Catalog Marketing 101 - Merchandising
Some would have you believe that catalog merchandising has changed a lot since we've entered the digital age. But, the fact is that merchandising a catalog is the same today as it was before we entered the big data, or data overflow age. Merchandising has always been based on a healthy dose of data analysis, Today, we may have more and faster access to data related to product sales, but the processes and practices have not changed. But, one thing you need to keep in mind is that merchandising a catalog is very different from merchandising a store or e-Commerce website. How you merchandise a catalog is affected not only by the type of catalog. Is it B2B or B2C or both? Is it part of a multi-media, multi-channel strategy? Is it meant to drive retail sales or direct sales? The list of factors goes on. In this tutorial, you will learn how catalog merchandising differs from other types of merchandising, what makes a successful catalog product, the importance of developing a coherent merchandising strategy and other important factors involved in successfully merchandising a catalog.
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