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Making the World a Better Place, One Evil Mad Scientist at a Time MHS Lift, Inc. - Home of Your Material Handling Needs Suggestions For Better eBay Gallery Picture Appearance and Effectiveness eBay is a search driven shopping environment. Shoppers type in what they are looking for and eBay presents a list of items that match the search criteria. The content of your item title primarily determines whether or not your particular items for sale will appear in any given search result. Price, location, shipping cost, and ending date/time also bear a role. When you elect to pay eBay 35 cents for eBay's "Gallery Picture" feature, eBay will display a thumbnail sized version of your item picture in search results. That thumbnail combined with the other information presented to shoppers in search resutls constitutes your "advertising" on eBay so is very important -- more important, in fact, for exposing your items to shoppers than what you put into your item descriptions. Above are actual images created by eBay from much larger originals I uploaded to them To Begin With: Set your camera to produce only 1 to 2 megapixels photos For eBay Hosting do not reduce the size of your images

Ways to Find and Buy Liquidated Products | Liquidation Business Resources The primary goal of doing any business, whether big or small, is to make money by selling products at a rate higher than the purchase price and all other expenses. One of the most lucrative businesses that you will find is that of buying and selling liquidation goods. However, in order for you to make money in this business, it is of utmost importance that you be on high alert and have the capability to spot liquidation inventory that is available at throw away prices to sell it at a substantially higher price and quickly. This is why the success of using liquidation stock as part of your resale strategy doesn’t only depend on the type of liquidation goods that you buy, but also on your ability to tap into the demand that the liquidated goods were unable to attract while they were on sale the first time. Liquidation goods come from clearance items that a business or shop wants to sell when it’s closing down and wishes to liquidate its inventory.

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Building and Leading High Performance Teams - Teambuilding When a sports team is working well together, it can feel like magic. We've all experienced it, either as a team member or as a fan. Fortunately, you do not have to be Michael Jordan or Mia Hamm to have the skills you need to build and lead high performing teams in your organization. An important leadership competency for any size organization, the ability to build and lead high performing teams is especially critical in small-to-midsize businesses. Here, people must work closely together, wear many hats and work effectively across the organization to get tasks accomplished quickly enough to remain competitive. In order to understand the competencies needed to build and lead high performance teams, it is helpful to first define a team. "A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable." Promoting understanding of why a group of people need to be a team.

Free POS Software / Free Cash Register Program. This software can be used in a classroom setting. Set up your own classroom store. Have your students take turns being the sales clerks while the rest are customers. Make up your own "money" or use Monopoly money. My daughter has used this program to be the "cashier" at our annual home grarage sales since she was 7 years old. This program comes with a minimal set up and can be used as soon as downloaded (and unzipped) as a generic store. This program can also be used for school money. This program can be run intermittently, turn it on or off at will and it will still keep track of sales. This software can be used to run an actual business. This program is a "look and feel" copy of cash register software that I used at my department in a nationwide department store chain for over 6 years. It can be set up to track up to 26,000 different stock items in 256 catagories from 256 different vendors with 10 different tax rates. You can perform any common register function.

Electroforming What Is Electroforming All About? Copper Electroforming or as my grandkids call it "Copperizing", is a method of covering non-metallic objects with layers of copper. I have done this to a tree leaf, a pine cone, a baseball, many seashells, glass of many shapes and semi-precious stones like amethyst. I have sold enough of my electroformed items online to pay for my initial investment and now making profit! If you would like to see more of my creations, Kens Copper Crafts @ ETSY.Com Everyone has heard of Bronzed baby shoes. Other metals like nickel, brass, silver and gold can be electroformed in the same way using different solutions and metals. Some Terms That Will Be Helpful In This Discussion: DC Power Supply - Direct Current is the same kind of electricity that you get from your flashlight or car battery. Electrolyte - This is a liquid that will conduct electricity. Cathode - This is the non-metallic item we are going to electroform. DC Power Supply: Electric Wire and Alligator Clips:

How Credit Card Processing Works It seems all too simple. You walk up to the checkout counter, or you hit a web site’s checkout page, you whip out your credit card and – in seconds – you’ve paid for your purchase and you’re on your way. And while it does seem simple from the shopper’s point of view, there is a lot going on behind the scenes in those few seconds between the time the merchant captures the shopper’s credit card number and the time the approval is received from the credit card issuing bank. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes: In the credit card world the customer is called the “Cardholder.” The place of business that accepts the credit card is called the “Merchant.” This is the bank that receives the “Net Settlement Amount” from the Issuing Bank after the transaction is processed. Credit Card Processing Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. When Credit Card Processing Go Wrong There are times, however, when the process hits a snag and human beings have to get involved. The most common triggers are:

020: Kat Simpson – “That Kat” is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur | So You Wanna Sell On eBay 020: Kat Simpson – “That Kat” is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur 3 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 3 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 inShare0 3 Flares × Kat Simpson is a trusted eCommerce author, speaker, educator, and entrepreneur. Failure When she started, Kat didn’t know the difference between a trend and a fad. Success Kat is very proud of reaching gold power level seller and selling $10,000 a month on eBay. Current Business Kat sells 80 percent on Amazon and 20 percent on eBay. Life Before Current Business Kat was a stay at home mom who often had a job to bring a little extra money in, she sold Avon, and Stanley and Tupperware and worked at Woolworth’s. Helpful Tools: Kat buys liquidation lots from Contact Information Sponsors Listen to the Episode Below

Hi Sugarplum! The Nuts and Bolts of Credit Card Processing | Retail > Retailers from AllBusiness Consumers increasingly are turning to plastic over paper when they open their wallets. In 2009, credit cards were responsible for more than $2.5 trillion in transactions, according to the American Bankers Association. When you add another $1.63 trillion for debit and prepaid Visa and MasterCards transactions, according to Nilson Report, you quickly understand that plastic is a necessary payment option for most businesses. Yet many small businesses still don't accept credit cards. How the Process Works When a merchant makes a sale and swipes a customer's credit card, the card number, the amount, and the merchant ID travel over the credit card processor's computer network. From the processor's network the transaction goes to a credit card computer network. At the end of the business day, the merchant sends that day's charges, in a batch, to the credit card network for processing. Opening a Merchant Account In order to accept credit cards, you must open a merchant account with a bank.

10 Best Price Comparison Shopping Engines & Websites - Compare Prices Online Comparison shopping engines (CSE's) give ecommerce merchants the opportunity to attract new customers, increase sales, and go head-to-head against the competition. This is an important guide that will explain what comparison shopping engines are, tell you the 10 best, and show you how to get your products listed. Bonus Guide: Eager to make your first sale online? This comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know about getting that first sale for your business. Download your copy now. What are Comparison Shopping Engines? Comparison shopping engines collect product information, including pricing, from participating retailers and then display that collective information on a single results page in response to a shopper's search query. Example: Lets say I want to buy a Rubik's Cube and want to see what my options are. For ecommerce merchants, comparison shopping engines are an opportunity to put your products in front of very interested buyers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.