May 2, 2001




Survey: Consumers Indifferent to Online Sales Tax

New York–Many consumers would not alter their online buying habits if Internet sales taxes were imposed, according to a recent Jupiter Media Metrix survey. The study found that 74% of consumers who have abandoned a purchase in the past do not …

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May 2, 2001




Direct Marketing Sales Outpace Overall Sales in 2000

New York–A Direct Marketing Association survey shows that the growth in direct marketing sales outpaced overall U.S. sales growth by 54% in 2000, reaching $1.73 trillion in 2000. The report also shows that while 2001 direct marketing sales growth won’t reach last year’…

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May 1, 2001




listings

NEW LISTS
LILLIAN VERNON FAVORITES
There are more than 400,000 buyer names in the Lillian Vernon Favorites catalog file. The catalog features the most popular items from Lillian Vernon’s product line, including home furnishings, children’s merchandise, holiday occasions, and bed and …

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May 1, 2001




Electronic Catalog: Judging a Site by Its Home Page

Swift and harsh judgments of appearances aren’t limited to high school hallways and model casting calls. The impression that your Website makes on a visitor in the first seven seconds can turn off a prospect for good.
In fact, “seven …

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May 1, 2001




working gear

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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May 1, 2001




In Praise of Crying Wolf

In Moira Cotlier’s cover story on how the European foot and mouth disease epidemic may hurt U.S. catalogers, consultant Andrea Lawson-Gray says, “We’re a country that is fairly short-sighted about problems that are not happening on our shores.” As …

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May 1, 2001




The Cybercritic: Pet Supplies

This month The Cybercritic goes to the dogs…well, to Websites selling products for dogs and other pets
PetSmart.com
PetSmart.com’s home page offers a cornucopia of features, including links to new items, a pet library, and a buyers’ …

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May 1, 2001




People News

Mt. Laurel, NJ-based Roosevelt Paper Co. announced that Jeff Goldberg joined the outside sales staff at the company’s Richwood, KY, facility. Goldberg will cover South Florida, including the Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Naples areas. Previously, Goldberg spent 10 years in the …

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April 26, 2001




USPS Management Formally Proposes a July 1 Postage Hike

Washington—USPS management formally announced on April 25 that it will recommend that its Board of Governors (BOG) raise rates across the board—excluding first class—by 3%, effective July 1, CATALOG AGE has learned. The announcement was made during the Mailers Technical …

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April 1, 2001




i-bits

GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSEUP
If you want to convert online browsers into buyers, add a zoom-in feature to your product graphics. According to a January study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 44% of shoppers surveyed said that the ability to see a closeup …

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