Monthly Archives: December 2018

Holiday Shopping For Kiwis Are Changing

New data revealed that Kiwis are going to purchase a record number of books from various online shops this holiday season. The number might be able to compete with record of international shoppers. This is good news for international couriers in NZ because business will surge this Christmas.

According to Book Depository’s commercial director, Javier Rosales, the number of consumers from New Zealand buying books online is always the highest during the month of November because they are taking advantage of the promos and sales during Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. Book Depository is delivering to 160 different countries worldwide but New Zealand is the second biggest nation they are servicing.

For this year, November 23 was the Black Friday sale and this is when people start shopping for Christmas gifts. They usually shops from retailers with physical shops. Cyber Monday, on the other hand, was celebrated on November 16 and this is dedicated mostly for online sales. The term was developed in 2005 and has been celebrated ever since.

According to Rosales, November is the peak for online shopping because they earn 55 per cent more compared to a regular month. For Kiwis, both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are record-breaking shopping days. The sales are higher by three times compared to a regular Friday and Monday.

He added that these two days started in the United States because these coincide with their Thanksgiving holiday but the trend spread to New Zealand. The sales of from these two days are 12 per cent higher compared to the year before.

Rosales said that the increase in the number of online purchases has prompted them to open their promotion following the time zone in New Zealand in order to adapt with the consumers. He also clarified that while many worry about their purchases arriving on time before Christmas, this is something they have already prioritized to make sure that purchases made on both sales day will arrive well-ahead of Christmas time. It is a lot of pressure for international courier in NZ but they also understand that their consumers come before anything else.

Intensifying Competition Among Motorcycle Manufacturers In India

It is quite common to see Kawasaki motorcycles on the UK roads because they are cheap, efficient and can do anything that riders want. A vast majority of consumers prefer to buy from Kawasaki UK dealers because there are many different options that range from the new to the quality used. Some motorcycles are less than 3 years old and still worth the price you will pay.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries motorcycle unit is planning to increase their production in India to be able to turn the major motorcycle market to an export base that will sell to Latin America and Africa. Output will be increased to about 10,000 motorcycles annually particularly the flagship Ninja model. Kawasaki opened a plant last year at the western India state of Maharashtra. Components will also be purchased locally.

Because there will be an increase in output, the company also plans a big expansion in dealership in India that accounts for more than 30% of the global demand for motorcycles. The first Kawasaki plant in India measured 10,000 square meters and went online in September 2017. Before that, Kawasaki motorcycles that were assembled at a plant leased from Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto has engine displacements of between 250cc and 650cc. At the new plant, larger models like the 1,000cc Ninja will be produced.

Several Kawasaki engineers from Japan will get permanent assignments in India. They will be responsible for finding ways with which they can incorporate locally manufactured and inexpensive components to the models that include the Ninja 250. The goal of Kawasaki is to become more competitive in India because it is an attractive market for motorcycle manufacturers.

Competition among motorcycle manufacturers is intensifying with local brand Bajaj in a tie-up with UK-based Triumph and US- based Harley Davidson. Japan-based Yamaha Motors has also opened scooter dealers in Chennai and two other cities.

A full range of Kawasaki road bikes and demonstrator bikes are available from Kawasaki UK dealers to cater to your requirements. There are qualified Kawasaki technicians and a knowledgeable parts department should you need assistance with your motorcycle. Lifetime guarantee is offered for all new and used motorcycles that are over 250cc.

Airtasker Reveals That It Gets 35,000 Jobs Weekly

There’s a lot of domestic jobs that Aussies can’t really be bothered to do, so one won’t bat an eye for listings for plumbing work, cleaning or Sydney removals, but some are just outright strange, like picking belly button fluff, cakes shaped like people’s rear ends, and fake paparazzi.

According to job outsourcing platform Airtasker revealed that Aussies across the country posted 35,000 jobs to their platform, and, to little surprise, cleaning jobs are listed as the most outsourced jobs in the country.

Asides from the more ‘normal’ chores like Sydney removals, however, some Aussies put in for weird requests, with one user putting up a listing asking for someone to come in to pick their belly button fluff for $5, with another offering $120 for someone to bake a vegan butt cake, as in, as the caption described, as a vegan cake in the shape of a person’s behind.

Airtasker Founder and CEO Tim Fung says that it doesn’t end there, with tasks like bird washing or pretending to be fake paparazzi having been listed on the platform. He says that they see Aussies outsource a wide range of weird and wonderful task, and that he exalts this as Airtasker’s usefulness, as it connects people with someone with the unique skill set needed to help them get their issue dealt with.

There are, of course, more traditional jobs available on the platform, with the most popular being cleaning with 148,591 jobs outsourced in 2018, followed by removals at 122,140 listings, then handymen jobs at 93,961 listings, then gardening, trailing far behind at 48,043 listings.

Of the 35,000 that’s listed on Airtasker every week, data from the platform revealed that the ones most likely to outsource jobs are:

  • Surry Hills;
  • Richmond;
  • Bondi Beach;
  • South Yarra;
  • Kilda;
  • Paddington;
  • Parramatta;
  • Point Cook;
  • Randwick, and;

Mr. Fung says that these suburbs reflect an increasing population of Aussies who know how to value the time in their lives, and know what jobs they’re willing and/or able to do, and which tasks that they would rather leave to the experts.

Chelsea FC Coach Describes Wembley Stadium Pitch As Like A Potato Field

It’s not always about being the biggest football stadium in the world, but just about being a great stadium. Wembley Stadium, according to Chelsea FC Coach Carlo Cudicini, is most definitely not that, with a pitch that he describes as being akin to a potato field.

Tottenham continues to use Wembley as their temporary home while the new stadium is under development, which has met several delays. The pitch in the stadium is in bad shape following a fight involving Anthony Joshua, a month of NFL fixtures, England games, and Premier League football.

Cudicini, a former goalkeeper for Tottenham, who has been operating as a coach at Stamford Bridge since 2016, admitted that the surface has been getting a bit better in the past few weeks, but that’s where his compliments ended.

He stated during an interview to the Gazzettadello Sport that, while the pitch has improved, it’s still a potato field. He says that playing on its pitch isn’t easy, which is really weird, at least, to him, as Wembley may not be the biggest football stadium in the world, but it was akin to a temple; setting the standard for English stadiums in the country, but, now it’s one of the worst. He also points out that Inter will have to deal with the current state of the pitch later down the road.

The Italian coach was referring to the Inter Milan’s Champions League meeting with Spurs, but didn’t have much insight on Mauricio Pochettino’s camp. Cudicini admits that he couldn’t say much on the team, due to the fact that it has changed drastically in the intervening years, not just in team composition, he says, but in how the club operates.

He explains, saying that, back in his time, the Spurs was an FC looking for dimension, something to set themselves apart. Now, they’re in the Champions League permanently, and has many young players who are of a high caliber, and the club has expanded its horizons, like its recent decision to restructure White Hart Lane.