I really understand the logic behind companies discontinuing paper catalogs: everything is now online, less tree waste, simpler for the company, etc., but, personally, I really prefer paper catalogs to buying online.
It's difficult to sit here at the computer for long---my neck and back, especially don't appreciate it! So, I generally hunt for companies which offer paper catalogs so I can sit comfortably on the couch and browse.
Generally, for my fibro needs, I order from Puritan, Swanson Vitamins, and Dream Products, all which offer paper catalogs. I'm going to start letting them know my body definitely prefers those catalogs to browsing online.
I've also let some companies know that I don't order from them because they don't offer catalogs, and I respectfully suggest they reconsider. They could perhaps only offer one catalog a year, or just have a small number available, or even offer a simple listing of products and prices--I'd be okay with that.
Here's what I'm going to send the companies I do order from. I don't know if it will make a difference, but it's worth a try.
Thank you for having a paper catalog. I have fibromyalgia and experience muscle stiffness, so it is often difficult for me to sit at a computer and browse products online. With a paper catalog, I can take more time shopping while relaxing in a more comfortable chair. I have had to discontinue ordering from several companies which no longer offer paper catalogs. Thank you for continuing to offer one!
Okay, my neck tells me it's time to get off the computer.......
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."
St. Padre Pio