April 1, 1999

Trolling for customers

Bill Guyre is vice president of the not-for-profit, New York-based Lighthouse Catalog, which sells specialized products for people with impaired vision. Annual sales, less than ñ10 million; annual circulation, 2 million.
Our parent company, Lighthouse International (a not-for-profit foundation that supports advocacy, …


In News

August 1, 1998

Walter Drake lends a hand

A year after acquiring the Walter Drake catalog of personalized gifts, Foster & Gallagher (F&G) is using the title to boost sales of and supply merchandise to some of its sister catalogs. “This is the first case I know of …


In News

June 1, 1998

Your paper future

Factors such as pulp prices and economic conditions have always influenced paper pricing. But to predict prices in 2001, you also need to take into consideration such factors as increased production of the supercalendered-plus (SCA+) paper grade and the growth of …


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distribution center, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

April 3, 2014

8 Steps for Selecting a 3PF Partner

Over this past year we have seen a variety of different sized merchants choose to use third-party fulfillment (3PF) partners to handle their pick, pack and ship operations.

Each and every merchant has a different reason for using a 3PF …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

April 8, 2014

Is the Amazon Effect Overrated?

If Amazon is, indeed, taking over the ecommerce world, then operations and fulfillment professionals are the last to know. According to the results of MCM Outlook 2014, 28.8% of respondents have seen no effect from Amazon on their business.

However, 36% of respondents …


In Amazon, MCM Outlook 2014

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

January 31, 2014

7 Secrets for Successful Selling on Amazon

Retailers across the globe recognize Amazon as a powerful tool in the ecommerce landscape to help them sell more and reach international markets, but it takes more than simply listing your products on Amazon to find success. …


In Amazon, Ecommerce

April 29, 2014

Amazon Prime Pantry Adds to Delivery Disruption

Is Amazon getting geared up to grapple with grocers? During its first-quarter earnings call, the ecommerce behemoth said it is seeing early success with a new “essentials” delivery service for its Prime members.

Available nationally, Prime customers can use Prime …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery


May 1, 2014

Tmall Pork Promotion Draws Rave Reviews in China

A recent online promotion for U.S. pork conducted with China’s B2C marketplace Tmall.com drew rave reviews from Chinese consumers and strong results for U.S. pork suppliers.

The 7-day promotion, developed with support from the Pork …


In Ecommerce, Global


May 8, 2014

ShopRunner Announces Partnership with Alibaba

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group announced Wednesday it would be teaming up with U.S. membership only marketplace, ShopRunner.  This partnership will allow ShopRunner to sell and ship American goods to China, according to an article in Forbes.

Fiona Dias, …


In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

July 29, 2008

Letter to the Editor: MeritDirect Not Part of InfoGroup

In response to your July 28 Lists and Data Strategies article “Industry Leaders Feel for Vin Gupta,” which inaccurately stated that InfoGroup is the parent company to MeritDirect, here is a recap of the facts regarding MeritDirect: • MeritDirect is an independent …


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