Inflatable Furniture To Aid Flood Torn Towns

Inflatable Everything, A Bishops Stortford based company that supply an extensive range of inflatable products, claim that during periods of high risk of flooding the government should do more to prepare those at risk by kitting out peoples homes with inflatable furniture.

For some people in the UK the threat of flooding which is usually perceived to occur during Autumn and Winter but can actually occur in Spring as well as Summer, has turned into an on going battle with nature to prevent their properties from being damaged and belongings being washed away by the ebbing tides.

Inflatable Everything, is highlighting that inflatable furniture such as inflatable mattresses, blow up children’s toys and even a boat shaped inflatable drinks cooler can be used to prevent household items including the beers from floating away and being damaged.

To pay for the equipment, Inflatable Everything are about to start lobbying the government to provide grants to people in the most affected areas, so they can prepare themselves for the future.

In order to get as much backing for the petition as possible and get a better understanding of the situation, team members at Inflatable Everything are to visit flood prone areas of the UK such as Hull and Doncaster, to gather signatures and get the voices and stories of the people heard.

As a safety precaution, inflatable kayaks and inflatable canoes should also be made readily available to help flood victims safely evacuate their properties and head for higher ground in the event of an emergency.

Steve Whittle, Marketing Manager for Inflatable Everything, commented on the situation by saying “With the cost of flooding for the UK now running into the billions, we think the government should provide grants to the worst affected areas so they can invest in inflatable items.

Steve Whittle also commented, “Given the spiraling insurance costs many of these flood risk residents have to pay, Insurance companies should reduce their premiums if customers invest in appropriate inflatable’s to protect their possessions.”

The major benefits of investing in inflatable products is that these products can be pumped up or deflated in a small amount of time and can be kept under the bed until they are needed which is ideal during times of crisis. This of course is perfect for residential areas that are built up on flood plains that have a higher risk of sudden flooding as a result of bursting river banks.

With major flooding such as that seen in Cockermouth costing an estimated £206,000,000 it is hoped that inflatable products and future innovations in flood protection could dramatically reduce the impact this natural disaster has on homes and families.

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CQout Introduce Auto-Sync To Reduce Auction Administration Burdens

CQout, the UK based international auction company, who recently announced the launch of its services to the USA, has now announced the introduction of its new Auto-Sync technology to help eliminate many of the administrative burdens often experienced by sellers.

Auto-Sync is a new technology introduced by CQout that aims to take away all the administrative chores experienced by sellers, allowing them to devote their time to servicing their sales and their customers.

As the economic gloom continues, many small to medium size businesses who sell on the internet are looking to expand their customer reach and grab every precious buyer they can market their goods to. Some businesses with their own web sites have already expanded into selling on other platforms such as ebay and Amazon. However, CQout has recognised the problems that can occur when using other selling platforms, namely the huge work load and administrative tasks, such as sellers having to list entire inventories manually on other sites even though it is already on their own web site. Sellers may also have to pay a charge for using such platforms.

With Auto-Sync, CQout simply takes data automatically from a seller’s own website to create a professional-looking auction listing on CQout. As a seller updates their own web site with stock movements or price changes, their listings on CQout are updated as well, resulting in sellers now having an additional shop front that reaches a wider audience and doesn’t require a huge amount of time or work to maintain.

Siamak Bashi, CQout co-founder and chief executive, said: “We always strive to help and support our sellers in any way we can. The Auto-Sync is a huge leap forward in eliminating the administrative burden of listings for our sellers and allowing them to reach a wider customer base.”

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Topshop Expands International Shipping Territories

Topshop.com, which launched in 2001, has expanded its international shipping to include twelve new destinations: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The move follows huge demand in those countries, shown by high traffic on the website as well as customer comments on Topshop’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Delivering iconic British style to over 30 markets, Topshop.com has all the looks available in the London flagship store. It offers over 300 new products a week, trend advice, editorial features, a weekly newsletter, the Inside-Out blog, and instant access to Topshop’s range of designer collaborations and concessions. Additionally Topshop Unique, the only high street collection shown at London Fashion Week is available online.

For SS10, Topshop’s mainline trends include Club Tropicana, inspired by 1980s Miami Beach and the hip hop scene; Rough Luxe, which is dark and grungey; Body Armour, sportswear with an urban twist; and Techno Traveller, perfect for this summer’s festivals.

In addition to the mainline collections, the expansion will give these countries access to the full range of Kate Moss Topshop, which relaunches in May, the brand’s designer collaborations such as Mary Katranzou, Ann-Sofie Back and Asish and also collections by Mark Fast and Meadham Kirchoff coming up in May and June.

Kate Walmsley, Head of E-Commerce, commented: “Everything Topshop can be found on
Topshop.com and so this expansion means our customers can get full access to the brand and iconic British style straight to their door from over 30 countries.”

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House Of Fraser Sees Launch Of Pied A Terre’s First Apparel Collection

lready a highly reputable footwear brand, the womenswear collection is a new edition to the Pied a Terre brand name and follows on from the recently launched homeware collection, also exclusive to House of Fraser.

The new Pied a Terre womenswear collection features dresses, blouses, skirts, jackets and trousers in an array of colours which all co-ordinate and play to a feminine yet sultry colour palette. This is the perfect day-to-night collection, with pieces ideal for both the working day and evenings out.

Pied a Terre is all about style; from chic lines to luxurious fabrics, the look is fashionable whilst remaining timeless. The focus is on quality, from the designs and cuts to the use of sumptuous silks, cottons and cashmere. Signature prints and dresses are key to the collection, while embroidery and delicate trims add to the elegance of the
range.

The ‘Deco Jungle’ trend is a fabulous array of geometric prints with a fresh spring colour scheme of yellow, blue and a shade of nude. The collection lends itself beautifully to daywear and eveningwear, with the ‘Deco Jungle’ print dress a key must-have item for the season.

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