April 1, 2000




ONLINE SECURITY: Warding off hacker attacks

Simple ways to keep your Website secure
After a cyber extortionist calling himself or herself Maxus hacked into the database of the CD Universe music Website in January and stole tens of thousands of credit card customers’ names and numbers, …

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April 1, 2000




INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: Counting on accuracy

Cycle counts can give you a better handle on your inventory status
Many catalogers view shutting down their warehouse operations once or twice a year to take a complete inventory as a necessary evil. But there is another, and possibly …

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March 1, 2000




BENCHMARK 2000: OPERATIONS

To satisfy customers’ need for near-instant gratification, many catalogers are investing in technology to provide better, faster service. For instance, among respondents to Catalog Age’s 2000 Benchmark Report on Operations, 60% offer an online ordering option, and more than 35% say their transactional …

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March 1, 2000




FINANCE: Private money

Investment firms seeking catalogs
For years catalogers have been pleading their case to the investment community: that their established brands and their marketing, merchandising, and fulfillment experience make them ideal investments. But it seems that private investment firms have only …

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March 1, 2000




REDUCING YOUR COST PER ORDER

All catalogers would like to increase profits, but in today’s competitive marketplace, there’s a limit to how much you can raise your prices or lower your cost of goods. And what with hikes in postage and paper costs, you’re already …

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March 1, 2000




MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: Bargain investments

Private equity firms buying into b-to-b catalogs account for top deals
Everyone likes a bargain – including private equity investment firms. And that explains several of the biggest fourth-quarter catalog mergers and acquisitions. “The three largest transactions of the quarter …

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March 1, 2000




WEB ORDER FULFILLMENT: Dot-coms scrooged by glitches

The e-commerce world got a black eye for Christmas, thanks to the well-publicized inventory and fulfillment problems several online marketers suffered. Toy marketers took the worst bruising, as online catalogers such as KB Toys.com, Toys R Us.com, and …

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March 1, 2000




SPIN-OFFS: Birth of a teen Venus

Venus Swimwear targets teens with new title
Hoping to convert teenage girls into lifelong buyers, Jacksonville, FL-based swimsuit cataloger Venus Swimwear in January launched The Venus Edge, a swimsuit catalog targeting the teen market.
“We wanted to capture our customers …

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March 1, 2000




MARKET TRENDS: Not computing

Computer mailers cool to consumers
More than 60% of U.S. consumers will own personal computers by the end of 2000, compared to 53% this year, according to Ziff-Davis’s annual Technology User Profile research report. That would mean nearly 10% of consumers will buy …

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March 1, 2000




MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE REVIEW: J. Jill Group reviews Mozart

Hingham, MA-based J. Jill Group bought Mozart from CommercialWare in July 1998 to run on an AS400 platform. The mailer installed Mozart’s order processing components with a prereleased version of Mozart’s call center computer telephony integration (CTI) module.
The initial package …

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