Planning your catalog mailing involves managing your timeline and working your way backwards from the mail date to figure out the many deadlines involved. For a new catalog launch, the catalog circulation plan should be completed at least ten weeks or more before the catalog in-home date. Here are suggestions with a sample, three-month timeline based on our experience: August… read more →
The NEMOA fall directXchange catalog conference is coming! Catalog ideas, catalog strategies, circulation planning tactics, catalog case studies, customer prospecting tips, catalog best practices, and more!
A few years ago, we consulted with a new catalog client that mailed up to 250,000 catalogs several times a year. During the on-boarding process, we learned that they were not using RFM (recency, frequency, monetary) to segment their catalog mail file. Unfortunately, this practice made it impossible to evaluate results. In order to manage their contact strategy and optimize… read more →
In a recent blog post Catalog Circulation Best Practices, we mentioned six steps for planning your catalog circulation. If the process seems daunting or you lack the internal resources to get the job done, it might be time to consider hiring a catalog circulation consultant. One benefit to working with a consultant is our exposure to multiple catalog brands. We… read more →
Whether you have an existing catalog channel for your business or are seeking to start one to complement your e-commerce strategy, developing a plan for circulation is a wise move. We will share some catalog circulation plan best practices that have helped our clients. Six Steps for Catalog Circulation Management What might seem like a daunting task becomes routine with a… read more →
When Victoria’s Secret suggested this year that it would be pulling the plug on its iconic catalog, some proclaimed the end of an era—not just for VS, which had built its name on years of sexy mailers, but for the catalog industry itself. People shop online now, get all their news digitally, don’t need brick and mortar stores anymore, blah,… read more →