The Businessman and Ubiatarplay Remote Shopping

27 Oct , 2017  

Here is a situation no man ever wants to deal with. A businessman is on a business trip to London England. When his girlfriend learns he would be in downtown London, she wanted him to go to a certain store and buy her some English made bars of soap to use for Christmas presents. She reminded him about this errand several times before he left on his trip.

Plan interrupted

To make this matter worse, the meetings were all running late every day and this businessman didn’t have time to run his girlfriend’s errand. He knew he was going to be in some big trouble when he got home.

If he were part of Ubiatarplay, he would have been able to shop remotely.

Problem solved

There would not have been a problem – he would have been able to go to the Ubiatarplay marketplace and find an Avatar who would have allowed him to shop remotely. He would have just told the Avatar where to go and when there, he would have been able to get the bars of soap through his Avatar to purchase. He would have then instructed his Avatar to go to the hotel he is staying at and go to the front desk. He would have left an envelope for his Avatar with the money for the bars of soap and her fee for taking his shopping remotely.

Other possible problems

Now, naturally, there could be some problem with this situation. What if he could not find an Avatar to help him shop remotely? The answer here is that someone at the marketplace will know someone who is in London to do the remote shopping; or knows someone who knows someone – there will be some way to find an Avatar to take him remote shopping.

No money

Ok, what if the Avatar doesn’t have any money to front the shopping trip? Easy one, the businessman will leave the money at the front desk and the Avatar can stop at the hotel first before the remote shop.

Being a good businessman, he probably would have already thought of these possible problems.




The Different Forms of Customer Relationship Management

7 Oct , 2017  

Customer Relationship Management

The commercial market is a very unforgiving place where there second opportunities are very rare. Herein a customer lost is a sale lost for ever and can never be recovered. Hence to be able to find a footing and constantly grow in such a competitive environment, it is supremely important that:

  • The information shared is right,
  • The client giving the information too knows how to benefit from it and
  • The time is right for achieving the sale.

Hence communication plays a supreme role in the make and break of a business. The customer relationship management software is the most important tool used to maintain a very high level of interaction with customers and communicate both with prospective and existing clients and customers. The primary goal of this software is to provide a good quality of relevant service after gaining a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, wants and behavioural patterns with regards to sales.

In order to achieve this objective, there are three types of customer relationship management applications. They are:

  • Operational CRM which helps to stream line certain business processes like sales, service and marketing automation. The main purpose of this is:
    • Generation of leads,
    • Conversion of the leads into contacts,
    • Gaining all relevant details pertaining to a contact and
    • Providing proper service throughout the lifecycle of the customer.
  • Analytical CRM is mostly for people in the top management and those people in the sales and marketing team who have the ability to determine ways and means to serve their customers better. It analyses data coming in from different touch-points to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
  • Collaborative CRM deals with sharing of information among the different aspects of a business like sales and marketing team, the technical support team, the customer service team etc.

Each of these types has its own features and advantages. Hence deciding the strategies and goals of a company beforehand ideally enable the company to implement the best type of customer relationship management software.

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What’s So Special About Paper?

1 Oct , 2017  

When it comes to Office supplies stationary at, there are many different kinds of paper.  The paper you use for a particular job or craft will depend upon the qualities of that paper type.  It is a combination of thickness, surface texture, stiffness, and finish that will help you determine which one is best.


Here is a list of many of the most common types of crafting paper:

  • Copy Paper—fairly smooth and medium weight, this extremely common paper type is good for writing and printing but is also stiff enough to stand on its own if used to make paper models
  • Art Paper—thicker, rougher, and typically more expensive, this type of paper is designed for pencil, ink, or paint work.
  • Cardstock—stiff but smooth, and also remarkably thin, this type of paper is ideal for greeting r cards and durable paper models and other stand-up building craft projects
  • Construction Paper—soft and rough, construction paper is bright in color but not as stiff as cardstock. It is often used for kids crafting products and is actually the best for toddlers learning their cutting skills
  • Tissue Paper—very thin and brightly colored, the translucent paper can be assembled for a stained glass effect or you can wet it for more of a watercolor effect
  • Origami Paper—also lightweight but quite sturdy, origami paper makes sharp fold creases, obviously designed to uphold folded crafting designs of the Japanese art


Of course, paper on its own is pretty boring. It is the multitude of things you can do with paper that really make a difference.  Here are some ways you can manipulate paper in crafts.

  • Folding—as mentioned above, folding paper—particularly in origami—allows you to create something new. Paper airplanes are probably the most popular type of folded paper craft outside of origami
  • Rolling—simply roll paper, or strips of paper, around something cylindrical (pencil, toothpick) for a coiled effect
  • Cutting—Use a scissors with small, sharp, pointy blades, for small cuts. For longer cuts you might prefer a knife or a box cutter.
  • Connecting—white glue is pretty common and quite effective in connecting paper with other paper or other materials. Of course, there are other types of adhesives and techniques that allow you to join pieces of paper together
  • Strengthening—fashioning pliable layers of paper together can make it stronger. Reinforce this, if you please, by wrapping this in clear packing tape or applying a seal.