The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs
"This kind of directory not only provides specific information on hard-to-locate companies, but is also a lot of fun to browse through. There is something for everyone."
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"The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs is the dream of all shoppers who like to receive catalogs in the mail; there is a catalog in here for everyone, ranging from clothing, toys, and furniture...The most impressive thing about the Directory is the sheer number of print catalogs it contains."
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The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs
with Business to Business Catalogs
2015 Edition


this title is available online

Pub. Date: February 2015
Softcover: 1,500 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-286-8
Price: $450.00/Library $250.00
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This twenty-ninth edition of The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs represents Grey House Publishing’s longest-running annual reference directory. Despite ongoing challenges for the mail order catalog industry, this 2015 edition is proof positive that print catalogs deliver, with 511 new print catalogs and more company details than the last edition.

The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs is divided into two distinct directories. Section One, Consumer Catalogs, includes 5,925 catalogs directed at consumers, arranged in 43 major chapters, including: Arts & Graphic Arts, Clothing, Collectibles, Consumer Electronics, Educational Products, Food & Beverage, Hobbies, Kitchenware, Science, Sporting Goods, Travel & Leisure, and more. These 43 chapters are further defined into 220 subcategories.

Section Two, Business to Business Catalogs, is aimed at the business buyer, listing 2,761 catalogs in 39 major chapters, including: Agriculture, Building Supplies, Business Information, Disability Products, Fire Protection, Healthcare, Heating & Cooling, Office Products, Packaging, Printing, Work Apparel & Uniforms, and more. Just like the Consumer Catalog section, these 39 chapters are also further defined into subcategories.

All sections are separated by divider cards for easy reference, and the Table of Contents is a helpful guide to the directory’s nearly 800 pages. Many catalogs are included in more than one chapter, and five indexes allow users to easily save research time: Product Index, Consumer Catalog & Company Index, Business Catalog & Company Index, Consumer Geographic Index, and Business Geographic Index.

Each listing includes dozens of updated data points, from company size, sales figures, and the catalog’s physical features to basic contact information, including 15,139 key executive names, 6,803 websites, 6,181 fax numbers, and 5,214 e-mail addresses.

ONLINE DATABASE
Library buyers of the 2015 print edition of The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs receive one year of free access to Grey House’s online database platform at http://gold.greyhouse.com. Subscribers have access to all of the business-building details provided in the print volume, but are able to search by geographic area, printing information, key contacts, sales volumes, employee size, keyword, and so much more, making research time quick and easy. Additionally, subscribers can download contact sheets to create their own mailing list of sales leads. Visit the site or call 800-562-2139 to set up a free demo of the online database. Business buyers are also encouraged to visit the website or call for free online access options.

The data in this directory is also available as a Customized Database that you can download into your own spreadsheet or database software. Using this database you can print mailing labels, print prospect sheets for your marketing department and much more. Click here for more information on customization options and pricing.

The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs is the largest and most comprehensive resource covering this billion-dollar industry. As the standard in its field, this important resource is a useful tool for entrepreneurs searching for catalogs to pick up their product, vendors looking to expand their customer base in the catalog industry, market researchers, small businesses investigating new supply vendors, and library patrons exploring the available catalogs in their areas of interest.

Pub. Date: February 2015
Softcover: 1,500 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-286-8
Price: $450.00/Library $250.00
Online Database: Get Price Quote


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