January 11, 2002




Patriotism sends AlbertsGifts.com sales soarings

A roll of toilet paper imprinted with the likeness of Osama Bin Laden and the phrase “Wipe out terrorism!” is one of the best-sellers at AlbertsGifts.com, the consumer Website of Pittsburgh-based manufacturer/marketer Albert Elovitz.
Launched in December 2000 to …

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January 4, 2002




ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lost & Found

Has the productivity in your distribution center been languishing or even declining? Have you tried worker incentives, mechanization/automation, and new procedures with limited success? If so, it may be time to investigate slotting. Forget the old saw that only …

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January 3, 2002




Columbia House, Fingerhut fastest-growing holiday Websites

Congratulations, Fingerhut Cos. The general merchandise cataloger was the second fastest-growing i.merchant during the 2001 holiday season, according to the Nielsen/NetRatings Holiday eCommerce Index. Fingerhut.com received nearly 8.1 million visits during November and December, up 144% from 3.3 million during November …

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January 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
CROSSING POINTE
The 147,113 customers of the Crossing Pointe catalog from Blair Corp. spend an average of $95 an order on stylish, affordable women’s apparel. Customers are primarily 35-50 years old and have an average income of more than $50,000.Cost: $110/…

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January 1, 2002




The Production Page: Pinching Your Production Pennies

Printing and postage account for a mean 47.4% of catalogers’ marketing expenses, according to Catalog Age’s Benchmark Report on Critical Issues and Trends (December 2001 issue). Creative and production costs make up another 27.3% of that budget. So obviously, containing these costs is …

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January 1, 2002




Damez Pins Hopes on Magalog Format

In the current economy, launching a magazine or a catalog seems foolhardy. Established, well-financed magazines such as Mademoiselle and catalogs such as Freeport Studio have fallen victim to the recession. Nonetheless, San Hermosa, CA-based Damez Media is launching a combination …

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December 13, 2001




More shoppers look to Web, catalogs this holiday

About 37% of U.S. consumers planned to do more shopping online and by catalog this holiday season than last year, according to a recent study by Market Facts, commissioned by FedEx Corp.
The survey of 1,000 consumers, conducted Nov. 26-28, found …

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December 6, 2001




Study: online shopping going strong this holiday season

For the week ended Dec. 2, 51.7 million American visited the Web, up 45% from 35.6 million a year ago, according to a recent report from Jupiter Media Metrix. The Jupiter Media Metrix Online Shopping Index, which aggregates Web visitors from both home and …

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December 1, 2001




Mergers & Acquisitions: Consumer Deals Melt Away in Summer Heat

As was the case with sales and earnings figures, mergers and acquisitions activity within the catalog and online marketing industry slumped during July, August, and September — especially among consumer print catalogers. Last year, 63% of the industry deals consumated in the …

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December 1, 2001




The Skinny on Atkins Direct’s Growing Business

Fad diets come and go, but the Atkins diet, a low-carbohydrate program founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Atkins, is still going strong. And Atkins Direct, a catalog of food products and nutritional supplements for followers of the Diet, has seen …

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