Going on vacation, but worried about the water quality at your destination? Simply take the Nano-UV Water and Surface Disinfectant with you. In only 40 seconds (10 secs. for surfaces), you’ll kill 99.9% of all fungus, bacteria and mold in the water! Best feature of this device is that it is “green”, not using any chemicals or sprays to disinfect. Lightweight and portable, pack in your carry-on and go. Safe travels!
International shipping is a great way to expand your business to incorporate all potential buyers and maximize your profits. However, the initial start-up for including international customers doesn’t have to be costly.
Practical eCommerce published some excellent information a few days ago with 10 great ideas about cost-effective international development:
Sell on Current Website, Ship from U.S.
Sell Your Products on an International Marketplace
Ship Internationally Using a Third-Party Service
Drop Ship Internationally
Partner with an Overseas Company to Stock and Ship your Products
Support International Payment Methods
Support International Currencies
Offer Local Customer Service
Localize your Site
Implement a Global eCommerce Solution
Read the entire Practical eCommerce article for all the details to incorporate these valuable tips today:
Are you the type of techie that has a contingency plan for the contingency plans? Then you should grab a Spare One: The Extra Emergency Mobile Phone! Powered by a single AA battery, this gem can be placed in your emergency “car kit” and remain unused (but ready to go) for up to 15 years–and features up to 10 hours of continuous talk when used. Great to have if you use that smartphone! We all know about the short battery life of those…
Blogging has become a main strategy for small businesses to attempt to draw customers and create new leads. As a marketing tool, it is relatively easy to manage, but even after all the time spent keeping content consistent and fresh, it can still fail to bring much new business to fruition.
Use these 5 tips from Free Enterprise to spot-check your own company blog and make sure you are doing your best to turn blog traffic into paying customers!
Dubbed “the iSwim” or waterproof iPod, the Speedo Aquabeat allows swimmers to take their beats with them. Go through laps easier and faster with this waterproof mp3 player, which attaches securely around your head (via your goggles) or swimsuit. The earbuds also wrap around your ears. Yet another cool feature? It floats! So if you happen to knock it off, you won’t have any problems getting your iSwim back. Available in different colors, models varying from 1 – 2 GB of memory (approx. 250-500 songs) and up to 9 hours of battery life, this gadget should be part of any swimmer’s gear bag. Product dimensions: 47 x 8 x 18 inches. Shipping weight: About 1 pound.
Social Media, although an option that should be utilized can be difficult to quantify. What should the budget be? How much manpower is truly required for success? Can the progression from a social media network to a website be monitored and sales managed?
One of the primary driving forces for utilizing social media is that it is relatively inexpensive to do. Retailers can showcase products and important people in the company as Blendtec does by having their lab coat clad CEO blend various objects on Youtube.
This is a simple example of how a fun skit can turn into a successful Marketing drive.
What Youtube video ideas can you come up with that will uniquely showcase your business?
Reference arguably the most popular Blendtec video….the day they blended an Iphone 4:
A smartphone is not enough? Then get a smartwatch, too! While all the i’m Smartwatch needs is an Android 1.6 operating system, it features a music player and allows you to Facebook, Tweet, obtain weather forecasts, and also access its very own app store. Additionally, its Bluetooth connectivity allows you to use it alongside your smartphone. Available in several colors, made out of aluminum or even gold, this is definitely a luxury item with added functionality. We thought it looked good, too! Choose between 64MB and 128MB.
Social Media is a great outlet for businesses to casually connect with customers. The uncertainty comes in when you have to figure out how to entertain and engage your customers so they continue to follow and communicate with you.
The two most important elements in gaining social media followers are alerting customers to the ability to keep up with the company via social media AND explaining the benefit(s) of their time spent listening to your message.
Make your social media presence known:
Explain why your message is valuable to consumers:
Get more great tips about social media campaigns from Small Biz Survival:
Ever dreamed of making your own brews? Start a home brewery with the Brooklyn Home Brew Kit! Whether your favorite is a pale ale, porter or saison, with one of these kits you can make the equivalent of 12 beers in four weeks. Package includes 1 Gallon Glass Fermenter, airlock, tubing, thermometer, tubing clamp, packet of sanitizer, stopper and blowoff attachment. The variety includes Everyday IPA, Chocolate Maple Porter, and Chestnut Brown Ale. Packaging Dimensions: 12″ H x 13.25″ W x 8.25″ D. Packaging Weight: 7 lbs.
When people think of Valentines Day, most of us think of romantic dinners, gorgeous bouquets of flowers, and even marriage proposals. The reality is that although sentiment is present for many people, Valentines Day is a business endeavor. And it’s a super profitable one for both brick and mortar retailers as well as eCommerce Merchants.
According to colderice eCommerce education the continued growth for merchants due to google searches for Valentines Day gifts has increased and “an anticipated $210 billion in web-influenced sales, with a 35 percent YOY increase in Valentine’s related searches,” has already occurred.
This graphic from Conductor supports the analysis provided by the insights report from Google and shows a breakdown of search engine traffic using 1700 keywords about Valentines Day organized by Geographical locations.