactions involving similar property, goods, …

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April 1, 2001




List Watch: Keep It Clean

The phrase “an ounce of prevention is the best medication” most certainly applies to list hygiene. After all, if you enter in the names and addresses of customers correctly the first time, you eliminate the potential for mistakes and duplicate …

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April 1, 2001




Trade Groups Argue About How to Fix the USPS

The United States Postal Service is “a train wreck about to happen,” in the words of Harry Quadracci, president/ CEO of printer Quad/Graphics. But the Direct Marketing Association and the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) are bickering about the …

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April 1, 2001




the holy Grail of E-commerce

Surely you’ve heard people say things such as “The World Wide Web is as important to mankind as the discovery of the New World!” Or maybe they’ve tempered their ebullience a bit, to something like “E-commerce heralds the end of …

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April 1, 2001




As Web Tax Moratorium Runs Out, Confusion Grows

With friends like these on Capitol Hill, catalogers and Internet marketers don’t need enemies.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act, approved as H.R. 4328 and signed into law as Public Law 105-277, was written largely to encourage the growth of Internet …

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December 1, 2001




Reverse Gear

A company may outsource all or a portion of its operations. Typically, a firm that chooses to outsource the fulfillment portion of its business does so for that entire function — receiving, storage, pick/pack, shipment, and returns processing. Recently however, …

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December 1, 2001




Mergers & Acquisitions: Consumer Deals Melt Away in Summer Heat

As was the case with sales and earnings figures, mergers and acquisitions activity within the catalog and online marketing industry slumped during July, August, and September — especially among consumer print catalogers. Last year, 63% of the industry deals consumated in the …

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March 15, 2001




List Watch: Privacy Legislation Outlook

It took members of the new Congress just a few days to propose a flurry of privacy-related bills that could make prospecting and marketing even more challenging for catalogers and online merchants.
All in all, says Jerry Cerasale, senior vice …

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