June 1, 2001
This spring, Capitol Hill has continued to push for stronger privacy legislation and more restrictions on unsolicited e-mail. And lawmakers haven’t forgotten that the Internet tax moratorium will expire in October, unless legislation is passed to extend it.
March 23, 2002
Cambridge, MA–During his session at the New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA) Spring Conference on March 22, Blair Corp. president/CEO John Zawacki said that the cataloger’s goal is to reach $1 billion in sales by the end of the decade.
March 15, 2002
Forty percent of a catalog’s success comes down to knowledgeable list selection and sophisticated modeling techniques to maximize response. The remaining 60% results from maximizing the relevancy of the message — and this is where the vast majority of catalogers fail. They …More...
May 16, 2001
Washington—On May 16, with the U.S. Postal Service staring at losses of more than $5 billion during the next two years, the House Committee on Government Reform held its second formal hearing on the USPS’s financial crisis. Catalogers were …More...
March 6, 2002
Computer and industrial supplies manufacturer/marketer Systemax (NYSE: SYX) posted net income of $653,000 for 2001, compared with the $40.8 million net loss it suffered in 2000. The turnaround came despite an 8% drop in net sales, to $1.5 billion.
For the quarter ended Dec. 31, Systemax …
March 2, 2002
March 1, 2002
Federated Department Stores’ decision to rid itself of its Fingerhut subsidiary didn’t surprise most industry observers. After all, Federated had been reevaluating its ownership of Minnetonka, MN-based Fingerhut since 2000, little more than a year after its March 1999 acquisition of the …More...
March 1, 2002
Three components are crucial to defining requirements for a new software application: 1) documenting existing processes; 2) assessing the functionality of existing software; and 3) assessing current and future needs.
In any software selection undertaking, present conditions should serve as the point of …
May 1, 2001
With a reasonably constructed ten-year lease, a fulfillment operation can expect to attain an equity-underwritten rate of three dollars a square foot triple net
A sustained stock market decline will be followed by shortages of long-term capital to feed the …