Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Shipping Essentials – Wide Tape

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Whether you are shipping to customers directly through merchant fulfillment on Amazon, eBay, Bonanza, Etsy, or your own website you want to save as much time as possible in packing. You also want to save money on packing materials.

I have seen people who tape up their boxes in such a way that the box looks mummified. While this does work, it is inefficient and wasteful. If you do online arbitrage or even just order from big online retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or Target, you will see how the professionals pack things. They do not put tape all over the box. Most often they use one piece across the bottom seams and one across the top seams. This is why you need to get at least 3 inch wide tape and dispenser. This enables you to tape just like the pros do, save a lot of tape, and, most importantly, save time. There is larger tape available at 4.7 inches wide, but in my experience this is too large and provides no additional benefit for normal shipping.

The best 3 inch wide tape dispenser and tape I use is below:


Please keep in mind that the tape needs to be around 2.6 mil in thickness. I have tried cheaper tapes of 2.1 and 1.9 mil and they are just too thin and end up wrinkling and sticking to itself to easily.

Time Management – Periscope Videos

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For entrepreneurs there is a flood of information daily coming through all forms of media. Periscope being one form that “feels” more time sensitive due to the live nature of the broadcasts.

While there are some really great and useful content-producing people on Periscope, there are also many that are wasting your time. How many times can you hear people begging for hearts or telling people to invite their friends for 5 to 10 minutes? How valuable is seeing the contents of a sourcing haul if none of these items are able to be sourced easily in your location (i.e. most thrift store and garage sale hauls)? How valuable is a generic pep talk about business when you could be spending that time actually running your business? How valuable is people bragging about sales figures in order to convince you to purchase their latest coaching course or eBook?

I understand that the nature of a lot of home businesses is that we tend to not have a lot of outside human interaction (besides UPS, USPS, and FedEx drivers), but just socializing on media like Periscope about business can make you incorrectly feel like you are “doing business.” It can also take up a lot of valuable time that you could be using on more productive things.

We need to constantly be evaluating our time usage and cutting out things that are wasteful. Of all the resources you have available to you, your time is the only one that you cannot gain more of. Use your time wisely and cut out these distractions.

Christian Compassion And Mercy Extends To All Life – Christian Vegan Plant Based Diet

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“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10). Each time you purchase an animal product such as meat, eggs, and dairy you are directly supporting animal suffering and horrific cruelty. Christians should be merciful to all beings, and should be a light to the world in compassion, mercy, and love. Turning a blind eye to the endless sufferings of beings that need our protection is not Christian, it is cruel, merciless, and hard-hearted.