2007 NAICS Definition
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing all types of merchandise using mail catalogs or television to generate clients and display merchandise. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing from catalog showrooms of mail-order houses as well as establishments providing a combination of Internet and mail-order sales.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Providing telemarketing (e.g., telephone marketing) services for others--are classified in U.S. Industry 561422, Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers; and
- Retailing merchandise using store and nonstore methods at the same establishment--are classified in Store retail activities based on the store portion of the activity.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Book clubs, not publishing, mail-order
- Catalog (i.e., order taking) offices of mail-order houses
- Collector's items, mail-order houses
- Computer software, mail-order houses
- Direct mailers (i.e., selling own merchandise)
- Mail-order houses
- Order taking offices of mail-order houses
- Prerecorded tape, compact disc, and record mail-order houses
- Television order, home shopping