It’s Not Just About Shopping

  • December 15, 2018

Why is downtown not just a place to shop? Why is it really so much more? Think of all the reasons you go downtown. I bet shopping is just one of many.

Downtown is a gathering place for social reasons as much as it is for commercial reasons. Think of how many times you run into friends and neighbors in the post office, bank, or coffee shop. You often learn a lot about what’s going on in town by conversations on the street.

Downtown is the heart of community. It’s where you go to enjoy a concert on the Common. It’s where you celebrate the holidays, whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, Memorial Day, or even Valentines Day: downtown is where you gather.

Main Street organizations have made it one of their primary goals to encourage and promote a sense of community downtown. But why is this so important? It all comes down to something I hope everyone reading this already feels: pride. Pride in your community, pride in your downtown.

Pride is the basis behind the “no broken window” theory. Essentially it says if you leave one broken window then people are less likely to care until it spirals out of control. If people take pride in their community then vandalism and crime is greatly reduced.

Pride is why community members partner with the police department to paint over graffiti behind buildings. Pride is why there are flower barrels up and down Main Street. Pride is why we string lights on the Common and decorate for Christmas.

When a visitor comes downtown they know the community feels pride – it shows everywhere and never more than the holiday season. Pride is only going to bring more people through town to admire the results of so much hard work.

How About Shopping at Home

  • December 14, 2018

What you see – If you love being at home, you will love shopping “at home” as well. That’s what we saw and felt at this home decor store – at home. Now when you enter this shop, you will also see chivalrous security personnel open the lift doors for you. That’s a pleasant gesture, alright. And these are the same personnel who will stop you when you leave so as to check your bill, put a stamp on it and thank you for visiting the store. So these are the people you will see even when you step out of the store.

What you get – The first floor of this four-storied plush showroom is devoted largely to home accessories. These include imported hand-made paintings, glassware, dinnerware, a huge collection of artificial flowers and fruits, modish vases in all shapes and sizes, table decor, candles, luxury bathroom sets and splendid clocks from Opal (priced above Rs. 1,000, but worth it).

Metal puja thalis with God figurines priced at Rs.1,010 are something that you should look for. These are durable and have an ethnic look because of the exquisite carvings. As far as the beautiful and imported hand-made porcelain figures are concerned, you just can’t take your eyes off them. These come at a cost of Rs. 4,000 and above.

The next three floors at this store deal in furniture, furnishings, flooring and lighting. Here you can find beautiful bed covers from Portico New York, an international home decor and furnishings company. These are priced a little above Rs. 500. They also have a special kid’s bed collection (Rs. 369-469) besides quilts, cushions, towels, snooze pillows etc. Well-designed leather and wooden dining tables from Malaysia are worth a dekko here and so are the splendid lampshades and lights that can transform the look of your house.

There’s more. On the top floor you have virtual bedrooms designed for you with beds, side tables, beanbags, almirahs, sofas and dressing tables. Queen size and king size beds are priced between Rs.19, 900 and Rs. 42, 900.

Common Myths You Should Not Believe About Shops and Beauty

  • December 12, 2018

Certain salon owners and small business entrepreneurs are afraid of using beauty salon marketing because of some common misconceptions they have formed through the years. You can make sure that you are not going to be trapped in making the same beliefs by learning what these mistakes are. This way, you don’t have to be afraid of marketing your goods and services since you already know what the truth is. This knowledge would also make sure that you are going to formulate the right strategies for your own campaign.

The most common mistake that people believe in pertains to money. Some owners are afraid of trying out some beauty salon marketing moves because most of them think that they would have to spend a large sum of money in order to make sure that they will work. As long as you are going to be creative and you have carefully done a study on your target market, you can be able to come up with a marketing campaign that would not require too much funds. If you would even take advantage of certain local resources, you can be able to get your marketing for free.

Though a marketing specialist will be able to tell you which strategy would give you the best results, they are not really required in launching an effective campaign. All you have to do is to make sure that you have studied marketing concepts carefully. You should also do a marketing study on who your potential customers are and how you can effectively reach them. The services of these so called experts would be unnecessary and you don’t have to worry about twisting your budget in order to simply hire them.

Some owners are afraid that they would not be able to find success as a beauty shop because of their location. Though it may be important in real estate, location is not everything in this business as long as you know how to twist things to your advantage. Both men and women love to go to beauty shops no matter where the location is because aside from taking care of their aesthetic needs, they also know that its a prime spot to socialize. You only have to fill these needs and the customers will come to you no matter where your shop is located.

Things You Need to Know About Shopping

  • December 11, 2018

With the right kind of perfume, the wearer’s personality is being encapsulated perfectly and it can also reflect one’s style and sense of femininity. But using the wrong kind of perfume however can have the opposite effect and may be offensive to other people. So one has to choose the right type of perfume that fits her best. But how exactly do you choose the right perfume? Since everyone’s taste and sense of style are different, it can be difficult to pinpoint the right answer. And it doesn’t help that there is a staggering number of options for you to choose. You might just come into a conclusion that the more expensive the perfume the better but that is not the case at all. So here are some tips on how to choose the best seller of perfumes online.

Finding quality sellers of perfumes online can present quite a bit of challenge. Once you have decided on a perfume brand, finding it online should be a breeze with all the available online stores to choose from. But of course, there is no way of telling if you will be given the exact same product once you have chosen to place your order. But do not fret because shopping online is safe and reliable, you just need to know where are safest places to shop. If you are unsure about the reputation of an online perfume store, you can always do some background research. A simple Google search should tell you a lot whether a particular online seller can be trusted or not.

Another method that you can use to determine if a particular online perfume retailer is trustworthy or not is by checking out its reputation through the perfume community. There should be plenty of online forums and discussion boards where perfume enthusiasts such as yourself gather. Start a thread and make some inquiries regarding a particular online retailer and you should get a reply fast if the community is active. Nothing beats the feedbacks and comments of actual users because they are usually based from personal experiences. If you have been receiving numerous positive feedbacks, then take it as a good sign.

Buying perfumes online is one surefire way to shop for your favorite brand of perfume. One notable advantage of online stores from local perfume shops is the wide range selection of products. A good online perfume store will feature a mix of the hottest and newest releases along with old favorites and even discontinued brands. It is always great to have more options when it comes to perfumes. So before you go and purchase a perfume bottle at your local malls or perfume outlet, you might want to consider shopping online instead for the best savings and satisfaction.