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July 6, 2016
According to Ebates recent Spring Shopping Survey, almost everyone (96% of adults and 95% of teens) engages in “retail therapy” as a mood booster. For adults, 56% say that clothing purchases make them happiest, followed by books, music, and movies (42%); travel (40%); tech/electronics (38%); and home décor (33%). Teens got the best pick-me-up from clothing (68%); tech/electronics (51%); books, music, and movies (43%); travel (22%); and home décor (17%). While we know that plants make garden center customers happy, it’s good to realize that clothing, books and home décor (indoor or outdoor) will also pique their interests. Keeping all your profit centers fresh and up to date will help you maximize sales. Source: Green Profit Magazine
Protecting yourself from ransomware
Ransomware is a type if malicious software (malware) designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Here are some ways that you can fight off becoming infected with ransom ware. Install software updates. Malware commonly invades your computer via outdated software applications. Keep your applications and operating system up to date and safer. Use Windows User Access Control. If you’re using Windows, User Access Control (UAC) will inform you when a program makes a change that requires administrator level permission. UAC works by adjusting the permissions level of your user account based on the current tasks. So, if you’re reading email or creating documents you will have the permissions of a standard user even if you are logged in as an administrator. Be skeptical. Don’t click on any emails or attachments that you don’t recognize, and avoid suspicious websites. Most malware infections come from user actions, so if you’re not sure, don’t do it. Source: itnews.com
Custom, Print-on-Demand Billboards
With our new UDesign technology, you can personalize your 7 x 5” and 11 x 7” billboard signs and promote your brand name along with your plants. You can choose from over 10,000 plant varieties -- over 4 times more than were available on the traditional billboards.
The completely customizable billboards allow you to:
• Add your company name and logo
• Add retail pricing and container size
• Edit plant descriptions
• Choose from 7”x 5” or 11”x 7” signs
• Select from 3 different templates for each size
• Select theme color or add your own background photo
• Add tie-in products.
Solid color marking flags are ideal for above ground marking. The flags come in 2 sizes; 2.5 x 3.5” or 4x5” on a 21” wire staff. Sold in bundles of 100. The 4x5” flags can be custom printed with your own name and/or logo. The imprint area is 3.5x4.5”; there is an additional setup fee and a minimum order of 1000 flags.
Enter MARKINGFLAGSJULY16 in the shopping cart window to receive 10% off your purchase of non-customized Marking Flags.
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