Home shopping catalogues
Home shopping is not a new phenomenon, Kays can trace its history back to 1794,
producing the first home shopping catalogue in the late 1890s.
Originally orders had to be sent by post enclosing the required cash.
Over time there was a shift in favour of the quicker telephone ordering system leading to the set up of
dedicated call centres.
The increased acceptance of internet shopping has allowed home shopping to evolve
and mail order catalogue companies such as
having to compete alongside a new breed of niche catalogues such as
Figleaves and M & M Direct.
Even supermarket chains like Tesco and established retailers like John Lewis are also getting in on the act.
This had led to increased competition and the introduction of special offers and promotion codes to attract
Typical offers can include the folllowing....
- Buy one get one free
- 3 for the price of 2
- Discounts of 10%, 15%, 20% or more!
- 12 months (or more) Interest free credit
- Buy now pay nothing until next year