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Office Moving Mistakes to Avoid

There are sometimes in the life of a business when it has to move office to a different location for its benefit. There are a number of reasons tha...


There are sometimes in the life of a business when it has to move office to a different location for its benefit. There are a number of reasons that may cause that such as emerging better business opportunity in the new location, increase crime in the current location, new unfavorable government policies in the current location, high taxation in the current location, relaxed rules and lower taxation in the new location and many more. The process can be very stressful. Some people have passed through it successfully absorbing all the shock. But some businesses passed through it but were not successfully owing to the manner in which they approach the move. If you are moving office, there are some mistakes you should avoid if you want the move to be successful. Here are some of the move to mistakes to avoid.


Not moving on the right time

Before ever you move office, it is important that you sit down and find out whether it is the right time to move. Office relocation is a milestone in the life of your business and if you do it at the wrong time, it will affect your business and may even lead to the collapse of your business. It is like starting a new business in a new location. So, you have to ensure that you have all it takes such finance and manpower to succeed in the new location. If you are financially not stable, there is no need moving to the new location. Properly timing is therefore very crucial in office relocation. Make sure that you are moving at the time. Moving at the right time means moving at a time when your business will be able to withstand the shock and challenges of starting up in a new place.


Not having a clear understanding of the move

Some people move business just like that without taking time to understand what it entails to move a business. Having a clear understanding of the move implies knowing the reason why you are moving, the condition of the new location, the possibility of surviving in the new location and everything about the move such as the cost implication and the effect it will have on your staff and consumers. Before you ever think of moving, you should have a clearer understanding of these issues. This means that you should take time to study the entire process.


Rushing over the move

Relocating an office in a hurry is like moving without planning. Office moving is not like house moving. This is because a lot of things are involved in office relocation. Given that the process is complicated and involves different stages, you don't have to rush over it. You need time to plan it very well and execute it successful. Some experts are of the opinion that more days should be given to the planning itself than the actual more. The greater percentage of the work is done when planning is well done. So, take your time to plan the move so that you will execute it properly.


Relying on in-house relocation service

Office removal is complicated. It requires expert handling. But unfortunately, some businesses make the mistake of trying to relocate their businesses by themselves. This may work fine sometimes but not always. It is a false economy to relocate yourself by yourself. You have to hire the services of experts who know what to do and when to do it. They will help you to carry out the move successful without any hitch on your way.


Not knowing anything about the new location

Before you decide on a new location, it is important that you take time to study the new location. You should find out whether the new location has better business prospect than the old location. You should also look at the crime rate in the new location. It is very risky to establish a business in areas where the crime rate is high. Another factor to consider is the extent of governmental control or regulation on commercial activities in the new location. 


If you take the above points into consideration, you will not make any error during your relocation process. 



Tips for Increasing Your Sales On Amazon.Com


If you are selling your product from Amazon, it is important that you get in front of the millions of online surfers that visit Amazon on daily basis. You should not overlook the fact that many businesses and individuals are listing their products for sale on Amazon. This intensifies the competition. It is therefore pertinent that you put up the best practices in order to increase your sales through the site. There are some key factors that you should look into if you want to generate more sales from the site.


Having more product listed

Your chances of selling your product will be higher if you are able to list more products on the site. Based on the recommendation of Amazon, you can list up to 40 products for sale on the site. This will increase the possibility of your products showing up in the search path of the potential buyers.


Aim at becoming a featured merchant and winning the buy box for your product

As it has been said above, many businesses and individuals are listing their products for sale on the site. Given this, it is possible for several sellers to list the same products. If you want to win the buy box listing, then you have to become a professional seller. This is because becoming a professional seller qualifies you to be a featured merchant and thus eligible for vying for the buy box listing.

In order to win the buy box listing, there are certain criteria that you have to meet. Amazon considers a lot of things before deciding on who qualifies for the buy box list. Some of the things that are being considered are:

·         Your product reviews

·         Your delivery rate

·         Customer services

·         Your over all order defect rate

·         Your time and experience in participating in the marketplace of Amazon and many more.

So, if you want to win the buy box list, you should try to excel in all the above areas.




Create a search friendly product description

Though Amazon.com enjoy high search engine ranking, you should help yourself more by creating a search friendly product description. If your product description is search friendly, online surfers will easily find your product on Amazon. This means that you will entertain huge traffic and possible make more sales.


Generate great customer reviews

Amazon allows consumers to leave their feedback on the product they purchase. You should provide consumers exactly with what they ordered for so that they will leave great feedback for you.