Wooden Watches: Women’s Round Heart Bead Stretch Wooden Wristwatch

 

Designed and manufactured in Canada, the TENSE Wooden Timepiece Collection offers unique one-of-a-kind watches that are individually handcrafted from sustainable, natural wood components, and in terms of color, tone, or pattern, no two watches are exactly alike.

Featured is the Women’s Round Heart Bead Stretch Wooden Wristwatch

Satin smooth rose brown Sandalwood with no clasp or metal components touching skin.

Round case with light grain dial face has black numeric numerals, black hour, minute, and secondhand.

Stretch strap is heart-shaped wood beads with small gold tone spacers. Strap expands to fit different wrist sizes and can be adjusted for extra small wrists (tools required).

Water resistant for everyday casual wearing, the movement is made of high quality stainless steel and produced by Miyota (Citizen) of Japan.

All TENSE watches come with a two year limited warranty, operations manual, a mercury free battery that lasts up to four years, and elegant original packaging.

 

Browse through TimelessTemptationsbyTopCat.com to see more unique TENSE wooden watches.

 

 

 

 

On A Lighter Note: Young At Heart

For the intellectual there are books and debates to stimulate and entertain. While the workaholic lives for boardroom dominance and late hour deadlines. But for the young at heart there is only the open road and the sound and feel of a motorcycle in motion.

Certainly there are other pursuits that offer an equal mixture of relaxation and fun. But only those of similar heart would understand when I say there is nothing quite like sitting astride a powerful two-wheeled machine, the wind a constant companion, the twist of the throttle sending a primal sounding vibration down deep like some soothing meditative mantra.

Ah, to know the uplifting joy of a long gliding lean into a wide curve. Or the spirited thrill of a side-to-side switchback dance along some empty rural road. Yes, for these indulgent pleasures we silently give thanks for a freedom no enclosed vehicle could ever hope to provide.

The curious watch us ride by with our polished chrome and custom paint gleaming. They see a romantic breed in fitted black leather and tailored full-face helmets. From behind my tinted black shield I watch their yearning eyes, can almost hear them wondering if a big bike of their own could free a soul yoked with too much hard time.

Swallowed whole inside their cheerless vehicles, I wave to those who smile and nod and wish they could know the comfort of my two-wheeled Cadillac with its cruise-control, adjustable suspension, and built-in intercom/stereo. We may crave the bareback freedom of an endless highway but comfort and beauty will always be a priority. After all, my kind is only human.

Magic happens when riders and machines come together. The world takes on a new perception and moments in time seem to hang forever.

Like an early summer morning, with the sun just breaking free of the distant horizon. And all your cares and worries have been left at home to fend for themselves for a few hours. When over the intercom you hear the rally cry,” We’ll stick to the back roads and stop for breakfast after an easy two-hour ride.”

The day may come when strength and endurance no longer abound. When our gleaming two-wheeled beast brings about more strain than pleasure. Not to worry though, we’ve planned ahead. A trike kit, if you can believe, will see us into another new riding era.

Young at heart, motorcycles, freedom. We’ll look for you on the open road.

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Wooden Watches: Men’s Casual Curved Square Wooden Wristwatch

   

Designed and manufactured in Canada, the TENSE Wooden Timepiece Collection offers unique one-of-a-kind watches that are individually handcrafted from sustainable natural wood components, and in terms of color, tone, or pattern, no two watches are exactly alike.   

  

Featured is the Men′s Casual Curved Square Wooden Wristwatch   

Satin smooth inlaid Sandalwood in rose brown and honey gold.   

Case is a curved square shape with light grain dial face. H-shaped wooden links can be easily removed or added to adjust the size to fit most wrists. Extra links are available from the manufacturer.   

Folding clasp and crown are made of premium quality stainless steel.   

Watch has black numeric numerals, black hour, minute, and secondhand.   

Water resistant for everyday casual wearing, the movement is made of high quality stainless steel and produced by Miyota (Citizen) of Japan.   

All TENSE watches come with a two year limited warranty, operations manual, a mercury free battery that lasts up to four years, and elegant original packaging.   

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Browse through TimelessTemptationsbyTopCat.com to see more unique TENSE wooden watches.   

  

  

   

The Entrepreneur Highway Part 6

Working with product sourcing companies can be easier than you think.

When planning your online business, or any business for that matter, a lot of research can be involved in locating wholesale or dropship companies that can reliably provide the products you want to sell at prices your budget can handle.

Wholesale companies buy vast amounts of products directly from manufacturers at extremely low cost per unit prices. When you purchase wholesale, you are buying for the purpose of reselling. You get a better price than purchasing retail but to do so you also have to buy a larger quantity of products. Basically, the more you buy the lower your cost per item.

The two most notable disadvantages to using wholesale companies are the need to pay for the total cost up front before the merchandise is shipped and then requiring storage and insurance for your purchased products.

Dropship means a company has purchased huge quantities of wholesale goods or provided their own manufactured products and makes this merchandise available to you for resale. Usually you pay only for the products you sell. This service also includes shipping the order directly to your customer, often without the customer knowing that it came from the dropshipper. But for this convenience you pay more than if you owned the merchandise and offered your own shipping.

Some of the disadvantages with using a dropshipper include never actually seeing the products you’re selling, or having to deal with a third party on their time schedule if the shipped item is lost or damaged. And unfortunately, there is also the eventual possibility of having to notify a customer that the item they just purchased has suddenly sold out, been discontinued, and is no longer available for shipping . . . ever!

Type into any search engine the words wholesale directory or dropshipper directory and you’ll find plenty of offers to sift through. The directory home page usually provides information about the number of product companies you will have access to, a sampling of product categories, how often new suppliers are added to their growing database, how long they’ve been in business, FAQs, contact us info, advertisers, affiliates, and so on.

Wholesale and dropship companies signup with one of more of these directory outlets so that sellers looking for products can find information and links to hundreds of businesses all centrally located on one website.

Most of these directory sites require a yearly membership fee that varies in cost. If you’re on a budget a yearly fee of $20 can be well worth having access to hundreds of companies around the world and in your own backyard.

While the internet can provide plenty of links to product sourcing companies, don’t forget about checking your local phonebook yellow pages. You’ll be surprised at how many wholesale and dropship companies are in your city or close by. Think of the savings in shipping and delivery time if you could pick up the order yourself.

When you’ve found a supplier you like, do your own prequalifying by:

  • Checking out their website for professional characteristics.
  • Confirming the listed business name, address and telephone number.
  • Making a phone call and speaking with an employee to confirm terms, products, and shipping information.
  • And placing a minimum first order to see how smoothly the transaction goes and what condition the products arrive in.

Before contacting a wholesaler, make sure you have enough space to store bulk orders. Decide what quantities you will need to buy to guarantee plenty of stock to sell for a month or so that will also meet the supplier’s minimum order demand.

Once you’ve selected the type of products you want to sell, if possible buy only one or two of the items first to judge their quality and to also see how well they sell from your website or auction/selling platform.

Buying from smaller wholesalers can be an easier route at first as such companies often need your business as well and are more inclined to have smaller/no minimum orders or free shipping incentives. However, as your business grows, many of these smaller wholesalers can have trouble keeping up with demand in the fast-paced sales seasons like Christmas and other holidays.

New sellers may find it difficult getting wholesalers to open an account for them. There are a lot of wholesale companies out there. If one says no then try another. Once your business has been established for some time definitely revisit any suppliers of interest again. This time when they ask about you and your business, you can confidently answer:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What other products do you carry?
  • What type of customers do you cater to?
  • How much stock do you expect to sell in a month?

You should also be asking each supplier such basic questions as:

  • Do they charge a fee to setup a wholesale (dropship) account?
  • What are their return policies for damaged or unwanted stock?
  • How long will it take to process your product re-order?
  • Do they accept PayPal or credit cards?
  • Are they able to provide true wholesale pricing?
  • Are the products stored in their own warehouse at the address listed?
  • Do you need to provide the supplier with a Tax ID/Resale Number?

 Like anything else, you’re going to come across good and bad wholesale and dropship companies. Fortunately, you’ll find most are the real deal and are only too happy to help you succeed.

I’m an online entrepreneur. How about you?

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