Taking Holiday E-Com to the Street
I wonder how Uncle Heathcliffe would look in a 'Purple Sugar Daddy' lid," mused the Mouser, who was doing all of this year's holiday shopping online at PimpHats.com.I wonder how Uncle Heathcliffe would look in a Purple Sugar Daddy lid," mused the Mouser, who was doing all of this years holiday shopping online at PimpHats.com. The fly Furball wondered about the state of e-biz in general as he completed his order. It seemed like only yesterday young punks were telling His Hirsuteness that the Web ruled and that paper was dead. Now, this holiday season is seeing e-tailers like Amazon, Yahoo and eBay jamming circulars and inserts into Sunday newspapers in an attempt to drum up business. In an even stranger twist, the Katt has heard recent reports from the Big Apple that Barnesandnoble.com has actually resorted to placing fliers under automobile windshield wipers. It certainly wouldve been hard to believe a year ago that a dot-com would be advertising in the same way as a local pizza parlor. "It probably wouldnt hurt business if B&Ns gift cards could be universally used, not just at the brick-and-mortar stores but online as well," the Feline fumed.
His shopping done, the Kitty decided to sift through the Litterbox for some nuggets of note. A longtime Katt crony tells El Gato that 2ndWave may be in serious trouble. According to the Furballs friend, the MSP has fired its CEO and VP after only four months on the job. The tipster claims that the company, which has offices in California, Texas and New York, needs to surf down the pipeline to some new deals by February or March or face a wipeout.