November 1, 2000




Weighing the heavyweights

Who’s better for catalogers: Bush or Gore? It’s that time again – time to hit the voting booths, pull the lever, and (hopefully) elect the officials who will benefit you most. This year is particularly noteworthy. Not only is there …

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November 1, 2000




Catalyst Warehouse Management System

Everybody’s getting into the act. We’ve seen all the major catalog management systems become Internet-enabled. Now the warehouse management systems (WMS) are following suit. One of the more interesting of these is the Catalyst Warehouse Management System. With a Web-browser …

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November 1, 2000




New House rules?

As is the case every other year, all 435 House seats are up for reelection. The good news is that the more cataloger-friendly representatives are, in the words of Roll Call, the independent newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, “safe” bets to …

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March 15, 2001




Small Catalogs Forum: The Right Time to Finance

Certainly the economy is one major factor in determining whether the time is right to invest in growing your business. Common sense dictates that if people are tightening their belts when it comes to buying widgets, now is not the …

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March 15, 2001




Executive Forum: Sleeping with the Enemy

‘Co-opetition’ — cooperating with the competition — is the new way of doing business
Wake up, catalogers! The cold war is over, and so are the old views of competition. Those you once thought of as your foes have now become your …

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March 14, 2001




FTC Holds Privacy Workshop

Washington–The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an Information Marketplace Workshop on March 13 to examine how companies exchange personal data and create consumer profiles. Among those testifying were representatives from the Direct Marketing Association. According to a DMA press …

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March 1, 2001




Executive Forum: Make the Most of Every Channel

A promotion in one channel catalog, Website, or retail may spur sales in another
U.S. Cavalry’s stores feature free catalogs, kiosks with Internet access, and signage promoting the company’s Website.
Managing a multichannel business in today’s competitive environment can …

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March 1, 2001




Eye On B-to-B: Trading in on Trade Shows

‘A trade-show lead — someone with whom you’ve talked face to face — is a qualified lead’
‘At any given trade show,’ says Nasco’s Tom Belzer, ‘we could get 90% of the attendees at our booth or 10%, depending on the market and the …

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March 1, 2001




MULTIPLE CHANNELS ONE SYSTEM

Here’s how to pinpoint the software and systems that will help you coordinate customers, orders, and inventory across all sales channels
In the good old days prior to e-commerce, companies that had both catalog and retail divisions almost always kept …

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March 1, 2001




The Electronic Catalog: FTC Examines Wireless Web Privacy Issues

Mobile, or wireless, commerce could be the wave of the future. So does that mean it’s time to regulate?
Just when you thought you had e-commerce nailed down, along comes another tech challenge. M-commerce — mobile, or wireless, commerce — is gradually …

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