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  • Setting up an Online Vs. a Physical Store

    [caption id="attachment_104" align="aligncenter" width="600"] difference between setting up an online store vs a physical store[/caption] Making a choice between selling via traditional, physical, brick-&-mortar store, and offering products and services through an online, e-commerce store, is indeed difficult. However, whether you sell offline or online, it is your interaction with your customers, relationship with your partners/suppliers is all that eventually matters. Each have their own challenges, advantages and disadvantages. So, Online or Offline? How do you make a choice? Certainly, the cost-benefit analysis of the two, helps make your decision. At one hand online store is booming with a number of online shoppers growing at a faster rate, yet, on the other hand, a significant percentage of shoppers still prefer physical store shopping. It implies that both of these options do bear opportunities for businesses and retailers alike. Therefore, which one you choose is more based on the nature...
  • Beat the Heat Humanity Drive - SupplyVan.com

    Dubai is a beautiful city with beautiful people from around the world. Within this amazing city, there are those who work as laborers and helpers on the lower rung of the supply markets in various shops in areas like Deira and Nakheel delivering goods physically or using trolleys to customers in the sweltering hot summers.    We at SupplyVan.com conducted a Beat the Heat Humanity Drive today where we visited the streets of Deira Dubai markets and distributed Caps that they can wear to help them take the heat off their hard working heads. We also distributed Cold Juices and Glucose Biscuits. The response that we received from the hundreds of people in the markets was tremendous and encouraging. Our team was very proactive in distributing cold drinks and glucose biscuits to passers-by too.    We now stand encouraged to carry out such initiatives more often.
  • Open Work Spaces Vs. Closed Cabin Work Spaces

      To run any business progressively; efficient and well-organized delivery of work is extremely important. For that matter, working setup of the company holds a great deal of significance, as it facilitates smooth and competent work flow in future.   Open work spaces and closed cabins are two major systems available to set up a working area. To understand the differences and advantages of both systems, here is a thorough analysis of the two. Open Office System Advantages                                                                   Improved Communication It's really easy to exchange ideas and mingle in such working spaces. Easy to Supervise Having all the employees under one roof in a wall free space becomes very easy for a supervisor to keep an eye on every employee. Such layouts are typically well suited for call centers and KPO's. Wall free spaces like the ones we see in KPO's and call centers...
  • "Goods that are Made in China are Fake"

    We sometimes get complaints from customers that the Branded and Original products that they have ordered from us at SupplyVan.com are fake as they are Made in China, irrespective of the Origin of the Brand. One such customer had left a review on our website which I addressed personally. Sharing the email below to put our customer's concerns at rest. Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX, Firstly, thank you for placing your orders with us and trusting us. Let me add that your trust in us is not misplaced. I am writing to you with regards to your review you left on our website SupplyVan.com with regards to your purchase of "Stanley Cordless Compact Hammer Drill" and understand that you feel cheated as the product is Made in China and that it is a fake product by virtue of its origin. Let me first...
  • Hand tools organisation in the work place

    Tools that we use on a daily basis in the work place or in our homes and garages can create hazards if not properly used or placed correctly after usage; when adequate precautions are not taken. In factories and industries, Personal protective equipment needs to be provided to the workers as they are always exposed to the hazards of splashing, falling, abrasive, and flying objects, or exposed to gases, vapors, mists, fumes, or dust while working with various power and hand tools. Also, workplaces need to ensure there are proper electrical connections. In those areas where temporary electrical connections are used, it is important to have a ground-fault circuit in place. At home, which is usually termed as a DIY Segment (Do-It-Yourself ), the same precautions of a workplace can apply which an individual needs to take under consideration. Employees need to be trained on various tools...
  • Importance of PPE in Industries and Factories

    For a safety program to be effective overall in the manufacturing workplace, it is important that personal protective equipment or PPE is used wisely. However, if history is anything to go by, then PPE has never been used as such. This has been the reason why accidents are common across workplaces. A lot of challenges are faced by product managers and manufacturing safety managers to remain complaint with PPE. However, their task is cut out because they also need to ensure workplace’s productivity and efficiency. This is where the challenge lies for the managers. No doubt, administrative controls and safety engineering can be made use of by manufacturers to prevent physical hazards, but in order to provide extra safety to workers and help prevent head, face, or eye injuries; it is safe work practices and PPE compliance that actually helps. A look at data on injuries suffered by...
  • New Beginnings. Middle East First Industrial Supplies and DIY Marketplace

    An E-commerce portal that caters to Industries, Factories, Warehouses, DIY Individual Clients and any other kind of units that require maintenance and general supply products regularly. I have been sitting on this idea for the past 3-4 years. I was aware of similar websites in the US and Europe that did what i wanted to do on a much larger scale. I obviously have my own ideas for execution/working of the website. On a visit to my home country India on business, about a year and a half ago, I came across PPC advertising for a similar online portal there and then i realized that I better get on it or watch someone else create a similar product here in the middle east and regret for not having done it in time, after already having sat on the idea for the longest time and seeing it happen in India...

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