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Target Markets of the Hand Bag Business

Target Markets of the Hand Bag Business

Have to try shopping online? Take a look at the products being promoted in there. Take note that there are a lot of gadgets and fashion items being sold in there. Well, we know very well that the fashion world is one of the fast changing, versatile, and trendy sections in the society. The trends of clothing and accessories vary every season of the year.

There are a lot of businesses and shops around which is in line of fashion trends. Hand bag, for example, is one of the most specific businesses in line with fashion. However, we might wonder about the target market of these hand bag products. Well, we might think there is minimal number of target consumers. However, if you notice the kinds of business in hype today, most of the consumers prefer specific, personalized, and detail-oriented goods. This article will be dealing more about the basic market for hand bags and the prospect market it is trying to penetrate.

Women of all ages are one of the targets. Women are known to have a great inclination to fashion and they think of everything that is color coordinated. What they wear should match with their shoes and their bags. Well, for those who have more in life if they shop for a particular colored dress, they also shop for matching shoes and bags with the same color as the dress so that it will be color-coordinated. The market for hand bag relatively increased as the fashion world busts to the maximum of promotion and advertisements. Thus, keeping your hand bags advertised will really do you good.

If we cannot go directly to the consumers, we can target the distributors and dealers around. We can offer them great discounts and freebies if they will tie up with us. In the same account, they will promote our product, at the same time we promote their product as well. This is one way for us to be known and to have some kinds of connection. At some point, we consider it a healthy competition since there are times where their products are out of stock and they have to get ours, and some of their products are what we need. It is a give and take relationship.

On the other hand, aside from reaching the higher market, we could also target the small scale ones. The masses are also one of the target markets that could bring us maximum profit. It is not just for the elite. The masses can purchase hand bags if they want to. The designs should not be limited to those who have more in life, since everyone has an equal right to purchase any goods or product they want. Masses can be a very huge target market that could expand and expand as long as they are satisfied with the product.

These are just some of the target markets of hand bag business. There are other sectors that can be considered though these are the …

Brass Jewellery – All You Ever Needed to Know

Brass Jewellery – All You Ever Needed to Know

Brass is fast becoming one of the most popular materials in fashion jewellery, seen on the catwalk and the high street and the shopping mall. Typically, brass tended to be used in jewellery for a touch of cheap ‘class’, because with its muted yellow tone, it looks a little like gold. But nowadays, the beauty of brass is appreciated in its own right.

Of course, brass is also a cheaper option than gold or silver, and in these tough economic times, that counts for a lot. But increasingly, designers are sitting up and taking notice of the instrinsic beauty of brass, whether it’s in matt tones, highly-polished pendants, or just used in necklace chains.

What is brass?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. If you’re confused about the difference between bronze and brass, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin.

Brass has good acoustic properties, which is why it’s used in so many musical instruments like the trumpet or trombone. Brass is also favoured for uses such as locks, gears and doorknobs. And now brass is finding favour in fashion jewellery.

Uses in Jewellery

Brass is widely used in chains for necklaces or bracelets. But you’ll also find it is increasingly used in pendants, and mixed with other substances, including beads and glass, to create stunning contemporary designs. Although it is commonly associated with a ‘vintage’ look, brass is now taking on new forms and acquiring a reputation for being modern.

Brass jewellery can also be dainty and light, and not just chunky. There’s a common misconception that it’s a material that’s weighty, but contemporary jewellery designers are proving that it’s as flexible as silver or gold.

Looking After Your Brass Jewellery

One of the great things about brass is that it is relatively resistant to tarnishing, and taking care of your brass jewellery is really pretty simple. That makes it a great material to use in fashion jewellery.

When it comes to cleaning, maintaining your brass jewellery is straightforward. Firstly, wash in hot soapy water; this simple (and cheap!) cleaning method may be enough to get your brass clean. To clean brass with lemon juice, you can either use it neat, or mixed with vinegar or salt or baking soda. Alternatively, you can use either sour milk, natural unflavoured yoghurt, or whey to clean your brass.

Yes, seriously, natural products offer a genuinely effective way of keeping your brass jewellery clean and blemish-free!

A Fashion Jewellery Trend that’s Here To Stay!

Nowadays, brass is no longer associated with door knobs, trumpets and locks. Fashion jewellery that incorporates this beautiful metal is fast acquiring status as celebrities and designers flock to wear brass.…

Tenant Mix Analysis

Tenant Mix Analysis

The most common problem in tenant mix strategy is lack of focus and relevance. As a common rule, identify your tenancy strengths and build around them and on them. To do this you need to respect and understand what the market and customer needs.

Shopping Centres

Tenancy mix becomes very important in retail premises of multiple tenants; that will be shopping centres of all sizes and types. A property that does not reach the needs or interest of a customer, is going to fail.

A customer wants to be well served in their shopping needs and feel good about it when they visit your property. Visit the competition shopping centre properties nearby to compare them to that which you are currently leasing. You must understand the other properties that you are competing against together with the strengths and weaknesses that they experience.

In reviewing these other properties you look at things such as:

o The entrance ways

o The car parks

o The flow of people

o The places where people stop and congregate

o The larger anchor tenants type and location

o Standards of signage

o Lighting internally

o Transport to and from the property

o The tenants that seem more successful than others

o The tenants that seem to feed customers off each other

o The amount of time that people spend at the shopping centre

o The busier days for customer shopping

When looking at these other properties it is wise to take selective photos of the things that may be relevant to compare to your property. You can analyse the photos later and revisit your ideas. Note that some property owners and managers will be sensitive to you taking photos around their property. Discretion is the rule here.

Seek to Strengthen your Rent

The only way you can underpin your rental and strengthen it is through a good tenancy mix. Given that the leases in premises are for lengthy periods of time, any mistake with tenancy mix will exist for years and frustrate the rent, the customer, the tenant, and the property. Hence you must choose tenants well and then place them with a lease that is in harmony with surrounding premises.

As parts of that process look at these issues in balance so that any concerns of tenant mix occupancy are removed and nullified. Understand:

1. Income exposure at expiry

2. Option exercise potentials

3. Exclusive or Permitted uses in the leases

4. Vacancy effects on other existing tenants

5. Relationship building or conflict potential between sitting tenant types

6. Know why tenants like or dislike your property

7. Know how your existing tenants maximise their business operations at your property

If you follow these steps, you will be armed with the strategy you need to put you in the ‘driver’s seat’ as you implement a new leasing campaign and tenancy mix for your managed property. You will know the tenant you want and you will have the selling points to attract them.

Create a

Prevent Pushout Theft – Ways to Reduce Shoplifting and High Volume Merchandise Theft

Prevent Pushout Theft – Ways to Reduce Shoplifting and High Volume Merchandise Theft

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes in the world. Statistics from the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention states that approximately 1 in 11 Americans are shoplifters. Some shoplifters have discovered that with the use of a shopping cart, they can look less conspicuous and retrieve more items at once, rolling large volumes of unpaid goods out the door. This type of shoplifting is called pushout theft. This term is used in the retail industry describing an event in which a person fills a shopping cart with merchandise and exits the store without paying. Thieves have discovered they can steal high volumes of expensive merchandise in a pushout theft event. The availability to easily resell items on the Internet makes this type of crime all too desirable. Due to the recent economic downturn as well as the organized retail crime on the rise, pushout theft is continuing to grow, severely reducing store’s revenue.

There are a number of methods stores can use to prevent loss. Loss prevention measures to prevent pushout theft ranges from item sensors, security cameras, security guards, and vertical pole shopping cart attachments. However, the most effective solution to prevent pushout theft is with the use of a shopping cart locking wheel solution.

Shopping cart locking wheel solutions work by replacing one wheel on each cart with a locking wheel. Any exitways out of the store have an invisible perimeter in place. Carts equipped with a locking wheel become disabled at the exit when a shoplifter attempts to quickly leave the store. Shoppers that have paid for their merchandise may exit having never known the system was in place. An in-store visible and audible alarm enables store personnel to respond immediately when a theft event occurs and recover the merchandise that could not be pushed out of the store. This type of system can also be tied in with video monitoring systems to record the event as well. The cost to invest in a cart wheel lock pushout theft prevention system is quickly recouped from the amount of merchandise that is recovered. The Return on Investment for this type of system is estimated to be under one year.

There are also a number of unique products designed to prevent the use of merchandise if it is stolen. These unique products consist of sensors or pieces of plastic attached to the merchandise. Although item sensors and plastic attachments can be extremely effective, they do not always prevent the merchandise from leaving the store, as many thieves have found ways to remove the sensors. Even when sensors are left on some gutsy thieves have been known to run when the alarm sounds or in other scenarios they walk out next to someone else and when the alarm sounds they pretend the alarm was due to the other shopper then slyly slip out of the store while the others check for sensors perhaps accidentally left on items in their own bags. Additionally, one other downfall can be that some …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Professional Shopping Cart Software

Advantages and Disadvantages of Professional Shopping Cart Software

Advantages & Disadvantages of professional shopping cart software As e-Commerce is becoming a regular technique in the business industry it appears that more and more software development firms are developing professional shopping cart software to be released in the market. There is currently a huge range of free shopping cart software that has been released, and it seems that most e-Commerce website owners prefer these free systems over paid for professional shopping cart software. In this article we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of professional shopping cart software.

Advantages

• Even though you will have to pay for the solution, you get a cart package that has been fully developed, tested and used in the real working world by other e-Commerce websites. If the solution is used by a popular website service then the chances are it has been under more than enough testing to be deemed ready for use.

• Professional shopping cart software will be supported by the people who developed it. A lot of free solutions out there are simply developed and then discontinued as the freelance developers move onto their next project. Support is essential if you are going to want upgrades as mentioned in our next point.

• As the system is supported, the development team are likely to fix any bugs that may occur and provide patches and security fixes. This means the shopping cart software will only get better as time goes on and furthermore improve your e-Commerce website.

• Your site is likely to be more secure when using a professional software solution as in most cases the it developed house private content management systems. This improves security as public content management systems such as WordPress are constantly under threat from hackers as they try to compromise the free source code.

• Another huge advantage of using professionally developed software in e-Commerce is that they will already support a huge range of different payment options for your customers. There are various carts – that only offer PayPal for payment by standard, and it can take a very long time to find plug-ins or figure out how to add other methods yourself. With professional software you can save time and possibly money as it is all included.

Disadvantages

• Your e-Commerce venture might be a small time project and professional cart does cost money which you may not have. In this case you may have to make do with a free shopping cart solution. The good part of conducting business online is that after you have made profit with the free system you can reinvest your money to buy a professional package.

• You trust the developers to do everything they promise to ensure the best experience. It might be slightly difficult to use at first and you might have to spend some time getting used to the bespoke system. You also have to understand that you are vulnerable until patches are made if a security flaw is found.…

Buying Jewelry For Your Girlfriend – A Practical Guide

Buying Jewelry For Your Girlfriend – A Practical Guide

If you’re a man, you’re probably not much into jewelry. Most men, by and large, aren’t. Nevertheless, maybe it’s your girlfriend’s birthday or it’s Christmas or (heaven forbid!) it’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve decided you want to give your special girl the gift of jewelry. Good for you! It’s a wonderful choice, assuming, of course, that you already know that your girlfriend loves and appreciates nice jewelry. Okay, so now what?

Step One: Decide how much you can comfortably spend. Or, if you’re rolling in money, decide how much you’re willing to spend. If you’re barely scraping by, don’t beat yourself over a lack of funds or get the idea that unless you put yourself into dire financial straights over this purchase, you aren’t loving her enough. That’s nonsense, and any woman worth her salt will tell you so. When it comes to jewelry, we gals know that it’s not a guy’s cup of tea, that they are out of their depth and probably afraid they’ve made the wrong choice. We get it. And we appreciate the fact that you’re willing to try.

Step Two: Once you’ve got an idea of your budget, decide what form this jewelry gift will take. Will it be earrings? A necklace? A bracelet? A ring? If money’s a concern, earrings or a pendant necklace, especially if we’re talking about fine jewelry, are probably the most affordable pieces of jewelry. For the uninitiated, you can translate ‘fine jewelry’ to mean anything that has a K in it – as in 10k gold, 12k gold, 14k gold, etc. Earrings are pretty self-explanatory. A pendant necklace usually means a precious or semi-precious stone or two in a gold or silver setting, suspended by a chain of the same metal.

By the way, there is absolutely nothing wrong with opting for a piece of fine jewelry that’s 12k gold or even 10k. The gold content is distributed throughout the jewelry piece, so put aside any fears you may have that the gold will ‘wear off.’ If it’s all you can comfortably afford, it’s fine. And it will look good, too. This is supposed to be a token of affection and thoughtfulness, not a test of how much you care nor a measure of how much she’s valued. We’ve got to lose this notion that someone who receives an 18k gold ring is more loved than someone who receives a 10k ring. It’s ridiculous.

If the budget can’t accommodate a gift of fine jewelry, then consider Sterling silver jewelry. There are many beautiful Sterling silver pieces available, many with gorgeous semiprecious gemstones. Or you can stick with straight Sterling, no gemstones, and find your dollar will go quite far. For the same amount of money you’ll pay for a pair of, say, diamond stud earrings, you can probably buy your girl a completely new wardrobe of Sterling silver jewelry.

When you deciding on what kind of jewelry to buy, please take your girlfriend’s style into consideration. If …

Vintage Shopping in Lisbon

Vintage Shopping in Lisbon

Lisboans typically do not value second hand clothing as much as new designer fashions. Just as Lisbon apartments are nowadays styled with a modern interest, so Lisbon locals generally like to experiment with new fashion concepts. There are however, a couple of vintage store gems dotted around the city centre, which are really worth a dig around when shopping in Lisbon.

The most famous and most central, is A Outra Face da Lua. Located in Baixa Pombalina, this extensive vintage store concentrates itself on high quality vintage gear, with second hand dresses, shoes and unique garments through the decades. What’s more, its fun 70’s styled café is the epitome of pretty. With a mouth-watering selection of accessories and fabrics to match, A Outra Face da Lua really does itself proud as the principal outlet for vintage wear in Lisbon.

Trendy as ever in Bairro Alto, the Rua da Norte street presents two more excellent spots for vintage and second hand shopping, among its unique design boutiques and curiosities.

The musically inspired El Dorado store in Bairro Alto has a great selection of vintage clothing, including traditional flamenco skirts and accessories, with a range of vinyls and Fado music for perusal.

For a taste of Americana, check out the Bad Luck rockabilly vintage store further along the street. Sistered with a tattoo shop, Bad Bones, this store revolves around the Deep South and rockabilly styles, with vintage clothing, jackets, skirts and other compliments all pertaining to 1950’s rock’n’roll.

Catch the famous Tram 28 out to Campo de Ourique to find designer vintage, at the Be Vintage boutique, located here. For a selection of second hand luxury labels such as Dior, Versace and Prada, this little store is an original treat for shoppers who want to splash the cash on classic quality.

Last but surely not least, a better contender for vintage and second items of any description, be it clothing, furnishings, vinyls, jewellery and bric-a-brac, has to be the Feira da Ladra fleamarket in Alfama. This open market definitely deserves a look for fans of second-hand items and be prepared to barter. But thanks to its humble standing and laid-back vendors, there are many vintage clothing bargains to be had, at a snip of the trendy store prices.

Vintage Shopping in Lisbon; Address Index

A Outra Face da Lua, Rua da Assunção 22, Baixa

El Dorado, Rua do Norte 23-25, Bairro Alto

Bad Luck, Rua do Norte 91, Bairro Alto

Be Vintage, Rua Almeida e Sousa 51, Campo de Ourique

Feira da Ladra, Campo de Santa Clara, Alfama…

How to Make Money Fast by Retrieving and Returning Shopping Carts

How to Make Money Fast by Retrieving and Returning Shopping Carts

Are you looking for a way to make money fast? If you have a large utility vehicle, like a pick-up truck, you can retrieve and return shopping carts for a cash reward.

Most every mid to large retail grocery, variety and department store has a stock of shopping carts on hand. They are purchased by the store, of course, so that customers can use them when shopping in their store.

Shopping buggies are expensive. The average cost to the retailer for just one is between 75 and 100 dollars. Large ones like the kind you find at wholesale and club stores can run upwards of 200 dollars or more.

Most retail stores have dozens of them; busy big-box stores may even have hundreds of them. Purchasing enough of them to meet a store’s demand and traffic levels requires a significant expenditure of cash.

It is, therefore, in the best interest of the retailer to protect that investment. Most retailers do their best to make sure that carts remain on store property. However, shopping buggy theft is all too common. The average store loses about $8,000 $10,000 to per year to this problem.

Because they are so expensive to buy, many store owners and retail companies pay cash rewards for the return of their carts which have been stolen (or “borrowed”) and not returned. Cash rewards typically range from 25 to 50 dollars per cart.

Here’s how you can retrieve and return those buggies for cash: contact retailers in your area which have shopping carts. Find out if they pay for returned carts. Many do, but won’t give cash rewards to just anyone. (Store owners don’t want the public to abuse the reward system by stealing carts themselves in order to get the reward.) Usually you have to sign a cash-for-retrieval contract.

You’ll have to provide some forms of identification, usually a driver’s license plus one other item (like a Social Security or credit card). You may have to sign a waiver absolving the store of liability in the event of something unforeseen.

You can make arrangements with any or all of the retailers in your area. The more contracts you have, the more money you can make.

If you’ve lived in your city for any length of time, you’ve probably seen common dump sites for stolen shopping buggies. Visit these areas regularly. Additionally, get in the habit of keeping your eyes open every time you’re out and about town. You’ll probably spot discarded shopping carts regularly. You can pick these up and return them as you come across them, or store them at home until you have several of them.…

Modern Electronic Gadgets and Their Advantages

Modern Electronic Gadgets and Their Advantages

Today, no one can imagine a life without the electronic gadgets. These gadgets have so many uses and perform several functions. Often these gadgets are available in different and latest designs. There is a wide variety of gadgets including smart phones, music players, home appliances and more. These gadgets work with technology and are quick in their working. Most of them are easy to use and clean. The ease of using these gadgets, make us dependent on them. Most of the times, we feel helpless without these gadgets.

Some indispensable home appliances include fans, Air conditioners, vacuum cleaners and more, without which we cannot imagine our lives today. With the advancement in technology, several new gadgets have entered into the market, which has made human being’s work much easier than before. Owing to this, modern gadgets have become a part and parcel of our lives and we can’t think of living without them for even a day.

Benefits of Modern Gadgets

There are endless benefits that a gadget can offer to us. Usually gadgets are compact in size and can be easily brought at home. For example a coffee machine has a compact design which can fit any kitchen space. Moreover it also helps you make a number of coffee cups in minutes without having to stand. There are several other gadgets which also perform great and are designed to assist people and make their work easier.

Where to shop for Modern Gadgets

You can shop great electronic gadget at online stores. The online stores usually offer a wide variety of electronic gadgets as compared to the local stores. The price online is also less as compared to the retail stores and you can save a lot of money. Besides saving a lot of money you also save time as you can simply order your gadgets online and instantly move to other important things.

Gadgets reviews are available online

Before buying a gadget online you should do an online research first. You should read about the product reviews before purchasing it online. Various online websites offer reviews on the latest gadgets available. Exact product description and specifications are mentioned on the website which let the customers know about the product and make a wise choice.

How to shop online for Modern Gadgets

Online shopping is a very easy process. You just need to browse a website to look for a gadget you require. Enter the name of the gadget into the search engine you will see a list of gadgets stores that sell gadgets. Every store has a different selection of the gadgets. You should look at different gadget stores before making a choice.

Convenience in online shopping

Online shopping is a convenient option when it comes to buying electronic gadgets. You can make a research by browsing different online electronic stores. All kinds of gadgets are available online at very low prices. You can easily compare prices offered by different online gadget stores. The advance innovation of search engine …

Why Shop at Online Stores?

Why Shop at Online Stores?

As the season changes, everyone wants to get out and buy cool clothes and dresses. Some prefer to go shopping with friends at all the trendy stores. A new season means a new wardrobe and a whole new line up clothes. While nothing beats the fun of hunting for a dress or the perfect pair of shoes with a friend, you can now do this more comfortably. I am, of course, talking about the vast array of online stores that have cropped up to cater to your every need.

Reason 1: Online stores come in all shapes and sizes, virtually speaking. They may cater to a particular type of shopper, or they may sell a wide variety of clothes and accessories. That is not the only purpose of online stores. At these websites you can find a lot of useful information about the latest trends. What is in this season? And what is out? You can find the answers to all these questions and more at these stores.

Reason 2: Online stores are not just places for women shoppers. Most stores have a separate section for men. The kid’s section is also worth taking a peek at if you are looking for some new clothes for your toddler. In fact, the wide range of selections available often makes decisions a lot harder, but no less fun. Online stores make the shopping experience much easier and hassle-free. If you are not comfortable with the price tag of an item, you can simply look elsewhere. The World Wide Web is a big place, which means that there are countless places to shop. However, the best stores offer high quality dresses and accessories at affordable prices. Once you find a good online store, you should stick with it.

Reason 3: Do you know what is in style this season? You are sure to find all the trendiest clothes online. You can buy dresses online, and have them shipped right to your home. Many online stores even offer free shipping within the United States. The important thing to remember when shopping online is to keep an open mind and lots of available time on your hands. Most online stores stock more items than any of your local clothing stores. It is easy to get lost in a mire of fashionable clothes, accessories, and shoes. If you want to save time, then stick to the items you absolutely need and leave random browsing for a later time.…