September 28, 2001
Sacramento, CA–California Gov. Gray Davis earlier this week signed a bill into law extending his state’s moratorium on new Internet taxes by more than two years.
Meanwhile, a key congressional committee is about to consider legislation extending the federal ban …
September 24, 2001
Washington–Postmaster General John Potter told a Senate subcommittee last week that the U.S. Postal Service expects to end the new fiscal year, which just began, with a $1.35 billion loss, its third in as many years.
According to preliminary figures …
September 12, 2001
New York—The Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 12 unveiled a disaster relief initiative for Manhattan-based member companies affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
For starters, the DMA compiled a list of 78 member companies whose offices are located …
August 1, 2002
The 32-country World Cup soccer tournament, which ended June 30 with Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Germany, has been a boon for sales of soccer-related merchandise.
Vienna, VA-based cataloger Rugby and Soccer Supply, for one, saw sales jump 10%-15% in select categories, …
September 11, 2001
Washington—With an emphasis on damage control, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 11 proposed an 8.7% rate hike that could be enacted as early as July or August 2002. In making the announcement following its monthly meeting, …More...
September 4, 2001
Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …More...
September 1, 2001
Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …More...
September 1, 2001
A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …