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February 18, 2016

Buy A Four-Wheeler Suitcase

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Ever wonder why airlines lose, delay and damage bags? We asked an airline baggage handler who, of course, spoke to us anonymously, what it’s like in the belly of the beast and on the tarmac. What he told us might help you arrive with your bag and its contents intact.

What goes on behind the curtain?

You might be amazed at how much manpower it takes to put a passenger aircraft in the air. Obviously, the majority of time, you’ll only see the pilots, flight attendants, and gate agents.  That already is a lot of people, but there are more people working outside to get you to your destination. Once you leave your bag at the check-in counter, it goes through a series of conveyor belts, where it may or may not be opened and searched by TSA, until it reaches the pier for your departing flight. It is then sorted into carts by one ramp agent who then brings it plane side for other ramp agents to load on the airplane. You may not be able to see much from your window seat, but we can see all around the tarmac. Other than bags, there is a lot of other cargo that gets transported by air. We see everything from human remains, to mail to fruits and vegetables coming on and off the plane. We’re also the guys directing the plane to its parking position at the gate, securing the aircraft, and hooking up the ground power and air. Also, since planes don’t go in reverse, we are the guys driving the push back tug, ensuring that aircraft do not come in contact with each other.

What kind of suitcases get damaged least/most?

Cheap bags that you buy at the discount store break very easily. If your handle is sewn on or is very flimsy, it’s probably going to break. If you travel a lot or pack heavy, make sure you buy a quality, durable bag. Hard-sided suitcases will get less damage, but also look for well-designed handles that are attached with rivets and some sort of protection around the wheels. Speaking of wheels, the best bags to get are the “spinners” with four wheels on the bottom. We like these, because we don’t have to throw them when loading. We just glide them down the belly of the plane so your bag and its contents will suffer much less damage.

I’m not going to lie, your checked luggage takes a beating.  They call it “throwing bags” for a reason. There isn’t an easy way around this.  Airplanes are only making money while in the air and no airline wants an airplane on the ground too long. Due to the nature of some aircraft, it would be impossible to turn around a 737 or 757 in an hour or less without throwing bags because it’s just faster. On these planes, there are only two long and narrow cargo holds where your luggage goes. One agent puts the bags on the belt loader, which carries it up to an agent inside the cargo hold who throws it 50 feet to the back where another agent stacks all the bags as if it were a game of Tetris.  Wheels and handles oftentimes break or crack on impact and anything fragile inside that is not packed well doesn’t stand much of a chance.  Don’t put red wine or alcohol in your suitcase ever.  Taobao suitcase on sale:www.agreetao.com.

I would never check any fragile items in a soft sided suitcase, unless it was professionally packaged. Those fragile stickers don’t get noticed very often in the rush of loading bags unless it is an obvious shape, such as a musical instrument.  I am a musician so I take special care of those, but not everyone is a musician. Bags can also get damaged by loose ends getting caught in the belt, which can tear off straps, zippers, or handles.  Handles also break off many times if the bag is packed extremely heavy and we try to pick it up by the handle. One good thing about the larger aircraft (747, 767, 777, 787, etc.) is that they are all loaded by machines. Your bags are just put in a can and that can is loaded on the plane by machine so there is no bag throwing. So theoretically there’s a better chance of your bag coming out unscathed if you fly in one of those jets.

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suitcase on sale

February 3, 2016

Ethnic Fashion for Kids

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With the festive season on the run, ethnic fashion for kids in India seem to be on the role recently. Parents just love the idea of introducing ethnicity to the child’s wardrobes. It helps infuse the feeling of a true Indian in the youngest generation. They allow their attire speak of culture and tradition and make fashion meet style and convention in this aspect.

What is seems to be debatable in this aspect is how to choose children’s ethnic clothing. Many parents show concern on the comfort factor. But whatever it might be, kid in ghagras, salwars, kurti, pajamas and saree also rate the highest on the cuteness level.

Ethnic Wear Market for Kids

Fashion evolves with time and condition. Modern cuts, distinct styles and innovative patterns rule the online kid’s ethnic market today. Fashion designers have been continuously inventing and reinventing their designs to suit the demands of the ever-changing tastes of new mommies for their little prince and princesses in the market.

Ethnic Indian wear for kids will hence never go out of style. And in a country like India, where celebrations and festivals hit almost every month this section of attire has been blessed with the immortal boon.

Ethnic Daily Wear for Kids

If you are considering ethnic daily wear for your baby girl, kurtis along with leggings will be the best option for you. They come with immense comfort and ease, are lightweight and can be worn in any weather condition. As for your little master you may consider kurta pajamas on high quality fabric. For rainy seasons you may go for synthetic materials such as chiffon and georgette as it dries pretty fast and keeps your child’s skin harmless.

Traditional Festive Ethnic Daily Wear for Kids

India is a land of color and dynamism. This sentiment is also seen reflected on the attire fashion industry for kids. The market is full of colors galore wedding and festive occasion dresses for your baby boys and girls. Vibrant colors like fuchsia pink, turquoise blue, sunflower yellow, bottle green etc. seal the show. In the baby girl market Anarkali dresses, salwar kameez, ghagra cholis etc. attract eye candy activity for your kid. They are heavily embroidered dresses that make your kid a princess at the blink of an eye.

The boys section witnesses the blend of traditional and modern designs. Of the favorites include dhoti kurta, kurta pajama, Indo western Sherwani and others. These add to the true essence and flavors of India to help explore its deep rooted culture.

Indian Ethnic Party Wear for Kids

The Indian fashion industry also deals in ethnic party wear for kids. Designers effortlessly work to make your toddler look neither too under-dressed nor over-dressed. They make use of different fabric for different season. For example, georgette, chiffon, cotton and satin dresses for summers and velvets for winters.

For little girls designers come up with anarkali dresses, salwar kameez, ghagra cholis, lehenga cholis, sarees etc. keeping pace with the changing taste in fashion. For baby boys collection includes kurta pajama, Indo western sherwani, kurta chooridar dupatta, kurta chudidaar pajama and jacket etc.

Ethnic wear is very versatile. This addition adds class and innocence and helps your kids carry themselves on all occasions & festivities in style.

December 21, 2015

The 3 C’s of Content Marketing

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Happy Monday, everyone! This week in news read about the top 5 emerging technology trends, 19 social media facts that every marketer should know, Google Android catching up to Apple in race for mobile ad dollars, and mobile contributed 59% to ad revenue for the first quarter of Facebook. In tips, learn how to increase your social media click-through rates, the three C’s of content marketing, effective, ethical native advertising, and 5 steps to creating a better app… It’s Skimming the News!

NEWS

The Top 5 Emerging Technology Trends of 2014 via Business2 Community

According to Gartner, one result of BYOD is “a doubling or even tripling of the size of the mobile workforce.” Gartner predicts improvements in JavaScript performance will push HTML5 and browser-based enterprise application development environments into the mainstream. Gartner believes the number of mobile apps will grow—while the number of larger applications shrink–with apps becoming smaller and more targeted than more comprehensive applications. Read the full article for the complete list of emerging technology trends.

19 Social Media Facts that Every Marketer Should Know [Video] via Mashable

Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old. 53% of people on Twitter recommend products in their tweets.93% of shoppers’ buying decisions are influenced by social media. 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations whereas only 14% of consumers trust advertisements. The four C’s of digital are creating, curating connecting, and culture. See video for full list of facts.

Google’s Android Catching Up to Apple in Race for Mobile Ad Dollars via AdAge

In a report published Tuesday, mobile-ad platform Opera Mediaworks found that devices running Android sent a greater percentage of ad requests in the first quarter of 2014 than those running Apple’s iOS. The report found that, in the first quarter, Android devices’ share of mobile-ad requests reached 42.8%, up from 31.3%. Over that time iOS’s share fell to 38.2% from 44.5%. After serving 76% of impressions in the first quarter last year, Android and iOS now control 81% of all traffic and 86% of revenue.

Facebook’s Q1: Mobile Contributed 59% of Ad Revenue in Q1 via AdExchanger

Facebook reported first-quarter earnings Wednesday, exceeding analyst estimates with ad revenue growth of 82% to $2.3 billion. In contrast, Google’s Q1 revenues were seven times larger at $15.4 billion, but its growth was only 19%. The number of users accessing Facebook via a mobile device jumped 43% year over year to 609 million globally, and monthly active mobile users surpassed 1 billion for the first time. Mobile now contributes 59% of the company’s total ad revenues, up from 30% in Q1 2013.

TIPS

How to Increase Your Social Media Click-Through Rates via Social Media Examiner

Most businesses make the same mistake in their social media updates: They don’t have a call to action that routes people back to their website. Remember to give fans a reason to click through. To get the most out of your efforts, look at which social updates, blog posts and advertising campaigns your prospective customers have responded well to in the past. Use your landing page to provide more information and another clear, strong call to action and the means to complete that action.

The 3C digital accessories Marketing via Entreprenuer

Be compelling. The information and perspective you provide should feel unlike anything that’s available elsewhere, and it should give your customer pause. Always customize. When publishing your content, it’s important that it feel unique to your customer, specially created to suit their certain kind of needs. Keep consistency. Each piece of content you distribute should be published consistently, with purpose, and with a constant brand voice.

The Essential Guide for Effective, Ethical Native Advertising via Business2Community

To avoid angering your audience, transparency is critical when it comes to native advertising. Strive to educate, inform, or entertain while weaving your brand message subtly into the content. Since kids are less likely to distinguish between advertising and regular content, avoid sponsored ads in children’s publications and websites. Native ads work best when the content is consistent with a brand’s personality, as well as the publisher’s editorial mandate. Finally, provide an opportunity to participate and make customers feel empowered.

Five Steps to Better Apps: A Cookbook for Mobile Application Security via Forbes

Code should be regularly scanned for security vulnerabilities during the development cycle.  Companies that have to go back and add security after development often find that it can be more expensive. Applications produced should be automatically tested as part of a build automation process. All development staff should have received some secure application development security training. Check for security gaps by testing vulnerabilities. Utilize other testing techniques such as penetration testing, infrastructure tests, and risk reviews.

3C digital accessories

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December 3, 2015

Pearls of wisdom

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Nobody can deny that pearls are beautiful and can be used in jewellery to make stunning creations. But how much do we actually know about them? Apparently there are as many as 17 different types of pearls and these fall into three main categories – natural, cultured and imitation.

Natural pearls are very rare these days due to over harvesting in the past. For them to be formed requires a unique set of circumstances. They are formed inside molluscs, moist commonly oysters and mussels. The process begins when an irritant gets inside the shell. This could be something as small as a tiny grain of sand or little stone. In order to protect the surface inside the mollusc a secretion known as nacre is secreted around the irritant. Layer upon layer of this lustrous substance builds up and so the pearl is formed. This rather amazingly can take up to seven or eight years.

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Although there is variation amongst the species as few as one in every thousand oysters or mussels might contain a pearl. And out of these only a few will be of the right quality and texture. In terms of quantity, around three tons of oysters might only produce 3 or 4 perfect pearls. The most valuable pearls are perfectly symmetrical, relatively large and produced naturally. They shine and shimmer and have an iridescence known as orient lustre. The main oyster beds lie in the Persian Gulf, along the coasts of India and Sri Lanka, and in the Red Sea. Chinese pearls come mainly from freshwater rivers and ponds, whereas Japanese pearls are found near the coast in salt water. Freshwater pearls also occur in the rivers of Scotland, Ireland, France, and Austria. The different locations and types of water where the molluscs are found produce local variations in colour, ranging from white, to those with a hint of colour, often pink, to brown or black.

Cultured pearls as the name suggests are cultivated by human intervention. Foreign material serving the same purpose as the irritant in natural pearls, is implanted inside the mollusc. It takes 2 – 4 years for the pearls to be created in saltwater and 2 – 7 years for freshwater pearls. Either way it’s not a speedy process but perfection cannot be hurried. This method was first used in 1893. Saltwater pearls are created in a number of different colours including pink, blue, black, green and white. However to complete the perfect necklace matching colours, shades and pearl sizes can actually take years, which is why they are so expensive and highly sought after. The only way to distinguish natural pearls from cultured pearls is by the use of an x-ray. The coasts of Polynesia and Australia produce mainly cultured pearls.

Imitation pearls are man-made objects designed to look like real pearls. They can be made from a variety of materials including glass, plastic and even small pieces of mollusc shell and a number of methods are used. Coating beads with a pearlescent type substance helps to imitate the iridescence of nacre. However they can easily be identified as imitation as they lose their lustre very quickly. They are of no monetary value.

October 28, 2015

15 Easy Halloween Costumes For Dapper Men

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As Halloween creeps nearer and nearer, it’s time to create a memorable costume. If you’re looking for something smart and simple, look no further than your closet or taobao men clothes. For the dapper men, all you need for a great costume is a nice suit. Here are 15 awesome ideas for an easy Halloween costume:

1. Clark Kent
All you need for this costume is a gray suit and a superman shirt with glasses. Wear the superman t-shirt under your dress shirt with a few of the buttons undone and you’re good to go!

2. Don Draper
Don Draper from Mad Men is an easy costume if you have a gray suit and some hair pomade. You can carry a rocks glass and drink whisky or scotch to add to the mad men vibe.

3. Richie Tenenbaum
This unusual character from The Royal Tenenbaums wears a nice tan suit paired with sunglasses and a sweatband. Carry a tennis racket with you and grow a beard (or wear a fake one) and you’ll look just like Richie Tenenbaum.

4. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
This costume requires face paint or a mask in addition to a nice tan suit. If you don’t have a tan suit, a corduroy suit will also work. Once you have the right suit, all you need to do is paint your face like a fox.

5. The Joker
You may not have a purple and green suit lying around, but if you do you can easily be this villain from the Batman comics. With some temporary green hair dye and scary clown face paint, you’ll look formidable as the Joker.

6. James Bond
The James Bond costume will never go out of style. You can become this infamous spy with these tips from an earlier post.

You can find any color of suit and a variety of tuxedos and accessories at Agreetao.com. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

October 20, 2015

What’s different Between Casual & Leisure

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Casual wear is clothing that can be worn during leisure time but can also be appropriate for a casual work environment or certain activities such as club events. Leisure wear clothes are designed to be worn during leisure time.

Casual wear for women can be appropriate for wearing to work (if your employer has a casual dress code).  Some apparel that are appropriate are khakis, slacks, sweaters, leather shoes and polo shirts. Things that may not be appropriate are jeans, gym shorts, T-shirts, low-cut tops and running shoes.

A persons leisure is free time spent away from business, work, household chores and school.  Leisure fashion is typically not appropriate for a work environment. However, it is perfect for people that work from home.

Casual kurtis or a designer one is a must-hand semi-ethnic clothing for every Indian women’s wardrobe; it holds a special place when it comes to dressing up a little differently, yet in a traditional way. These days, kurtis have become so popular that they are combined with jeans, legging, jeggings, salwars and patiyalas to give you a traditional, modern ‘look and feel’.

There are many varieties available in the market today when we look around for designer and casual kurtis; here in this blog, we shall discuss on some of the varieties that are most popular among the rest and are easily available online.

Cotton Casual Kurtis

All through this year, the fabric – cotton has been the most preferred fabric for women when choosing casual kurtis. These kurtis are very comfortable and provide a cozy feel once worn. Cotton being a highly flexible fabric, there are a variety of designs, prints, patterns and colors available in cotton casual kurtis to choose from. Not only are cotton kurtis used for casual wear, their attractive patterns and variant colors make them a perfect outfit for various occasions.

The cotton lovers always want to flaunt in cotton designer wears, and show off their love for fashion and clothing; these women actually give in an all-new fashion statement in dinner parties and other gatherings. Cotton casual kurtis are a perfect outfit for those having long working hours, because of the highly adaptable texture and smooth, sweat free fabric.

Silk and Chiffon Kurtis

The word ‘Silk’ itself suggests auspicious occasions, weddings and celebrations; it goes with the silk designer kurtis too. Women preferring to wear kurtis for various occasions tend to choose kurtis made of silk, especially pure silk and cotton silk. These designer kurtis look glamorous, mesmerizing and royal in every color, pattern and design.

Chiffon kurtis are either designed for casual or occasional wear. Women in India may choose to wear them at any occasions from work to weddings. Chiffon casual kurtis are extremely comfortable and provide an elegant look.

casual wear for women

casual wear for women

October 16, 2015

Online shopping in China

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Everything is social these days—we play games with strangers online, we post vacation photos on social media platform under the sun so that our friends can comment, and we check forums and reviews before splurging on a particular smartphone model. Even activities that used to be solitary—jogging for instance—have been given a social layer; now apps let us compare our mileage with other runners.

The power of social media is even more pervasive in online shopping. For example: Online Shopping Taobao English (http://www.agreetao.com/) agent. How many times have we bought something just because we saw it featured in a blog somewhere last week, or overheard friends discussing about it on Facebook? We may not be aware of it, but a big deal of our purchases (whether online or from physical retail stores) are influenced by the social media we frequent.

Now, social wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for the instant gratification we get from our mobiles. Whether it is posting pictures of your dinner or a new outfit on WeChat moments or being social through mobile apps, social and mobile are more connected than ever!

Just ask the Chinese—social media plays a big part on how they spend their money and mobile has increasingly become the “how” when it comes to online purchases.
What’s So Special About E-commerce in China?

It’s a different crowd in China, far different from Western shoppers. This can easily be concluded from an observation made early on by Jack Ma, former English teacher now mogul of China’s most popular online retailer Alibaba which he started in 1999. Last May saw the company preparing to release its IPO, which analysts estimated would raise approximately $20 billion. At that rate, it might even beat Facebook’s own IPO from back in 2012.

And to think that Alibaba began as a simple B2B website, facilitating transactions between Chinese manufacturers and small businesses.

So what were those observations about Chinese shoppers? Two things:

First is that many Chinese don’t use credit cards, which naturally poses a problem for e-commerce sites. Ma’s simple workaround was to create Alipay—a service which allows customers to deposit money in a bank account, after which the money is kept in escrow and released to the seller only after the customer has received the goods. The escrow system has cultivated a sense of protection among vendors and buyers, which has encouraged them to do more business.

The second observation is that Chinese are part of a culture that encourages and places a high value on savings. How do you convince shoppers to let go of money then? Again, Ma’s simple solution was to offer the basic services of his website free for both buyers and sellers. Once customers realized the value they were getting from Alibaba, transactions came flowing in. And so did profit. In a 2009 interview, Ma was quoted saying:

“A lot of people thought I was stupid and crazy when I said customers are No. 1, employees are No. 2, and shareholders are No. 3, but that’s our philosophy,” he says. “Shareholders, I respect them, but they’re No. 3.”

By identifying the wants, needs, and special circumstances of its customers—both the vendors and the public—Alibaba has made itself an indispensable and trustworthy service, the default go-to for everyone who wants to buy or sell anything.

Through diversifying its customer base to cater to other segments in society, Alibaba has spread into other highly successful ventures—Tmall (B2C), and Taobao (C2C)—which have become the biggest players in the Chinese e-commerce market. Although not quite a worldwide household name yet, when Alibaba does achieve that status, Amazon and eBay are going to face some pretty intense competition.

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