Stay with Care in Foley Inns

Going on a trip for vacation or business will be an enjoyment if sufficient accommodation is ready on the destination. Wherever we go, if we can get comfortable place to stay then it will be no problem even if the place is far or kind of deserted. This is also the case when we go visiting Foley. With affordable hotel or inn that this area has then it will be comfortable even if you have to stay there for a while for your business, family visit, or just vacationing. Hampton Inn Foley is one of the examples of affordable and comfortable inn that you can get in this area. With sufficient rooms that will take 80 to 160 people in a day, this inn has been ready to give you comfort and warm family touch inside.

Having complete facilities for you who stay for business such as free wifi at public area, meeting room and business center, this is also provides you with fitness center as they know what facilities modern businessmen need to spend their free time with. They also have fresh breakfast ready at their restaurant with warm touch from a family restaurant that will make you feel like home. Once you stay in this inn you might not feel like you are so far from your usual living environment since what you need is ready in one place. For this reason you might need to book staying dates first before you go there since you never want to get a fully booked mark welcomes you there. You can check on booked.net to know whether there is availability on your staying dates or not. You do not need to worry to book from this site since all Foley hotels here are on the list. Just by going to this one site you will be able to book and prepare for your stay.

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Affordable Household Appliances

For newlyweds, it is not easy to start their live especially when they do not have parents to help them financially. Renting an apartment or buying a house means those newlyweds are having very limited amount of fund to spend to fill out their new space with important household applications. You might think that having take-out foods is enough for newlyweds, but sadly, that kind of lifestyle is not healthy for them. The best solution for those newlyweds or anyone who recently have to struggle to spend their revenue as effective as possible is buying affordable household appliances and if possible, getting the cheap price and discount as well.

Living in new space whether it is an apartment lot or new house means you do not have to fulfill your house with brand new household appliances because this type of action will definitely give negative impact to your future financial ability. Buying the scratch and dent appliances is not that bad because most of those household appliances are still sturdy and durable for every day usage as long as you do not over-worked the appliances and apply the proper maintenance. Where can you get the aforementioned household appliances?

Unfortunately, this amazing deal on buying used household appliances is only available on the Idaho area such as Twin Falls, Nampa, Pocatello, Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Boise. If you currently live couple of hours of driving from Twin Falls, you should drive and get your quality products of household appliances with very low rate at Lowe’s. The aforementioned store offers various deals for all kinds of household appliances such as appliances for the kitchen and laundry usage.  If you are lucky, you might get the chance to pay less for certain household appliances because they might currently on sale and offers 75% discount just for you.

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Shop Online Easily with the Help from Coupon Online

Shop online has become new hobby that people like to do when they have free time. With various online store out there that offer them easy way to shop online with high quality goods, they will likely get interested in those sites. This brings another problem up the surface now when they have found the place to shop freely on the net. That is about how they can save money while shopping crazily. BrightBuy Coupons are the answer for everything. You can have coupons that may help you cut even a half of the price that you will use to shop. It is based on how good you look for coupons for your need there. Most people feel confused and even frustrated when they have spent too much money to do online shopping. That is because in one stop they can get everything that they want just by online. This can perfectly save their time and effort to shop outside.

With this option there must be no problem to shop anything at anytime now. But there comes the trouble again, people tend to shop too many things when they are online. With the easiness that they feel online they sometimes buy too many and spend too much in a blink of eyes. For this reason Brightbuy coupon is there to save you. You can still shop anything you like and get coupons to save your budget at the same time. Easy process to get coupon is also the part of this place so that you will not have to wonder how you should do it since they already prepared the steps. You just need to visit this site while doing online shopping, looking for coupons you need and it is done! It is Easy, fast and useful indeed. If you wish to get this coupon just other people just go to this site immediately and enjoy easy shopping!

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Shopping List is Mandatory

If you are still going shopping for groceries without a shopping list in your hand, you are most likely wasting a lot of money. Why? Many studies have shown that shoppers will buy more impulsively if they enter a store without a pre-made shopping list. And the studies also showed that shoppers will spend more money on not needed items. How much are they spending more? I have seen the numbers vary between 15% and 30%.

These number are impressive, especially if you are a retailer. These numbers mean a lot of extra profit in your pocket as a retailer. At the same time it means that you, the consumer, are leaving a lot money on the table with little or no real value in return. Congratulations.

However, there is hope and it is called a “Shopping List”. Prepare a shopping list before entering a store. Prepare a shopping list by inventorying what you have at home and what you really need. The same studies from above have shown that shoppers armed with a good shopping list are the shoppers that can save a lot of money when going shopping. A detailed shopping list can even be more effective if already structured in proper order for the store. What exactly does this mean? Well, unless you are new to a specific store you probably where each item is located inside the store.

As an example, if I enter my preferred supermarket I do see the veggies and fruits area to the right – followed by the deli and meat section. If I follow the invisible line through the store I will hit the bakery next and then the pharmacy and personal hygiene area. I am not going into more detail here, but if that is the path you usually take through the store you can structure your shopper’s list the same way, you a) save a lot of time on your shopping trip, you are also b) less searching for stuff which in return will reduce the impulsive shopping.

Conclusion: If you are sick of paying so much for groceries, your first line of defense should be a good shopper’s list. Prepare yourself at home taking inventory and then structure the list for the most efficient use of your shopping time spent at the supermarket.

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The eVolution Of The iNternet Family Online Shopping Mall

Do you remember how great great grandfather did the family shopping? He would hook up his team of horses to the big wagon put in the family and trudge off across the prairie for a day or so to get to the nearest ‘general store’. Once there it was a great outing for the family. The store had everything needed from children’s store bought candy to mother’s ready made dress. If the store did not have that certain special item there was always the option of the catalog.

After the turn of the century (1900 not 2000) a couple of remarkable changes occurred that begin to alter family shopping. America began to grow up and out – at least to the oceans. And the automobile made its auspicious entrance. Now the family could get to the general store much faster. Mother loved that, she could make more trips is a shorter time.

There was, however, an embryo of change being observed in the stores themselves. The increase in populations made for more stores and a wider variety of markets. The general store began to break up. ‘Specialty’ stores began to emerge. Dress shops, drug stores, movie theaters etc. A whole group of cottage industries began to make an entrance. It is true the big boys were still ever present and getting bigger. Sears Roebuck and Co, J. C. Penny, and others were still on top, still selling through the ever present catalogs.

As our country grew through World War II it became more sophisticated. The little village grew into a city. This resulted in the concept of a ‘town square’. The big stores were usually on opposite sides of the square with the little specialty shops filling in the gaps. Usually these types of cities were the county seat so you would have a court house and a government office building. There was something else of importance that came into prominence through this period. Access to information began to grow with the appearance of the County Library.

As we moved into the 1960s the automobile presented a nightmare problem to family shopping that was totally unexpected. Traffic and Parking began to choke the city square concept. It is certain everyone still wanted to shop, but usually at the same time. It was near impossible to find a parking meter on the down town streets in the town square.

American ingenuity, as usual, prevailed. We made parking the priority item and called it all a ‘suburban shopping mall’. Now there were acres of free parking with the shops in the middle. The next major evolution was to air condition the whole shopping mall. What’s not to like? The big guys where still at opposite ends of the shopping mall. Now there was unlimited space for expansion of the specialty shops. Even better, it was all accessible on foot. Only thing left was the food court. Now family shopping had moved to heaven.

We refined and sharpen this concept to an art form over the next few decades. Some where during that period of time the government slipped in a not understood or utilized system which took the handle of the ‘internet’. So what? Nothing happened for a long time. Then the next stunning invention occurred. The mouse (computer) began to wiggle around. Do you not understand that without the mouse the computer is a black box? Put them together and we have the Personal Computer.

Somewhere in the eternal scheme of things the infinite minds of the computer geeks and nerds began to squeak and rumble. A marriage of the internet and personal computer took place. While that is a worthwhile discourse in its own right far too large for our purposes we would be remiss to pass it by without comment. It was only a few years back, in the mid 1990s that this even occurred. This is important to understand to be able to focus of the rapidity of current events, speaking of the internet online shopping. It was about 1994/95 time period that a company called Netscape came along with their commercial internet browser. It started an absolute revolution. It is not until about 1996 that Microsoft finally figured it out and came roaring down the road with their internet explorer. The race was on.

The other side of the story was the functional software development on the internet. In the beginning the only thing we could figure out for the internet was file transfer (FTP). Then it dawned on someone that if we could read from the internet why not write to the internet. Incredible concept! Websites began popping up all over the place.

We began to see a true information highway. Any company could advertise it presence throughout the world with minimal effort. The internet browser now could interact with a company’s data base. Of course, it was just a heart beat away until the website could actually sell products. The impact of this was absolutely profound. Shopping was changing course. It was now being called internet online shopping. Family online shopping was born.

Internet online shopping is now moving so fast it is near impossible to keep up from day to day. However, what goes around comes around; we are right back to the 1950s, electronically speaking. The big boys still have their big websites. But now the little specialty ishops are filling in the blanks. They can compete directly with the big companies-almost. There are online shopping malls all over the internet. Home shopping online, even discount shopping online is growing non-linearly everyday

There are now, as there always are, another set of complications that have risen with need to be addressed. There are literally millions of websites on the internet to be found or in most cases NOT to be found. This has caused the mushrooming of another incredibly fast most moving cottage industry in the form of Internet Marketing. Search engines, Pay Per Click (PPC), Website Content etc. are all now very critical to a website.

When you search during an online shopping spree, for our purposes a shopping search, it is not uncommon to get back several thousand websites. In order to truly shop you must go through one website at a time until you can find that for which you are looking. This gives rise to the word surfing.

The solutions for these problems are emerging in the form of holistic online shopping mall websites that provide categories from discount shopping online to online clothes shopping to surf through. The website bears the burden and responsibility of filtering and selecting appropriate merchants based on the subject of the website.

The next cutting edge development emerging is the ‘internet online shopping specialty ishops’. That is where a very narrow subject is the focus of a ‘mini website’. For example, a ‘Women’s Plus Size Clothing Specialty iShop’ or a ‘Family Scrapbooking Specialty iShop’. The list for online shopping specialty ishops will soon be endless. The important factor here is this type of website contains only merchants for that very specific specialty. That places all the major merchants plus many of the competitive smaller online shopping website within one click of the customer. It greatly curtails the endless surfing through each merchant website.

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Choosing the Right Online Shopping Cart

Are you a website owner or a web designer/developer? If either applies, I would venture to say that eventually you’ll need an online shopping cart for one of your websites. In fact, almost all new websites today need some sort of ecommerce built-in, for the purpose of selling goods and services in the online marketplace.

The greatest challenge is to find the perfect ecommerce shopping cart solution for yourself and/or your client. This task can be very overwhelming, considering, if you type ‘shopping cart’ into Google.com, this search alone returns over 14.4 million hits! Most of us don’t have the time to sift through more than a few pages of a search engine to find what we’re looking for.

For the last 3 months, much of my time has been devoted to researching as much shopping cart technology as I could get my hands on. In general, shopping cart software ranges in price from free to over $2000 for a single license and web hosted carts range from $5 to hundreds of dollars per month. The studied carts cover the spectrum of all web programming languages (ASP, ASP.NET, Cold Fusion, Flash, Java, JavaScript & Perl shopping carts) and provide limitless features as a whole. The problem is that locating YOUR perfect cart with YOUR specific features can be a big task.

But no fear, just follow this guaranteed step-by-step guide to locate it:

The Top 10 Steps to Finding the Best Online Shopping Cart

Cost
How much money do you have to spend on an internet shopping cart? The nice advantage is that there are shopping carts with hundreds of features and they don’t cost you a dime. They are generally open source products. The only problem is that these same “free shopping carts” can take hours of installation time and be fairly difficult to configure. For a monthly fee, web hosting shopping carts are made for users with little programming experience and allows them to have an online storefront presence in no time.

Hosting vs. Software
There are two options in selecting your overall shopping cart solution. Either you get shopping cart software, download it, install it on your web server, then configure the shopping cart OR you get an online storefront (aka a hosted shopping cart) where the configuration is very basic and the required setup time is minimal. If you have some programming skills, I recommend buying a script and installing it on your own. The nice thing is that you pay a one-time fee for shopping cart software and the license is good for a lifetime. It’s approximately the same price to have a hosted solution for a year compared to most one time shopping cart license fees.

Supported Gateways
What do I mean by gateways? Gateways give shopping carts the ability to connect and securely process credit card orders in real-time. Not all shopping carts are created equal. Make sure that your client’s merchant account is supported by the cart you select. I have found that almost all carts support the larger online payment processing companies, such as Authorize.net, PayPal and Verisign.

Shipping Options
Will you be shipping physical products? If so, there are shopping carts that have built-in real-time shipping options through DHL, UPS And USPS. Often times, the cart gives the user the ability to view tracking orders and order status all from within your secure shopping cart web interface. Also, there are shopping carts with options to ship digital goods as well (files, programs, pictures, music and others).

Technical Support
What kind of technical support does your shopping cart offer? If you choose to purchase a script, be sure to also subscribe to the shopping cart creator’s newsletter, so that you can stay on top of future updates to the software. Be aware that technical support is generally available on a pay-per-incident basis, as a yearly fee or in the rare case, free. Be sure to know what kind of customer support guarantee the shopping cart comes with.

Security
Please, only buy a shopping cart if it supports SSL (secure socket layer), with 128-bit encryption. As an online storefront, remember that you are responsible for the safe transfer of sensitive information (credit card and bank account information) that is processed through your store. If any of the sensitive information is accessible (stolen) from your website, you could be liable. Be sure that you’re purchasing a secure shopping cart solution. Ask the creator’s of the shopping cart what they do specifically to protect the secure transfer of sensitive information.

Style Compatibility
Can you customize your shopping cart to look like your website? There needs to be a seamless transition between your website and your shopping storefront or your customers might get hesitant in purchasing your products. There should be similar colors and style layout to look professional and believable.

Extra Features
I just wanted to mention some of the other features that I have discovered, which might be a critical point in determining the shopping cart you want.

Affiliate Program – Offer your own customized affiliate program through your shopping cart software. Quickbooks Integration – Many carts allow direct integration with Quickbooks.

Newsletter & Mailing Letter Managers – The ability to stay in touch with your current customers and keep them returning to your online store.

Custom Taxing Options – Create taxable or tax-free products and have the ability to add various global tax options at checkout.

World Languages & Currencies – Shopping cart language translation and support for world currency might be a necessary feature for your cart.

Error Free
You mean shopping carts can have errors? Of course. A private UK-based web testing firm found the following, after studying a large group of UK online shopping carts for a period of one month (24/7):”The majority of UK web sites are guilty of leaving e-consumers stranded at the checkout empty handed, once they have already spent valuable time browsing and selecting goods to purchase. This is due to erratic functionality within shopping carts, at a critical step in the online purchasing process.”

“E-consumers are prevented from making purchases on UK web sites for 9 hours and 30 minutes a month on average, (115 hours a year).” “80 per cent of web sites perform inconsistently with widely varying response times, timeouts and errors – leaving consumers at best wondering what to do next and at worst unable to complete their purchase successfully. This is potentially costing e-retailers millions in lost sales from consumer frustrations.” ([http://www.scivisum.co.uk/report/ecommerce/])

Be sure to see what other users are saying about a shopping cart that you might be interested in purchasing. Any shopping cart errors could cost you thousands of dollars in sales. Get a stable and secure cart.

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Build Your Auto Shop With Steel to Get a Durable Building

In the past fifteen years the use of metal for commercial, industrial and auto shops has increased significantly. Since auto repair shops house expensive automobiles and equipment, these buildings should be strong and sturdy.

Steel buildings have become popular in recent years; besides being sound and durable they are cost efficient and offer low maintenance. In fact, the cost involves land, labor, and installation of air conditioners, heat and electrical equipment, along with interior finish.

Some advantages of using steel for your metal shop include increased architectural acceptance, advances in design versatility and production processes besides significant cost advantages. Apart from this, constructing a steel building takes much less time than any other type of building.

One great thing about steel buildings is that they can be customized quickly and economically as per your requirements before, during and after the completion of the building, so that expansions of all dimensions can be easily accommodated. Your steel auto shop building can be expanded by removing the end or sidewalls, erecting new framework and adding matching wall and roof panels.

Yet another important advantage offered by these steel buildings is resistance to extreme weather conditions like high winds, severe snow storms, hurricanes, and even earthquakes. They also show resistance to termites, creeping, cracks, splitting and rotting, thereby increasing the strength of the building.

These buildings also offer options for strengthening steel against any sort of damage and fire. Moreover, most steel building manufacturers of good reputation offer a 25 year warranty which ensures immediate security when building your steel auto shop.

In order to fulfill the aesthetic requirements of customers, architects and designers frequently combine a metal building system with masonry, glass and wood exterior facades, and at the same time maintain the intrinsic uniqueness of metal building systems.

You need to plan your steel auto shop before getting into this venture, which is an easy process. You need to do thorough research and planning before you order your building; this will make the entire process much easier and, above all, you will get maximum return on your investment.

As a matter of fact, steel auto shop buildings are amongst the most adaptable, strong, lightweight and structurally sound buildings that presently exist. Besides being extremely durable they are easy to customize and assemble, and above all significantly cost effective.

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Shopping Carts – Five Usability Problems

The process leading up to a transaction online is possibly the most critical to a shopping cart’s success. If the buying process causes frustration, confusion or insecurity, the user is likely to abandon the shopping cart, never to return again.

The usability of a shopping cart refers to the efficiency with which a user can achieve their goals on a website. Many of the larger online shopping carts, like Play.com and Amazon.com, are continuously striving to make their buying process as fluent and as effortless as possible. Knowing you can buy a book or film in just 3 or 4 clicks encourages you to return to the same, reliable website.

Having read numerous articles and white papers dedicated to best practice shopping cart design and usability; below I have highlighted five potential design problems in shopping carts that I’m sure many users have encountered.

1. Shopping carts that ask a user to register before knowing if the product is available or not.

It could be quite irritating for a user if they have spent 10 minutes entering their credit card details, home address, telephone number etc etc. only to find out during the checkout process that the product they want to buy is out of stock.

Many shopping carts enable you to present users with live stock availability before the user places their product in the shopping cart.

2. Suggesting the user buys similar products before adding the main product to the shopping cart.

It’s often helpful when a website recommends additional products you may want or need after adding your main product to your shopping cart.

However, I think you’ll agree that it could be slightly confusing if these additional products were offered to you before even adding the main product to your shopping cart? You press “Add to Cart” and suddenly you’re offered batteries, or insoles or travel cases. Many users would be left feeling confused, wondering if their product had been added or not, or if they’d pressed the wrong button.

Best practice guidelines would indicate offering your user the extra products after the user has finished shopping and they’re entering the checkout process.

3. Shopping carts that ask a user to register before they have even added a product to their shopping cart.

Asking for a user’s personal information before they have even added a product to their shopping cart is not a good move.

Customer registration can offer some big advantages to you as a merchant including recovery for abandoned shopping carts, customer loyalty and email contact. However, many users may be browsing a number of websites, adding products to numerous shopping carts for the main purpose of comparing prices and features. If a user has to register personal details before using the shopping carts, a large percentage are likely to abandon the website.

4. Requiring a user to delete and add the same product to shopping carts just so they can change its colour, size or variation.

Editing a shopping cart should be as simple as possible and shouldn’t require the user to delete anything from the shopping cart.

If a product comes in different colours and different sizes don’t make them delete it from their shopping cart if they want it in a different variation. Users should be able to select from within their shopping carts the different options.

5. Websites that do not clearly show the user the contents of the shopping carts.

Have you ever been on a website and added the same product to your shopping cart 3 or 4 times because you’re not sure if it worked the first time?

Many users that can’t see the contents of their shopping cart in the same browser as the one they are shopping on can often feel confused about whether or not their item has been added successfully.

As a merchant it is understandable that you don’t want to take your user away from the page they are shopping on every time they add something to their shopping cart. Best practice guidelines therefore indicate displaying the contents of a users shopping cart in the same browser, in the right hand corner for example. To summarize, the design of the entire shopping experience is of utmost importance. These 5 potential design problems highlighted are five of many common problems found on shopping carts.

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Online Shopping Mall – Offering the Best Prices Plus Rebates

Shopping online is an excellent way to find bargains without having to leave your home. The wide selection of products and wide variety of places to find them easily make this the best way to shop, especially if you are limited to when you can shop.

Just about everything you’d ever want to buy is available online; from handbags to designer jeans, to toiletries, and pet supplies and even accessories and repair parts for your car. But are you actually getting a better deal by shopping online? When does is make sense to buy online? What are the pros and cons of shopping online? When you factor in the costs of shipping and the inconvenience of not getting what you want when you want it, some people would rather just go to a store and buy what they need.

Clearly, there are times when shopping online may not be the best option. Consider though, that you have done some in-store shopping and you know exactly what you need but you feel that prices may better online. So where then is the best place to make true comparison-shopping. You could go directly to sites that specialize in what you are looking for or you could go to an online shopping mall and pick the category of what you are looking for and select the corresponding sites in that category.

Considering there are many online shopping malls, to choose so what criteria then do you choose an online shopping mall. There are many specialize in certain merchandise categories and there are some that offer a wide variety of stores. One of the best online all is a portal shopping mall. This online shopping mall offers over hundreds of stores in many categories. If you a looking for outdoor equipment or anything else.

Despite the fact that most of the aforementioned retails stores have an e-commerce site, most like the convenience of shopping these stores from within one location. An online shopping mall offers all that plus offers rebates for shopping with them. Often time shopping with them also allows for free shipping. There may be other online shopping malls, that offer the same products, but if you look closely, sometimes the products actually come from these major stores. Often times, by coming from these stores adds to the shipping and handling fees.

If you prefer shopping big name department stores to smaller specialty shops, an online shopping mall offers shopping through stores like Amazon, solar light store and Net Shops. If you had a tendency to shop those stores anyway, you may as well go through an online shopping mall and get cash back.

Online shopping, is the wave of the future. With an ever-increasing cost of gas and today’s hectic lifestyles, people just have less time to shop. Shopping online can be done 24 hours a day 7 days a week and now there are online shopping malls that offer rebates to shop and some merchants even offer free shipping.

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How Menu Planning Can Shorten Your Shopping List

A good shopping list can save you time and money during shopping. Menu planning can make those savings even bigger.

Generally speaking, when we make a shopping list we write down what and how much of it we need. That’s a basic list. If we order the list, dividing it into sections containing products we can get from the same shelf in the supermarket, we’ll save even more time. If we have list of supplies attached to the doors of the cupboards, we will list only the things we need at the moment, and save even more money. If we add menu planning to the process of creation of a shopping list, we’ll save even more, both money and time.

Let’s assume that you are planning dinners for the next week, before you go shopping. First of all you should look at your cupboards, shelves, fridge and freezer. Aren’t there any products that will expire soon? Can you prepare a nutritious and tasty meal using them? Yes, you definitely can. Now, you just write down what you are going to cook on each day, and below, what you will need. Then you compare the list with what you already have. If you have enough of this or that product, no problem. If you are going to run out of anything when you use it for dinner, you put it on your shopping list. If you don’t have something you need, you put it on your shopping list.

If you reverse the order, and first plan the menu, then see what you have and what you need, the result will be the same – you’ll have a list of products you’re running out of, and a list of products you’ve run out of.

This way or another you will have a perfect shopping list showing you what you really need. Then you add things bought on a daily basis, and off you go shopping! No more wandering between the shelves in the supermarket wondering what else you may need. No more bringing home things your shelves are full of, but you just didn’t remember. No more wasted money, and wasted time. And no more stress when you hear the “What’s for dinner?” question.

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