March 1, 2001




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 – …

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March 1, 2001




Trading in on Trade Shows

`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 other show attractions.’
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), a Chicago-based trade …

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March 1, 2001




Make the Most of Every Channel

A promotion in one channel – catalog, Website, or retail – may spur sales in another
Managing a multichannel business in today’s competitive environment can be a tremendous challenge. While additional channels provide more opportunities for generating sales, they also …

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September 1, 2000




LEAP, CLICK, SHIP

In his popular book The Fifth Discipline, business management guru Peter Senge describes what he calls the “Parable of the Boiled Frog.” If you drop a frog in boiling water, it will try to leap out. If, instead, you place …

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September 1, 2000




Deluxe assortment

How does the expansion of Internet-based sales alter the picture of payment processing?
It’s a money-colored thing Remember when you were a kid and you needed only the smallest box of crayons to fill in simple line drawings at school? …

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February 1, 2001




I. Bits: FOOFOO, WE HARDLY KNEW YE

As this is the first issue of the new year, we decided to honor those companies featured in I.Merchant articles last year that did not survive long enough to usher in 2001:
BizBuyer.com, b-to-b reverse-auction marketplace (“Ask the Experts,” …

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February 1, 2001




full speed ahead

Superman’s outfit was cool, but it must have cost him a bundle. Besides, do you really need material handlers who can leap over tall buildings with a single bound? A more realistic expectation is that they rev up productivity in …

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August 1, 2000




Mailers: USPS overstates contingency needs

How much of a contingency budget is too much? That question was at the heart of recent testimony in the current postal rate case.
In testimony filed in June, cosponsored by nine industry associations and four large mailers, postal consultant …

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August 1, 2000




LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: No news is good news

Little action on bills expected for rest of year
Few, if any, bills are expected to reach the House or Senate floors in the final months of the 106th Congress. “It appears that none of the privacy bills or other …

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January 1, 2001




CASE STUDY: ROSS-SIMONS

Coordination, Not Integration… Not Yet, Anyway With 11 stores, a four-year-old Website, and an annual catalog circulation of about 70 million, jewelry, gifts, and tabletop items marketer Ross-Simons is working hard to maximize the synergies of its multiple channels – at least …

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