Gearing up for Glamping: Catalogs.com Captures Share of Booming Glamour Camping Market with New Mix of Online Stores and Catalogs, The Press Enterprise, May 19, 2015
Catalogs.com Debuts New Furniture Shopping Technology at 2015 Home Furnishings Networking Conference, IT Business Net, May 13, 2015
Catalogs.com Delivers the Royal Treatment for Babies with Surging Sales at Luxury Infant Clothing and Nursery Stores, WKRG.com, March 3, 2015
Chicago Tribune: Bumps along road to success
Mail Order & Online Citrus and Gourmet Gift Baskets Poised for Holidays — Catalogs.com Extends Relationship With Southern Fulfillment Services, September 23, 2010
Catalogs.com and DHL Global Mail Raise Mail Order Response Rates
Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 19, 2010) – Partnering with DHL Global Mail makes it possible for Catalogs.com to increase conversion rates and revenue for mail order catalog companies.
“DHL helped us find a mailing solution that responds quickly to enthusiastic consumers and increases conversion rates for catalog merchants,” says Catalogs.com co-founder Leslie Linevsky.
Read the full story at the DHL Press Room.
Online Retail Authority Catalogs.com Signs High Profile Accounts, July 16, 2010
With Improved Page Load Speed, Catalogs.com Offers Hundreds of Catalogs in One Click
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – May 12, 2010) – This week Catalogs.com, one of the internet’s most trusted sources for catalog shopping online, unveiled a new web page system which will allow customers across the globe to load their favorite catalogs faster than ever with one simple click. The result of this investment is up to 25 percent faster loading pages of the selection of gift catalogs and products available through Catalogs.com.
For over 13 years, Catalogs.com has offered its 950,000 monthly visitors unsurpassed shopping service. This Florida-based company has continued to evolve as web technology continues to grow and change. Now by compressing pages, images and reference files; specifying image dimensions; combining other files; and enabling image caching, customers are enjoying faster page loading and delivery times of favorite home décor and other catalogs.
While the recent innovations have focused primarily on enhanced customer experience, a secondary benefit is the expected improved search engine rankings for Catalogs.com. Recently Google announced that site speed is now an important aspect of their search ranking formula, as it is a sign of how quickly (or slowly) a website reacts to an online request. This means that the thousands of stores and products available through Catalogs.com such as fine jewelry will be easier for customers to find when shopping through search engines.
Catalogs.com finds Mother’s Day Gifts as Unique as the Moms in Your Life, March 24, 2010
Catalogs.com Welcomes Spring with Fresh Gift Ideas
Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 9, 2010) – Raise an Easter lily banner to herald the holiday. Get little ones out of the house with a ladybug-shaped tent. Fill your bedrooms with fresh flower loaded linens. Capture a swarm of chocolate Passover frogs. Celebrate a Springtime bride-to-be with designer wedding invitations.
In what has become a farewell-to-winter tradition, the Catalogs.com staff vied to select the top twelve spring gifts from thousands of products offered by the more than 650 merchants featured at Catalogs.com. The winning ideas are featured in the 2010 Spring Gift Guide, which is bursting with lively Spring and holiday gift ideas. The Gift Guide also highlights some of the most exciting savings offers from Catalogs.com merchants, with free shipping and fresh discounts.
“It’s always fun to collect suggestions for the Spring Gift Guide,” says Leslie Linevsky. “With so many catalogs and cool new inventory, a great way to find unusual items is to encourage everyone here to share what they’ve found at our merchants’ sites. We are in the catalog business, so we all love online shopping. It takes very little prodding to have everyone search for something special that is different enough to make it to the top of the Spring gift list.”
Tools for Teaching Winners Announcement
Catalogs.com and Nasco announced the Grand Prize winner, second place winner and three finalists of the national “Tools for Teaching” contest. The Grand Prize winner received $2,500 worth of school supplies, the second place winner received $1,500 and each of the three finalists received $500 worth of school supplies:
GRAND PRIZE: Christine Rivan, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Peoria, Ill.
SECOND PLACE: Kathryn Quigley, Dillard High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
FINALIST: Bhavna Rawal, Northbrook High School, Houston, Texas
FINALIST: Kekai Bryant-Williams, George Washington Preparatory High School, South Los Angeles, Calif.
FINALIST: Geri Ellner Krim, Brooklyn Collegiate, Brooklyn, N.Y.
You can read their compelling essays here
Google Website Optimizer Case Study
Catalogs.com recently collaborated with WebShare, a Google authorized consultant, to design and run a series of performance analyses aimed at streamlining and improving the website. Using Google Website Optimizer and Google Analytics, the study showed how relatively small changes could dramatically improve performance and even lead to an increase in revenue and catalog orders.
During this test, while Website Optimizer as a standalone tool was able to show that overall conversions had increased by 6.8%, the integration with Google Analytics showed much more granular and relevant improvements:
* Specifically, catalog orders rose by almost 11%
* Total revenue from all conversion types was up 7.4%
“It’s great to know that the changes we tested gave us an increase in our overall conversions, but all of our different conversion actions are not equal in terms of the revenue they bring in,” explains Matt Craine of Catalogs.com. “It’s possible that the increase in overall conversion rate could actually lose us money because it was due to a design enticing visitors toward a low value conversion at the expense of our higher value actions.”
Read the study here
Back to School Contest Gives Teachers the Chance to Win $5,500 in School Supplies
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — As the school year begins and teachers struggle to find adequate resources for purchasing school supplies to get them through the year, Catalogs.com, the Internet’s foremost authority on shopping and saving from a world of print catalogs and catalog websites and Nasco (www.eNasco.com), a leading provider of school supplies, art materials and educational and teacher resources, have teamed up to launch the 2009 “Tools for Teaching” contest.
Entries may be submitted on the Catalogs.com website from Tuesday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 30 by public elementary, middle and high school teachers in the United States. In 400 words or less, teachers must answer the question: “Why does your class deserve to win a gift certificate from eNasco.com and how will you put the school supplies to good use?”
Five winners will be selected and receive eNasco.com gift certificates to be redeemed for school supplies. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500; $1,500 will be awarded for second place and three runners-up will receive $500 each. Entries will be judged by representatives of Catalogs.com on persuasiveness, creativity, clarity and demonstration of need. Winners will be notified by October 30.
Weston company succeeds by driving traffic to traditional retail catalogs
Ft.Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Business Journal) June 29,2009 — Leslie Linevsky was selling neckties through a catalog in the mid-1990’s when she got the idea to add online marketing to her business plan.
After a series of twists and turns, Catalogs.com was born, a Weston-based specialty Web portal that makes money by driving traffic to traditional retail catalogs. The company has 12 full-time employees and a network of about 30 contractors throughout the country.
South Florida Today Father’s Day Segment
Ft.Lauderdale, FL (NBC6) June 13, 2008 — Co-founder Leslie Linevsky appears on South Florida Today to showcase this year’s top Father’s Day gift ideas.