This site is mainly intended for bargain hunters of various items. It was put up to display different items of interest that can be bought at low prices compared to regular prices for the same items at shopping malls. Despite the low prices, these products offer good value for your money. Quality is good also and you will be surprised at the large discounts being offered. These huge markdowns translate to substantial savings not found anywhere else. In times of financial crises, it is always prudent to buy still good or workable items but at greatly reduced prices. Any money saved is money gained for tomorrows’ future purchases.
The current financial crisis stemming from the mortgage crises which later turned into a credit crunch is in a way good for some people. It has refocused the need to spend money prudently because what had happened before was that people spent money by using credit and over spent on their incomes. They bought things they could hardly afford in the first place and credit was used indiscriminately in an irresponsible manner.
This unexpected turn of events had made selling bargain items a viable commercial activity these days. People trying to save money are like lemmings flocking to flea markets and bargain centres. Everybody seems to like bargains and so enterprising businessmen turned to selling various items at bargain prices. In a way, this helps the economy too because money needs to flow and circulate around. It is dangerous when people stop spending because doing so will stall the economy and maybe plunge it into a deep recession. Spending preserves employment jobs and businesses going despite hard times.
This heightened awareness to stretch your money to the fullest has spawned many midnight bargain sales even in reputable malls. For the mall operators, the whole idea is to entice people to buy things which they otherwise would not buy yet but because of the lowered prices, they find these bargain items irresistible and make an impulse purchase. This web site is dedicated to all bargain hunters to make their shopping sprees easier, more convenient and totally hassle-free. There are many items to be found on this user-friendly on-line site. Just scroll to the item desired.
Bulk buying can be a common scenario in a lot of department stores nowadays. And, this might have been brought about by the fact that consumers are aware that they can save money if they choose to purchase many items in one buy. This is why wholesale businesses never go out of style. So, if you are one of those entrepreneurs who sell an extensive collection of commodities, you should always do ways to stay profitable in this kind of industry. Maintaining your commercial momentum can be accomplished through the following pointers:
Do Not Forget Inventory
This refers to the way you monitor the procurement and delivery of your goods. Of course, you have to be able to regularly check the quantity of products that are going in and out of your company. It is by evaluating this vital aspect that you can take total control of all your merchandise as well as its revenues. So, have an appropriate distribution system and make sure to implement it in your whole company all the time. How much did you buy from manufacturers this month? How much did you get from all your sold goods last quarter? How many products are being taken out from your business establishment each day? Overall, you need to have a regular inventory so that you can easily keep track of how profitable your wholesale business is.
Maintain an Organised System
It is also important to strictly implement a set of internal policies. This is because appropriate rules and comprehensive regulations remind employees about their vital roles in your company. Moreover, a specific operational system can help you fulfil entrepreneurial goals despite different challenges. So, have most of your major corporate tasks automated. It would be great if you take advantage of business software that can really make your daily tasks fast and easy. Aside from that, you should consider investing in wholesaling innovations that will give your consumers a great shopping experience. For instance, can you think of a new method to let buyers purchase a lot of items in a more convenient, more satisfying manner? Or better yet, have some of your office functions done by a third party since outsourcing can help hasten your essential wholesale tasks.
Implement Proper Networking
And, of course, you should be able to know how to sell to a lot of prospects and partner with the right manufacturers. Through such, you can always enjoy favourable investment returns. So, request calls. Give away samples. Make use of video demonstrations online. Seek for reliable recommendations. Be exposed in search engines. And, participate in significant public events. These can be great ways to network properly in your chosen industry.
There will always be profit in wholesale. But, it takes hard work and good strategy implementation for you to gain the investment returns that you have always been projecting.
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Since the 1980s, the trend of the Philippine garment industry has slowly shifted from the commercial apparel establishments to the surplus garment industry now popularly known as “ukay-ukay”. “Ukay-ukay” is a Cebuano word that literally means “to sift through” referring to the act of digging into a pile of used clothes and sorting out what is still valuable or usable. The birth of the “ukay-ukay” started out with clothing sent in from other countries as donations to less fortunate communities in the third world countries. The recipients of these goods were usually the non-government organisations; so the government allows large volume of used clothing to enter the country without tariff. Another story of the “ukay-ukay” tells of overseas Filipino workers collecting used clothing with designer labels and sending out the garments to relatives in the Philippines, who took the opportunity of selling out the clothes to the public.
The low shipment costs and absence of tariff on these used apparel enabled the vendors to sell the “ukay-ukay” at the lowest possible prices. In the earlier years of its trade, the “ukay-ukay” only appealed to the lower end of the market as surplus clothing was associated to poor class. However, as it has become more of the current society’s craze, the “ukay-ukay” fascinated the wealthier segment of the whole population. Even with the availability of commercial apparel stores in department stores and malls, most of the Filipinos still end up digging through heaps of dusty, used clothing, expecting to find valuable designer brands within the pile. Indeed, “ukay-ukay” has infected almost every adventurous Filipino bargain hunter. It has been proven that “ukay-ukay” is not just a fad; it is a part of the Filipino’s way of life.
If you are one of the people who think that commuting is inconvenient and more time-consuming, then maybe it is time for you to buy yourself a car or motorcycle to get around the metro. Generally, buying a vehicle can be quite expensive and all but if you do not mind using a second-hand car for yourself, then there would be no big issue regarding money spending. To help many Filipinos attain their goals of owning a vehicle, surplus shops have offered low-priced products that are usually imported from neighbouring countries like Japan and Korea. Surplus shops display various vehicles such as motorcycles and bikes, sedan cars, sports-utility vehicles (SUVs), passenger carriers, and even industrial vehicles.
Price ranges can vary depending on the type of vehicle but nevertheless, they are relatively more affordable compared to newly manufactured ones. In addition, there are also surplus shops that specialise in providing only quality used tires for different cars and vehicles. These tires are also displayed at greatly reduced prices so customers can have access to quality tires that fit their vehicles. Payment schemes for surplus vehicles are basically similar with typical car sellers. Surplus shops offer flexible credit terms and light payment methods. Monthly rates are reasonable enough so that the normal consumer will have no issue with paying for the vehicle. Despite the global financial crisis, it is still feasible to own and drive your own car with the help of sprouting surplus shops around the metro.
Five years ago, you opened up your first surplus business upon witnessing that second-hand items appeal to a wider group of people. Five years later, you are experiencing a stable growth of your business and are thinking of the next steps to tackle in order to expand your enterprise. To a passive entrepreneur, expanding a business means a big risk of actually putting the life of one’s business to jeopardy. On the other hand, to the risk-taking proprietor, attempting to expand one’s business signifies taking the opportunity to generate more cash inflow to the business. For those who are up to the challenge and would take the chance to earn more income, here are a few guidelines to help you reach your goal of building a business empire.
Do not just settle for your current product offerings. For instance, if you have been selling surplus car tires for three years, why not diversify and offer related products such as surplus car parts and engine? Through this, you are giving more choices for your shop visitors. Further, it would also help if you augment your services like building up a repair shop so that customers would not have to go to another shop to have their items repaired. In order to penetrate more people, increase your market presence by having your own online store where you can have a portal of your quality, second-hand materials. With your online store, you can always be reached by your loyal customers and prospective clients wherever they may be in the world. In that way, you are always assured that every hour of the day, your business is on a roll.
Owning a house in the Philippines has become more pocket-friendly than ever. Nowadays, a number of real estate developers around the country offer quality yet affordable residential houses that a Filipino family can take advantage of. This scheme is part of the vision of developers to provide decent homes for the middle-class Filipinos. Despite being low-cost, the quality of today’s value-for-money homes is indeed at par with high-end ones. This type of housing project may have 24-hour security to watch over the whole vicinity. Some offer amenities found in more expensive real estate subdivisions and even provide good alternatives to facilities seen in high-class subdivisions. Examples of these would include a multi-purpose hall (instead of a club house), and a playground and basketball court (in replacement of a gym).
Payment schemes for low-cost houses are also made flexible for the hardworking middle-class Filipino. The first one is the instalment plan, which allows the interested party to pay a fixed amount of the whole price of the property on a monthly basis. Most of the time, this instalment plan permits the homeowner to partner with a bank to help finance the property for up to 20 years. Another easy-to-pay strategy that appeals to the economy real estate market is the rent-to-own program. Through this arrangement, tenants are asked to pay the monthly rental rate that should not be lower than 1,000 Philippine pesos. Aside from that, a rental deposit should also be paid prior to occupancy to cover unpaid bills and possible repairs of the property. Overall, this payment scheme works for those who do not want to feel the burden of actually paying up something. With the aforementioned flexible and affordable housing plans, it has become possible for the normal person to finally live in his very own house.
It might sound really upsetting but just like everything else; staying healthy and fit can be attained by spending a hefty amount of money. Some of lucky because they can afford paying premium membership in gymnasiums and private sport centres for they can always exercise conveniently in well-maintained sport hubs. On the other hand, those who are not willing to pay expensive membership fees in sport clubs need not to fret they can always go to low-cost fitness and recreational places and to government-sponsored sport facilities around Cebu province. The emergence of different budget sports centres around the metro has made a significant impact on the sporty lifestyle of many Cebuanos.
It has encouraged many people to engage in different kinds of sports with these places’ competitive facilities that mostly follow international standards. Sport arenas all over the province typically house a world-class soccer / baseball field and a rubberised track and field oval. During the early mornings, these areas are filled with jogging and walkathon buffs and training athletes. In the afternoon, the oval is filled with people engaging in belly dancing and aerobics exercises. Another corner can be packed with national athletes mastering their martial arts moves. In another area, dance sports enthusiasts can be seen shaking their bodies to rhythmic music. For an entrance fee ranging from 5 to 10 Philippine pesos that mostly go to the maintenance funds of the areas, one can enjoy the aforementioned sport activities. Now who says that staying healthy and fit can be expensive? Think again.
Let us face it. Texting or SMS sending has become indispensable to our daily lives. Dubbed as the world’s texting capital, the Philippines boast of an average volume of 400 million text messages per day. That is more than all the daily text message volume of China, United States of America and the United Kingdom combined. Filipinos are drawn to texting because it is apparently less expensive than calling. Furthermore, with the country’s telecommunications companies’ promotional tactics like unlimited texting, more and more Filipinos are addicted to this technological advancement.
However, despite affordable texting offerings, there are some consumers who still seek free texting and will grab any opportunity they can just to get free service. Since the younger age groups in the country are already Internet-connected, they resort to free online texting especially when they run out of load credits. So how does free online texting work? First, the consumer is asked to register an account with their website in order to start sending free text messages to friends from anywhere in the world. One is usually allowed to send up to three free text messages to a unique mobile number. However, after sending the third message, the recipient is notified to reply to the sender’s message so that the recipient’s number would not be blocked. This may be the only downside of “free” online texting. So why do some teenage mobile users opt to utilise free online texting services? Well, at some point it is free of charge, and let us face it, we need to find costless ways to connect with friends during emergency.
A lot of low-income earners worry about having limited or no access to credit, insurance, savings, and other fiscal services. As most financial institutions do not cater to low-income clients, underprivileged individuals usually encounter difficulty in looking for sponsors to help them take advantage of investment opportunities; to obtain sufficient funds needed in times of personal emergencies (disease and injury) and fortuitous events (floods and typhoons); and most importantly, to generate income. In the Philippines, a considerable number of financial institutions and private individuals, along with the non-government agencies, have felt the need to address the lack of financial service support to the deprived of the Philippine population. Thanks to micro-financing, it is now possible for low-income earners to have a well-founded access to loans.
During the earlier years, underprivileged individuals mainly rely on naturalized Indians to lend them funds even at 5-6 loan schemes, where the interest rate is fixed at 20 percent. Aside from the quick release of cash, many Filipinos actually prefer this lending style because these lenders do not require collateral and other relevant papers. Luckily, rural banks and other financial institutions now offer micro-financing to Filipinos with an interest rate of as low as five percent. This low interest rate, along with the availability of flexible savings services and reasonable insurance plans, allows every underprivileged person to find solutions to any aspect of their financing needs.