Monthly Archives: April 2016

Good Scales for Determining Shipping Rates

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We needed a scale in our office that could weigh letters and parcels accurately for postage and shipping labels. We got a couple of NCI shipping scales to use due to the volume of letters and packages we were sending out every day. It sure saves time doing it at the office and having the post office and various shipping carriers pick up everything instead of having to have an employee drive everything to the various shippers. The scales we have are very accurate. You can check a letter to make sure it is not over the weight limit, and you can weigh a box weighing 150 pounds. We do not ship anything that weighs that much. I’m glad, because I would have to lift it!

A good scale in the office is a must if you are shipping anything that can have a variable weight. Continue reading

Getting the Confidence to Complete Do-It-Yourself Projects from the Internet

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The Internet has changed the way that people do things. When most people think about how the Internet has impacted society, they think about things like the availability of more entertainment, how much easier it is to communicate with others, and how a once complicated task can now be completed quicker. All of these things are true, but there is another way in which the Internet has improved the lives of everyone. The Internet has made it possible for people to do more things for themselves.

There are a lot of very complicated projects that in times past people would need to farm out to a trained technician or professional. Now, they can just hop on the Internet, read an article, watch a video, or listen to an audio program and learn how to perform even the most complicated processes in a step-by-step manner. For example, if a person wants to replace the alternator on their car, they simply need to type in the type of vehicle they have, the type of alternator they have, and they will be presented with a whole host of do-it-yourself videos showing them every single step they need to take.

In addition to the step-by-step videos, there are also comments where people who are novices just like them ask questions about the problems they have encountered. All of this has taken the fear out of doing complicated home repairs or electronic repairs.

In addition to saving people time, these do-it-yourself videos give people the confidence they need to do more things for themselves. They also encourage people to get interested in areas that they were not interested in previously. For example, a person who only has a passing interest in electronics may have an electronic device that fails. They call a repair person to fix it, only to find that the cost of repairing the item is more than what the item itself is worth. So they hop on the Internet, they look at a how-to videos, purchase the parts they need from Siemens electrical distributors, and they fix the problem.

Once they realize how easy the repair was, they get interested in learning more about electronics. Instead of going online to watch videos about how to repair products, they are the ones uploading videos explaining how repairs work. All of this is possible because of the power of the Internet. Truly, the Internet has been a force to change society for the good.