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Using Colour To Communicate Through Your Bouquets

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Throughout the past three decades, an increase in research showing the psychological affect of colour has occurred. Studies have shown that all colours have a positive and negative connotation that alter our psychological mood, emotions, well-being and productivity. With flowers being used to send messages of well-wishes, love and condolences, taking into consideration the affect of colour on emotional response can give your arrangement a boost. Colour can be used to add to your message of your beautifully crafted floral bouquet. Perhaps you just want a little pick-me-up around your own home and want to consider the affects of colour on your own mood. Shades of Green There is no doubt that when you leave the city walls behind and venture into nature, something changes within you. Whether or not you are an avid city dweller, green is the most predominant colour visible within the world, aside from blue. Green is a soothing and relaxing colour that eases mental and physical distress due to the natural balance of warm yellow and cool blue tones. Within religious and cultural aspects, green has been know to associate with regeneration and regrowth, honour and eternal life. Take into consideration the occasion for which you are sending your special bouquet and add a little extra green to signify your intentions. Shades of Red It is said that red is the colour of love. Red is a stimulating colour that increases enthusiasm, action and confidence and can be used to focus attention. Culturally and religiously, red is associated with joy, longevity and creativity. The Colour Purple A combination of red and blue properties, purple is a colour that uplifts and brings calm to frazzled nerves. A sign of royalty, faith, patience and trust. Perhaps you have a friend that requires a little pick-me-up, or perhaps you have a daughter who could use some cheering up; research shows that purple is the favourite colour of many adolescent girls. Purple may be your colour choice. The Colour Pink With the same undertones of red, pink has many of the same psychological affects as red, however, with all little more subtlety. With the ability to bring happiness and nostalgia for the days of childhood. If you know someone who is overworked and under-appreciated, a bouquet of pink flowers may be just what they need to get them through a tough spot. Shades of Yellow Yellow encourages communication and stimulates mental processes and happiness; however, Greek cultural beliefs associate yellow with grief, and French cultural beliefs associate yellow with jealousy. You may wish to keep this is mind when choosing yellow in your future bouquets. Flowers are a beautiful way to send a special message to someone you care for. Colour is all around us and affecting us in ways that we don’t even realise. Putting a little extra thought into your floral arrangements may lift your spirits and bring peace back to frantic mindsets. Contact a local florist for more...

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Five Tips for Speeding Up Your Point-of-Sale Process

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rather than having customers wait in long lines to see your cashiers, try speeding up your POS process. By moving customers through the sales process quickly and efficiently, you improve your customer service, and you also save on valuable payroll hours. Here are five ways to make your sales transactions faster: 1. Invest in a POS system that is scaled to your industry. Whether you run a small convenience store, a florist shop, a restaurant or any other type of business, you need a POS system that is scaled to your industry. A industry-customised POS system offers special buttons that allow your staff to ring up sales quickly with the touch of the button, and you can easily add features, products and fees that represent your particular industry. 2. Look for a POS system that makes special functions easy. There are times when your cashiers need to void items, provide discounts for damaged items or change prices when price tags disagree with prices in the system. To keep transactions moving along quickly, you need a POS system that makes these functions easy. If you are concerned about security as well as speed, you may also want a system that lets you guard these functions with a special code—that way, only a supervisor or manager with a special code can perform those functions. 3. Accept multiple types of payments. If you only accept one type of payment, it can reduce the number of sales that you make. It may also slow down your sales process as customers search for the right type of payment at the cashier stand. You want a system that is flexible enough to handle multiple types of payments easily. 4. Have an independent button dedicated to each type of payment. Ideally, your point of sale system should have buttons devoted to each type of payment (cash, credit card, cheques, vouchers etc). Independent buttons speed up each transaction, and they also make it easier to settle your cash drawer at the end of the work day, 5. Generate itemized receipts. Conventional cash registers often take a long time to print a receipt, and these receipts typically do not have a lot of information. These truncated receipts can confuse your customers, and your customers may want to ask additional questions to make sure that their receipts are correct. However, if you have a POS system that generates itemized receipts, your clients immediately receive a receipt that tells them exactly what they purchased and the amount. If your place of business could use an upgrade, talk to services such as Austech Weighing Pty Ltd to get...

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Turn your old gold into new cash!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have any old gold jewellery that you will never wear again tucked away somewhere?  It might have been passed onto by an elderly relative or given to you when fashions were somewhat different.  Do you have any gold coins in a collection you never look at?  If so, you could turn them into cash by selling them to a gold buyer.  It is a simple process.  A gold buyer will weigh your item and test the purity of the gold in it, using either an acid or electronic test. This examination will help them to determine the price they will buy it for.  If you agree to the price they keep the item and give you the cash. There are a couple of things you need to know before you think about selling old gold items: 1.  Not all gold buyers will offer the same price for the same coin or piece of jewellery.  Once they have bought it from you, a gold buyer sells your gold to a gold refiner for re-melting, who in turn sells it on to a jeweller for re-fashioning.  These steps mean that you do not receive the published commodity price for your gold.  There are numerous gold buyers in the market, both online and with premises you can visit, and you need to shop around to achieve the best price. 2.  The commodity price you see advertised is for pure (24 karat) gold.  24 karat gold is too soft to make into jewellery so it is mixed with other metals to create an alloy, which is stronger.  Jewellery is typically made of 18 karat (75%) or 10 karat (42%) gold.  That means that an 18 karat gold ring weighing 25g only contains 18.75g gold.  You will be paid only for the amount of gold your item contains. 3.  Some of the value of the jewellery is in the design and/or any other components, such as precious or semi-precious stones.  Likewise a coin or other trinket may be valued more for its rarity than for the amount of pure gold it contains.  For this reason, consider whether you might realise more value by selling the piece to a second-hand jeweller or collector instead of to a gold buyer. Those points aside, any money you receive from selling unwanted gold jewellery and coins is money that you did not have before.  For more information, contact a gold buyer like PMT Pty Ltd and turn your old gold into new...

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