December 19, 2007




Patrick James Starts Catalog

Better late than never. That’s the mantra for upscale men’s apparel retailer Patrick James. After 45 years, the Fresno, CA-based family business launched its inaugural catalog. Vice president Patrick Mon Pere Jr. says the first 64-page catalog debuted at …

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In Catalog, News

September 29, 2013




How to Be a Master of Digital Disruption

One of the most appealing—and yes, sometimes maddening—aspects of the digital era is that anyone can rewrite the rules. The cost of changing entire industries is quickly falling to zero. Give someone an Internet connection, a couple of …

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In Marketing

July 18, 2012




Zazzle’s Email Zubject Line is Zantastic

The subject line from a marketing email sent July 10 by Zazzle was very attractive and amusing:

“It’z Zazzle’z birthday week! Zelebrate with 25% off t-shirtz!”
Patrick Briggs, marketing program manager at Zazzle, said in an email to Multichannel Merchant that changing …

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In Uncategorized

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September 25, 2013




Shaky Consumer Confidence Could Affect Seasonal Hiring

Even though merchants are gearing up for the additional hiring of seasonal employees this holiday, a new report has found that “shaky” consumer confidence and an increased in efficiencies in the retail space could prevent  seasonal hiring from hitting the …

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In Contact Center, Ecommerce

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September 20, 2013




Marketplace Fairness Act Needs to be Streamlined

For remote-selling companies sales tax is a sustainable advantage, and local businesses and national retailers have been lobbying against it for years.

In the 1990’s, the Supreme Court opened the door for change but Congress hasn’t moved on it.  …

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In General & Administration, Tax & Regulations

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September 20, 2013




TruST Seeks Catalog Shoppers Input on Marketplace Fairness Act

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The True Simplification of Taxation, also known as TruST, is asking millions of catalog shoppers to let the House Judiciary Committee know how the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

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September 18, 2013




House Judiciary Committee Releases Principles on Internet Sales Tax

The House Judiciary Committee released basic principles pertaining to the issue of Internet sales tax. To develop these principles, the Committee received input directly from taxpayers, industry and trade groups, and representatives of state and local governments. The principles are …

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In PR Newswire

June 1, 2010




Eye on OMS Systems

The hot topic in systems is the July 1 deadline for meeting the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) and its Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). But there is still much confusion with this issue.

According …

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In Affiliate, Channel Integration

December 1, 2010




Will PMG Potter’s Departure Mean Jack for USPS?

JIM TIERNEY: It’s hard to know what to make of Jack Potter’s decision to retire as U.S. Postmaster General on Dec. 3. Should catalogers be relieved, apprehensive, indifferent?
The U.S. Postal Service has been in the news a lot …

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In Catalog, Print Channel

October 28, 2009




FAO Boutiques in Store for Toys ‘R’ Us

Customers who want more access to iconic upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz just got their wish: Starting Nov. 1, FAO Schwarz-branded boutiques will be introduced in 585 Toys ’R’ Us stores nationwide.
The FAO boutiques will be located prominently at the front …

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