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GLOSSARY OF TERMS Si-Zb


Signature


A sheet of printed pages which on folding become a section of a catalogue


Size specification chart Chart of measurements for each size/area on a garment. Listed in sizes, graded e.g. 8,10, 12/area - bust, waist, hips. Checking chart to ensure each size measured to correct customer’s sizing.


SKU Skyscraper SMG Social network (ing) SOR Source code Stock keeping unit – individual units of stock


Typically a tall vertical online ad that is usually seen running down the side of a web page


Slow Moving Goods: can also refer to a distribution centre for such merchandise


Sites allowing users to interact with like-minded individuals in special interest groups


Sales or Return - can be applied to concessions


A unique sequence of numbers and letters applied to each advertisement placed, each promotion run etc that enables orders to be tracked back to the specific promotion. The code must be present on the response device or precede the product code, or direct responders to a certain web landing page in order that response by each media and offer can be accurately measured.


Spam SPI Spider Split test


Unsolicited email messages, often poorly targeted, and frequently from dubious sources


Service Performance Indicators - used to manage performance of logistics provider


Software programmes that index web pages for search engines


To take two of more sections from a list – whether for mailing, telemarketing or emailing – for the testing of one variable at a time eg: creative treatment, pricing, a special offer, etc. Only meaningful if test samples are separately coded for accurate measurement.


Sponsorship


A package of benefits that go beyond straightforward advertising to establish and communicate an association between an advertiser and a medium or body


SRM


Standard deviation Statement stuffer


Stock code Streaming banners Sub-groups SUP Supply Chain Sweepstakes


T TCF paper


Third Party Logisitcs (3PL)


TIFF Tints


Supplier Relationship Management Variance of values from the mean


A promotional insert included with a monthly invoice or statement to a customer (and occasionally included with third party invoices or statements).


Computer generated number given to stock in storage


Banners that carry streamed video as opposed to traditional online banners


Sub-divisions of a sample segment : i.e.: past 12 month responders; females; those who have spent more than


Standard Unit Pack - retailers specification to supplier on packaging GMB/accessories


The supply chain encompasses all activities involved in the planning, manufacture and distribution of goods from the point of origin to the end user.


An offer revolving around a random draw of all respondents whether or not they make a purchase.


Totally chlorine free paper.


A logistics provider, usually asset-based, which focuses on specific elements of the supply chain in order to optimise the physical movement of goods though those specific nodes.


Tagged image file format. Images are saved in this format so that they can be exchanged between different computer applications.


A shade of one colour or of combined colours ecmod DIRECT COMMERCE YEAR BOOK 2011 67 White goods White mail WIGIG Wiki Woodfree Paper


WSSI Z


ZBB Web press WEEE Tracking surveys Trim size


TSC U


Upselling Upstream URL USP UV coating UV varnish V VM


W Warehouse types


Visual Merchandising


A public warehouse in which any trader can deposit any goods A Physical warehouse where the warehouse keeper takes on full responsibility for the goods therein, or owns the goods.


Web Web 2.0 A roll of printing paper


Emerging technologies and user sophistication levels. Refers primarily though not exclusively to social networking sites, blogs and podcasts


A type of press that prints onto rolls of paper (typically for large runs)


UK Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment regulations – legislation that places obligations on all businesses who manufacture, distribute and retail new electrical and electronic equipment


Refers to electrical products which were traditionally “white”, such as fridges and cookers


Response that cannot be attributed to a specific campaign or media


Retail promoting term to mean “when it’s gone, it’s gone”.


A site that depends on visitors to add, edit and remove content


Paper that contains chemical wood pulp and no mechanical wood pulp.


Weekly Sales Stock and Intake


Zero Based Budgeting: budgeting system where each task or function is justified from the first principles, see also ABC.


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Tip on Tipping on TQM


Glued and inserted promotional literature e.g. cards/ fliers stuck on specific page.


Applying a voucher, card, small product sample or gift onto a mailing piece via glue dots or similar


Total Quality Management. Used to describe control and removal of errors from a process or processed to a certain minimum standard,


Repeated survey exercises which use the same questions in order to monitor changes in attitude or behaviour


The final size of a printed page when the last trim is made


Total Supply Cost. Retailers benchmark.


Making offers to customers at the point of ordering to encourage them to order more products thereby increasing their average order value


Term used in the supply chain to refer to the source of the product.


Universal resource locators. Links/paths to webpages and content on the internet.


Unique Selling Point.


A liquid laminate that is bonded and cured with ultra- violet light


A clear liquid applied to printed pages (often the covers) for appearance and protection


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