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Design Your Own Shirt And Flaunt Your Creative Side To The World

Design Your Own Shirt And Flaunt Your Creative Side To The World

Buying online is good without you think about customization and personalization benefits. As a buyer, you are still not offered the freedom to design your own product and put your imagination to some use. The scenario seems to be changing, only partly because as designers tools are making their way in the market to change the way we shop. Such tools come packed with advanced features and functionalities to help buyers design their own products, including shirts. In fact, some online stores or web shops are reported to have integrated such kind of a tool to give a sense of unique freedom of their customer base.

If such tools have really entered the market, they will then surely change the rule of the game. They will bring a complete transformation to the way things are sold and bought on the internet. Take for example, having such tools integrated with a website means Buyers need not rely on the available stock at the shopper. Which means, anyone can just visit their favorite shop, use the tool, design their own shirt, make changes in its features and then, send it to final printing or output. The idea behind a designing tool looks fantastic and with full of benefits to buyers.

It seems as if such a tool has been designed keeping in mind the interests of both the parties in the transaction – buyers and sellers. So, if buyers can design their own shirts, then sellers can save money by not having to invest in hoarding up of a stock that nobody would care to buy from. What's more, some of these tools supposedly provide a 360-degree view to buyers while they design their own shirts. A use of 3D technology is expected to come into play with buyers having the freedom to access each and every part of their product for designing purposes.

Let's assume for a minute that such a tool will soon hit the market, how will then buyers approach to shopping? In that case, buyers will love the new-found freedom of buying from only those shirts that they themselves have designed. More so, they will certainly rejoice the opportunity of employing their creative and artistic side to charm and floor the people around. They will have the freedom of adding any color, shape, design, text, clip art and background to beatify the shirt. They will be able to do many chops & changes to their product till they reach the perfect version of it.

It means, a feature-rich shirt designer tool would really be a great addition to the repertoire of buyers if it really made its way in the market. After all, having such a tool means buyers will feel empowered by the choice they have. So, online shops should not delay in finding and integrating a tool that can make shopping a great value addition for buyers. Having such a tool will help businesses a lot and their sales will go up and their revenue will …

What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

Omega Watches: A Brief History

Omega SA is a high-end watch company based in Biel/Bienne Switzerland. Omega is currently owned by the Swatch Group. The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt. After his death, his two sons Louis-Paul and César Brandt built one of Switzerland’s largest watch companies. They both passed away in 1903 and left the company in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24 but who eventually became the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. Omega is still one of the world’s most recognizable watch brands today.

As with other luxury watchmakers, Omega has a staggering number of models in various collections, which are updated regularly. Finding a specific Omega watch can be a difficult task due to sheer volume, but don’t worry, I’ll try to help you out. I have an affinity for Omega watches since my father gave me a 1971 Omega Seamaster Cosmic. When it was time for me to get my own, a Seamaster was the natural choice.

Omega Collections

Omega designs watches for men and for women in 5 collections:

1. Constellation

2. Seamaster

3. Speedmaster

4. De Ville

5. Specialties

If you’re shopping for an Omega watch, you’ll generally find the first four collections available online. As for the fifth, Specialties are exactly that… specialties (like Beijing 2008), so they’re quite rare. I would suggest learning about them on the Omega website before deciding to make a purchase. Buying an Omega watch is a big deal, so you want to do your research and take your time unless you know EXACTLY what you’re looking for.

Omega watches are identified by their Reference number, which is unique to each particular model for that given iteration, typically in an ####.##.00 format. For example, two Speedmaster Professional watches may have different reference numbers based on the model year and the case, dial and bracelet colours. An auction site like eBay is a great place to find authentic Omega watches at good prices. However, once you’ve identified a particular watch you may be interested in, I highly recommend copying the Reference number and visiting the Omega website search page to get a positive identification on the auctioned watch.

Omega Watches With No Name

A practice that was discontinued some 20 years ago, was to on occasion omit the model series name on the face of the watch and simply use the Omega company name. When Omega designed a watch for a particular audience, then it would add the model series to the face. The Omega Railmaster is one such example when it was launched in 1957, but the name has now stuck. Even today, some Omega De Ville watches omit the De Ville name to keep the face less cluttered and more elegant.

A final note about no-name Omega watches is that from the 1960s to the early 1980s, …

Shoe Carnival Shoes – Why People Love To Buy Here?

Shoe Carnival Shoes – Why People Love To Buy Here?

In my life, the most vibrant shoe store I have ever been to is Shoe Carnival shoes. I consider myself as shoe addict and looking for authentic and top quality foot wear have been part of my shopping activities. I had gone to different footwear shops such as Pay Less shoes, Foot Locker, Finish Line shoes, and many other shops. I had also shopped for boots at Kohl’s shoes, sneakers at Rack Room shoes, and running shoes at Famous Footwear. However, nothing can beat the one of a kind environment at Shoe Carnival shoes. It’s always a whole new shopping experience whenever I get the chance to shop at this store. Here are the reasons why of all places, I prefer to come back for more footwear at this store.

Helpful and Friendly Atmosphere

There is an enormous collection of top quality shoes at Shoe Carnival and from these collections; you can personally try on the available footwear. The associates are ready enough to provide assistance in finding and trying out the footwear of your choice. Because of this, you are ensured that you get your exact fit for your own comfort. I love the idea that the service of this footwear store is so personalized and the environment is ultimately friendly.

Catchy Store Gimmicks

What I like most about this footwear store is the vibrant and hip atmosphere whenever you enter the store. For instance, the mic person at any branch engages to customer by playing games and asking trivia questions to all people shopping. When you get to answer the question, you get a chance to play Spin n’ Win in the store and win freebies and other prizes. What a catchy gimmick for vibrant customers like me! Adding to that, you can never get bored with the kind of hip music they play at the store. Even you visit Shoe Carnival shoes; you will be entertained by the music being played on their website. How hip is that!

Excellent Value for your money

Whenever I shop here with my family, we always see to it that we get tons of deals from the shop and Shoe Carnival never fails to give us generous discounts. For instance, I can buy 4 pairs of athletic shoes for my kids usually at a great deal of $250. Not to mention I once won at their Spin n’ win gimmick at their store. True to their words, it is only at Shoe Carnival shoes where I can get to shop more for less!…

Pros And Cons Of Owning A Gift Basket Business At Home Vs Owning A Storefront Business

Pros And Cons Of Owning A Gift Basket Business At Home Vs Owning A Storefront Business

Is the joy of owning a gift basket business at home greater than the pleasure derived from operating a storefront gift basket business? I have been on both sides of the fence and can therefore give first hand advice and opinions about this debate. Whether you want to start a basket business from home or if you are considering having a storefront, read the following pros and cons to help make your final decision.

Pros to Having A Gift Basket Business At Home:

-You will work long hours during holidays but at least you can be home for meal time and any other important family occasion or a good television show you don`t want to miss.

-You make your own hours and work at your own rate. You can leave to pick up your son at school or to go to your daughter’s presentation at 2 on a Tuesday.

-You can work in your pajamas when putting baskets together

-You can do your own personal errands while shopping for fruit and treats

-You can deduct a part of your home expenses on your small business income taxes

-You decide how much business you want by how many calls or marketing efforts you put out

Cons to Having A Basket Business At Home:

-Sometimes it will seem that you are always working, especially during holidays.

-If you don’t have the space in your home or garage to operate your business out of, your private spaces may become overwhelmed with baskets, product, ribbon, etc..

-You will have constant distractions at home that may prevent you from efficiently running your business.

-Some people may not consider your business to be as legitimate and professional as a storefront business.

Pros to Having A Storefront Gift Basket Business:

-If you are social and love meeting new people, a storefront business will introduce you to many new people.

-If you enjoy being a boss and having a team of people working for you, a storefront business will be perfect for you

-If you love creating displays and beautifying areas, a storefront will give you that opportunity

-If you love organizing product and formal inventories, consider a storefront.

-If you enjoy the image of being a storefront owner, your store will fulfill that wish.

Cons to Having A Storefront Basket Business:

-You will work long hours during holidays and be away from home for long periods of time.

-Marketing salespeople and product salespeople will take up lots of your time.

-People asking for donations will take up much of your time.

-Sometimes you won’t have time to do the actual work of making the baskets because of time-consuming customers asking for a specific shade of ribbon on their gift delivery.

-You won’t be able to personally just pick up and go get fruits for the basket you need to deliver this afternoon unless you have someone to take care of the store.

-You will need to work within acceptable store hours every day of the year except …

Pros and Cons of RFID Technology

Pros and Cons of RFID Technology

I. RFID Advantages

Radio Frequency Identification provides a valuable service that is capable of revolutionizing the way companies track products. There are many benefactors of this technology: the military, retailers, suppliers, consulting firms, producers of the technology, and consumers. RFID provides companies with a better alternative to bar-coding because no line-of-sight is needed to read a pallet, a carton, or a product with a RFID tag. RFID tags also contain information on the product that is easily readable and accessible for the reader. RFID will also begin to automate company’s supply chain, reducing labor costs, human error and time spent checking in products.

In 2005, manufacturers and suppliers requesting new bids from the military must be RFID compliant on four different levels: packaged operational rations, clothing, tools, and weapon system repair parts and components. The military requires that all cartons and pallets are shipped with a Military Shipping Label which displays shipping data. The Department of Defense has created the RFID Military Compliance Solution as a way to help suppliers and manufacturers meet the military’s new standards for RFID. The program is run by Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, and they were commissioned by the RFID Military Compliance Solution. Avery Dennison Retail Information Services sells the RFID tags to companies which must be affixed close to the Military Shipping Labels to comply with Department of Defense regulations.

The U.S. military is saving an enormous amount of money by using active and passive RFID systems. By using RFID for communication and transportation systems in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military is able to diagnose and fix problems much faster than before. The implementation of RFID in just this area will save the military close to half a million dollars this year. The U.S. government has contracted IBM to do research on the current RFID being used currently in the military and the potential future applications for RFID in the military. The military has been successful in creating better visibility throughout their supply chain increasing their productivity and stability.

Retailers and other companies that have a demanding supply chain can gain an advantage on the field by using RFID in the supply chain. By demanding that all levels of their supply chain be RFID capable is a sizable investment. The productivity increase that follows the initial investment and implementation for companies will pay for their investment. Wal-Mart was the first retailer to use RFID in their distribution centers and warehouses, prompting many companies to follow in their footsteps once Wal-Mart’s success was realized.

RFID is very successful with retail companies because it improves productivity, saves on human labor costs, and gives companies real-time visibility with all their products. RFID tags use an Electronic Product Code (EPC) which is an upgrade and a replacement for the Universal Product Code (UPC) system. “EPC has a 96-bit code that has digits to identify the manufacturer, product category and the individual item. Manufacturers obtain registration numbers & assign them to products. Each number is unique to a …

I Lost My Cat! What Should I Do?

I Lost My Cat! What Should I Do?

Thousands of pets get lost every day. This is why 49% of all cats are kept indoors. You can triple their life span and have a better bond with them by keeping them indoors. I know they are natural hunters, but that was in the beginning when we did not live in cities where danger triples at every turn. This is why I advocate that you keep your cats indoors.

Make sure your pet has a collar and tag. Put the words Reward, I’m lost, Indoor only, call my human on the tag along with the phone number. This way if anyone finds him they will know how to contact you.

STEP 1

Calm down! Stop assigning blame and take a deep breath. You are going to need all your wits about you to follow the steps to be reunited with your companion.

STEP 2

Check your house from top to bottom. Attics, crawl spaces, cupboards, closets, garages, drawers and basements. I have had hundreds of calls from panicked humans who can’t find their beloved Fluffy only to discover that he struts out of the back of the kitchen cupboard the next day. Be methodical and calm.

Remember, animals can pick up on your energy. If you are frantic he will be frightened to come out because of all the commotion. If he is the only pet put down bowls of food in the middle of each room and sees if they get eaten. This is a definite sign that your fur angel is still somewhere inside your house.

STEP 3

If your baby is outside it’s time to start the search. Sweat as much as possible and grab a blanket or towel that has your smell on it. When you walk around the neighborhood with an open can of tuna you should be an olfactory beacon for your cat. The sweat on your clothing, the blanket or towel and the tuna is an irresistible combination.

When you walk around make sure to call the kitty in a soft, loving, normal tone. Use a nickname if he has one. If you see him and he does not come to you, sit on the ground and put the tuna in front of you to coax him.

Keep calling him, be patient. After a cat has been out of his environment for a while he can go feral (survival mode) and may have trouble recognizing his human. Once he gets close enough, reach out slowly and wrap him in the blanket and towel and take him home. Remember, the tone of your voice should be sweet and enticing.

STEP 4

Call the Humane Society and inform them about your lost pet. Rent a humane trap and place it by the door where your pet got out. Cover the trap with clothing that has a familiar scent and put his favorite food in it. You might catch some other babies, so know how to release them from the trap.

STEP 5

Getting the …

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

Nowadays Anarkali Suits have become very popular all over India and other parts of the world. Fashion trends have given a special place for traditional attires donned by women. Revisiting the golden era with the traditional Salwar Kameez fashion brings out the elegance and charm. It is a well-known fact that the best Salwar collections express grace and elegance that were quite prevalent during the Mughal era. A famous Mughal courtesan by the name of Anarkali enhanced the grand enigma and appeal of the apparel. Beginning from the past historical times to the present generation, this dress form has undergone various changes in requisite of designs, patterns, colors and creative ideologies. Undoubtedly, within last couple of years, the stylish new dresses have become a fashion trend for women and teenage girls. The stylish Anarkali suit is also referred to as the “empire waist” due to its appearance.

The Anarkali suit is designed with a long length, frock-style top and features a stylish slim fitted bottom, which has recently made its way back to the Indian fashion scene for women. These designer dresses are an extraordinarily desirable style that is being adorned by women located in all corners of India. This type of dress varies in its length and embroidery work including floor length Anarkali dresses. Most of the women are fascinated with the heavily embroidered Salwar Kameez suits and like to adorn them on various occasions or events like wedding functions. Indian women prefer these new outfit designs as traditional makeover to showcase their style and fashion on various festive occasions, anniversary celebrations, and casual lunch parties. Salwar Kameez can also be donned as party wear even in dance events.

The colors of this traditional attire play an important role in representing its popularity on various occasional trends. The expert designers utilize varied, multiple conventional color hues such as red, green, yellow, orange, etc., to design impressive motifs and create an enormous range of designer suit collections. Today, modern women are enthusiastic to wear unconventional colors like beige, blue, coffee and white. So, the designers are offering fabulous designer Anarkalis. Apart from the color blends, the designers are also using innovative cut designs along the neckline to create perfect Salwar Kameez suit collections with styles, designs and motifs that are worn by popular film actresses both on screen and off screen.

The latest Indian dress designs in full sleeve with chic women suit style neck pattern are designed beautifully with resham patch, thread and exclusive designer patterned embroidery works to make them look elegant and gorgeous. Moreover, this style of dress looks incomplete without the stylish Churidar pajama, which is available in matching or contrast cool colors. Anarkalis with long sleeves and beautiful tareez style neck design make your looks really eye-catching and attractive. A few designer anarkalis have a beautiful design of lace and gotta patterns on its waist belt, neck and even on the attire’s border.

You are bound to look very charismatic when you wear this traditional …

Free E-Commerce Website Using Google Sites and PayPal

Free E-Commerce Website Using Google Sites and PayPal

I started off with the goal of making a website that has no on going costs, minimal transaction fees and low maintenance. The choice of having all features integrated into the one website? or do I manage the website and let a third party do the financial transactions? security is a key to answering this question, a third party will be my option. Firstly I did allot of research into free web hosting solutions, benefits, security and 100% uptime. The list got down to a few, I tested them and decided on Google sites which ticked all the boxes. The main disadvantage is also an advantage, it locks down allot of code, making it harder to implement heaps of features but increases security immensely.

I have decided on my web hosting, now look at payment systems. The customer would have to be redirected to a secure website, the data passed between my website and the shopping cart had to be minimal as this can be hijacked or changed. I looked at allot of cool Java and php based shopping carts but in the end, all still sent across code that could easily be changed by someone smart enough. PayPal and Google Checkout are the main players, being in a Australia, Google Checkout was ruled out so I worked with PayPal.

Google sites is very easy use, first you give the website a name, choose a template and play around with the formatting a bit. Add a picture of the item you want to sell, then put it in the back of your mind for a bit, we now head over to PayPal.

Create yourself a PayPal account and change the account type to Business at http://www.PayPal.com. PayPal gives you the option of making pre-made buttons that are attached to your account and because no dollar amount or numbers of items passes between the sites, it is very secure.

Creating a PayPal Button:

Profile My Saved Buttons Create New Button

Select Yes; create an “Add to Cart” button.

Give the item a name, if you have multiple of the same items, include an item number.

Choose a price

Additional Options:

Postage Weight or Postage cost for that item.

Track Inventory, PayPal can stop people purchasing items if you run out of stock.

Once the button has been created, select the tab e-mail, copy the code and keep this for later.

Go back to your Google sites web page and add an image that your going to use as the “add to cart” button. This can be the one provided earlier by PayPal or you can choose to make your own image. Make sure you happy with the size, Google sites gives you the option of small, medium or large, but if you want something different, it can be changed in the HTML code option.

select the image, then click up the top on the link button. This is where you link your button to the PayPal, choose link to external website …

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Marriage Anniversary in Saudi Arabia

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Marriage Anniversary in Saudi Arabia

Are you planning for an exotic marriage anniversary celebration? If you have not zeroed on the destination country, why not explore Saudi Arabia on this special day? This wonderful Gulf country offers a lot of exclusive restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and other recreational mediums that can help you celebrate marriage anniversary in a special manner. Pack your bags now and head towards Saudi Arabia for a memorable celebration of your marriage anniversary.

Have a sip of coffee under stars and sky- Make your marriage anniversary special by ordering two refreshing cups of hot caffeine drink. With perfectly brewed coffee, you can take some time off from the noisy roads of Riyadh. There are numerous roadside cafes that can offer you a perfect dose of caffeine. You can enjoy the best coffee on the vast expanse of desert on either side of roads along with your partner.

Enjoy night view with your partner- If you are a true lover of night life, enjoy the enchanting night view of Saudi Arabia with your partner on the anniversary day. Get a rejuvenating experience at The Skybridge, The Globe Experience or The Water Tower viewing deck and speak your heart out to your beloved partner. This will be a memorable experience and more fulfilling than to send gifts to Saudi Arabia for your loving wife.

Pamper yourself with special cuisines- Spend your marriage anniversary celebration by gorging down on the special cuisines of Saudi Arabia with your wife. You can try the lip-smacking dishes such as Kabsa, Basbousa, Haneeth, Maqluba, Saleeg, Masgouf, Harissa and other such cuisines on this special day.

Offer a traditional dress to your partner- If you are looking for exciting Saudi Arabia gifts, offer the traditional dress of the country as special souvenirs. While women can choose ankle-long shirt called “thawb” or “bisht” for their men as the anniversary gift. Men can buy traditional dresses like “Abaya” or the outer cloak and “Shayla” meaning scarf for their beloved wife.

Go for a desert safari- Want to witness the huge sand dunes that keep on shifting? It is time to enjoy the desert safari with your partner on the occasion of marriage anniversary for the perfect celebration. Don’t miss out this fun while on a trip to Saudi Arabia.

Interact with the local tribes- Saudi Arabia is home to a large number of tribes such as Bedouin and other local tribes. Spend the day experiencing the hospitality of these tribes and celebrate your marriage anniversary in a special manner.

Dates- The wonderful country is also known for its huge date plantations. Offer the best collection of dates to your partner as a special anniversary gift. If you are miles away from your wife, send mouth-watering dates with the help of a reliable gift delivery in Saudi Arabia.

So, make your marriage anniversary special and memorable by exploring this unique gulf country. It is time to go for a change and plan out an exotic anniversary celebration now.…

Features to Look for in a Golf Umbrella

Features to Look for in a Golf Umbrella

Golf umbrellas are a common sight at golf courses. Their primary function is to shield players from the sun and rain. They are an important gear in a golfer’s bag and can keep the weather from playing spoilsport. In size, they are larger than the regular rain umbrellas we use. Here’s a low down of feature to consider when shopping for a golf umbrella.

1. Size –

The right size for you depends on what you want the umbrella to cover. The diameter of the arc varies from as small as 30 inches to as large as 70 inches. The 30 inches is ideal for a single person. Go for a larger size if you would like the golf umbrella to cover you and your golf bag. One in the size of 60 inches and larger can usually accommodate many individuals. Wider the canopy, higher the level of protection.

2. Weight –

Given that you will need to carry the golf umbrella with you, you should opt for a lightweight frame; it increases the convenience of carrying around. Most leading brands choose fiberglass as the frame material as it is sturdy, but lightweight. Fiberglass is also resistant to lightening. Fiberglass is also very flexible.

A shaft and spreaders made of steel is not your best bet as it is heavy and definitely not safe in case of lightning. Rubber and graphite are the other materials used to make golf umbrellas shafts.

3. Wind-tested –

I am sure you’ve been in a situation where you’ve had your umbrella blown inside out. It is not something you can afford in the middle of a competitive golf game. The wind blows at extremely high speeds on open golf courses. Many golf umbrellas are tested for resistance against high speed winds and are marked the level of winds they can tolerate. A few feature a double canopy to prevent your umbrellas from blowing away.

4. Handle –

Golf umbrellas are sometimes required to be held for long periods. And an uncomfortable handgrip can cause your hand to cramp. The handle should be wide enough allowing a snug and comfortable grip. Look for rubber coated handles.

5. Open and closing mechanism –

An auto-open feature is a desired attribute on a golf umbrella. It makes it as easy as pressing a button to open or fold your umbrella. You can be covered immediately in case of an unexpected shower. It also prevents those accidental, painful pinches.

6. Color –

You need to be visible on a golf course to prevent the possibilities of injury. So, a light color defeats the purpose. A bright colored umbrella will make sure you are visible on a cloudy day or when lighting is low.

7. Accessories –

There is nothing better than being able to go hands-free while you are at your game. You can opt for an umbrella holder than can be attached to your golf trolley or cart. This way you can continue to play your game, …