May 1, 2001




Ahead of the Game

As stories and jokes about failed dot-coms proliferate, it begins to seem that they are all here today, gone tomorrow. But e-commerce and multi-channel integration are not really new, as Stephen Hamlin, vice president of iQVC, points out. QVC, iQVC’s …

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May 1, 2001




THAT’S AN ORDER

Did you ever notice that the declaration “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile any more” turned out to be false? It was your father’s Oldsmobile. No one believed it, and now the time is near when it won’t be anyone’s Oldsmobile …

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May 1, 2001




FORBIDDEN CITY

In traditional direct marketing, the statement ‘You will receive your order in seven to ten business days’ actually meant something to both the cataloger and the catalog customer
Once upon a time, deep within the heart of a direct marketing …

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May 1, 2001




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Pick It Up
Imagine having picking accuracy guaranteed 100%. Westbrook, ME-based FastPic Systems claims that its new FastPic4 advanced inventory management and control software delivers perfect picking accuracy, allowing users to see actual pictures of inventory during the picking process to …

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In CRM

May 1, 2001




Anatomy of a Start-up

Bel Tesoro hopes to mailed its debut catalog by October
This month, Catalog Age introduces an occasional series tracking the progress of Bel Tesoro, a catalog start-up scheduled to launch this fall. We’ll not only follow the plans and actions …

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May 1, 2001




Cool It

Before you rush out to snap up industrial real estate, some caution may be warranted, warns Robert VonAncken, executive managing director of the Landauer Realty Group, which publishes a widely circulated annual real estate market forecast. VonAncken says he would “…

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May 1, 2001




Joining Forces

Companies have to ‘keep the main thing the main thing’
Direct-to-customer retailers choose to outsource because of the third-party fulfillment industry’s ability to provide overall fulfillment expertise and scalability, quick implementation time, variable service fee structure, and an established operating …

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May 1, 2001




Operations and Management: Low-Tech Inventory Control

Even if you don’t have the resources of an Office Depot or a Lands’ End, you can still improve your inventory flow and better communicate with vendors.
Try developing staged shipping commitments — having vendors deliver goods at prescheduled, staggered stages, …

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In News

April 3, 2001




Hanover Puts Three Catalogs On the Block

Weehawken, NJ—As its losses mount, multititle cataloger Hanover Direct (Amex: HNV) announced its intention to sell its upscale gifts and home decor catalog Gump’s by Mail, its men’s apparel titles International Male and Undergear, and its San Francisco-based …

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April 1, 2001




ALMOST THERE

THE JOURNEY to achieving supply chain efficiency may well remind you at times of that summer vacation from hell. You know, the one with the whole family packed into the station wagon, tires going flat when they roll over so …

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