March 1, 2000




PAPER PRICE INCREASES: …and paper’s up

Prices hikes, even shortages ahead
Ready to pay up to 33% more for your paper? After the October 1999 increase of $60/ton for coated groundwood, industry experts expect a similar increase in April. That would raise prices to roughly $880/ton, about 17% more …

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March 1, 2000




PARCEL DELIVERY: Ho-hum, another UPS rate hike

>From a public relations perspective, United Parcel Service got lucky this >year. Less than two weeks after announcing on Dec. 29 that in February it >would raise ground-delivery rates up to 3.1% for most zones, air carriers >Federal Express and Airborne also …

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March 1, 2000




FOCUS: LABORATORY/SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS – www.3s-supply.com

Reviewed 1/7/00, 4:30 p.m., Netscape
just when I think this might be a snappy Website, I see a notice announcing “Last updated 9/14/98.” For shame, 3S! Then I go to the Products link and find a limited listing of items, some of …

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March 1, 2000




LIST MANAGEMENT: Should you take it outside?

Outsourcing list management vs. handling it inhouse
Feb. 28 marked the end of an era for personalized gifts cataloger Lillian Vernon. The $264 million mailer turned over the management of its 10 million-name file to Peterborough, NH-based list firm Millard Group. Until then, …

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March 1, 2000




MERCHANDISING: More `good things’ from Martha

In its apparent quest to sell to consumers who have no interest in producing their own paper or making their own soap, the catalog arm of New York-based Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has expanded its product offerings both online and …

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March 1, 2000




Postal horror story

I would like to bring to your attention my recent experience with the Postal Service, specifically the Washington, DC, bulk mail center (BMC). We sent out 200,000 catalogs on Dec. 28 and used a freight consolidator to deliver the mailing to the …

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March 1, 2000




SPIN-OFFS: Nordstrom branches out

Cataloger/retailer launches two books, plans third
Sure, Nordstrom is heavily promoting its shoe Website with a national print and TV ad campaign, but the Seattle-based marketer remains firmly committed to its print catalogs. Not only did it recently relaunch …

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March 1, 2000




ONLINE AUCTIONS: Going once, going twice…

When it comes to online auctions, consumer Websites such as eBay and Yahoo are grabbing most of the spotlight. But business-to-business auctions are becoming prevalent too. A recent report in The Los Angeles Times finds that 200-300 b-to-b auction sites …

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March 1, 2000




APPAREL: market leaders – L.L. BEAN

For decades, everyone wanted to be as good as L.L. Bean. But over the past three years or so, Bean hasn’t been getting as many accolades as it used to. The $1.03 billion outdoor and casual apparel mailer has had …

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March 1, 2000




A sporting chance

Just as there’s more than one way to skin a cat, Dallas-based Collegiate Pacific has found that there’s more than one way to grow a business. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 1999, the institutional sports equipment cataloger had sales of $6.9 …

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