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Catalog ARCHIVE

Catalogs and Amazon are Major Holiday Concerns for Retailers  Sep 09, 2013 9:41 AM By Daniela Forte

The Amazon effect, customer acquisition and shipping are among the hot topics on the minds of merchants as they head into holiday 2013. See how merchants are preparing for the holiday.

USPS Changes May Affect Catalog Delivery  Jul 24, 2013 4:46 PM By MCM Staff

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the USPS to eliminate to-the-door mail delivery and replace it with curbside and cluster box delivery. That may have an effect on how merchants mail catalogs to prospects and customers alike.

Mini Catalogs Catching On as Economy and Culture Change  Jul 24, 2013 11:01 AM By Del Williams

A growing number of direct to customer merchants, including National Ropers Supply, April Cornell and Crestline, are finding that supplementing full-sized catalogs with mini catalogs can help them do business more cost effectively while improving key metrics such as response rate.

J&P Cycles Prepares for Sturgis Rally  Jul 16, 2013 10:38 AM By Erin Lynch

For some retailers, a pop-up store is key around the holiday shopping season or in hopes of opening up your brand to a new audience. But for J&P Cycles, which runs a pop-up store every year during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, it means a $1 million boost in sales.

Why Email Marketing’s Significant Growth Continues  Jul 12, 2013 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace  Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM By Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Oriental Trading Company Acquires Mindware  Jul 08, 2013 11:41 AM By Daniela Forte

Oriental Trading Company, a party supplies merchant, announced on June 27 it has acquired MindWare, a retailer of educational toys for children.

Retailers Open Up About the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 21, 2013 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?
Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the pending legislation.

USPS Looking into Possible Postage Increase  May 10, 2013 5:45 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service will soon “look into” raising the postage rate for various types of mail commonly used by consumers and businesses that mail periodicals, magazines, newspapers and marketing material.

Solutions to Prevent Rising Postage Costs for Catalogers  May 10, 2013 3:02 PM By Daniela Forte

There are solutions catalogers can do to safeguard their catalog from rising postage costs.  In a hand-out at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington, D.C., Quad/Graphics offered eight solutions to prevent rising postage costs. Here are the eight smart solutions from Quad/Graphics:   Co-Mail:  It will optimize your presort savings and build […]






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