Gypsy Creams

Oh, Noele…

Weekend / 30th January 1974

No, the Crossroads favourite isn’t flogging cough syrup, but the Great Universal catalogue, a former titan of the home shopping sector. As with many home shopping companies of the time, there is a strong emphasis on agents, a role internet shopping has sidelined. That’s not the only thing that has disappeared over time; commission on purchases appears to have gone, and although long-established players like JD Williams still offer credit accounts, many online stores request full payment up front nowadays, with a refund on returns. Credit is, of course, a business in itself nowadays, rather than part & parcel of the business that you wanted credit for.


No Comments Yet

There are no comments yet. You could be the first!

Leave a Comment