Virtual (web) Supply Chain management (via Dalia Ben-David | Int. E-commerce Consultant)

Virtual (web) Supply Chain management Internet Supply chain is an end-to-end logistics process:  Begins on a lead for product sale (bid) from one of the leading sales arena's (EBay, Amazon, Yahoo, others)  Ends with full customer satisfaction (shown as feedback …) – the buyer got what he ordered just on time, exactly what he saw in the store and he likes it! Between the edges of the process, exist all the handling of goods – the supply chain:  Picking – packing goods – goods insuranc … Read More

via Dalia Ben-David | Int. E-commerce Consultant

Social Media tool @your choice!

Now days when facebook & twitter are the main game players in social media environment,

 every new tool that is “born” may enlarge the already endless abilities & applications:  to communicate, do business, recruit, networking and meet new people & friends.

 

Lately a new game player came into the community

his name is Google Buzz and all of us users will have another option to use.

In order to simplify the choice of using one tool or another (or all of them…)

let us examine the technical differences among those tools.

 

Below is a main attributes comparison table

 that may help you choose your favorite / useful  social media  tool

  based upon the leading tools for social media environmet in use today.

 

twitter

facebook

buzz

Location

Separate social media environment

Separate social media environment

Part of Gmail & Google tools

Links to external services

Stands alone –not connected to external sites & services

Enables link to external services

Full connectivity to Google applications, enables external links services   to flickr, twitter

Content

Disable embed external links within a twitt

Partial external links embedded into a wall message  

Enables embed pictures ,films ,links to external sites within a chat / message

Distribution

Fixed Pre-defined mailing list for each twitt

Fixed Pre-defined mailing list for each chat/notification

Full adjustment / of mailing list  for every new  written message

Contacts

New user must build his new own contact list

New user must build his new own contact list

Contact list is generated automatically from  Gmail contact list

Groups

Service not available

Service available

Service not available

Why Drop shipment ??

Drop shipment process means:   

  • Locating the selling inventory goods in the nearest point of delivery to your mass customers(exmple : a wearhouse in central USA selling in USA+CANADA)
  • Deliver the products in maximum efficiency / quality / accuracy – on time due to standard logistic channel:
    • Central warehouse – certified  courier – door to door insured products delivery.
  • Do the pick, Pack, Post goods from one central place (warehouse), enables quick low-cost  service if needed for returned goods.
  • Enables the seller to have catalog number for each product, using inventory information system available to him 24 * 7 .
  • The seller sees on line inventory picture, controls inventory replenishment due to real on-line sales,  in order to balance the costs of inventory / Storage towards the tempo of on line sales.   

Customer will be satisfied since he got the product on a fair price,

Seller will smile to have effort abele packing / delivery / post goods on minimum costs 

 

Drop shipment process steps are described below :

 

 

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Virtual (web) Supply Chain management

Internet Supply chain is an end-to-end logistics process:

 Begins on a lead for product sale (bid) from one of the leading sales arena’s (EBay, Amazon, Yahoo, others)

 Ends with full customer satisfaction (shown as feedback …) – the buyer got what he ordered just on time, exactly what he saw in the store and he likes it!

Between the edges of the process, exist all the handling of goods – the supply chain:

 Picking – packing goods – goods insurance – goods distribution– goods delivery- post goods to the end customer.

The Process of Internet sale is based upon:

 Trust, shorten & cut cost & handling time, ensure & protect the payment, do the process of supply chain efficient and reliable to make the

customer to come back to our virtual store and buy from us.

When you sell in the web, you have to take into consideration a few parameters:

  • The dimensions of your products (the net size of the package:  hight,width,depth)
  • The wight of your products (less than 500 gram, 10 kg , more …)
  • The variety / assortment of products ( single product with revisions , number of categories with large scale of products , a finite number of products (5-10) )
  • Upon sales statistics consider the frequency& forecast of sales (one sale a day , 10 sales a week ,20 sales a month , other )
  • The availability to stock against the handling time + shipping time promised in the listing
  • The time& energy spent on the supply chain process via see the payment and enjoy it ….
  • The gap between the selling price and the cost of handling (supply chain…)

Seller who considers those parameters should decide how to handle wisely his sales in order to spend accurate time and money

 in the logistics, satisfy the customers, and enjoy the profit.

Two main options (may have more.) are offered to handle the web supply chain   

  • Wholesale supply chain – if you sell light (less than 500 gram) small products ,in a limited scale , can effort once a week delivery ,have the time to handle the shipment via simple postal service don’t have to insure the products and have a full customer satisfaction feedback record – YOU THE SELLER ARE DOING THE SUPPLY CHAIN HANDLING.
  • Drop shipment supply chain – if you sell big heavy (a few kilo product), the product should be handled with a courier door to door delivery is preferable, you need a place to store your inventory and handle it and still you want to save your reputation as a full customer satisfaction feedback seller.  YOU THE SELLER HAVE AN INOVATIVE & CREATIVE WAY TO SUPPLY CHAIN YOUR GOODS (please read the post about drop shipment).

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Gemstones Clarity Scale

Our purchasing decisions and valuation of the colored gemstones

depend on:

 color, clarity, cut and carat weight.

Because of the complexity of the “sliding scale” for clarity defined by

 the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) standards,

we describe clarity for all gemstones in the table below .

 

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gemstones clarity scale

gemstones clarity scale

 

How do I Play Dreidel?

Dreidel Game Rules

Everyone starts out with the same amount of pennies, chocolate coins (Hanukkah gelt),

 candies, raisins, or tokens.

All players put one token in the pot in the center.

Then players take turns spinning the dreidel.

The player acts according to the letter which is facing up when the dreidel stops spinning.

 

dreidel

 

 

Here are the results …

 

 spinning dreidel results

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Hanukkah – Dreidel – story

 The dreidel is a four sided spinning top

with a different Hebrew letter on each side.

  The word for dreidel in Hebrew is  S’veevon .

 

 B1

 

 

Dreidel is a Yiddish word taken from the German

 word drehen (which means to turn).

Dreidels can be made of any materials. 

 

 E2

 

dreidels have the letters nun, gimmel, hay, pay.

These stand for “Nes Gadol Haya Po”

which means “a great miracle happened here.”