When Richard Warren Sears started his company, which initially sold watches, he used the mail-order method. Very soon, his catalog grew into a massive “book” of 532 pages that offered a huge variety of products, such as dolls, refrigerators, stoves, and all kinds of groceries. By 1906, the catalog was referred to as “the Consumer’s Bible.”
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