Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3M MPro130 in April 2010?

We travel far and wide through the rumour mill of new Office Products.  We speculate and have heard through the grapevive that the future release of the 3M M Pro130 will have a few new features.  One being that you will see the addition of a SD memory card slot.  Now you will be able to load your presentation on the SD memory card and carry your new 3M M Pro130 projector all in one device.  Yep, no Laptop or Netbook neccessary. How simple is that!  Additional feature number two for the 3M MPro130, longer battery life, a must for those all day trade shows or the road warrior that is doing multiple sales presentations in a day.  We are not too sure about this last feature, but what if the 3M MPro 130 projector could hook up to your Apple iPhone or Google Android phone.  A phone that can do your presentation also?  What's next?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to Sell Supplies?

Only your boss or piers can teach you how to sell supplies in the office products industry. But we have found a few relevant books on how to sell supplies.

Customer-Centered Design by Kreta Chandler - This is a perfect reading for the reseller that wants to create customer centric website. Kreta was the project manager for the HP supplies link, and she goes into the details of how customers percieve a webstore should work and the types of information that should be presented so the customer can have a good shopping experience. Retail Price $29.00

How to win the Sale and Keep the Customer by Ann Barr - Here's what you'll discover inside in this book.
  • How to get past the gatekeeper.
  • The Six Steps that must be included in your opening statement.
  • Cold call examples.
  • The five sales-killer phrases never to use.
  • Scripts for your follow-up calls.
  • Plus many more tips & templates.
  • Retail Price $47.50

Monday, December 7, 2009

What do all those letters mean?

Hewlett Packard always puts those funny little letters after a Model number.  But what do they all mean.  Plus there are a few new funny letters that have popped up on some recently announced models.

So we put a cross-reference together of the abbreviations that come after the Hewlett Packard Model Numbers

xm = Duplex, Extra tray, Network and Mailbox
b = Battery
bt = Bluetooth
bm = Book Maker
d = Duplex
dt = Duplex and Extra Tray
dn = Duplex and Network
dtn = Duplex, Extra Tray and Network (Now "x")
× = Duplex, Extra Tray and Network (Formerly dtn)
xh = Duplex, Extra Tray, Network and Hard Disk
xs = Duplex, Extra Tray, Network and Stacker
xsk = Duplex, extra tray, network and stapler/stacker
t = Extra Tray
f = Fax
r = Folder
h = Hard Disk
i = Imaging (Card Slots)
m = Mailbox
n = Network
ps = Postscript
s = Stacker
sk = Stapler and Stacker
tn = Tray and Networking
a = Warranty (for regional use)
wf = Wi­Fi
y = Wildcard (for regional use)
wbt = Wireless & Bluetooth
nw = Wireless Network

Friday, December 4, 2009

Have ever thought of building a website to sell supplies?

Do you have the time to develop a web site and the content for selling imaging supplies? 

Would you be interested in a turnkey website for selling printer supplies with all of these features?

  • Over 4,000 Inkjet and Toner cartridges to sell

  • 800 Private labeled compatible Inkjet and Toner cartridges

  • Over 100 categories assigned to Inkjet and Toner cartridges

  • Correct Meta Tags structured for each part number

  • Full cross reference system for printer supplies

  • Over 3,000 pictures of the products you sell

  • Wholesaler’s part numbers identified for easy ordering to your drop-ship supplier.
  • Easily Divert your order to your Wholesaler of choice for OEM and Compatible cartridges

  • Easily change prices to your margin requirements
  • Special Customer Pricing Levels

  • Items all set-up to be SEO friendly, which can get you noticed by the search engine.

  • plus over 200 more features – see full list of features for website that sells inkjet and toner cartridges

This special offer is limited to the first 5 people who need or are looking for a turnkey web store of printer supplies.

If you are a “tire kicker”, don’t even bother to call, this is for someone that is serious about selling supplies online with their own web store and want to sell supplies online right now. 

So how much to get this turnkey website?   

You have to visit the site for selling printer supplies and see this amazing offer.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What's a SkyDrive?

Microsoft Office 2010 has a couple of new features that can be very useful. New "Save As" functions. The first "Save As", now you can save a file as a PDF file. But the best feature is Microsoft's Cloud computing, which is called SkyDrive.

From Microsoft site:

Well, as file sizes have grown, so have the options for file storage. You can use a USB flash drive to store large files, and take them with you, but flash drives can be lost or damaged just like an old floppy. Luckily, Windows Live SkyDrive solves these problems. It's like a flash drive on the Internet. This storage solution is a lot harder to damage than the flash drive lying around your desk or getting crushed in your bag, and you can't forget it at the office or lose it. Plus, it's free!

When you store your files on SkyDrive, you can access them from virtually anywhere. It's a fast and easy way to work on a file both from home and at work, without transporting it back and forth. You can also sign in to SkyDrive from a friend's computer, or at an Internet café or library, and work with your files.

Imagine taking a trip to your mom's house and being able to show her your favorite photos (up to 25 GB). You can save all the photos she wants on her computer for her, or you can set up a special shared folder just for the two of you to swap future photos in. To access the files, she just needs a Windows Live ID.

With SkyDrive, you can create three different types of folders that can be accessed from the Internet (these folders are stored on a server that is managed by Microsoft):

•Personal folders that can be accessed only by you.

•Shared folders that you can set up to be accessed by the people you want to share your files with.

•Public folders that anyone on the Internet can access.

How perfect, special permissions on who can see what files, work from a different computers, and best yet easily transfer large files with out having to zip and send by email.