Tips to Keep in Mind Before Buying Indian Wooden Furniture Online

Posted on August 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

With the Internet becoming the way to do almost everything, more and more product manufacturers and dealers are offering their products online – with furniture dealers joining the bandwagon. Buying furniture online is quite similar to buying almost anything else, right from cell phones to software. There are some important tips that you should keep in mind. Here are the three most important tips that you should keep in mind while buying Indian wooden furniture online:

Location of the Dealer:

Indian wooden furniture is not just manufactured and prepared in India, but by many other people who have access to Indian raw materials and Indian craftsmen. Therefore, whether you are living in America, Canada or France, there will be local dealers that will offer Indian wooden furniture and other types of furniture. If you buy the wooden furniture from a local dealer online, you may save on shipping and transport prices.   Try to look for local dealers for your furniture needs who have an online presence.

Is the Site Legal and Safe?

When a person is carrying out financial transactions online, they fall under the purview of the International laws and regulations.  You should check whether the website is offering products and services that are legal in your country. For example, some kinds of wooden furniture may not be allowed in the country that you reside in, while yet others might not allow imported furniture. This can be found out by checking the ‘About Us’ page of the site.

Will the Product be Genuine?

While booking anything online, one faces the risk of being hoodwinked into being provided something completely different from what they had ordered. While one can commonly not do much about it once they have been hoodwinked, one can always be cautious in choosing the website that they would buy their furniture from.

These are the two most important aspects that one should keep in mind while buying Indian furniture online.

Know The Legal Terms Involved In Your Online Purchase

Posted on August 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

In recent days, online businesses are becoming more competitive focusing on the needs of customers. Good customer relations and customer satisfaction are the backbone for any online business. Almost all online sellers want to see that their customers are satisfied with their purchases. On many occasions, after-sales troubles arise when there is no proper communication between the seller and buyer. To eliminate these difficulties, as a customer, you need to know the terms and conditions of your online purchase before you proceed to check out process.

When you purchase a product online. Look for…

  • Shipping method and shipping costs
  • Returns and exchanges
  • Warranties

Most of you would have had a bad experience with your online seller. You ordered an item and selected a suitable delivery date, but your item didn’t arrive on the appropriate date. You called up the customer care, yet you were not satisfied with the representative’s response. Finally you decided to do your online business elsewhere. If that is the case, it is vital for you to know your seller, their policies, returns and so on. You’re sure to find some valuable information in this article.

Delivery Conditions

  • Ensure to enter the correct delivery address detail at the time of purchase
  • Check the guaranteed time of delivery
  • Know the parcel service and tracking number if it is applicable
  • Make sure that you/recipient is available at the time of delivery to receive the item

Sometimes you may want to change the item while the purchased item is still in transit. In that case, online sellers would not do that. On a few occasions, online retailers would not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a late delivery. Know your rights completely by reading and understanding the shipping policy of your online seller.

Return Policy

Check if the items are sealed and in proper condition. What happens if the product you have purchased is a faulty one? If you want to return the product to the seller, it is your responsibility to make sure the goods are perfectly packaged ensuring that they are not damaged during return transit. Things can still go wrong besides all your best intentions. You should first approach your merchant for any issues. Have a receipt of your purchase for the proof. In many circumstances, you are entitled to claim for a refund if the product is damaged. The actual method of refund will depend upon the payment method used for the original purchase.

Check the Warranty

To make your day run smooth, you rely on household essentials like phone, kettle and iron. And you do know what a nuisance it can be if they break down, so that’s why online sellers give you the option to use warranty on most purchases. Warranty is your passport to complete peace of mind. If the item breaks down at any time in the next few years they will replace it with a new one within the warranty period.

Extended Warranty

At the time of purchase, you can opt for this extended warranty on selected products online. Extended Warranty offers for the repair or replacement of products if the product fails after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. In most cases, this warranty is optional. However, this warranty provides complete parts and labour coverage up to limited time period. The good news is that it takes care of your product whatever happens until the specified time frame.

Though there are numerous benefits of shopping online to the people, consumers should be well informed about every detail of above-mentioned policies to avoid any negative concerns. These policies may change from time to time. Keep yourself updated with these changes. It is a fact that online shopping will gain respect and trust by you as a consumer and much more widely used than today. Eventually, you will be able to enjoy the convenient, innovative way of shopping

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Meeting Client Needs in a Constantly Evolving Legal Landscape

Posted on July 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

While the practice of law is a constant, the process of delivering legal services is going through some significant changes. Lawyers are using language that includes terms like “innovation,” “end-to-end” (E2E) and “alternative fee arrangements” (AFA) at their law firms, conferences and coffee shops.

Many lawyers are pushing the envelope to find more efficient ways in which to serve their clients as well as improve office efficiency. The Internet has become the vehicle of choice to help them work faster and create a more dynamic practice.

Innovation in the workplace

While “innovation” has become the standard buzzword in industry, it holds specific meaning for the practice of law. Like other professions that have a strict code of conduct, innovation can have a much narrower scope and challenge to stay between the lines.

For law practices that want to embrace the new opportunities, firms should take a hard look at how these techniques effect their client and professional relationships. The question many attorneys ask is how do the rules of ethics stifle innovation and violate the Rules of Professional Conduct? According to Daniel J. Siegel, the principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel LLC, decidedly no, they do not.

Siegel wrote in Law Practice, that be believes most attorneys comply with the Rules. Yet, he says, while others may ignore some Rules, they respect their profession and the welfare of their clients.

Regarding the ethical implications of law and innovation, conventional wisdom has been that not to embrace change endangers a firm to be out of touch and out of the running. Clients today use the Internet to make decisions about which organizations they want to do business with and that decision often is made going online and judging the website information and interface effectiveness. It is not uncommon today for lawyers to communicate with prospective clients by using blogs, the Internet, on-demand videos and social media. This isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, in 1999 in the Fordham Law Review (Vol. 67, No. 5), author Richard Zorza concluded that, “Rather than threatening the practice of law, technological innovation can dramatically advance the values that the ethical rules seek to protect.”

Examples of innovative ideas include:

  • Accordion Companies -assemble networks of lawyers available to meet short-term staffing needs.
  • Attorneys are paid only for the hours they work.
  • Virtual law firms- The internet has made it easier for potential clients to find legal services online through full-service firms or as part of traditional firm. Clients can research information or make requests online through a website. For some services, all work can be exchanged and solved online.

End-to-End services

Law firms that offer E2E services combine state-of-the-art technology with client services. The practice begins with collecting the client information, research, delivery of services and payment. Firms use software programs to facilitate the process, yet the actual tangible services are delivered by the staff themselves.

Day to day practice has evolved by using the changes innovation has brought to the law firm. End-to-end services offer clients a total “in-house” experience using the latest technologies to help in advancing the client services more quickly as well as less costly.

Alternative fee arrangements

For some services, the hourly fee has given way to the AFA. AFAs were not created to charge more to the client. Rather it is a more efficient way to offer specific and on-target charges for different services. It is designed to be fair and appropriate for services rendered. AFA is particularly good for virtual legal services. A fee for service approach in some cases is easier for the client to understand.

Common AFA’s include:

  • Contingent or success fee.
  • Fixed or Flat Fee.
  • Task or Unit-Based Billing.
  • Percentage Fee.
  • Retrospective Fee Based on Value.
  • Statutory or Other Scheduled Fee Systems.
  • Blended Hourly Rate.
  • Fee Collars.
  • Fixed Fee Plus Hourly.
  • Fixed Fee Plus Success Fee.
  • Hourly Rate Plus Contingency.

The challenge for law firms today is managing the various services and delivering quality legal product in the most efficient and effective model for clients. Innovative legal services should not have to undermine existing legal practice. While the delivery of legal services may change, regulations will continue to monitor the ethics of the practice of law.

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6 Questions To Ask Before Becoming Involved In An Online MLM Business

Posted on July 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Everywhere you look on the Internet these days, someone is offering a “fantastic new” Internet business opportunity. Many of these, of course, are built on MLM models.

Some of the questions asked (or which should be asked) by people unfamiliar with MLM and/or Internet businesses and Internet marketing are:

1. What is an MLM business?

2. Is an MLM business even legal?

3. Can I make money with an MLM business?

4. Should I get involved with THIS online MLM business?

5. What do I need to do to be successful in an MLM business – online or offline?

6. Having looked at the items above, do I still REALLY want to do this?

WHAT IS MLM?

MLM stands for multi-level marketing. Simply put, MLM means that the business allows its distributors or representatives to recruit others into a downline. The “recruiter” then collects commissions from sales made by downline members as well as personal sales. MLM is commonly linked with network marketing which is marketing done essentially by word of mouth. In the U. S. some well known MLM network marketing companies are Avon cosmetics, Shaklee supplements and home care products, and Ameriplan health care plans.

IS MLM LEGAL?

MLM itself is a perfectly legal way for a company to distribute commissions and create a large sales force. The problem is that many unscrupulous companies and individuals have used the MLM model to promote illegal or quasi-legal “products”. As a result, most people equate the term MLM with illegal schemes such as the “Make $90,000 In 90 Days” letter, the “Lawyer Brown” or “David Rhodes” letter, or other pyramid or Ponzi schemes in which the only “product” is the opportunity to get others to send money for the opportunity of making money with the pyramid scheme.

Usually, the single most important deciding factor, although not necessarily the only one, in determining if an MLM proposal is legitimate is a simple question. Is this company selling an ACTUAL product or service? Remember; just because an MLM company is legal DOES NOT necessarily mean that it is a good place to invest your time and money. Do your homework.

CAN I MAKE MONEY WITH MLM?

Absolutely. Millions of people around the world are participating in MLM network marketing ventures and making money…many making LOTS of money. I have two personal friends who became millionaires with MLM companies…Excel Telecommunications, and Ameriplan dental plans. However, an MLM opportunity is just that…an opportunity. There is no guarantee that anyone WILL make money with MLM or any other business opportunity for that matter. Success in any business venture depends on a lot of factors, and for all its apparent simplicity in most cases, a multi-level marketing business is just that…a business. Most failures in MLM come from the same reasons that other small businesses fail; lack of information, lack of education about the business, unwillingness to act, lack of motivation, and so on. Check out the website of the Small Business Administration at http://sba.gov/ for more detailed information and guidance.

IS THIS THE RIGHT MLM BUSINESS FOR ME?

Most people entering into an MLM network marketing business ask one question; “Can I make (lots) of money with this?” A better consideration is the fit between you and the company. Not to be sexist, but a macho dude kind of guy may feel silly trying to sell Avon cosmetics, although Avon is a huge company with lots of successful male and female representatives. In this example, Mr. Macho may feel more comfortable linking up with a more traditionally male oriented company such as Amsoil synthetic motor oils (which has many female representatives), or a gender neutral company such as Ameriplan dental plans.

The best thing to consider before jumping into a relationship with a company is your own personal likes and dislikes. I, for example, am passionate about health and fitness, so it is natural that I have gravitated towards those types of companies. The second consideration is how you feel about an individual company’s products or services. Would you use them yourself? Would you feel good recommending them to others even if you were not allied with the company?

HOW DO I BECOME SUCCESSFUL WITH AN ONLINE MLM BUSINESS?

In the offline MLM network marketing world, you start with a good company in a field you are passionate about. You learn the product and use the product. Don’t try to “sell” the product. Then you sell yourself. You become a valuable and effective member of the community. You broaden your network of friends and acquaintances. You let it be known what you do, but do not force the product down anybody’s throat and do not give a sales pitch unless you are asked to. You DO feel free to offer constructive advice within your field of expertise, and you should become an expert in your field, and give honest appraisals of your positive experiences with the product or service.

With an online MLM business, the steps are essentially the same. Your website will usually do a lot of the selling, but you use forums, articles, linking, ads and search engines to accomplish the same things as you would do off line.

DO I REALLY WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH AN ONLINE MLM BUSINESS?

The bottom line is that you will not know until you try. However, starting an MLM business, or any new business, involves risk. If you dive in with both feet, quit your job and give it 1000% you may soar to the top or crash and burn. If you hang onto your job for the paycheck, benefits and the social and professional security it provides, you will be limited in your ability to grow your business. This does not mean the business WILL NOT grow; it just means that it will grow more slowly. Even the best business may not grow in leaps and bounds if you can only work on it for five to ten hours a week.

In most cases, there will be a lot of self-doubt and uncertainty even once the project has begun. There will be lags and slow progression due to learning curves, inexperience, nervousness, and the inability to work full time on the business. Therefore, production of income, or any other indicators of success, may be a long time coming. However, many network marketers have achieved great success with the use of two simple tools; time and perseverance.

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