The Mummers will be cleansing Philadelphia of the negative energy brought into the city by the Dominionists and their DC40 campaign. In the grandest tradition of the bored gods, we turn everything upside down, break all the rules, and have a wonderful time doing it!
I am a proud member of Two Street, an award-winning Comic brigade. We will be marching second overall ... virtually opening a parade that lasts more than eight hours! Our routine is based on Oktoberfest (another grand festival of misrule). If you see us perform, send me a four-star review! Best viewing time would be between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m. New Year's Day.
If you get the stream later in the afternoon, be prepared. Those string bands you see? Amateurs. Word. You won't believe it either.
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When it comes to shopping, more and more of us are letting our fingers (and our mice) do the walking.
Online sales are expected to hit 1 billion this year. That is a rise of 20 percent over last year and comes just three years after the commerce hit the 0 billion milestone, agreeing to the 2006 State of Retailing Online record from Shop.org and Forrester Research.
Here are seven reasons it makes sense to shop online:
1. Lower prices. Online shopping can sell out overhead costs in a collection of ways, which can translate to lower prices for you. In fact, one 2004 study found online prices to be 6 to 16 percent lower than offline prices.
2. More savings with online coupons. Many times, shoppers can save even supplementary with an online coupon or coupon code. agreeing to a 2005 Bizrate/Shopzilla report, 71 percent of online shoppers said they were able to find best discount offers and sales online, as compared to shopping through a catalog or original sell merchant. Online retailers may issue a button or text link that will apply an self-acting savings to your order, or they may issue a specific coupon code to be entered at checkout.
3. Explore capabilities. The Internet allows you to as a matter of fact assess products and prices, so you can be sure that the item you purchase is the exact item you want. Online merchants can publish much more facts about their product on a website than they could affordably publish in a print catalog. And online shop give you the quality to share facts and reviews with other shoppers who have firsthand sense with a product or retailer. As Internet relationship speeds continue to increase for larger segments of the population, these types of interactive features will come to be even more important. Zappos.com, a prominent shoe retailer, for example, allows you to view most shoes from as many as eight dissimilar angles, along with a close up.
4. Increased selection. Warehousing logistics can be much simpler for an online retailer, and many of the online superstores have a expected list to pick from. Plus, as a consumer, you can avoid the inconvenience of physically traveling among online shop to comparison shop. A easy online hunt can lead you to the right product at the right price, fast.
5. Convenience. An online store allows you to shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can shop at your leisure, regardless of your time zone. This is particularly prominent for those of us who are minute in our quality to get to a brick and mortar store. The elderly, as well as parents of young children, for example, may have a more relaxed shopping sense in front of the computer screen.
6. Saves time. So much of the vast collection of products and product facts is as a matter of fact searchable. Plus, there is no traveling, parking, and walking involved.
7. Environmental Benefits. recent studies are showing that shopping online leads to reduced fuel consumption and air pollution, because so much of our car trip is dedicated to shopping. Plus, shopping online reduces the need for print catalogs and excess packaging. And downloadable items purchased online eliminate the need for any kind of material goods at all.Benefits of Online Shopping"This Is My Story" - Ben Breedlove Flash Card Video [Part 1 & 2] Video Clips. Duration : 7.25 Mins.
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Since the amelioration of the Internet many things that were pretty hard to gain or to do, like information on a large collection of topics or transportation with distant friends have come to be so simple that anyone can have way to them just by using a computer.
Among the many advantages that the Internet gives us, one of the main ones is online shopping, an performance that many have come to be addicted to. Shopping is a necessity for all of us, some of us genuinely enjoy it, and others try to keep it as simple and short as possible. Well, online shopping is the best solution for both those who consider it a chore that they try to avoid and for those who do it on a daily basis.
The main benefit of online shopping is that it allows people to browse through many items and categories without leaving their house, to collate the prices of as many shops as they want, and also to order as many items as they can afford without having to worry about how they will transport them, because the online shopping websites also deliver the things to the buyer's home. Furthermore, the Internet is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you don't have to hurry or worry about looking a parking spot.
If you plan on shopping from the Internet then first use a hunt motor to find online shops. If you want fast deliveries and low shipping fees then try to hunt for the shops that are in your country. You can use a shopping directory that contains categorized links to shop from a specific region or from all over the world, together with reviews from other customers. If you live in a big country you'll be surprised to find out that there are thousands of online shops ready where you live, and these shops sell all things that can be sold, from baby products to dog houses and motor oil.
Most of the online shopping websites have the same pattern, first you choose the class under which your item is listed, and then you can adopt the item that you're looking for, and add it to your shopping cart. If you want to buy other items, you click the "add to cart" button near them, and when you're finished you check out. After that you can see a list with all things that you've ordered, and the total amount that has to be paid. You can also take off items from your shopping cart if you desire to do so. Payment is regularly done by reputation card. The buyer enters the data on the reputation card and the shop charges the price and then delivers the items to the buyer's house in a few days. The transaction is perfectly safe and the reputation card data you send is encrypted so it can't be stolen.
Remember to always collate the prices, check for discounts, hunt for the bottom shipping taxes and make sure that what you've found can't be found economy everywhere else.
After you've done some online shopping you'll see how easy it is and you'll fast get used to it. Soon you will know what the best shopping websites are and you will be able to buy the things you need very easy and fast, saving a lot of time and trouble. Online shopping is the most practical, frugal and fun formula of shopping, that is perfect for everyone.The Many Advantages And Benefits Of Online Shopping50 Cent - "Put Your Hands Up" Official Music Video Tube. Duration : 7.20 Mins.
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Today is a watershed moment in my life.
As I write this, a man from Cumberland, Maryland is driving to Bedford, Pennsylvania to finalize the paperwork and set down the money for my family's property on Polish Mountain. The property from which my great-great-grandfather marched to the Civil War.
The buyer is a nice man who has gone out of his way to let me know that I will always be welcome to "come home." He's not even changing the lock on the door. But part of his relentless protesting about my still being a part of the farm is the tacit understanding we both have that this will not be the case. In our modern culture, a signature on a piece of paper has enormous emotional and temporal significance.
Yesterday I read in the New York Times that the kind of titanium hip replacement I have has serious design flaws, and that these devices are wearing out and jeopardizing the health of many people who have them. Well, my surgeon was honest when he said I would get 20 years out of the hip. I was 49 at the time.
So, what do you do with 15 years of quality life remaining, when you can't go home again because home ain't there anymore, when your lack of ambition has led to epic failure, when your kids are nearly grown and your husband doesn't really need you so much as all that?
First you ground. Center. Breathe. Then you dedicate your life fiercely to the bored Tricksters.
In short, time to stop worrying and learn to love Philadelphia.
And so it was with reverence and a feeling of oneness with the Gods that I took a worn-out but comfortable pair of sneakers into my back yard and spray painted them gold. For most people who do this, it's just another pre-Mummers Parade chore. For me, it's a rite of passage.
On January 1, 2012, I will step out with my possibly bum hip and march in Philadelphia's biggest and longest parade. I will revel with the other participants in the neighborhood that hosts their antics. I am really and truly ringing out the old and ringing in the new.
Now I must go and put anther coat of paint on those shoes. I hope they will be just as comfortable now as they were when I used them to walk the land. Look for me in the Two Street Stompers New Year Brigade. At home with Loki and the ghost of Benjamin Franklin.
Since the arrival of the contemporary manufactures becomes the town part of collective life, the methods and means to shop are permanently complicated in. From the manufacturing innovations to store schemes, there are great advances made each year to attract more and more customers.
Although the consumer cheaper is booming today, as a shopper, it is Ok to be a wise shopper. Your role to be shopper is naturally more than to spend your own money. As a matter of fact, your own experience, upbringing, insight also can determine your preference on shopping and direction the manufacturers take.
However which products and how much of them in the store are determined by the need of customers, therefore the your shopping activity directly determine the competition. As a shopper, it is the duty to make wise decisions in shopping. Faulty goods you buy would encourage the bad company practices. And on the country, by selecting items determined according to your research, the manufacturers would be encouraged to improve better and appreciate the hard work and attempt to place goods of exquisite ability on the shelves.
Does it sound idealistic? But the lowest line for all sellers, marketers and manufacturers is that customers are always right. Every one have his own right to determine how to spend his money. No other advertising, marketing or promotional sales can make you do what you don't want. And this is the true guess of each personel buyer can help shape the healthy industry. To reach this, just need every shopper's wise choice when he or she take actions. If you do not satisfy with your purchase, you have the right to make a complain, return the goods, ask for reimbursement or an exchange. And every one has the right to get his money worthy.
And now with the diversity of the contemporary commerce, the ways and means of shopping are diversified. Mail order, Tv shopping and shopping online are tasteless today. Being the new ways to shop with great convenience , the online shopping becomes booming now. And there are a strong and promising store in e-commerce. And also it is consumer-centric.
In e-commerce, the comments can be not only put on the purchase but also the sellers. These comments, reviewers and insights can be found and studied, which can make or break a business. And just like this, the reliability and honesty become the town which can be helpful to shape a healthy company environment.
And it is true that e-stores allows user to user transaction such as eBay. That you may know that eBay does not ever sell his own products, the registered users selling goods to each other. The eBay is just like a the store employer which just supply the service for the sellers. And you can though the e-Bay to get some useful data and make your shopping wise.
In a word, the e-commerce almost has the all benefit to shape a healthy direction of industry. And that is probably its booming and promising hereafter relies.Wise ShoppingKarmin - Crash Your Party (Official) Video Clips. Duration : 3.45 Mins.
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With wind speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour today, the time seemed right for a little worship of the Holy Sacred Thunderbird, Golden Purifier, a.k.a. buzzard. So I took my little Dodge, and my daughter The Heir, and we went to Wenonah to praise and worship. (Well, I praised and worshiped. Heir just went along for the ride.)
Wenonah is the winter residence for a huge flock of turkey and black vultures. They scour the countryside during the daylight hours and then return to Wenonah's mature pines to roost. There are easily 200 birds in this cohort. Maybe more.
It's funny how you don't see a buzzard for miles around, but the minute you pull up in Wenonah, they are chock-a-block everywhere. Today they were positively playing in the wind. Figure it out. If the wind is gusting at 40, and a bird is flying with the wind, how fast is that bird going? Those buzzards looked like they were having fun. All hail!
When Heir and I left, most of the flock had settled into the pines, where they pack themselves in tightly. (I haven't figured out yet how I can persuade Mr. J to move to Wenonah, but I want to do it.) I said a prayer to them, to make me healthy, wealthy, beautiful, and carefree. And like anyone else who prays, I expect them to deliver.
Now, secure in the vigilant care of the Holy Sacred Thunderbird, I'm going downstairs to read a front page New York Times story about faulty hip replacements, courtesy of the company that supplied the one inside me. But I have no fear. I'll carry on until I'm carrion ... and then, home to the vultures I go.
Are you also keen to get Zara clothing online? Then you will be thrilled to see that Inditex, the Spanish holder which is also one of the important garments seller in Europe is now preparing to sell Zara clothing via an online route. The firm will be doing so largely in countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Britain.
The corporation will be beginning with sales of its attire through the internet in latter part of 2010 and will be limiting it to some of the markets to start with before spreading to the whole world. The corporation has constantly been development the use of internet technology extensively in its distinct processes such as ensuring good administration on supply as well as controlling its production. It is for the first time that it will be now using internet as a platform for selling Zara clothing.
However, the firm has not been able to gain a first mover gain in this admiration as its competitor called Hennes & Mauritz Ab has already been using the online route for selling its clothing range. Inditex had taken steps to set up its online stores in the year 2007 but had not been selling Zara clothing through the internet since the firm was abstaining from assosication and selling its Zara clothing variety through an online route till this time. The online store which is being now planned by the firm to sell the clothing online will be found at zara's website and you will be able to naturally buy the clothing range from Zara from this web portal.
Once this web doorway is operational, all you will have to do is naturally click on to the clothing item of your preference and shop verily from your home itself. There will be totally no need to take a trip to any store for sorting out and buying Zara clothes. Isn't that verily exciting? through the online stores, you will be able to find a great variety of distinct types of clothing items for yourself and your family. It will be also likely to visualize these clothing items as you can see any celebrities and models wearing these clothing items on the website. This will be a practical thing to occur for those who have lack of time and cannot go to distinct stores to look at distinct Zara clothing items that is for those who do not have time for shopping.
All you will have to do is gawk the distinct clothing items from Zara by visiting its website and buy the chosen stuff online. All types of clothing items for men, women as well as for children will be available through the online route. through Zara online stores, it will be potential for you to get an enormously wide variety of distinct types of trendy clothing items and the best part would be that you will be able to buy it at your own ease naturally at the click of the mouse and there would be no need to visit the bodily stores locations in order to buy the stuff for you and your family.Start Shopping For Zara Clothing OnlineLittle Mix - Cannonball Video Clips. Duration : 3.55 Mins.
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All sorts of habitancy shop online for all kinds of reasons.
First, there is the convenience of being able to shop 24 hours a day for any type of goods imaginable. The capability to shop from home allows many habitancy who have problem getting to real world shops such as elderly or disabled habitancy or others with vehicle or mobility issues to still purchase the products and services they need. Many habitancy also have problem attending shops while their opportunity hours, such as those that work the same hours as shop opportunity times, mothers with young children and no one to mind them.
There are some advantages to shopping online, the first one being the capability to shop at a time that is favorable to you, not just when the shops are open. The second benefit of shopping online is that goods are often economy as the seeder does not have the costs of running a shop and having to pay wages to salespeople, guarnatee and all of the other running costs of a real world business. Online shopping can also be a lot more comfortable than real world shopping, you do not have to deal with the weather - you won't get rained on for instance shopping online.
A huge benefit of shopping online is that you have the opportunity to assess as many products and prices as you want without having to spend the time and money to voyage in the middle of some separate shops. You will also be able to read reviews that have been written by other habitancy who have purchased the item you are considering; you will be able to find out about the item from a genuine user not just the salesperson. Finally you will be able to find and buy products all over the world not just in your local area - this makes purchasing hard to find items a lot easier.
The main disadvantage of shopping online is that you have to pay shipping costs and have to wait for the items you purchased to be shipped and delivered. (This could take some weeks if you have purchased a goods from overseas, and the costs of shipping may outweigh any savings you made on the purchase price.) You will not be able to purchase an item you need to use immediately online.
Another disadvantage is that you have to buy the item relying purely on a photograph and description, you cannot feel or see the item you want to buy. It can sometimes be quite hard to judge the size or capability of some items purely from a photograph. The final disadvantage of shopping online is that it is much harder and takes longer to return faulty goods; you will have to repack it and pay to ship it back to the seller. It can truly take weeks to change a faulty goods purchased online.
In summary, the main advantages of shopping online are convenience and cost savings, while the main disadvantage is that the item is not immediately available, and you cannot observe it personally before you make your purchase.Advantages and Disadvantages of Shopping OnlineWillow featuring Nicki Minaj - Fireball Video Clips. Duration : 4.98 Mins.
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The arrival of technology brought many benefits along with it, but the dark aspects are also not hidden. Activities that used to take a great deal of time are now cut down to a few clicks you achieve online though the internet. When it comes to shopping, the online mode of it has brought about ease and ease to a great extent. Shopping online looks like the easiest thing you can do when you are in a rush to get things. There you shopped and here you receive your items shipped to you in less then 24 hours time.
If you are mental this is all what online shopping has brought about, then you verily have ignored the other part of the story. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of online shopping.
Advantages of online shopping:
Online shopping is accessible round the clock. You can buy anything you want even at 3 a.m. In the morning. You can pick from a wider collection of things ready for you to shop which may not be ready in the local brick and mortar stores. You also have the benefit to do all from the ease of your own home. When you buy from online store you have the ease to take your time while checking for the things of your choice, this will lead you to a uncomplicated and quick way to achieve price comparison unlike the dissatisfied and hurried shopping you do in the local stores.
In addition, unlike local stores, you can avail allowance coupons and get a thing at a lower rate when shopping online. Besides, when shopping online you can also avoid long lines to wait in and the unnecessary caress with cranky people. If you feel uncomfortable dragging your kids for shopping, online shopping is the best way to counter that. Most of us are sometimes implicated with underground shopping; online shopping offers you a great platform to do so with comfort. Also, when you are buying gifts, online mode is the exquisite way to send your distant friends or relatives the gift you wanted to send.
When it comes to payment, you can use anyone's prestige card when shopping online. A lot of us are implicated about the identity theft when hear about online shopping. Identity theft cases take place in reality in brick and mortar store itself and not online. Websites are derive these days with noteworthy encryption procedures that keep your identity safe and secure. Although there are a few where your data may not be secure, you can take a peaceful breathe when dealing with the vast majority of online shopping website. Think websites that offer free shipping and this is certainly the way to go. As the price of gas is increasing, shipping and handling might be economy anyway.
Disadvantages of online shopping:
Although online shopping is 24/7 available, you cannot feel or touch items rather can just see what is gift on a webpage whereas in brick and mortar stores you can see many things at a notice and buy after you feel or touch the product. As the term suggests, online shopping is only possible through the internet, therefore, the association speed matter a lot here. Unlike conventional stores which don't close unexpectedly, online stores incurs frequent malfunction.
The most coarse grumble population have with online stores is about warranties and some sort of guarantees, which they fail to offer in most cases. Apparently, these would mean nothing if the online store went bankrupt. Similarly returns are also very much difficult on online stores than in local stores.
It very general that many online stores don't accept cash or checks, although some sites do, you still have to use the prestige cards. When purchasing online, billing errors are the coarse things you may encounter whereas in local stores these errors are nearly impossible.
The very big disadvantage an online website may have is the prestige card safety issue, despite the fact that how derive the website claims to be, you can not all the time trust them. There have been many cases where population realized that their prestige card number has been stolen and has been used by others.
The bottom line is, online shopping is the greatest explication population are looking today, but conventional stores are still here to stay.Online Shopping - Advantages and DisadvantagesLittle Mix - Cannonball Video Clips. Duration : 3.55 Mins.
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One of the biggest milestones of online shopping occurred when the internet became accessible by quarterly consumers. Not only did this allow citizen to hunt for any facts concerning products, but also give them more options when it comes to purchasing those very same items, without ever going out.
With more citizen getting faster Internet connections, online shopping sites receive more traffic than ever before and companies, dealers and manufacturers have no option but to heighten their online shopping experiences to serve everyone. Here are some of the latest shopping trends that make online shopping easier and safer than ever.
Refined Web Sites
Many online shops have been finding some facelifts in terms of develop and usability. Many of the sites have a more minimalistic develop to cater those with slower connections or slower systems such as netbooks. Although these designs are often less graphical, the user experience is great overall, putting the emphasis on the products themselves. Other web sites may be refined on the coding side where hunt capabilities are improved such as the tagging system.
Social Networking Integration
Social networking is so beloved that it is used for far more than simply checking e-mail these days. A good majority of web users are signed up to varied public networking accounts, giving the occasion of these associates and dealers to advertise there. Some websites tried to take it to an additional one level by integrating a public networking platform in their store so citizen can look for the items they need based on the interests of others for instance.
One of the reasons why citizen prefer shopping in stores rather than online is because of the fact that they can hold the stock and view it at all angles before development a decision to buy it. Some associates are encouraging citizen to do their shopping online by adding convincing multimedia article like videos serving as presentations that may relate the item far great than salesperson. Some of the multimedia features may be thoroughly interactive for an even great experience. It is expected for more multimedia article to be implemented in future sites and higher Internet plans are cheaper.
Those that as a matter of fact cannot stay at home to work or do other personal things need to bring their smartphones and other movable devices so they can work wherever they like. These movable phones are also evolving in terms of screen size, hardware power and browsing capabilities. This allowed some stores to have movable versions of their site, allowing citizen to make quick purchases online. Trusted associates also try to make sure their websites are just as safe as their movable versions.
Many of the online shops in the Uk are applying some of these trends while others are focusing their resources on development their sites more get or adding refinements to their stock catalogue. It will all the time be the customer to benefit from this so it is good to make use of these trends to find out why online shopping is much great than offline shopping.The most recent Online Shopping TrendsLittle Mix - Cannonball Video Clips. Duration : 3.55 Mins.
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Update on the First Amendment: The menorah that I thought had been taken down out of a sense of reason was, in fact, stolen in the deep recesses of the night. Police are baffled. Durrrrhhhh. A five-foot aluminum menorah? Have they checked the prices being paid for scrap metal lately?
Apparently, as predicted, many citizens of Snobville (particularly at the high school) are weighing in against the religious displays on public property. The Snobville Weekly Tattler reports that the displays were done after permits were issued to Hay-bad (not the proper spelling, this is the Jewish group, they are very conservative) and a society called Citizens for Keeping Christ in Christmas. According to our lovely mayor, such permits are legal because they can be issued to any religious group.
Promptly and efficiently, I applied for a permit on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (I can't copy the text of the email here. School computers have so much security on them they could double for CIA.) I described the beautiful holiday display the Church would do, using suitable pasta products, a Santa hat, and a sign that reads "Seasoning Is the Reason for the Season." I linked to the FSM home page and warned that failure to issue this nonprofit organization a permit would be deemed religious discrimination.
Readers, you know I'll do it. Given the sentiment at the high school, I'll have plenty of creative help.
Spare was the one who coined the phrase "Putting the Hollandaise in the Holidays." I think that is so beautiful! Won't that be inspirational on a waterproof sign?
To close -- for how long I don't know -- I would just like to say that I don't want to put up a Druid symbol on public land. I don't want any symbols on public land. Xmas trees are universal; to me, they don't really have a religious affiliation anymore. Even my school has one in the lobby.
Religious displays belong on religious property. Which is why you see so few for Druids and Wiccans. Where would we leave stuff? We worship in the woods.
A blessed Yule to all, especially the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a new God among us! Next winter, get ready for Spaghetti!
Where does eating come in? If you want to gain weight you need to eat more calories!! The trick to gaining muscle and not fat is ensuring that when you increase calories you maintain BALANCE in your diet. The best way to add muscle mass is to stick to a healthy diet containing 55-65% of calories from carbohydrates, 10-15% of calories from protein and less than 30% of calories from fats.
Here are some tips and tricks for adding calories in healthy way to build muscle and avoid unwanted fat:
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In this age of two-income families, it is a rarity to find a woman who has time to manage both her work and her home with the finesse that she would like.
As the whole of frosty meals and fast food restaurants multiply, families are becoming increasingly dependent on them.
Consequently, population are exciting gargantuan amounts of "empty calories". The result? ... Obesity. Another? Children with behavioral problems.
On the flip side, population are becoming more aware of the value of "whole foods" as opposed to prepackaged.
Not only families with busy parents use "Personal Grocery Shoppers, but executives use them also.
With technology advancing as rapidly as it is... Executives are increasingly required to yield more projects given the same whole of time. They plainly don't have the time to go to the grocery store and considered select healthy foods.
Don't forget about the elderly and those with corporal challenges. Many Senior's as well as others who are physically challenged need "Grocery Shopping" services.
Also, reconsider Adult family Homes and bring up Homes. Often, it is difficult for care providers to program in time to grocery shop.
I've learned that with both Adult family Homes as well as with bring up Homes, that the care provider's are required to have a liscenced person remain with clients in the event that the care victualer needs to leave the home...Obviously, a inexpressive cost.
Keep in mind that there are Numerous Adult family Homes and bring up Homes that are run by couples as well as singles. Contrary to beloved thought, most of these homes are small operations.
You can compact with bring up Homes and Adult family Homes and do the shopping for them.
How can you Cash in on the Grocery Shopping Business?
Grocery shopping is one of the most recent and potentially lucrative services now being offered to the American consumer. Why not capitalize on this ever increasing industry?
Who, What, Where...
There are many dissimilar types of grocery-shopping services popping up all over the country. Some are attached to large supermarket chains; a group of the parent business or person leasing space as a concession.
At the other end of the spectrum are homemakers, singles, and college students who Earn a living by doing the grocery shopping for others.
Benefits To Owning A Home Based Grocery Business
· A Home Based Grocery business allows for a flexable work schedule. · Can be performed...even if you have young children.
· chance to meet people
· Low start up
· Low overhead
No matter what form the aid takes, the opportunities can be mind-boggling. Even the single enterprising shopper can make a good living for the next dozen years or so... Until supermarket chains catch on...
Once more supermarkets catch on, it may be inherent to present your existing aid to the supermarket chain as an established service.
By contracting your services with a grocery store chain, you can cash in. Of course, at that point, it's likely that you will have employees doing the shopping for you.
Since there are so few grocery shopping fellowships around, you will have to determine for yourself what the store will be when setting your prices.
You will probably want to break down your prices to reflect the dollar whole of the order, the distance for delivery and either you can cope some orders at the same time. (For example: for a order within a 5 mile radius).
Keep in mind, the bottom line in this business is volume. The more orders you can fill at one time and the fewer miles you have to travel, the more lucrative your business will be.
Start-Up Costs For your Grocery Shopping Business
All you admittedly need to start a shopping aid is customers. You can use word of mouth advertising to start, if money is seriously tight.
Investing in flyers and peppering the neighborhoods you select may be the place to start.
Note: Use card sized flyers for low cost advertising. Pay kids to deliver them.
Choosing Customers for your Grocery Shopping Business
You will want to target your inherent area carefully. Look for affluent neighborhoods where both spouses are working, neighborhoods populated by executives, Computer programmers....Foster/Adult care Homes.
Note: Get your hands on a Cole's Directory. Often, you'll find them in your local Library. You can also lease them directly from Cole's. Anyhow, within the Cole's Directory, you can look up addresses within it. The attractiveness is that Cole's lists the mean earnings for the single neighborhood. Advertising your Home Based Grocery Business
You can either hire kids to hand deliver the flyers in the specified neighborhoods or apply bulk mail to send your flyers to a single zip code.
I've paid kids .05 cents per door. Neighborhood newspapers and pennysavers are often an frugal place to advertise.
You might want to speak with the management at the supermarket you plan to apply to see if you can post a observation in the store on the bulletin board or pass out brochures or flyers in the parking lot or at the door of the sore.
Continue to be warm and cordial but don't confuse this with friendship development. In other words, don't make it a habit to hang colse to too long after your job is done. Keep it light, warm and professional. Don't become their psychologist.
Once you've industrialized trust, ask for referrals. You can form a referral program too.
Other than advertising costs, the only start-up cost you will admittedly need is a car (a roomy station wagon or van) that can adapt your orders.
Other business Considerations
If you don't have such a car and money is tight, you can study the possibility of leasing one. If you lease an automobile under your business name, you can write the monthly payments off. Of procedure you don't have to concern yourself with auto repair hassles...by leasing.
As business picks up, reconsider adding coolers to keep perishables on ice so that you can lengthen your delivery route.
Another thought... Turn your baseme or extra bedroom into storehouse so you can stock high profit bulky items like sodas or disposable diapers.
This way you can buy in quantity from a seller or food warehouse, increasing your profits.
Designing your Grocery Shopping Business
Some shopping services ask their customers to place orders on a regimented schedule; one each week or every ten days.
It's also common that customers are requested to check off their items on a pre-printed shopping list. You can form the list so that "Produce" is in one section, "Meats" in another, and so on.
This recipe guarantees a minimum whole of orders per week and allows for long range scheduling.
Other services are more flexible by allowing customers to "call in" to order on as-needed basis. This recipe maybe harder to program but could pull in more business because of increased frequency or impulse buying.
Because it is not a very good idea to carry a lot of cash colse to with you, it may be a good idea for your business to pay for the order as you buy them and then get a check from your customers upon delivery.
You will probably want to select one single supermarket in which to do all your shopping. Not only do you become familiar with the location of all the items you need, but you can become familiar with the store's personnel. A cordial "hello" how are you", may be the little boost you need to be able to get the best cuts of beef from the butcher or the best yield from the yield manager.
Time Is Money
If you are only shopping for prepackaged food, you can admittedly move straight through the supermarket, but if you have to study produce, meats, or fish, the time you spend is going to be greatly increased. So, charge accordingly.
You may also want to reconsider shopping in stores other than supermarkets. Customers may want you to stop by the liquor store, deli or carry-out.
You may wish to increase your fees for this added aid or charge the same as you do for groceries. It's up to you.
Note: if you base your pricing on the dollar volume for the delivery, the more high-priced price tags at those specialty stores will make it worthwhile to make the extra stops.
Organizational ability is the key to a victorious grocery shopping service. It is a challenge to keep orders straight since you will probably be shopping for some accounts at once.
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The gain is that the Jewish group who erected the large menorah on public property has taken it down.
I'm sorry they had to do it, but they had to do it. My guess is that they did it with a clear understanding of the importance of keeping church and state separate.
Is there any living group of people in the Western World who has suffered more than the Jews in matters pertaining to religion? They are the only people who can connect, in living memory, to a time when their people were systematically and brutally exterminated simply because of their religion. If you can remember a time when you or your family, or all of your family and friends and distant cousins, were rounded up and killed, you might be more amenable to our national Constitution's protections and strictures.
It only took three copies of the U.S. Constitution, with the Establishment Clause highlighted in green marker and the tract folded to that page, to get the Chabad synagogue to reconsider the placement of its electric menorah.
The manger scene is still under the Christmas tree on borough property, but this morning when I dropped off the fourth copy of the Constitution, I noticed that the display was not lit up by the spotlight that had been lit for the past week. At least they've pulled the plug on my taxes illuminating baby Jesus.
Knowing Snobville as I do (it's chock-a-block with lawyers, for one thing), I'll bet the nativity scene gets pulled right after December 25. Then it will only be a matter of going to a city council meeting and respectfully reminding the burghers that they must abide by the rules of 1787, like them or not, during future holidays.
Solstice ritual tomorrow. Gosh -- public property! The local grove of oaks along the pond! Well, I just won't leave any trace behind of the work that is done.
Although online shopping as many advantages, there are also problems which may occur from time to time. Ordering the wrong product, receiving the wrong item and the need to return a buy can often be indispensable enough to make a possible online shopper reconsider the decision to buy again.
Although these problems are some of the most coarse online shopping glitches, they do not happen frequently. However, when these problems do occur they can cause a great deal of stress and dissatisfaction for the online shopper. Will discuss some of these coarse problems in an attempt to help the reader make a clear decision about either or not to buy an item on the Internet.
Ordering the Wrong Item
When shopping in former brick and mortar stores, it is quite difficult to accidentally buy the wrong item (although it as been seen) because the sales process typically involves you physically carrying the item up to the sales counter and paying for it. In online shopping, where the consumer never physically handles the item before the process is unblemished and the item delivered, it is easily possible to buy the wrong product.
Most often this occurs when the customer uses the website to make the buy and clicks on the wrong item or when the consumer contacts customer assistance to make the buy and provides a different product number or code than the one for the product they easily want. Other times, the consumer clicks on the literal, product and provides an literal, product number but he may still make a mistake if there are size options or different colors to choose from. This question can be rather troubling because the consumer will be disappointed when the wrong product shows up.
The Wrong product Was Delivered.
Even when online shoppers do not make mistakes during the ordering process, it is still possible for the consumer to receive the wrong product. This often occurs when the orders are filled by hand and a mistake is made in the online retailer's warehouse. A warehouse worker may ship the wrong item fully or may ship the literal, item in the wrong size or color.
Again the consumer will likely not know a mistake was made until the product arrives. Usually, the online retailer will likely take accountability for returning the incorrect item and will ship the literal, item as soon as possible. However, in some cases, this may not fully literal, the problem. For example, a consumer who purchased an item for a definite event or as a gift, may not receive the replacement item in time.
Returning An Incorrect Item
In situations where the online shopper orders the wrong item as well as situations where the online retailer mistakenly ships the wrong item, there may still be a need to return something. Although this may not seem to be a big problem, it can be particularly irritating for some consumers. Online shoppers who choose to do their shopping online specifically because they work odd hours may have a great deal of difficulty returning products.
The usual process of shipping the item back to the online retailer will generally involve taking the item to a post office. Depending on the hours you work, it may be difficult to get to a post office during quarterly enterprise hours and may need taking time off from work to return the product to the retailer.
Online shopping, just like whatever else in life, as times where not all goes to plan. Make sure to shop at reputable merchants who have proven customer assistance and your chances of being a satisfied Online customer are very good.
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- Create a fueling plan. Practice new tactics during training runs and avoid trying anything new on race day. Map out where water stations will be on the trail and know what food and drinks you will need to carry with you.
- Drink every 20 minutes. Remember if you feel thirsty you are past the point of dehydration.
- Beware of Commercial Sports Foods: Sports Gels, Sport Beans, Gu. Personally, I am unable to tolerate these forms of fuel. They are known to cause diarrhea and be uneasy on a runner’s stomach. That being said they do offer quick, efficient energy and nutrients and are easy to carry during race days. Make sure you try one ahead of time.
- Alternative methods of fuel. Things I have found to work for me are Fig Newtons, Swedish Fish or Gummy Candies, Pretzels, and Protein Bars. The candies can provide an immediate sugar rush and help prevent the light headed-ness. Protein bars are better for long term fuel and can last much longer. Pretzels are great if you have a high sweat rate and therefore losing sodium.
- Drinking you calories. High sugar sports drinks such as Gatorade can act in a similar fashion to gummy candies- enabling a quick burst of glucose in liquid form. Drinks such as these should be used in addition to solid calories for a long-term affect. However, if you are planning on only drinking calories you would likely want to try something with more protein or added buffers, such as Perpetuem, which is meant to sustain you for a longer period of time.
- Timing. If Exercise lasts 1-2.5 hours, rule of thumb is to consume 30 to 60 grams carbohydrates/hour. This totals to about 120 to 240 calories of carbohydrates . If exercise lasts longer than 2.5 hours, consume 60 to 90 grams of carbohydrates/hour
Yes, yes, I am now a Constitutional Navy Seal, and the word is out. Trust me, the word is out.
Yesterday I wrote about a nativity scene that is displayed on public property in my borough, close to the street. There's also a menorah about 50 feet away. I guess the big ol' committee of three (mayor, two councilmen) decided that if they included the menorah, there couldn't possibly be an outcry about a religious display on public property.
Well, my lieblings, I'm a taxpayer here in Snobville, and they don't call it Snobville for nothing. Next year my property taxes will crest $12,000 (yes THOUSAND) a year. And I live in a modest house! For real! This is New Jersey. The people who live in Camden's Tent City have to pay high-roller taxes. I can't imagine what the real snobs in Snobville pay. But I guess it doesn't matter to them. Once you're rich, you're really rich, and you can afford any unreasonable tally.
I'm not that rich. I may have to move.
In the meantime ...
It was a cold, crisp afternoon, so I decided to walk up to the grocery store. I shoved a few copies of the United States Constitution into my pocket and set out on my walk.
On my way I passed a Roman Catholic church and school. In front of the school was a very modest nativity scene.
Two blocks later, I arrived at the public library grounds.
There was a woman on her knees, photographing the nativity scene. This seemed weird to me, because it's not a special, expensive nativity scene like the one up on Main Street in front of the Baptist church. It's just a mid-sized nativity scene in 1970's era plastic.
When she noticed me, she turned around and said, "Oh hi, isn't this great? They didn't used to have this in Snobville. I'm a Catholic, and I think this is great!"
To which I replied: "I'm a Pagan, and I don't think it's great at all."
I opened my copy of the Constitution, read the Establishment Clause out loud, folded the little tract so it would fall open to said Amendment, and placed it in the "stable." I said to the astonished female. "I don't see a Pentagram on this property."
She said, "But it's Christmas."
I said, "I pay taxes in this borough, and this is unconstitutional."
Then I walked up to the menorah and placed another tract, similarly folded, at the base of the lights.
Readers, you have to trust me. I have nothing. NOTHING against the religions in question. They just don't belong on property that is paid for by my big, fat Pagan tax bill!
Here's how the war starts.
I walked on to the grocery store, made my purchases, and walked back past the library. No surprise at all, the copies of the Constitution had been removed from both the menorah and the nativity scene. But the funny thing was, the woman was still there, illegally parked, texting away in her car!
All hands on Deck the halls! I can just imagine the content of those texts. War on Christmas! Evil Pagans on the march! Gotta protect the Jesus shrine!
They have met their match.
First of all, I have about 100 copies of the U.S. Constitution in a bag in my room. They were free. Every day I leave for work at 6:30 in the morning. It will be a simple matter to add another 8 minutes to my commute to drop off a Bill of Rights for Jesus and Yahweh before Father Sol rises in the east. Figuring I get off work at 3:30, I can drop off another set around 4:00 p.m. And on nights when the daughters and I are out looking for Crazy Christmas Houses, I can make a third foray.
I'll leave this next part up to your discretion, readers, so please reply.
It would be a very simple matter for me to create a Flying Spaghetti Monster out of pasta and some cocktail toothpicks The Spare bought for her dinner soiree that she held last night. What do you think? Should I place Our Noodly Master on the stable roof on December 24? Your call.
My walk home brought me back past the nativity scene in front of the RC Church. NO FREAKIN PROBLEM, LIEBLINGS. That's where it belongs! My taxes don't support that church!
Tomorrow morning I will send a strongly worded letter to our mayor and city council regarding the religious displays on public property. I will NOT request the addition of a Pentagram. It doesn't belong there any more than the creche. I will say that there are taxpayers in Snobville who object to religious displays on public property, please do not include these displays in the future.
You know what? I'm on solid ground with this here in Snobville. I'm sure there are many taxpayers who feel the same way, and many of them are monotheists.
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