A good report on eMarketer here, which demonstrates the rapid pace of catalogues moving online.
Last year in the US, emarketer estimates that online - only catalogues more than doubled from 2004.
The reason ?
Well print costs would be one, but the response from online catalogues is now outstripping their print cousins.
Over the past ten years, the three catalog categories showing the strongest growth were Automotive, which grew from 270 to 542 titles; Education, growing from 334 to 513 titles; and Apparel & Accessories, up from 677 to 750 catalogs.