Patagonia, Holiday 1999

| Melissa Dowling

As a cataloger/retailer/wholesaler/Web marketer, Patagonia is indeed a multichannel powerhouse. And, judges said, the outdoor gear and apparel marketer’s

Deluxe assortment

| Barbara Arnn

How does the expansion of Internet-based sales alter the picture of payment processing?It’s a money-colored thing Remember when you were a kid and you

Patagonia, Holiday 1999

| Moira Cotlier

At first glance, all the judges agreed, Patagonia’s cover image of two rock climbers scaling an enormous, icy rock face is “stunning,” “dramatic,” and

Rack & Roll

| Rama Ramaswami

What’s trendy, up-to-the-minute, and to die for? A distribution center that’s equipped to the max for e-commerce, of course. Take a tour of SubmitOrder.com’s

talking heads

| MCM staff

“Has the recent downturn in Internet stocks affected your business?”I don’t believe we’ve been affected at all, to tell the truth. We see no signs of

Patagonia, Holiday 1999

| Sherry Chiger

If your idea of winter sports is running from your heated car to your heated house, any old jacket will do. But if you prefer, say, skiing Alaska’s Chugach

a hero’s task

| MCM staff

At least once in your life, you will be charged with setting up a sizable direct-to-customer fulfillment operation in a short time. If you’re in the dot-com

Obedience Training

| Ron Hounsell

When customer satisfaction is at stake, it doesn’t pay to stand out from the crowd. How to ensure that vendors comply with performance requirementsThe

PACKAGE INSERTS

| Shayn Ferriolo

Mailers say no to e-tailer inserts Catalogers prefer to stick with the programs of their peers With the Internet offering a viable new channel for remote

WAREHOUSE GLOSSARY

| MCM staff

When an industry term is on the tip of your tongue, or when you come across jargon that’s new to you, the words and definitions you need may well be right here. …