True “keyless” entry can now be achieved through bluetooth technology with the Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt Lock. It is made to be installed into your door in place of a regular deadbolt and communicates via bluetooth with your smartphone. (To date: pricing has not been announced.)
It’s time to Grocery Shop! You head to the store with all the needed items in your head, maybe a recipe in hand, and get to shopping. It’s not difficult until you can’t remember specifics, and you reach the checkout lane only to find you forgot your reusable shopping bag at home. Never live this dilemma again with the Shopping List Bag!
The Shopping List Bag is an all-in-one provider for grocery trips. Magnetized to fold up and fit on your fridge, it still contains space to hold a notepad and pen, while unfolding to become a full-size reusable bag to carry products. It’s simple AND ingenious. Retails for $10.99.
It’s time to master the bar with the impressive mixology tool, the BAR10DER. 10 imperative functions to drink-making rest in the palm of your hand with the Swiss Army Knife of bartending. The stainless steel BAR10DER includes a bottle opener, muddler, zester, strainer, and 6 additional bar-tending functions.
The Bongo International API, is being featured on ProgrammableWeb’s “Today in APIs” as the go-to solution for an international shipping service for your business.
Bongo Connect is our seamless global retail product, driven by API technology. This enables full customization of its components, making it a complete behind-the-scenes international eCommerce solution. We are proud to have this technology featured on ProgammableWeb’s API News.
The Bongo International API is an integrated solution built by industry experts with flexibility in mind for cross-border eCommerce. In short, the Bongo Connect API technology will allow you to build a seamless international checkout experience and control the customer service experience, while still allowing your organization to outsource fulfillment complexities of an international eCommerce operation.
A primary source of embarrassment on the web, is a glitch-ridden website. We’ve seen this happen to sites large and small with varying amounts of traffic. The key is how you come back from these mishaps and how you manage the potential future occurrences of the same issues. In our company experience, the way to combat these mistakes is to administer constant website testing.
Website testing has also been good for creating a dialogue among employees about potential improvements and key image updates. Some of our best ideas have come from collaboration between the Marketing Department and Graphic Design team. It helps to get other perspectives about the perceptions of the business and the brand.
Think your business doesn’t need a blog? Think again because that’s the biggest blog blunder you can make right now.
The blogosphere is continuing to grow and work cohesively with platforms like Pinterest that get your ideas out to a large and avid audience quickly. And, it’s really simple to execute.
The Bongo blog started from a couple of posts and has grown to have multiple contributors, company updates, valuable business resources, and international shopping tips.
Duct Tape Marketing has a great blog post out this week about the perils of failing to blog, as well as tips to improve one. Read the full post HERE for useful information.
Plus, if your business focuses are numbers driven, social media and blogs are an advantage because they are FREE! Online resources are in a constant state of innovation and expansion, but cost little or nothing to implement. Now is the perfect time, the 1st month of a new year. Correct that blog blunder and start sharing ideas with your customers and community today!
This has been an eventful year for businesses both at home and abroad. There has been a share of profit and loss and sometimes we forget the value of stopping and taking in our current situation. The holidays are a good time to remember. Running a business and servicing customers is an around the clock affair, but today is not the day to worry about all of that.
Most firms will return to work at the end of this week after the holidays. You can be certain that the following will await your workers upon return:
1.) Unanswered phone calls
2.) Pages of Emails
3.) New customer orders
4.) Customer complaints, returns, and exchanges
But this is Christmas…..So take this 1 day and ENJOY the absence of the office, cherish loved ones, or rest.
Aside from traditional print and Affilitate Marketing, the other items that really costs money in Marketing strategies are Click-throughs and Banner Ads. Last year, we attempted a Facebook Ad campaign, we allotted the budget, used a few existent graphics and threw it up. The data provided was fair and our results didn’t seem that impressive when we analyzed our conversions at the end of the month. The Click-throughs and Banner Ads ran unchanged for a couple more months and virtually untouched by consumers.
However, we underestimated the ability of these Ads to reach our customers and remain in their mind so that when they did need a US or EU address to shop online, Bongo International ‘s service and branding would pop into their mind. It’s the belief that the “seed” would be planted and future business could be generated because we invested in banners or Ads for a set of months. These tactics are mostly supported by a thorough article in MarketingProfs this month. However the full advertising article takes it many steps further and brings to light: strategy, budget and expectation when running Click-throughs and Banner Ads.
This year consumers will look to avoid the hustle, bustle and lengthy lines from Thanksgiving Day shopping and Black Friday in favor of an eCommerce bustle known as Cyber Monday. Some consumers may choose to partake in all of the above, but it’s certainly becoming unnecessary due to the convenience of shopping online, as well as deep shipping discounts now available.
best price cialislook to avoid the hustle, bustle and lengthy lines from Thanksgiving Day shopping and Black Friday in favor of an eCommerce bustle known as Cyber Monday. Some consumers may choose to partake in all of the above, but it’s certainly becoming unnecessary due to the convenience of shopping online, as well as deep shipping discounts now available.
In theory, you could spend a couple of hours in your pajamas with hot cocoa in hand and get gifts for the entire family sent to your door in about a week. Wrap those gifts upon arrival and you’re set! Some companies and forwarders will even deliver to additional addresses so you can send the gift right over. Just remind the recipient, do not peek until the 25th!
Read HERE for some useful tips to get you through the Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza!