March 1, 2000




Postal reform: Will it take a fire?

It’s a given that conventional mailboxes will be a lot less crowded in the new millennium. Consider the following items:
The Internet could eventually usher in a day when almost all those envelopes will contain advertisements, and the majority of …

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February 1, 2000




LEGISLATION: No Internet taxes-yet?

Commission is leaning toward recommending a delay
The Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce (ACEC) still has one more meeting to go before it makes its recommendations to Congress in April. But after a December meeting in San Francisco, committee members …

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February 1, 2000




The Genesis curse?

Beleaguered multititle cataloger Genesis Direct (sometimes known as Proteam.com) may have been rescued from bankruptcy when GE Capital agreed in December to buy it (see page 7), but the curse lingers. Toy marketer Toys R Us attributed some of its …

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January 1, 2000




LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Congress prefers privacy

Several privacy-related bills are passed before winter recess
Who says nothing ever gets done in Washington? Although the 106th Congress did leave several bills, notably H.R. 22, the Postal Modernization Act, on the table before the winter recess, it signed …

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January 1, 2000




FPO at deadline

GENESIS SELLS CAROL WRIGHT; REST TO FOLLOW As part of its wind-down toward selling off the remains of what was once a 30-title catalog company, Genesis Direct/Proteam.com received bankruptcy court approval in early December to sell Carol Wright …

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December 1, 1999




GAO: Postal Service faces tough times

It’s official: In a report issued in late October, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) states that if the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t find new sources of revenue over the next few years to offset the impact of …

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December 1, 1999




LEGISLATION: Big bills for small catalogers

Proposals would open way for group insurance plans, limit lawsuits
Two bills wending their way through Congress – a healthcare +imiting punitive damages – could help smaller catalogers.
The Quality Care for the Uninsured Act (H.R. 2990), sponsored by Reps. …

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December 1, 1999




LEGISLATION: Bill drives away DMV names

New law requires switch from opt-out to opt-in
Beginning in June, marketers’ access to information compiled by state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) will likely be seriously restricted. According to a provision within the transportation appropriations bill, signed into law …

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November 1, 1999




Performance Products

To cater to every form of four-wheeled transport, the cataloger built a new high-performance product database
With more than 200,000 SKUs and growing, Performance Products could have ended up with a Website (www.performanceproducts.com) as difficult to navigate as the …

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November 1, 1999




INTERNET TAXATION: Yes to tax reform

But government commission has yet to discuss types of changes
Time is running out for the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce (ACEC). The government-appointed group assigned with investigating Internet taxation policies has only two more meetings left before it makes …

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