September 12, 2001
New York—The Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 12 unveiled a disaster relief initiative for Manhattan-based member companies affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
For starters, the DMA compiled a list of 78 member companies whose offices are located …
September 11, 2001
Washington—With an emphasis on damage control, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 11 proposed an 8.7% rate hike that could be enacted as early as July or August 2002. In making the announcement following its monthly meeting, …More...
September 4, 2001
Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …More...
September 12, 2002
(Direct Newsline) This week, HP mailed its first catalog since the Compaq Computer Corp.-Hewlett-Packard merger to 2 million businesses, gleaned from both companies’ databases.
“This is the first major effort we’ve had talking to the small and medium business set …
September 1, 2001
Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …More...
September 1, 2001
A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …
September 1, 2002
From the front cover it’s clear that New Pig’s “Pigalog” is no ordinary industrial supplies catalog. What does a closeup of an adorable piglet have to do with cleaning equipment? Not much. But while the front cover may not work …More...
August 20, 2002
August 2, 2001
Stamford, CT—Multititle mailer New England Business Service (NEBS; NYSE: NEB) posted a 12% rise in annual revenue, to a record $586.1 million for the year ended June 30. But the news isn’t as good as you might think. For one thing, …More...
August 1, 2001
‘You can’t solve the problem by using the prayer routine until everything goes bad’
Have a plan in place for how the workload will be divided among remaining employees
Juliet found her parting from Romeo sad but sweet because she …