Since the start of 2023, many “de-dollarization” events have taken place.
Russia and Iran jointly announced the launch of cryptocurrencies for international trade. Saudi Arabia gave approval for selling oil in currencies other than the US dollar. Argentina and Brazil planned to establish common currencies. Brazil and China agreed to stop using the US dollar as an intermediate currency.
The term “de-dollarization” has become worthy of some real focus, especially at a time when the globalization of the Chinese renminbi is on an uptrend.
Cheaper Than Amazon and eBay: If you want to shop cheaper than Amazon or eBay, you need to remove the intermediary.
Online shopping nowadays is cleverly set up to put an intermediary between the buyer and the seller. That intermediary might be Amazon, eBay, another shopping platform, or an advertising portal like Google.
With food, it’s Uber Eats or Deliveroo. With taxis it’s Uber. With groceries it’s Getir. There’s always someone who wants to put themselves between buyer and seller at your expense.
If you want to send money to Ukraine, there are ways to do it way faster and cheaper than your bank and with fewer hoops to jump through.
There are several reasons why people might want to send money to Ukraine. Here are a few common ones:
Family support: many people have family members living in Ukraine whom they wish to support financially. This could include sending money for living expenses, education, healthcare, or other essential needs.
Humanitarian aid: in certain situations, people may want to provide financial assistance to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, such as disaster relief, poverty alleviation, or helping vulnerable populations.
Where to Buy Gtech Battery Chargers Trade: If you’re in the vacuum cleaner repair trade, and you repair Gtech vacuum cleaners, you might be looking for somewhere to buy Gtech battery chargers trade, that is, at a trade price in quantity.
How does £5.90 each including delivery and VAT* when buying ten sound? Read on……
(* price correct at time of writing)
In the vacuum cleaner repair trade, repairers often encounter various challenges when it comes to sourcing affordable and OEM-looking battery chargers, especially when dealing with Gtech vacuum cleaners. Who wants those nasty generic black ones some sell?… Click here to continue reading this article
Many only know him from Top Gear, Grand Tour, or Clarkson’s Farm, but in fact, he cut his teeth as a writer. He writes for the Sunday Times, The Sun and has written many books (many of which are just his newspaper articles republished together – but still worth reading twice).… Click here to continue reading this article
If you want to buy a UK specification combined 30mph and speed camera sign, we can point you to it.
On its own, a 30mph sign is of limited effect. Similarly, on its own, a camera sign is of limited effect. However, put the two together and psychologists say that the combined effect is a more effective call to action in the brain. That is why local authorities have started using the combined speed limit and camera sign.
The latest meeting of High Peak Business Club took place on the morning of Friday, October 6.
The guest speaker was Raymond Reynolds, property and business development director of Greggs and his theme was Baking Up A Business. The club’s Edwina Currie reported: “Raymond Reynolds is Scottish and very tall. And slim – if he’s eating a lot of his firm’s pasties, he doesn’t show it.
“Changing roles after ten years as retail director, he now has “a wide portfolio of responsibilities.” He’s been with Greggs since the 1980s, so he’s seen it grow and adapt as the traditional High Street has come under pressure.… Click here to continue reading this article
Small business wondering if there is more to life than queuing at the Post Office counter?
Wondering which courier to use?
Been there – done that. Here are some pointers.
The post office or couriers are the two options.
Remember: For Highlands and UK islands always use the Post Office, they will always be cheaper. You’ll find the postcodes couriers surcharge online, IM, PO33, BT and some K Scottish ones. Couriers don’t want to go there so they charge more. PO is always cheaper on small boxes.
The main thing about living anywhere in the world is your attitude.
How easily you can adapt to living outside your “comfort” zone, to how willing you are in accepting a new reality.
There are advantages and disadvantages to living anywhere. I think this goes without saying, but I obviously have to say it to put things into perspective for some.
I have often said that you cannot compare Russia to the established Western world. One has emerged from 75 years of Communism, not to mention a whole host of tragic historical and cultural norms, to a meshing of free market policies and a new world order in the 21st century.… Click here to continue reading this article
Have you had the “Extra Payment Required” email from Parcel2Go or Evri?
As online sellers, we access the services of Hermes/myHermes (2022 edit – now Evri) sometimes direct, and sometimes through parcel2go.com – depending on which platform we are booking from.
Years ago, everyone used to book everything at 0.99kgs and anything up to about 3kgs would go through without a hitch. That was never going to last.
In the last 18 months, Hermes has started routinely weighing everything, so weights must be accurate. No big deal and not rocket science to make sure which band your parcel falls into, right?… Click here to continue reading this article
Russian Ukrainian Adventures Forum Newsletter – Summer 2015.
It has been over a year since we sent out a newsletter, so we thought one was long overdue.
We would like to bring you up-to-date on the changes at RUA the last year.
The Forum Has Changed Direction a Little to Include More Travel, Culture, News and Politics.
The site was stuck in what is a dying and declining niche. When the site first started back in the mid naughties, it was firmly aimed at what some termed the “mail-order bride” niche.… Click here to continue reading this article
Looking to buy a Dyson Airblade hand dryer filter?
We can point you in the right direction.
You have maybe called up Dyson and found out that they want a gallon of blood, your liver, all your personal information, machine serial numbers and then, after all that, they will refuse to sell them to you.
It has been the case for some time that Dyson refused to supply even the the trade with any Dyson Airblade hand dryer spares, as was noted in this article.
In recent months, Dyson have declined to supply the after-market, Dyson spare part sellers and machine refurbishers with Dyson spares for Airblade hand dryers.
If you are a UK online seller and want to sell into the USA, this article is for you. Selling into the US from the UK is full of pitfalls.
We all love selling online, don’t we? Especially in the UK.
America and Canada are potentially important markets to look at, as there are over 330 million people there. So we want to sell online to Americans, right? (And for simplistic purposes, we include Canada in the term ‘America’ and ‘Americans’ from here on in.)