British Site Which Saved Consumers $87m Throughout The Recession Officially Launches In The US

Former Gordon Ramsay protégé Mark Pearson is the founder of CouponCodes4U.com, a discount coupon site that has officially launched today and is aiming to save Americans millions of dollars. Mark Pearson worked as a sous chef under celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay at the prestigious Claridges restaurant in London. MyVoucherCodes is officially the UK’s most popular discount voucher code website in the UK.

Discount site CouponCodes4u.com officially launches today, and looks set to follow in the footsteps of UK-based sister website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, which 15% of Brits use every month to save money on purchases ranging from supermarket shopping to money off on holidays and other one off purchases.

During the recession, MyVoucherCodes was responsible for nearly £1/2bn worth of sales in the UK, the equivalent of $787m. Throughout this period, Brits saved the equivalent of $87m USD, and the company hopes to repeat this sort of success across the Atlantic.

CouponCodes4U already features thousands of discounts and offers from top retailers keen to establish themselves on the site due to Mark’s background, with current deals including $75 off at Dell, 55% off at Amazon, $50 off at Sears, 35% off at Macy’s and many more.

In pre-launch beta testing, the site managed to amass a following of over 300,000 unique users a month, with no formal marketing in place. Over 15,000 retailers are listed on the site, all of which provide discount coupons, which are redeemable at online checkout.

CouponCodes4U.com has over 100,000 coupon codes, deals and discounts live on the site, and regularly generates over $1m in sales every month, all of which point to great success in the long run for the site.

CouponCodes4U is the Stateside birth-child of one of the UK’s leading young entrepreneurs, Mark Pearson. Since the recession, MyVoucherCodes, officially the UK’s leading discount website has saved Brits over $87m in the last year, and Mark hopes to bring his award-winning style to America.

Although there are many discount coupon sites which have popped up since the Credit Crunch, Managing Director Mark Pearson said,

“The discount coupon industry in the States is in desperate need of a shake-up, as too many US websites offer codes that they don’t actually have on the site, or that are already expired.

“Consumers deserve to see the discount coupon codes that retailers are releasing, and deserve to benefit from them too. In the UK, the rules around the discount sector are quite stringent, and I’m looking to bring the same discipline that has made MyVoucherCodes such a success to the US.

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Shared Online Coupon Codes At CouponChief.com

Several shops and stores create schemes to attract consumers into purchasing their products; you name it, f r o m food to fashion. One of the best schemes that have gotten the attention of consumers for so many years has been coupons. Coupons used to be found in newspapers and interested shoppers used to cut them out and bring them to their desired store and buy their discounted items. Coupons gives consumers the best deal at the same time giving the stores good sales because of the amount of people coming due to the coupons.

Coupons are now brought into a whole new level. One does not need to search for newspaper coupon clippings and cut them out. Coupons can now be found through the internet—the online coupons. There is only one site of this caliber where one can get reputable brand name online coupons, and that is at CouponChief.com.

When coupons were only available at newspapers, there is no one you could ask or confirm if the coupons are actually worth their sale or discounts. Wrong information usually wastes time and energy. Several ads even commit false advertising. So how does CouponChief.com help makes these common mistakes better?

At CouponChief.com, everyone is involved. This is not only a place where you can obtain Online Coupons. This website also allows its members to comment on the online coupons available. Sharing of knowledge and information greatly helps other consumers on whether the coupon is a good sale or not, or if the quality or services are good, etc.

CouponChief.com is always u p d a t e d. When a certain coupon reaches the expiry date, it is removed f r o m the site. In this manner, consumers will not have a misconception that an online coupon is still valid for the item for sale or an available service.

The online coupons are called the coupon codes. Since coupons are found online rather than on a piece of paper, coupons are now inputted into codes. Coupon codes are easy to obtain as newspaper coupons. All you have to do is visit CouponChief.com, and it will allow you to search for available coupons of almost every and nay item for sale, such as jewelries, toys, gardening materials, clothes, health, sporting goods, furniture, gadgets, etc.

Krissy Lim is an active and satisfied member of CouponChief.com. She has also shared numerous Coupon codes to other members, which made her enjoy the 2% revenue earnings. With CouponChief.com, there is nothing to lose.

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Celerant included in the CPA Advisor’s 2009 Retail/POS Review

Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was included in the CPA Advisor’s 2009 Retail/POS Review. Celerant Command Retail received top scores in all areas, including ease of use, modules/scalability, features/functionality, integration, tracking/reporting, and retail value.

“We are proud to have received such exceptional feedback from the CPA Advisor’s Software Review,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “The results are indicative of the quality of the Celerant product, as well as our commitment to developing and implementing advanced software that provides retailers with a complete retail management solution. The detailed report delves into Celerant Command, explaining a number of different features and functionality within the system.”

The CPA Advisor’s 2009 Retail/POS Review provides an overview of Celerant Command Retail, referring to it as “A sophisticated, fully integrated real-time retail management system. More than just a point-of-sale (POS) product, Celerant offers users a series of integrated modules.” It goes on to say, “For retailers who want a web presence and have multiple locations, Celerant Command Retail is a product that should be seriously considered.”

The review also discusses the software’s advanced reporting functionality, saying “Command Retail’s CRM Module is impressive, with the ability to track customer purchasing profiles, monitor purchases for rewards and loyalty card programs, and even track family shopping habits. The Data Mining module provides a tool to analyze data stored in the system to spot trends and performance issues. The Reporting and Analysis module provides users with excellent reporting capabilities throughout.”

Celerant Command Retail provides retailers with a complete software solution that fully integrates the point of sale on the front end with back office functionality, inventory control, warehouse, distribution, allocation, advanced reporting and E-Commerce. Command goes beyond these functions by integrating with professional third-party accounting software, including QuickBooks, MAS 90, and Great Plains, in addition to its own integrated general ledger that will soon be available. For more information, go to http://www.celerant.com/financial_applications.cfm.

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Equal Strategy Helped New Balance To Project A Total Sensory Experience With A Retro ’50’s And ’60’s Look And Feel In Their World’s First New Balance Experience Store In Beijing

Asia’s leading ‘environmental branding consultancy’ Equal Strategy has helped New Balance to project a total sensory experience with a retro ’50’s and ’60’s look and feel in its World’s first New Balance Experience Store in Beijing’s historic Qianmen Avenue.

Equal Strategy Helped New Balance To Project A Total Sensory Experience With A Retro '50's And '60's Look And Feel In Their World’s First New Balance Experience Store In Beijing

The store, New Balance’s first ever Experience Store™, showcases the company’s century-long heritage over two floors amidst framed archival photographs, vintage New Balance advertisements and brand paraphernalia dating as far back as 1910.

A DNA ribbon which extends from the first floor entrance all the way to the second floor takes the consumer through a chronological journey documenting the brand’s rich past, present and future. The detail in the overall store design is further complimented by audio, visual and olfactory experiences throughout the store including the unique smell of natural woody notes, with a touch of leather, reminiscent of a shoe store’s scent from the mid-20th century.

What does New Balance sound and smell like? To create the right atmosphere for the brand product highlights, Equal Strategy’s sensory marketing guru Simon Faure-Field deployed a woody scent coupled with 1950’s style “be bop” music. Customers can“bop while they shop” to the supplied sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis.

In addition, Equal Strategy’s programmed in-store messaging directs customers to check out the store’s second floor merchandise and repeatedly highlights New Balance’s unique Performance DNA concept. Scientific research has found that 40% of shoppers who listen to in-store audio messages are influenced in their purchasing decisions.

According to Equal Strategy, Scientific studies found the sense of smell is the only sense directly connected to the brain’ centre for memory and emotions. More than 80% of customer decisions are influenced by what we smell! Scientific olfactory studies conducted in the United States found that training shoes which had been lightly scented with a barely-perceptible fragrance sold more pairs and for a higher premium than unscented trainers.

Bob Neville Regional Retail Manager for New Balance in Asia Pacific commented “we are very pleased with the way the music, messaging and specially formulated New Balance ‘aroma’ integrate within the built three dimensional aspect of the New Balance Experience Store. We want to create a brand experience that is totally reflective of the brand essence and as such this has to go beyond what you see and encompass all of the human senses. This first Experience Store in Beijing marks the first of a global role out and will for the first time see, hear and smell the New Balance brand in an integrated and total experience”

About Equal Strategy
Equal Strategy delivers “music”, “fragrance” and “recorded telephone messages on hold” to businesses in a scientific way that enhances the overall customer experience of the brand and causes the customer to stay longer and buy more! Equal Strategy is the only company in Asia that specialises in deploying “music” and “fragrance” solutions to business where the two senses are stimulated in synergy with each other.

Sound and smell deliver stimuli directly to the memory centres of the brain, influencing behaviour and creating suggestion at both the conscious and unconscious levels. Decades of behavioural research into the habits of consumers has found that “consumer arousal” can be either stimulated or suppressed through the use of mood settings like music and fragrance.

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Displaysense reports sales of catering equipment increasing in the lead up to Valentines Day

Displaysense reports that while Valentines Day is renowned as the most romantic day of the year, with couples expressing their love for each other with gifts and for many, tying the knot, making it one of the busiest marriage periods in the year, it’s not just flowers and chocolates that are in demand this February.

This busy marriage period has lead to Displaysense (http://www.displaysense.co.uk), the UKs leading supplier of affordable shop fittings and catering equipment, having to double their stock of cake displays, after increasing demand from customers who are intending to cut down on the big day expenses due to the ongoing credit crunch by doing a lot more themselves rather than payout for caterers.

After various calls to the Displaysense sales team, a number of customers have indicated that other businesses are also benefiting from the downturn, as a number of people are renting equipment or making items for the big day, rather than purchasing it.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense said, “There definitely seems to be a growing trend of people looking to DIY their wedding day. If this trend continues, we may change our future new product plans and introduce more wedding related products”.

Steve commented further by saying, “Some of our customers have been very inventive with their purchases, one example was a customer who cut down on their wedding stationary and purchased some note clip holders from our leaflet holders range and used them for table and name placements as well as menu holders“.

On speaking to suppliers and the local business community, Displaysense has learnt that certain businesses are even planning to extend their January sales to cover the first two weeks of February to pick up this marriage trade and supply products to couples who are working with a tighter wedding budget.

With wedding numbers decreasing by an estimated 35% since their peak in 1972, couples have preferred to co-habit, rather than tie the knot. However, the race to exchange vows on Valentines Day always leads to a surge in the Marriage figures and the numbers of people filling the countries church pews.

With the credit crunch in place tightening the purse strings on everything from the dresses to the catering, Displaysense wishes all those couples good luck and hope the trend for more DIY weddings continues in 2009.

About Displaysense

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Explore a wide collection of coupon codes and discount promotions available only at CouponHeaven.com

CouponHeaven.com, the leading provider of discount online coupon codes is again announcing new sets of online coupon codes available at their website. The public can take advantage great discounts and other deals on Gifts & Flowers and Computers products from their suppliers.

Companies offering coupon codes on Gifts & Flowers include 1800Flowers, Cafe Press, A.T. Cross, Cushman’s Fruit, Dale and Thomas Popcorn, Dan’s Chocolates, De La Flowers, Fannie May, Fine Stationary, Fleurop, FlowerStore, From You Flowers, FTD, Gevalia, GiftBaskets, Gortons, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Harry and David, Hickory Farms, Just Because Baskets, Just Flowers, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Legal Sea Foods, Lillian Vernon, Limoges Jewelry, Lobster Gram, Mrs Fields, Mrs Prindables, Nirvana Chocolates, Organic Bouquet, Personal Creations, Personalization Mall, Pfaelzer Brothers, Proflowers, Red Envelope, Stonewall Kitchen, Teleflora, The Fruit Company, Things Remembered, Vermont Teddy Bear, Waterford, Zazzle, and zChocolat.

Coupon codes and discount promotions from most of these companies include free shipping of the items, discounts that could reach as high 20%, and other offers can take as much as $95 off on your orders. Flowers, chocolates, books, fresh fruits, candy nuts, and other stuff are perfect gifts for this coming Christmas. Buying these things using coupons for gifts and flowers at CouponHeaven can save you time and money.

This month, it is expected that CouponHeaven’s coupon codes for computers and software will receive another massive request. From previous years, laptops, computers, and other gadgets were best known to be the most sought after presents for Christmas. Lined discount coupons on computer products including software and hardware are receiving high request at the company’s website.

Computer products with listed coupon codes include companies such as Academic Superstore, Adobe / Macromedia, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Buy.com, Circuit City, Computer Geeks, Corel, Dell, Fujitsu, Home Depot, HP, Iomega, Lenovo, MacMall, Mcafee, Nothing But Software, Panda Security, PC Connection, Roxio, Sonystyle, Symantec, and Toshiba.

Most computer security products installed on computer systems are registered annually. For renewals for 2009 releases, one can enjoy discounts on security products from companies including Mcafee, Panda Security, and Symantec using the coupon codes offered by CouponHeaven.

Aside from these items, plenty of lined products with coupon codes are available at the company’s website. Apparel, Appliances, Movies & DVD, Beauty & Fragrances, Shoes & Accessories, and Tools & Hardware are few of the categories that the public can choose from when looking for discounts.

To get the most out of the company’s service, the public is strongly advised to review the details and restriction of supplier’s promotion. Suppliers have different restrictions on different coupon codes.

The public can subscribe to the company’s news letters and receive the latest updates on coupon codes and discount promotions on the hottest products. So log-on now to the Internet and browse for the best coupon code and discount promotion that you can use in finding your gift for this Christmas.

About the Company:
CouponHeaven.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnow Information Network, LLC, is a leading provider of online coupons and discount offers. Our goal is to empower consumers with information so that they can make educated buying decisions and save money at quality online merchants. The company can be reached through their website at CouponHeaven.com.

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