Ikea ditches its catalog, but other retailers are hanging on to them

Dec 8, 2020
Catalogs can grab people’s attention, if only for a moment.
Catalogs placed at the entrance of an Ikea on Dec. 7, 2020, in Jarfalla, Sweden.
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How accessibility dictates how we shop

Nov 22, 2019
Why one Georgia woman uses catalogs instead of going to the store.
Photo courtesy of Mark FInlay.

Holiday catalogs boost online sales

Dec 12, 2017
Most of us do our holiday shopping online, but those catalogs keep coming. That’s because stores see a role for the glossy catalogs. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

The big payoff behind all those catalogs in the mail

Feb 11, 2016
Even though many put catalogs straight into recycling, that doesn’t really matter.
That stack of catalogs coming to your mailbox can pile up. There are more than 11 billion catalogs mailed in the U.S. every year. 
Katie Ferguson

Why Restoration Hardware sends 15-pound catalogs

Jun 6, 2014
It's either a catalog, a megalog, or a brick.

Why retailers still bother to print catalogs

May 14, 2014
Thought online retail would've killed off catalogs by now? Not so fast.