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Congress Forces USPS To Delay 5-Day Delivery Plan  Apr 10, 2013 4:17 PM By Daniela Forte

The U.S. Postal Service has delayed the implementation of its new five-day mail delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the USPS with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule…

Knowing How Your Customers Shop is the First Step  Mar 27, 2013 11:31 AM By Tim Parry

My parents have a PC. My 84-year-old father doesn’t use it. He’d be surprised to see my 83-year-old mother use it to go to a non-DOS-based website. If my mother, of course, was able to figure out her post-AOL-life.

Why are US Catalogs so Provincial?  Mar 25, 2013 1:53 PM By Bill LaPierre (blog.datamann.com)

I’ve mentioned previously that Datamann works with a number of catalogs that are based in the UK, but that mail here in the US, as well as their home base of the UK.  The attraction to a UK catalog to mail here in the US is obviously size – we have 310 million potential customers, […]

How Digital Catalogs are Changing Ecommerce Behaviors  Mar 15, 2013 5:29 AM By MCM staff

Ben Choi, co-founder and CEO at Coffee Table, sits down with Tim Parry, senior content manager at Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXchange 2013. In this video, Choi discusses the role catalogs – digital and paper – are playing as ecommerce drivers, the habits of cross-device shoppers, and how insight and data about mobile shoppers can be applied toward the catalog industry.

Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and Cooking.com  Mar 15, 2013 4:58 AM By Tim Parry

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of Cooking.com The company said in a press release that the acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s ecommerce presence in the cooking and kitchenware market.

Brown Printing Expands Mobile Solutions through Acquisition of Nellymoser  Mar 12, 2013 12:37 PM By MCM staff

Brown Printing has acquired Nellymoser, a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser offers both a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are then, deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.

Executive Summary: Catalogs find a new role as ecommerce traffic drivers  Feb 27, 2013 8:52 AM By MCM staff

Catalogs are no longer just direct-selling tools: They drive web and store traffic, are a channel between technologies and, perhaps most important, communicate and build brand

OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger Could Lead to Price Cutting and Re-branding  Feb 21, 2013 1:43 PM By Daniela Forte

Industry experts predict price cutting, store closings and possible re-branding will be part of a merged Office Max and Office Depot as they go after some of their biggest competitors in the office supply industry.

How to Design Beautiful Online Shopping Experiences  Feb 20, 2013 10:15 AM By Terry Costa

Fashion, beauty and apparel brands selling online are quick to adopt innovative ecommerce technologies and tactics that assist in showing off their products to their best advantage. Here are some early-adopter best practices used to ratchet up satisfaction with the online buying experience, that any retailer looking to improve online conversions and average order value, can borrow from.

USPS Gears Up for 2013 Mailing Promotions  Feb 19, 2013 12:47 PM By Erin Lynch

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Postal service is offering special promotions encouraging direct mailers to use mobile technology, such as QR codes, on its mail pieces and in return mailers will receive a 2% discount on postage.






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