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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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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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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August 9, 2001




Talking Points

Talking Points (note: I broke this into three sections, each of which could be a separate article)
Talking Points Part I of this CATALOG AGE Special Report, titled Where We Are, Where We’re Going, looks at recent changes in the …

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August 9, 2001




Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Talking Points Part I of this CATALOG AGE Special Report, titled Where We Are, Where We’re Going, looks at recent changes in the catalog industry and how they are likely to influence business in the years ahead.
Challenges and Solutions

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August 1, 2001




Last Tangle in Paris

If you’re fulfilling orders from outside the U.S., you’re in for the trip of a lifetime. Pack this guide to dealing with the snarls of red tape, exorbitant shipping costs, and postal snafus that await you
Mail-order merchants shipping …

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August 1, 2001




A Rose Is a Rose

Most ‘new technology’ firms have trouble stating what they do
The technology marketplace is rife with weeds posing as exotic flora. Razor-edged grasses and thorns abound, making the bleeding edge as dangerous a place as it has always been.
Two …

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