Buying a Used Car with Vehicle Inspections

May 2nd, 2015 |

Buying a used car in the 20th century has become trickier and trickier. With time the bad cars are always resold into the market, leaving a used car market saturated with used cars that have problems. For the average consumer, this causes a lot of issues because they need to weed out the good from the bad. The typical used car buyer is not well versed in the mechanical complexities of a car, and thus does not know what to look at when buying used.

Buying a used car that has a lot of problems results in potentially thousands of dollars lost due to the need for repairs. This hidden cost could have been avoided if the buyer did some due diligence and got help from a more experienced individual or company. That is why nowadays, vehicle inspections from a mechanic or pre-purchase inspection company is more prevalent nad highly recommended. These companies have been popping up all over the place. For instance, in Toronto, Carcheckcanada provides vehicle inspections across the GTA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Increase sales from social media with ReClickd

January 29th, 2015 |

Tech startup ReClickd has big plans to create a “powerful” social media management and incentives platform for companies accepting payments through Stripe. We caught up with the team at ReClickd and discussed how they are planning to approach the marketplace with their new product launch in the coming months. The team are very keen to take a new approach to what other platforms are currently offering in the social space.

The startup’s platform will allow individuals and businesses of any size to engage with their customers and understand their social community better. Integrated with major social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. Providing tools to help customers understand and measure the outcome of their social marketing efforts and see the results they are yielding. ReClickd aims to help saas and ecommerce businesses increase sales from their social media networks.

Co-founder, Owen, shared his thoughts on why ReClickd will help businesses increase their social productivity.

“Adding a personal touch to a social media management platform helps to ensure users will enjoy and want to use the system on a daily basis. We have considered a multitude of features and UX (user-experience) strategies to ensure our platform is enjoyable and engaging for our end-users and customers. We believe the success of a company’s social presence relies upon the people and culture that are driving it forward and if we can supply them with a platform that adds a personal feel combined with an array of powerful tools they will ultimately gain better results!”

As social media becomes increasingly important for businesses it is systems like ReClickd that will help to define how companies utilise these ever-growing social networks of people to grow their online reputation and win over new customers.

Statistics have shown that over 60% of customers interact with a company or brand’s social media to seek customer service, instead of phone or email. Social media is a great place for companies to show their customer service attributes publicly and as this number continues to grow the shift towards social will be hugely important for businesses to embrace.

Customers also feel more connected to brands if they have an active social presence. Many fans and followers of active social companies have said they feel closer to the brand and even personally involved in the journey when they are told about product updates and the latest releases. It is important for brands to interact with their target audience socially as it breaks down barriers, builds trust and gives the company a public voice.

Ainsley, Co-founder added “As we develop this platform we have been focused on not only creating something of great value with tons of features but a product that is simple, intuitive and fun to use. We believe Stripe is one of the best payment infrastructures available for building something scalable online and some of the most innovative companies and startups are using their services, we are excited to provide value to those companies socially”

They will be providing the product to a selection of partners and early adopters who apply for the early access program, this will help them to gain feedback and implement changes before they officially launch.

The guys are excited to get the platform shipped out and trialled by early adopters, they see a lot of “potential” in the social incentives and commerce space. While the social space has some strong competitors, ReClickd is confident their offering will provide customers with great value for money and a feature-rich system.

Is your Saas or eCommerce business built on Stripe? Get early access to ReClickd!

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Churchill Brighton Hotel

November 30th, 2014 |

The Churchill Brighton Hotel is a lovely little hotel in the Brighton area, just off the coast and well within distance of the ocean. The hotel has a number of different rooms available in different price ranges;  varying from standard all the way up to luxury and they have rooms to accommodate different group sizes as well. Rooms typically come with a double bed but there are triple rooms available. Each room has a comfy bed, flat screen TV and the windows can be blacked out for when you need a lie in.

The double and triple rooms also feature complimentary toiletries, such as soaps and shampoos, and an en suite bathroom complete with a fully functioning shower and toilet. Each room also features free to use tea and coffee making facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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