Nese: My father had already turned over operations over to me. And I'm going, “If we're going to go broke, might as well go broke being happy and doing something that I like.” via Why the mom and pop shop is surviving | Marketplace From American Public Media.

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tekgems on February 19th, 2010

It seems UPS is targeting certain account holders and offering weekly discount coupons. We have primarily switched from UPS to USPS for most packages two pounds and under. After the fuel surcharge, residential charge, and rural charge — the cost for UPS can be much higher than USPS. While UPS does offer actual tracking of […]

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tekgems on February 11th, 2010

Wow talk about a marketer’s wet dream for how successful their commercials were during the Super Bowl! Every day millions of people interact with Twitter to share and discover what's happening now. Major events like the Super Bowl focus people around a few common topics. There is real value in being able to measure the […]

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tekgems on February 11th, 2010

I like google buzz. it takes all the best (and creepy) elements of facebook and Twitter. google buzz let’s you give status updates like facebook or Twitter. you can follow fellow friends. nothing new there. the nearby feature is what is sort of interesting and creepy. you can see public posts based on your location. […]

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tekgems on February 10th, 2010

It does boggle the mind to see companies making a move toward higher prices when consumers are looking for value. Consumers are willing to spend but they want to stretch their dollar further. When music can be had for free via torrents or filesharing sites, what makes music companies think that raising prices will generate […]

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I doubt Opera will be able to submit to App Store successfully. Maybe for jail broken phones. There’s too much at stake to allow a third-party web browser. If you can include an ad blocker, that’s a lot of developer revenue lost. It’d be nice to have Flash support, but its hard to say how […]

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tekgems on February 9th, 2010

Getting live inventory counts is one of the most crucial aspects of drop shipping, besides the drop shipping itself. Once you have the counts, you need a system to end the listing. With some drop shippers the count to end a listing is at 100, while others it will be at 0. It just depends […]

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tekgems on February 8th, 2010

For any online retail business, having an efficient order manager and shipping system is key, especially a volume business. If you frequently ship US Postal for your products, using something like Endicia Professional may have save on labor cost and time. SCAN THE BARCODE—OUT COMES THE LABEL! Looking for a way to easily print USPS […]

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tekgems on February 5th, 2010

Nice review of the upcoming game We Rule. Farmville on FaceBook really had no depth nor much social interactivity. They introduced the fertilizing and gift giving for the Christmas tree. I stopped playing in Dec 2009, so I don’t know what they’ve done past that, but it was just a clicking nightmare. I think it’ll […]

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tekgems on February 5th, 2010

As a long time user of Firefox, I was very excited to use Google Chrome. As I used Google Chrome more every day for its simplicity and sheer performance, I wanted to see how many I really needed Firefox. One of my biggest issue was extensions (AdBlock, Roboform) and Bookmarks. I used Foxmarks (now Xmarks) […]

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