Monday, December 27, 2010

A yellow card for bad drivers - Osocio, Social Advertising and Non-profit Campaigns

A yellow card for bad drivers

Posted by Tom Megginson | 18-12-2010 22:14 | Category: Road safety

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According to BoingBoing:

This card was designed by Peter Miller as an alternative to the kicking-of-doors and yelling-and-screaming that usually goes on when someone in a car recklessly endangers the life of a cyclist because they were talking on their phone, putting on lipstick, passing another car in the bike lane, etc etc etc. It’s a more subtle statement, but I think more effective. Peter has provided a PDF of the card to allow others to print it out on a magnet of their choice and distribute them as needed.

Based on the yellow penalty card used in soccer (football) and other sports, it’s a nice alternative to vandalism or flipping the bird. But at the same time, I’ve seen aggressive drivers go into insane road rage for getting a well-deserved glare — so I’m not sure tossing an unknown item at their car would end peacefully either.

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Jason Archambault
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Visit FreeShippingDay2010.com to get last minute gifts delivered by Christmas Eve with FREE SHIPPING !

i10Direct is pleased to announce Free Shipping Day 2010. Free Shipping Day 2010 is Friday December 17th, 2010, i10Direct.com will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental United States on selected items. Items that do not have Free Shipping are still guaranteed for delivery by Christmas Eve or sooner, so you will have them by Christmas Day 2010. We have been working hard to make our Free Shipping Day a success, pre-packaging products, & finding new, fun products.

This year's event begins at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 17 and ends at 12 a.m. EST December 18. This is the day we chose to offer free shipping on great gift ideas, and is that absolute last day that we can guarantee delivery by Christmas.

Free Shipping items this year will be Skim Boards, Sea Scooters, Bicycle Trailers, Vuvuzela Horns, Greenhouse's, Chrome Luggage Stands/Racks, Massage Chairs, Roof Top Luggage Carriers for van, car, truck, and so much more! Visit www.FreeShippingDay2010.com or www.i10Direct.com for more information.

 

Happy Free Shipping Day 2010!

Jason Archambault

www.FreeShippingDay2010.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Behind Time's Person of the Year

December 15, 2010

Behind Time's Person of the Year

Facebook's "T-shirt wearing head of state" lauded. Plus, grim news at Yahoo and the escalating hacker feuds.

Posted by Christine Lagorio @lagorio  at 11:50 AM

Each day, Inc.'s reporters scour the Web for the most important and interesting news to entrepreneurs. Here's what we found today:

Mark Zuckerberg's latest honor. The award could have gone to WikiLeaks frontman Julian Assange, innovative performer Lady Gaga, or the man who brought us iEverything, Steve Jobs. But this year Time magazine says the Person of the Year is a 26-year-old Harvard dropout, Facebook's "T-shirt-wearing head of state." The magazine's profile of Zuckerberg paints a convincing picture of why the boy billionaire deserves the honor, and it has nothing to do with the fact an Academy Award-nominated film about him came out in 2010. "What just happened?" the piece asks. "In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S." Facebook gets one-out-of four U.S. Web pageviews, and in a single day, a billion new pieces of content are posted on Facebook. "We are now running our social lives through a for-profit network that, on paper at least, has made Zuckerberg a billionaire six times over." What do you think about Time's selection? Let us know on Ask Inc.

Ho-ho-ho ... heave-ho. The holiday spirit must have turned pretty grim at Yahoo's offices yesterday, where it was announced that executives were laying off four percent of the workforce, or roughly 600 employees, according to Reuters. "Today's personnel changes are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo for revenue growth and margin expansion," Yahoo said in a statement. It added that the company "will continue to hire globally to support key priorities." Google's dominance in the search market is clearly taking its toll on its competitors. "A new generation of online advertising exchanges are also pressuring Yahoo's sales of premium online ad space," the article notes.

The hacker's quest for glory. First it was an act of revenge by "hacktivist" supporters of WikiLeaks, who shut down PayPal, Visa and MasterCard's websites. Then Gawker, McDonald's, and Walgreens were breached. Now deviantART says its user database has been compromised. This may seem like serious cyber warfare, but it's really just a "hacker pissing contest" to see who can pull off the biggest feat, according to Fast Company. Hackers will likely target bigger companies in the days ahead—in pursuit of the kind of notoriety that the Gawker breach got. "If I was a business with an online presence right now, I'd be on red alert," says cyber security expert Hemu Nigan.

Are Twitter Trends hot or not? Twitter has been rolling out a new set of advertising strategies, ReadWriteWeb reports. Included is a form companies can use to buy promoted content like accounts, Tweets, and even Trends on the site. Advertisers can create a monthly budget from below $10k to more than $100k to buy the space. And while it may be a shrewd monetization move on Twitter's part, leading social media consultant Jason Falls isn't so certain. He compared the sale of trending topics to "gaming Digg" that will "completely ruin the organic nature of the tool." His conclusion: "It's obvious they're making Facebook-like errors to try and compensate for the fact they never had a business model in mind when they built this thing."

Making ADHD an asset. It's been posited that Albert Einstein had ADHD, and Bill Gates might, too. But despite the fact that, for some people, being hyperactive can be beneficial, in today's New York Times serial entrepreneur Jay Goltz explores the more painful moments that come with suffering ADHD as a business owner. "It has been recognized that many successful people have ADHD. In many cases, it is a critical ingredient to their success," Goltz writes. "A lesser known fact is that it can also be a cause of stress, self-loathing, embarrassment, and lack of productivity." He came across this realization after meeting a woman named Nancy Snell, who coaches businesspeople with ADHD. The key problem with having ADHD in the business world, Goltz learned, is "having more ideas than you can process or manage." For those who find a way to manage the ideas, though, Goltz says ADHD can be "an asset instead of a liability."

Office parties get downsized. Given the current economic climate, it's not to surprising that the glitzy office holiday parties of the past have been scaled back a bit. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a nationwide survey revealed that 79 percent of companies will throw some kind of holiday event this year, down 2 percent from last year and a 16 percent drop from the rosier times in 2004. Even those companies that do choose to celebrate are often opting for more muted parties and low-cost alternatives such as office potlucks, holiday lunches, and company charity projects. As one hotel manager explains, "In general people are saying it's been a long, hard year. Their profits have been impacted and they want to be responsible about how they celebrate."

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Schwinn Bell Choir E-Carol - On Bicycles - Bells

Check out this website I found at schwinnbellchoir.com
Christmas Carols on Bike's, using Bells.

Sincerely,
Jason Archambault
www.i10Direct.com

P.S. An i10Direct Bicycle Trailer would look nice on the back of those bikes, I'm just sayin.......

Twitter, Google, Facebook's 2010 Memes Reveal Each Site's Strengths

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Twitter, Google and Facebook are busily revealing their top ten trends for 2010. As well as being curios in themselves, the lists reveal, in stark words, exactly what users think the purpose of each of these services is.

Twitter's list is its "Top Trends," a product of its algorithm that detects what most people are talking about on its network. Its emphasis is on hot topics that quickly rise in popularity--a good measure of how interesting something is, and an excellent way to keep Justin Bieber off the top of the list. 

Facebook's "Memeology: Top Status Trends of the Year" is a more analytical affair than Twitter's. It boils down the year's billions of Facebook status trends down to a top ten list. The terms here grew fastest compared to words from 2009.

Google's Zeigeist highlights the most popular search phrases throughout 2010, in a multitude of different ways. The list we selected is the fastest-rising search trends. While the search trends don't match up exactly with the same sort of usage as people tweeting or updating their statuses on Facebook, it gives a good flavor of what the world is looking for online--and presumably then tweeting about.

The top ten lists are shown together above. Firstly they reveal that the world seems obsessed by a 16 year-old Canadian pop singer (though there's no trend for "bad haircut" that parallels Justin Bieber's presence on all three lists).

They also reveal that there's just one gadget that defines 2010 for most Netizens--Apple's iPad. This bodes well for Apple, which is likely to reveal its updated version in a few weeks.

Mentions of Google's Android smartphones, which are rapidly encroaching on the iPhone's territory, were prominent on Twitter--but not Google. 

Facebook was a place where new acronyms emerged: Hit Me Up (HMU) was its most popular trend, "digital shorthand for people to ask their friends to hang out."

Missing from all lists was "WikiLeaks," which is surprising, given the fact it has dominated the news for months.

But there are three big take-aways here: Twitter is used to talk about newsy items (highlighted in red), Google is most often used for entertainment-related info (blue highlights), and Facebook was a mix of both with some oddities thrown in. This is user-determined data, rather than the purposes that the sites themselves would like you to think of when you imagine their brand. 

To read more news on this, and similar stuff, keep up with my updates by following me, Kit Eaton, on Twitter.

Thought this was worth sharing....

Sincerely,
Jason Archambault
www.i10Direct.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Party Horn Vuvuzela for New Years Eve at Time Square New York or Anywhere!

Millions of people will be celebrating New Years in Times Square and across the globe in 2010, bringing in the new year 2011. Be sure to bring your Vuvuzela Party Horn! Don't be left out we it comes to the big party, ring in the new year with your own LOUD party horn! Bundle packs available for groups.

We can ship within one business day, most of the time the same day as ordered. Place your order now to be sure you have your Vuvuzela's in time for the party! Ground shipping takes 1-6 business days, the East Coast is 1-3 days, the west coast is 4-6 days via Ground delivery. Although, we can overnight them to you, so order as late as December 30th, 2010 for delivery on December 31st, 2010, just in time for the New Year!

Order your Vuvuzela Party Horns from www.i10Direct.com

Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Shipping Day is Friday, December 17, 2010 - National Free Shipping Day

Free Shipping Day

On Friday December 17th, 2010, i10Direct.com will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental United States.

This year's event begins at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 17 and ends at 12 a.m. EST December 18.

Free Shipping items this year will be Skim Boards, Sea Scooters, Bicycle Trailers, Vuvuzela Horns, Greenhouse's, Chrome Luggage Stands/Racks, Massage Chairs, Roof Top Luggage Carriers for van, car, truck, and so much more! www.i10Direct.com

Thursday, December 2, 2010

350 Watt Underwater Sea Scooter Scuba, Snorkel, Pool

Are you interested in watersports?  Do you want to add more fun and leisure to your water activities?  Our Underwater Scooter can help navigate you through the water whether you are swimming, suba diving, or snorkeling. Save air, stay underwater longer and get more out of your diving experience!  This Underwater Scooter can be used in oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools for depths up to 65ft and speeds of 3.5 to 4 mph.  Get your underwater thrills with one of our Underwater Scooters!

*60-90 min of use per charge
*Battery recharges in about 6-10 hrs. Charger included
*Includes pump & ring for use in opening/closing the battery area
*Depth rating-65ft
*Approx. 18lbs
*3.5-4 mph
*Adjustable to neutral-buoyancy for diving, with included control chamber!
*Yellow in color
*O-ring Grease Lubricant
*Users manual
*Heavy Duty BackPack Storage bag

Safety Warnings: Please read usuers manual carefully for a full list. Children under 16 should not operate Scooter.  Always make sure battery is charged to its fullest before using. Do not open cover of Scooter in water. Do not use the Scooter below recommended depth or in rough sea or high waves.  Flotation device should be worn while using Scooter.  Scooter should only be used for Scuba qualified divers.

Can be purchased from www.i10Direct.com

250 Watt Underwater Sea Scooter Scuba, Snorkel, Pool

Are you interested in watersports?  Do you want to add more fun and leisure to your water activities?  Our Underwater Scooter can help navigate you through the water whether you are swimming, suba diving, or snorkeling. Save air, stay underwater longer and get more out of your diving experience!  This Underwater Scooter can be used in oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools for depths up to 98ft.  Get your underwater thrills with one of our Underwater Scooters!

*60-90 min of use per charge
*Battery recharges in about 6-10 hrs. Charger included
*Includes pump & ring for use in opening/closing the battery area
*Depth rating-98ft
*Approx. 18lbs
*2.5-3 mph
*Adjustable to neutral-buoyancy for diving, with included control chamber!
*Color-Grey
*O-ring Grease Lubricant
*Users manual
*Heavy Duty BackPack Storage bag

Safety Warnings: Please read usuers manual carefully for a full list. Children under 16 should not operate Scooter.  Always make sure battery is charged to its fullest before using. Do not open cover of Scooter in water. Do not use the Scooter below recommended depth or in rough sea or high waves.  Flotation device should be worn while using Scooter.  Scooter should only be used for Scuba qualified divers.

Can be purchased at www.i10Direct.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

40" Orange and Yellow Wood Skimboard with Black Design

Ride in the wake of the waves, with our 40in Wood Skimboard.  Great for skimming the breaking water at the edge of the beach.  Our  Wood Skimboard is covered with a protective resin.  Top of board is Orange and fades to Yellow with Black designs.  The  skimboard is light, durable, fast and strong and has a traditional rocker.   The board measures 40" long and 20.5" at it's widest point.  This skimboard is sure to give you a great ride.

Can be purchased at www.i10Direct.com

44" Fiberglass Red and Blue Striped Skimboard with White Stars

Run, drop, skim and repeat all day long with our 44in fiberglass skimboard. Top of board is Tan with Red, and Blue stripes and White stars, bottom of board is gloss Black.  The  skimboard is light, durable, fast and strong. This skimboard has a hybrid rocker which is good for both control and speed.  It is also great for flatland tricks.  Skimboarding can be done almost anywhere: beach, ocean, lakes, rivers, puddles, ponds, even wet grass. The board measures 44" long and 19" wide.  This skimboard is sure to give you a great ride.

@ www.i10Direct.com

44" Fiberglass Neon Lime Green Skimboard

Run, drop, skim and repeat all day long with our 44in fiberglass skimboard. Top of board is painted with a Lime Green gloss, bottom of board is gloss Black.  The Lime Green skimboard is light, durable, fast and strong. This skimboard has a hybrid rocker which is good for both control and speed.  It is also great for flatland tricks.  Flatland skimboarding can be done almost anywhere: lakes, rivers, puddles, ponds, even wet grass. The board measures 44" long and 19" wide.  This skimboard is sure to give you a great ride.  Personalize by placing your own graphics or stickers from your local surf shop.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Outdoor Pool, Beach, Yard, and Spa 20L Solar Shower

Working in the yard, tanning, or swimming in the pool.  These are all great reasons to have an outdoor solar shower.  Rinse off the sunscreen, chlorine, dirt and sweat, with refreshing warm water.  The Solar Shower will add comfort to your outdoor lifestyle.

This Solar Shower is made from non-corrosive, durable PVC and attaches to wood or concrete surface. The cylinder heats and stores water, and hooks to a standard garden hose (not included).

*Warm water showers NO energy costs!
*Sunlight heats water naturally
*Heats water in 1 to 2 hours (time may vary on available sunlight.
*Hot & cold temperature adjustable knob
*Holds 20 liters (5.25 gallons) of hot water
*Stands 7ft tall

@ www.i10Direct.com

Weather Resistant Roof Rack Cargo Carrier- Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's

Maximize vehicle space with a Weather Resistant Roof Rack Cargo Carrier. These cargo carriers offer protective transportation for your gear as well as other accessories. They are a must-have storage carrier for a weekend trip and/or family vacation. The Weather Resistant Roof Rack Cargo Carrier securely ties down to an existing vehicle roof rack with 8 straps.  Easily mounts on top of the roof rack of your vehicle and, when not in use, folds flat for easy storage.  No snag zippers allow for easy access and have a protective flap covering.

* Increases vehicle cargo space
* 12 Cubic Feet
* Black durable weather resistant material keeps your gear clean and dry
* Flexible Design fits odd shaped loads
* Attaches to your vehicle's roof rack in seconds with 8 straps
* Mounts to existing vehicle roof racks
* Folds compact for easy storage
* Waterproof, protects cargo against the elements
* Safe and secure way to carry luggage on top of your vehicle!

@ www.i10Direct.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday ecommerce shipping survey, 72 percent of merchants to use free shipping

For e-commerce retailers, the holiday shopping season is the most important time of the year. To increase profitability, many are recognizing the value of shipping practices and promotions.

In its latest survey on e-commerce shipping practices, Stamps.com found that 64% of respondents report that free shipping, with or without minimum spend, is the most effective promotion they can offer to drive sales during the holiday season, and 53% will be offering free shipping on more products this year compared to last holiday season. More than half (52%) of the survey respondents who use free shipping with minimum spend report their average order size increases by at least $4.

Free Shipping Is Seen as Most Effective Sales Promotion
According to 64% of the respondents, free shipping—with or without minimum spend—is the most effective promotion an e-commerce merchant can offer to drive sales during the holiday season.  Coming in second place was another shipping-related promotion. 26% of the respondents chose discounted shipping as an effective tool to drive sales.  Note:  survey respondents were allowed to choose multiple answers.

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Merchants to Offer Free Shipping on More Products This Year
More than half (53%) of the merchants surveyed report that they’ll offer free shipping on more items this holiday season than they did during the same period in 2009.

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In fact, 43% of those surveyed will offer free shipping on more than half the items in their product catalog.

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How Much Do Customers Have to Spend to Get Free Shipping?
For merchants who require minimum spends in order to qualify for free shipping, 66% of the respondents required an average order size of $50 or more for consumers to get free shipping.
 

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Free Shipping Increases Average Order Size
When using free shipping with a minimum order amount, e-commerce merchants can expect to see their sales increase. More than half the survey respondents (52%) report that free shipping increases their average order size by at least $4.00. 37% of the respondents claim to see their average order size increased by $7.00 or greater.

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Most Merchants Ship Using Regular Delivery
When offering free shipping, 82% of the respondents send their merchandise using regular 3-5 day delivery.

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Social Media is Being Used for Sales Rather than Customer Service
More respondents are using social media to drive sales to their site (54%) rather than customer retention (43%) or customer support (39%).

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Seller Reputation Is Still King
Although shipping cost and speed are both important factors in driving sales, many merchants believe customers are influenced most by the seller’s reputation.

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International Sales Add Up
The international market appears to be a good method to grow sales for e-commerce merchants.  82% of the respondents project that at least some of their holiday revenue will come from international purchases.  And 10% of respondents anticipate international sales to account for more than a quarter of their holiday sales.

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Low Cost International Shipping Is a Must
Nearly half of the respondents (48%) report that low cost is their main consideration when shipping to international destinations, although package tracking and delivery speed are also important concerns.

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This survey was sent to current Stamps.com customers that operate an e-commerce store.  The survey was conducted from October 21-28, 2010.

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Sincerely,
Jason
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Case of 50 Vuvuzela South African Soccer Football Horn Trumpet VuVu

Boy blowing a Red Vuvuzela

Product Description

The Vuvuzela is a Plastic horn measuring 24" long, and the end of the horn measures 4" round. The horns were made popular in the 2010 South African World Cup Soccer Games. They could be heard at every single World Cup Soccer Game. The crowd would cheer their favorite teams, and players to victory. The horn produces a sound when the user vibrates his or her lips while at the same time blowing into it, much like a trumpet. The tighter the lips are squeezed the higher pitch the note, the looser the lips vibrate, the lower the note and sound. Also, if you want a variation instead of just one sound while blowing you can blow in bursts or with your toungue block the mouthpiece and instead of one long note, you can produce many bursts of sound.

 

The Vuvuzulas can be purchased from www.i10Direct.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hotel Style Chrome Luggage Suitecase Rack Stand

This is a Hotel style Chrome Luggage Rack. This rack is made from sturdy 1" tubular steel, with a Chrome finish and has four 2.25" strong black nylon straps. This unit also have plastic feet to protect floors from scratches and carpet from fraying. This rack can even support extra heavy suitcases up to 100 lbs. has a nice Chrome finish great for a Hotel / Motel, Bed and Breakfast or even your own Guest Room. Give your guests a place to store their suitecase, other than the floor. They will thank you for it! This rack folds for storage under a bed or in a closet.

This Luggage Rack measures 25"x16.5"x20" . That is 25 inches long, 16.5 inches wide, and 20" tall.

We offer bulk discounts, the more you order the better the price.

Purchase Chrome Luggage racks from www.i10Direct.com

Vuvuzela South African Soccer Football Horn Trumpet VuVu

The Vuvuzela is a Plastic horn measuring 24" long, and the end of the horn measures 4" round. The horns were made popular in the 2010 South African World Cup Soccer Games. They could be heard at every single World Cup Soccer Game. The crowd would cheer their favorite teams, and players to victory. The horn produces a sound when the user vibrates his or her lips while at the same time blowing into it, much like a trumpet. The tighter the lips are squeezed the higher pitch the note, the looser the lips vibrate, the lower the note and sound. Also, if you want a variation instead of just one sound while blowing you can blow in bursts or with your tongue block the mouthpiece and instead of one long note, you can produce many bursts of sound.

You can purchase Vuvuzela's from www.i10Direct.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jumbo Pop-Up Greenhouse Protects Shrubs, Small Trees, Bushes, Plants, Garden from Frost

Product Description Our Jumbo Pop-Up Greenhouse Protects Shrubs, Small Trees, Bushes, Plants, Potted Plants and your Garden from Frost. This Pop-Up Greenhouse provides your outdoor plants, Fall, Winter and Early Spring protection from harsh weather conditions. The Jumbo Pop-Up Greenhouse offers protection from frost, snow, ice, and harsh winds. Sturdy construction, this Mini Greenhouse is built for year after year after year of use and re-use. Made from Heavy Duty Clear Polyethylene, and Spring Steel you will get many years of use from this unit.

This Mini greenhouse comes with 3 metal stakes that drive down into the ground through grommet holes built in to the bottom of this unit, providing that the wind will not blow this Greenhouse away.

This is our Jumbo size Pop-Up greenhouse, measuring 21"x21"x24". This unit is 24" Tall, and 21" across the top in both directions.

Some potential uses for this unit, but not limited to:
Tomato Plants, with or without Tomato Cage
Small Citrus trees
Small Patio Trees (Palm, Ficus, etc)
Any plant up to 24" Tall

Added Features:
-2 Handles on top of Greenhouse for ease of moving
-3 Metal Stakes
-Spring Construction great for summer storage when not in use, this unit collapses to about 1.5"

Purchase from www.i10Direct.com

Long Tunnel Greenhouse Row Protection for Year Round Gardening

10 feet long, 25 inches wide and 17" tall, This mini, or Tunnel Greenhouse is perfect for extending your growing season. Start your Garden in early spring with no fear of a late snow or frost. Made of Clear Thick polyethylene allows full sun to plants, with green reinforced bi-directional filiments for added strength and tear protection. frame is made of havey duty metal. this unit is built for years of use.

This unit will protect your plants from Harsh Weather of all kinds, Snow, Frost, Heavy Rain, Strong Wind, while creating a warm insulated enviroment for your garden. Also protects against Pests and Animals

No Assembly required, just remove from box, remove rubber bands holding frame together, stretch over your garden row, and firmly "plant" the frame into the ground. No tools required!

The i10Direct Tunnel Greenhouse allows you to grow MORE crops per year! use year after year after year, this is a sturdy built mini greenhouse and we are certain that you will be pleased with your purchase! We ship FAST, your order leaves our warehouse no later than the nest business day, with most orders shipping the same business day.

Long Tunnel Greenhouse Row Protection for Year Round Gardening

10 feet long, 25 inches wide and 17" tall, This mini, or Tunnel Greenhouse is perfect for extending your growing season. Start your Garden in early spring with no fear of a late snow or frost. Made of Clear Thick polyethylene allows full sun to plants, with green reinforced bi-directional filiments for added strength and tear protection. frame is made of havey duty metal. this unit is built for years of use.

This unit will protect your plants from Harsh Weather of all kinds, Snow, Frost, Heavy Rain, Strong Wind, while creating a warm insulated enviroment for your garden. Also protects against Pests and Animals

No Assembly required, just remove from box, remove rubber bands holding frame together, stretch over your garden row, and firmly "plant" the frame into the ground. No tools required!

The i10Direct Tunnel Greenhouse allows you to grow MORE crops per year! use year after year after year, this is a sturdy built mini greenhouse and we are certain that you will be pleased with your purchase! We ship FAST, your order leaves our warehouse no later than the nest business day, with most orders shipping the same business day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

YouTube - i10Direct Yellow & Black Bicycle Cargo Trailer

The i10Direct Yellow & Black Bicycle Cargo Trailer can be purchased direct from www.i10Direct.com

YouTube - Aosom Elite Child Stroller & Bicycle Trailer from i10Direct.com

The Aosom Elite Child Stroller & Bicycle Trailer can be purchased from www.i10Direct.com

YouTube - i10Direct Red & Black Large Bicycle Cargo Trailer

Can be purchased direct from www.i10Direct.com

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pull your Bicycle out of storage, the weather is just right!

Wow, what beautiful fall weather we are having here in South East all over Georgia, Florida and the rest of the United States. The temperature is just right. Break our your Bicycles, it's time to ride!

Do you have young children that might not be quite ready for a long bike ride? Pull them behind you with out 2 in 1 Bicycle Trailer / Jogging Stroller. Carry 1 or 2 children with you. Easy assembly, in just about 10 minutes.


Do you have pets that you would like to take along on your ride? Maybe you are riding to the park, and Fido or Felix wants to go. Bring them along with you in our affordable bicycle Pet Trailer:


Do you like to run errands on your Bicycle? Run to the Grocery Store? Library? School? Work? Then try our Cargo Trailer, hauls up to 180 lbs of your STUFF.:



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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lower costs and improve deliverability with address cleansing

Timely and accurate mail delivery is vital to businesses everywhere. When your customers’ addresses contain typos, incorrect ZIP codes or non-standard state abbreviations, delivery rates can decline, time in transit can increase, and often times postage is wasted when mail is returned as undeliverable.  In addition to the money spent on returned postage, deliverability issues can have a huge negative impact on customer service.

But when you’ve got thousands of addresses in your customer database, it’s nearly impossible to manually ensure that each and every one of them is correct and formatted to the USPS’s preferred specifications.  This is where address cleansing software comes into play.

What Is Address Cleansing?

Address cleansing is accomplished by software that compares your addresses to addresses in the USPS database to help you discover any errors or inconsistencies regarding spelling, ZIP codes, or state abbreviations.  Often, the cleansing software will suggest an alternative, much like a spell checker.  Occasionally, the address will be incomprehensible; while this may sound like a bad thing, it is better to catch these mistakes before wasting postage on them.  Here is an example of an address that contains a couple of misspellings, an improper abbreviation and an incorrect ZIP code, as well as some missing information about the street:

John Smith
11950 Salam Dr
Granada Hils, CA 91333

Once the address is cleansed according to the USPS’s standards by fixing the street name, city, and zip, the address becomes:

John Smith
11950 Salem Dr
Granada Hills CA 91344-2347

Benefits of Address Cleansing

Here are some of the benefits that can result from cleansing your addresses:

  • Eliminate postage costs for items that cannot be delivered
  • Accelerate the sorting and routing of your mail so that it is delivered faster
  • Improve response rates to direct mail campaigns
  • When sending invoices, collect customer payments faster
  • Increase customer satisfaction through faster delivery

Stamps.com Automatically Cleanses Your Addresses

When you use Stamps.com for your mailing and shipping needs, you don’t need to worry about address cleansing; Stamps.com automatically does it for you! Stamps.com periodically syncs with the USPS Address Matching Service Database to make sure that your customers’ addresses are complete, state abbreviations are standard, and ZIP codes are up to date.  For no extra charge, Stamps.com cleanses every address on your mailing list before printing labels or postage, and you can rest easy knowing that your mail will be delivered quickly, correctly, and without unnecessary expense.

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AOSOM Elite Red Bicycle Trailer Stroller Combo with Suspension and Brakes

You are going to love this unit from AOSOM. Purchase 1 unit, and you get both a Bicycle Trailer, and an all terrain Stroller in one! The AOSOM 2 in 1 is a Child Bicycle Trailer AND Childs Stroller. Both configurations will hold 2 children, up to 100 lb weight capacity. This unit is built for duribility and you will get many years of use from this unit. All the parts needed to convert from bike trailer to stroller and back to a bike trailer are included. This Trailer/Stroller combination is great for on and off road, asphalt or dirt or gravel, this trailer stroller rides great on all terrains!

Comes with SUSPENSION! The full suspension axel means much more comfortable and smoother rides for your children, as well as for you - the shocks absorb the force of jarring bumps and jolts, rather than letting it bounce the chassis and riders around. With our 20" wheels and suspension system, you can travel on nearly all types of terrain. It is great for parents who like biking, jogging and taking long walks.

Product Highlights:

  • Brand New in Box

  • Frame - Made from Steel for durability and long life

  • Will hold 1 or 2 children, Max weight limit 100 lbs

  • Full suspension system makes the baby trailer / stroller much more comfortable for your kids, and let the stroller to be used for all terrain.

  • New hand lock brake system on the rear wheel,  so you can lock the jogging stroller when parked.

  • Ultra smooth-rolling 20" wheels ride easily across uneven terrain

  • Sling seat w/ 5-point safety harness - Extra security and comfort for passengers 

  • Fits in the trunk and storage areas of most vehicles after folded.

  • Converts to stroller in seconds w/out tools - Convenient - no need to carry tools

  • Bike Hitch/coupler is included for connecting the trailer with bike, it also fits bike with quick release wheels.

  • 2-in-1 weather canopy - Helps protect kids from sun and rain 

  • Rear storage area - Extra room for parents to carry items 

  • 4 Reflectors on the front and back.

  • Age limit- 18 months or older 

  • Assembled Weight: 37lb

  • Front wheel size 12"

  • Rear wheel size 20" 

  • Brand: AOSOM, Model: 0096RB

 

Dimensions:

  • Full Dimension: 55*36*42 inch 

  • Folded Dimension: 32*27*9 inch

Package contents:

  • Child trailer folded

  • Wheels (one front, two rear)

  • Trailer/Stroller conversion kits

  • Jogger handle

  • Brake with lock

  • Side frames (2 pieces)

  • Safety flag

  • Bike Hitch/coupler

  • User manual

See Pictures here:
http://www.i10direct.com/products/AOSOM-Elite-Red-2-in-1-Child-Baby-Bike-Trai...

Monday, August 9, 2010

10' x 10' White Party Tent Canopy w/ Walls and Carrying Case

Our line of tents are a great deal. They have so many uses, and are affordable on any budget. Our tents are great for Weddings, Picnics, Ball games, Sporting Events, Beach Trips, Festivals, Local Gatherings, Vendor Shade, Camping Trips, Job Sites, Craft Fairs, Fishing and so much more! Our 10'x10' version sets up and take down time is less than a minute, and comes with it's own carrying case.

    *Size:10'×10'
    *4 side walls , 2 w/ Windows and 2 without Windows (Tent can be used without use of walls, walls are included at no extra cost.)
    *Comes with carrying case  and it is portable
    *Pops up in less than one minute. Only one person needed.
    * PVC Coated Top and Water Resistant
    *No loose parts or assembly required
    *Heavy Duty Water Resistant & Rust Resistant Canopy
    *High quality, heavy duty steel frame, metal connectors and metal base.
    *Metal connectors make the frame durable and strong.
    *Great for commercial and recreational use parties
    *Side walls can be easily removed and can be easily added with velcro attachments.
    *All Tents include:
        -Carry Bag
        -10' x 10' steel frame (Larger sizes are PVC Frame)
        -4 sidewalls
        -Rope and Stakes
        -Instructions

See Photo's and Pricing here:
http://www.i10direct.com/products/10%27-x-10%27-White-Pop-up-Party%2C-Festiva...

Dog Bike Trailer, Pet Bicycle Trailer, Bicycle Pet Carrier - Aosom

When you leave the house on your bicycle, does your dog cry, bark and howl? He is trying to tell you he wants to go with you! This trailer allows it. Let him run along side you for a while, but when he gets tired, let him ride for a while. Great for Dogs, Cats and other pets of any kind.

  • Brand New in a Box
  • Color: Red and Black
  • Size: Large
  • Easily assembles and folds down for storage
  • Bicycle hitch included
  • Everything that is needed to hook to your bike is included
  • Safety leash inside to secure to pet's collar
  • Mesh zippered screen front
  • Loading weight: 30kg
  • Loading weight: 66lb
  • Size: 30x28x37inch (LxWxH), Length with drawbar is about:51inch

See pictures of this trailer here:
http://www.i10direct.com/products/Pet-Bicycle-Trailer-for-Dogs%2C-Cats%2C-and...

Bicycle Cargo Trailer Red and Black Large New - Bike Trailer

This is the largest capacity cargo trailer we make. This is a great Bicycle Trailer for on road or off road. Made of steel, it is very heavy duty. With a max payload of 180 lbs, it is a work horse.  Tracks behind the bike very well.

  • Brand New
  • Color: red and black
  • Made with heavy duty steel
  • Easily assembles and folds down for storage
  • Bicycle hitch/connector included
  • Solid Bottom for holding heavier loads
  • Including a removable, washable cover
  • Folding Frame
  • Trailer Weight: 35lbs
  • Max loading : 180lb
  • Size: 31.5x24x14inch (LxWxH)
  • The size of the tires are 20"(Diameter) x 2.125"
  • Length with drawbar is about: 54inch
  • Package Size:  28x22x14inch (LxWxH).

See pictures here: http://www.i10direct.com/products/Bicycle-Cargo-Trailer-Red-and-Black.html

10' x 20' White Party / Wedding Tent, Canopy Gazebo

# Brand New
# Color: White
# Size:10' x 20'
# Durable water proof polyethylene cover
# High quality, rust resistant steel  framework
# Ideal for commercial or recreational use - parties, weddings, backyard events, sporting events, etc
# Walls attach with Velcro fasteners for easily assembly/ removal.
# Four sidewalls with large pane windows for maximum light and viewing
# Sidewalls are easily removed for open air exhibits or outdoor events with overhead protection
# 2 solid end walls with Velcro attachments
# Full 10'X20' straight leg design
# Comes with ropes and stakes for added stability
# ISO 9001:2000 standard certified manufacturer
# Package:

    * 10' x 20' steel frame
    *  2  front/back doors
    *  1 top cover
    *  4 window style sidewalls
    *  Connectors
    *  Necessary assembly parts

Purchase this from our site at www.i10Direct.com

10' x 10' Red Pop up Party, Festival, Sports Tent Canopy

Our line of tents are a great deal. They have so many uses, and are affordable on any budget. Our tents are great for Weddings, Picnics, Ball games, Sporting Events, Beach Trips, Festivals, Local Gatherings, Vendor Shade, Camping Trips, Job Sites, Craft Fairs, Fishing and so much more! Our 10'x10' version sets up and take down time is less than a minute, and comes with it's own carrying case.

    *Size:10'×10'
    *4 side walls , 2 w/ Windows and 2 without Windows (Tent can be used without use of walls, walls are included at no extra cost.)
    *Comes with carrying case  and it is portable
    *Pops up in less than one minute. Only one person needed.
    * PVC Coated Top and Water Resistant
    *No loose parts or assembly required
    *Heavy Duty Water Resistant & Rust Resistant Canopy
    *High quality, heavy duty steel frame, metal connectors and metal base.
    *Metal connectors make the frame durable and strong.
    *Great for commercial and recreational use parties
    *Side walls can be easily removed and can be easily added with velcro attachments.
    *All Tents include:
        -Carry Bag
        -10' x 10' steel frame (Larger sizes are PVC Frame)
        -4 sidewalls
        -Rope and Stakes
        -Instructions

Purchase from www.i10Direct.com

Portable Green House 8'x6'x7' Walk-In with Metal Shelves

Extend your garden's growing season by getting an early start with a Greenhouse. Get an early start on your Vegtable and Flower gardening with this great size Green House. Great for flowers, vegtables, bushes and small potted trees, and potted plants. 

 

  • High Quality Green House or Hot House
  • Transparent Plastic covering with grids threading adds strength
  • Zippered Door for Easy Access
  • 18 Ventilated Shelves Provides Air Flow and Allows water to Drain
  • Easy to assemble ( comes with instructions)
  • Dimensions: 8' (L) x 6' (W) x 7' (H)
  • 

    Purchase from www.i10Direct.com

    AOSOM Elite Yellow & Black Bicycle Trailer Stroller Combo with Suspension and Brakes

    You are going to love this unit from AOSOM. Purchase 1 unit, and you get both a Bicycle Trailer, and an all terrain Stroller in one! The AOSOM 2 in 1 is a Child Bicycle Trailer AND Childs Stroller. Both configurations will hold 2 children, up to 100 lb weight capacity. This unit is built for duribility and you will get many years of use from this unit. All the parts needed to convert from bike trailer to stroller and back to a bike trailer are included. This Trailer/Stroller combination is great for on and off road, asphalt or dirt or gravel, this trailer stroller rides great on all terrains!

    Comes with SUSPENSION! The full suspension axel means much more comfortable and smoother rides for your children, as well as for you - the shocks absorb the force of jarring bumps and jolts, rather than letting it bounce the chassis and riders around. With our 20" wheels and suspension system, you can travel on nearly all types of terrain. It is great for parents who like biking, jogging and taking long walks.

    Product Highlights:

    • Brand New in Box

    • Frame - Made from Steel for durability and long life

    • Will hold 1 or 2 children, Max weight limit 100 lbs

    • Full suspension system makes the baby trailer / stroller much more comfortable for your kids, and let the stroller to be used for all terrain.

    • New hand lock brake system on the rear wheel,  so you can lock the jogging stroller when parked.

    • Ultra smooth-rolling 20" wheels ride easily across uneven terrain

    • Sling seat w/ 5-point safety harness - Extra security and comfort for passengers 

    • Fits in the trunk and storage areas of most vehicles after folded.

    • Converts to stroller in seconds w/out tools - Convenient - no need to carry tools

    • Bike Hitch/coupler is included for connecting the trailer with bike, it also fits bike with quick release wheels.

    • 2-in-1 weather canopy - Helps protect kids from sun and rain 

    • Rear storage area - Extra room for parents to carry items 

    • 4 Reflectors on the front and back.

    • Age limit- 18 months or older 

    • Assembled Weight: 37lb

    • Front wheel size 12"

    • Rear wheel size 20" 

    • Brand: AOSOM, Model: 0096RB

     

    Dimensions:

    • Full Dimension: 55*36*42 inch 

    • Folded Dimension: 32*27*9 inch

    Package contents:

    • Child trailer folded

    • Wheels (one front, two rear)

    • Trailer/Stroller conversion kits

    • Jogger handle

    • Brake with lock

    • Side frames (2 pieces)

    • Safety flag

    • Bike Hitch/coupler

    • User manual

    Purchase this Bicycle Cargo trailer from our website at www.i10Direct.com