The problem is why would people want to try and find what they want in a catalog when it's so much easier to search a website
It is easier to search a website, if you are looking for a specific item - - - - - - I do it most of the time - - - - - - however, if I'm just shopping because I don't know exactly what I want, there's no substitute for a catalog.
People shop catalogs, they buy internet - - - - that was where JCP and Sears both made a huge mistake - - - - they thought if they just stopped the catalogs, those people would be forced to the internet - - - - as we can see it didn't work that way. JCP internet sales actually dropped after the catalog was discontinued.
A successful merchant will incorporate all three(brick and mortar, internet, catalog and maybe even direct merchandising) in a symbiotic relationship - - - - buy here return it there - - - - no one answer is perfect for everyone.
I question if they have the time/money to put this infrastructure back into place - it's complicated"
I still standby that - - - - - - they've cut Cap-Ex to the bone and restarting any type of catalog will be expensive. I can attest from personal experience - - - - once you've abandoned a segment of your business, it's hard, if not impossible to bring it back- - - - - - those customers did not just sit idly by and do without - - - they sought out new sources for whatever need it was and now have new relationships established with those vendors.
They screwed up badly(as did Sears) when they just abandoned their catalog in favor of the brand new girlfriend, the internet. The problem was not in recognizing the internet is the future, but rather the failure to integrate and retain as many of those customers as possible - - - - once you abandon a customer they will return the favor.
Funny, when I said it, it wasn't such a great idea.
retayl101 • Mar 4, 2014 8:15 AM .
I didn't, but could have written that article - many years ago JCP was a leader in developing the internet channel for brick and mortar retailers - they had "an" infrastructure in place that properly utilized could have blown the competition out of the water - granted it was bulky and outdated but the bare bones was there to work with - - - they had 1100 stores - catalog centers - several warehouses - catalog outlet stores and what I referred to as "mini-franchises"(catalog merchants) or kiosks - my proposal was to integrate these into one symbiotic group - ie., you could buy, return, order anything from anywhere - phone, internet, brick and mortar, pay bills, incorporate the old ordering/buying by phone or(gasp) mail order or if you preferred, social media. I proposed going into small markets not well served and small markets not served at all with kiosks and "Mini franchises" - - - I wanted to purchase 10-12?? of these and place them around the Chicago area about 10 years ago - - - a few years after that JCP put several of their own Catalog Merchants in the same area and then just a couple of years ago shut them down. My thinking was to have the JCPenney name all over the place - - - you purchase an item over the internet, pick it up freight free at a "mini-franchisee", return it to a brick and mortar store - which the catalog/internet is located in the back making it necessary to pass all the "must have" impulse high margin items on the way - - -
As of now they closed the catalog centers, several of the warehouses, distribution centers, call centers, cancelled the Catalog Merchant program - - - they always seem to be able to #$%$ defeat from the jaws of victory at the last moment - - - - - while I think it's an absolutely great idea, I question if they have the time/money to put this infrastructure back into place - it's complicated
Just saw the story on the closing - - - - - - looks like a fairly nice 2 level - - - that was very similar to the one they closed last May near me. Wonder how many they'll hit this time or is that just a lonesome?
I also know that my former store just signed a new lease about 2 years ago. Wonder how that is going to work.
That's probably going to depend on the mall where it's located - - - - on the last 10Q I believe they(made) money on a canceled lease(I'll do some research and see if I can find it again) - - - - if it's acrap mall they'll probably get as close to full value as possible since they won't have a waiting list of tenants.
Shout out to "Chew Toy" - - - - - - can't say you're a nobody anymore - - - - - you've seemed to draw out some "Made in China" knockoff ID's - - - - - - - - now let's discuss that gas and "Who" cared and who didn't - - - - - - gotta find that post now, see ya !!!
Remember when the subject came up of coupons containing the language(who noticed that?) "not good for closing store purchases" - - - - - - - I just noticed this in the footnotes of the 10Q - - - - - - - - - Wonder if this spike has anything to do with any(advance) knowledge which I'm sure the market would look upon very favorably - - - - - - - - - - -"Certain items, such as.... store liquidation sales, are now excluded from the Company’s calculations"
Don't even need to check - - - - - - is it public knowledge yet? - - - - - - and if so is it an isolated case
Just for the real JCPenneyman85 - - - - - - gas 1.73 this am on way to work - - - - 1.71on way to lunch out here in the "Flyover country" Rust belt. - - - - - - I notice the Fake pennyfraud doesn't have a store number - - - - -
The only thing positive I can say about last year is we got rid of Bob, Screwed, and Retayl.
How can you continually be so wrong? - - - - I'm right here, Bob just replied to you and I just saw a post within the last couple of days from Skrewed.
Bob/Skrewed - On the way to work this AM gas had dropped to 1.79 here in central Rust Belt.
And FRAUD, if you'd like proof, send me your email address and I'll send a JPEG - - - - - - - I do know how you like to monitor my gas mileage.
As for contributing to the company, you might check who the author of the JCP Campus Ship program is.
You had me a mite concerned - - - - didn't hear from you since I sent you my "personal" credentials.
Passed a station in the "S" town in my email and it was 1.86 this AM - - -
Seems like quite a few people on the board wanting to be me??? - - - - don't understand that at all - - - - - in all my years on these boards(way too many) I've never seen anyone willing to go through hundreds if not thousands of posts, for whatever reason, from a single poster and create multiple ID's to impersonate him
It makes you wonder, WHY? Would you do it? Of course not. Are they so upset that someone posts the truth, or are they looking for that "Ah hah" post they think they can use to discredit anything you've posted before??? - - - - - It really doesn't matter - - - - - for anyone with such an obsession, is some type of form of mental illness - - - - I post a fraction of what I did prior - - - I know my accuracy of 90% would be offputting to people more interested in stroking their egos with tales of numerous expensive houses, or multimillion dollar trades, or super investing acumen???? -------- but until you come up with that "Ah Hah" expose post - - - - - Dem's da fax Jack!!!!!!!!!
One of the people on here that seems very pre-occupied with ID's and imposters, etc. and has been proven to create false identities and has been caught in numerous lies - - - - - - - also seems to be very sensitive to anything posted about religion, which would lead one naturally to believe he is a very religious person - - - - - and I'm just curious what type of religion advocates liars and lying??? - - - - I would think it's almost
blasphemous to go to church on Sunday morning and then jump on the board and break commandments right and left - - - - -
Orrrrrrr would that be one of those Sunday morning Christians and Saturday night sinners????
"Chew Toy" - - - I just paid 1.77 for a gallon of gas - - - I do know how you like to keep track - - - - just in case you're still here in 10 years and posting from JCP pink sheets - - - I sent a photo to screwed - - - - - and she's free to send it to any and all people who have no life and give a siht - - - - - - - anyone looking for an "ah hah" need not waste their time - - - - embedded location has been disabled - - - - - gas was also as low as 7 gallons per dollar, they even have a picture of the station on Pininterest - - - -- - - - it's not a picture like in a coloring book you'd be used too.
Well, well, well - - - - - - - - - now what are we going to do with all the other fraud85's - - - - - - - - - muckup's going to be very very very angry he wasted sooooooo much time reading all of your posts - - - - - - I was wondering why he hadn't posted anything about "Buck tooth Buckies" or "Slovenly Behemoths" flocking in with coupons like flies to siht.
retayl101 • Aug 23, 2014 8:33 AM
he regularly uses the ID's of HonorJCP, JCPenneyman85, and Free11roam2014 - - - - HonorJCP is the ID he used to threaten you with "Snitches get stiches"
jcpenneymaneightyfive • Dec 20, 2014 8:09 AM
I'm still waiting and so is everyone else for proof of a Mr. JCPenneyman85's phantom threat to Goldenboy. Could it be there was never a threat and it was merely another made up story? All you have to do is ask retayl101 to repost it. He said he took a screen shot of it saved it.
Good Morning JCPenneymaneightyfive/Muckup
I see you're a lot like the real Fraud- - - - - - he claimed to have read my posts(6-10,000) - - - - just to dig up a Gotcha - - - - - - but I see you, like he, are hampered by a very tiny brain - - - - you looked all through 85's post for the "threat" but at that time 85 had two other ID's(somewhat like yourself) - - - - - HonorJCP and Free11roam2014 - - - - - he used the HonorJCP ID to make the "snitches" threat to Bob - - - - - I did take a snapshot of it and forward it to Bob - - - - - - I didn't realize it until now, but I also have the link to the original post as well - - - - - he also did a street view of Bob's house and even suggested the grass needed cutting and I would be the logical candidate(sounds a little freaky - right?) - - - - - Kind of like a stalker. I know you're not bright enough to find it on your own so I'll attach the post in a reply to this one.
If you want the screenshot, tell me who you are and why you feel it's necessary for you to have it before I send it too you. In my book it's considered evidence.
"JCP never restocked used ladies undies"
I know you will refuse to believe it - - -- - -- - but I as well as any person being familiar with JCPenney return policies - - - - - - - - will tell you that you are 200% wrong.
I can't speak for now but as recently as 2-3 years ago - - - - - -they would take back undies, bathing suits, and other personal items, and if there was no visible stains(back on the shelf) - - - - - - other stores refused to take back especially if the sanitary shield was removed - - - - - - - I was amazed that a place like Family Dollar had signs stating these items could not be returned - - - - - - - but that wasn't JCP policy - - - - - imagine!!!
Didn't you just have a post that shorts couldn't post because they lie? Maybe you should take this one down.
Maybe even upper management !!!!
jcpenneymaneightyfive • 1 hour 20 minutes ago- - - - - - "I've got another 10 + years to go and I will leave on my terms"
That's funny Mr. FRAUD, the original FRAUD only had 3 years to go.
Now how about visiting that shoe department in the Dayton, Ohio store for a cup of coffee. You said the manager was an good acquaintance of yours and then deny you were ever there. Now which is it? 3 years or 10??? You have a friend in Dayton or you don't ------------------ talk about credibility being "shot to he11", you take the cake - - - - - - - - - even for an employee
jcpenneymaneightyfive • 1 hour 15 minutes ago
"Retayl 101: ("20-30 year veterans are a lot of times more interested in maintaining status quo and protecting their "turf" than the health and well being of the company.)" end quote.
Actually the quote didn't end there, the complete quote is as follows:
retayl101 • Apr 21, 2012 7:18 PM - - - - Agreed, 20-30 year veterans are a lot of times more interested in maintaining status quo and protecting their "turf" than the health and well being of the company, but I will give you a 100% guarantee - the part-time former hamburger flippers will give you nothing.
But then again, that didn't fit his agenda.
Never have been to Ohio
Not what the original idiot posted. Was proud of his Ohio connections.
As far as GoldenBoy's "real name", if you are referring to me, i.e., JCPGoldenBoy, my name is well documented as Bob Blatchford.
It was a spoof Golden- - - - - - - - I'm well aware you've posted your name many times on the board. However you'll note neither Libo or FRAUD has responded.