April 1, 2000




LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Internet bills mount

And USPS rate case could revive interest in postal reform bill
Consumer privacy, particularly as it relates to the Internet, is among the more heated issues brewing on Capitol Hill these days.
In February, for instance, Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) …

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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




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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