In 20 years, Catalogs.com has grown into the largest catalog portal service and lead generation website. We deliver print catalogs, exclusive savings and Dynalog digital catalogs to shoppers on their desktop, iPad and smartphone.
Catalogs.com launched Dynalog a year ago – a dynamic, interactive, digital catalog that allows any business or organization to quickly and affordably create a visually engaging product catalog without having a PDF (or print) catalog. Dynalog enables retailers of all sizes and budgets the ability to have a next generation digital catalog that offers a superior “discovery” shopping experience for desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.
Catalogs.com has between 400,000 and 750,000 shoppers every month finding special savings, free shipping and promotions at more than 700 brand name and specialty retailers in 35 product categories.
Catalogs.com’s priorities are three-fold:
• Stay on the cutting edge of technology with e- and m-commerce solutions for desktop, smartphone and iPad
• Provide a unique and unparalleled catalog shopping experience for consumers with well-known and niche retailers
• Provide immense growth, super-qualified lead generation and increased web traffic with constant innovation for participating merchants
Catalogs.com also publishes informative articles, top daily featured product picks and blogs spanning fashion, style, motherhood and internet retailing. Catalogs.com is on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
Filling a Niche: the start of Catalogs.com
Richard and Leslie Linevsky honed their internet retailing skills in 1994 with their first venture, one of the first e-commerce websites, Neckties.com, an upscale mail order print catalog and website selling artistically designed men’s neckties. In 1996, they sold the successful young company.
Recognizing the untapped potential of aggregating and indexing a wide array of catalogs that shoppers might not know about or have access to, the Linevskys developed an ingenious way for internet shoppers to select and receive catalogs of their choice all in one place. Catalogs.com was founded in 1996 as a “catalog of catalogs” – on the web.
Catalogs.com co-founder Leslie Linevsky reflects, “We learned the power of filling a specific retail destination for online shoppers, in every way that they shop. We believed that it was important for Catalogs.com to be on desktop computers, and now on the iPad and on every mobile device that people use to browse products online. The web is the perfect place to shop efficiently and conveniently for specific products in a way that is nearly impossible in bricks-and-mortar stores. That realization was the spark for Catalogs.com and it is what keeps us constantly innovating.”
In Dec. 2000, Catalogs.com moved their headquarters to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. With an expansion of the team to include departments in web design, consumer relations, sales, information technology, search engine optimization (SEO), copywriting and editing, public relations and social media, the company has enjoyed continuous growth year after year.
Setting a Priority: Being Green
With each innovation, Catalogs.com puts being green at the top of its priorities. Catalogs.com’s cutting edge app, Catalogs.com for iPad, truly turns the page on going green.
“Catalogs.com is the GREEN way to shop by catalog,” states Catalogs.com co-founder Leslie Linevsky. “If you’re shopping at catalog websites on your computer or iPad, you’re saving gasoline, time and money. If you’re only receiving the catalogs you really want, you’re saving trees.”
Catalogs.com’s goal is all about helping people find exactly what they’re looking for … by request ONLY. If shoppers request an Orvis catalog, they receive an Orvis catalog. They don’t receive a Spiegel, Sears or Hammacher Schlemmer catalog on top of it. In addition to Catalogs.com’s own green approach, the website provides links to other environmentally-friendly services that can help consumers reduce “unwanted” mail.