September 6, 2001




What Is Marketing Anyway?

For Jules Silbert, executive vice president of apparel and home goods cataloger Brylane, marketing and merchandising are inseparable: “Although until recently we’ve been selling only apparel to our database of 20 million households, they’re receptive to other offers as …

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September 1, 2001




The 2ND ANNUAL I.Merchant Awards

As hundreds of budding entrepreneurs learned, building an e-commerce site is easy; building an effective and successful one isn’t. A stellar Website has to make shopping simple, even intuitive, for both seasoned Web users and newbies. It has to provide …

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In Email

September 1, 2001




International B-to-B, Silver Award: IBM’s VSB Catalog, September 2000 (Switzerland)

Copy that’s “simple and to the point” may not sound like an award-winning trait, but when selling complicated computers and accessories to small businesses, brevity and simplicity are indeed key virtues. And in the case of IBM’s VSB catalog for …

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August 22, 2001




F&G Sale Delayed Until Sept. 7

Chicago—The auction for the assets of now defunct horticultural mailer Foster & Gallagher, which was set for August 21, was postponed, Catalog Age has learned. The auction is now scheduled for Sept. 7. Chicago-based AEG Partners LLC is charged with trying to …

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January 1, 2001




Making Affiliate Online Marketing Programs Work

Despite all the hype about the Web’s potential for customer acquisition, some marketers have struggled with affiliate marketing, or link referral, programs. In fact, online marketers rated affiliate marketing only a “somewhat effective” method of attracting new customers, according to …

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January 1, 2001




short takes

Steppin’ Out You can never be too rich or too thin – or, it seems, outsource too much. For those who believed the fad would pass, a new report, “Outsourcing Index 2000,” provides ample food for second thought. Outsourcing is growing …

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January 1, 2001




TOP OF THE HEAP

Follow these principles to ensure that customers get royal treatment, whether you are a third-party services provider or an e-merchant seeking top-to-bottom expertise in DTC fulfillment
Being a dot.com may no longer have the cachet it used to, but …

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January 1, 2001




It’s Official: New Postal Rates in Effect Jan. 7

“Under protest,” the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) agreed on Dec. 5 to implement the rates recommended in November by the Postal Rate Commission (PRC). The new rates take effect Jan. 7.
The PRC-recommended rates call for a reduction …

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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




Executive Greetings Welcomes Acquisitions

The b-to-b cataloger has capital to spend but is having a tough time finding companies to buy
The $110 million Executive Greetings, which produces 20 titles, mailed 72 million books in 1999.
Acquired in September 1999 by buyout firms San Francisco-based Behrman Capital and New …

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