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Difference Between Paper Cups and Cup Dispensers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Paper cups and cup dispensers are very useful beverage serving options for restaurants, cafeterias and food service stations. Paper cups are safe and easy to handle and elegant choices to serve both hot and cold beverages. Cup dispensers are a necessary accessory in heavy traffic places as they can be either mounted on counters or walls for neat storage and dispensing of cups.

Safe and Comfortable Serving Option

Paper cups can be used to serve a variety of hot or cold drinks including tea, coffee, fruit juice and more. Apart from restaurants, they are used in coffee-parlors, juice-parlors, business offices, residences and many other settings. They are convenient for use in outdoor parties and picnics as well.

These cups come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, both plain and printed, from reputable manufacturers such as Georgia Pacific Dixie, Solo and others. As they are light-weight, they can be easily carried around. They are designed to enable users hold the cup comfortably and enjoy the drink.

One of the biggest advantages of using these cups is that they are disposable and minimize the risks of catching infection. Further, the tedious tasks of rinsing can be avoided and this is a great benefit for foodservice stations looking to save time and money.

Cup Dispensers for Convenient Storage

Handy models of cup dispensers help store cups without damage and denting. These devices are indispensable in busy restaurants and other food service stations. They come in different capacities, with the ones designed for restaurant use much larger in size compared to those intended for home use.

Shop Online for Attractive Discounts

Restaurants and food stations require paper cups and cup dispensers in bulk quantity. Purchase from reliable distributors would ensure good quality products at attractive prices. Most dealers maintain online stores which feature the various products in their inventory, including features and prices.

Your Brand Café offers a variety of low cost, eco-friendly, hot and cold beverage cups and sleeves to neighborhood coffee bars and restaurants. They understand and solve the everyday challenges independent cafés face.

Australia Group Buying Sites

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

If you want a bargain, forget loyalty cards or waiting for the sales. Group buying websites offer daily discount vouchers for a variety of services – everything from Sky diving with your mates and massages to theatre productions and awesome restaurants and bars. We set out to find out whether the offers are genuine and the good news is, they are. Be quick to make a booking for the services – especially for smaller businesses – to ensure you’re ahead of the queue.

Generally, an online coupon website will offer a new deal every day, for one or two days only. The companies operating the sites use the power of group- or bulk-buying to negotiate huge discounts with retailers, and receive a commission for the number of coupons sold online. When a new offer is published online, it will only be made available after a minimum number of subscribers sign up to buy – if they don’t, the deal does not happen.

The deal ends when the coupons are sold out or the time limit expires. After you’ve paid for the coupons, they’re emailed to you so you can print them out and redeem at the retailers’. You can sign up to receive daily offers in your email inbox, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. I personally have saved about $800 in beauty and spa services since I first jumped onto these daily deal sites. A few of my mates reckon they have bought a fair few discount vouchers and have had positive experiences with all of them so far. In fact, I’ve discovered a new hair salon. Some sites also offer more than one deal a day (see my list of recommended sites), and allow you to suggest deals from particular retailers.

Daily deal site operators rely heavily on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter to drive sales. The size of their subscriber database – the bigger the better – helps the daily deal sites negotiate discounts with various retailers who may otherwise spend on media advertising. Some websites also give credits to shoppers to encourage them to spread the word to their friends and encourage purchases. Consumers get the chance to try something new at huge discounts when retailers provide the discounts as they benefit – in a very short time – from pre-paid sales, exposure to their products and services and the chance to build repeat business. It’s a win-win situation.

Create a separate email account when subscribing to the online coupons websites to avoid cluttering your regular inbox.

If you missed out on an offer from a national retailer in your state, check if it’s still available in others.

Check the fine print such as expiry dates and compulsory advance booking requirements. Be sure to book early, especially for smaller businesses or/and when a big group of people have bought the offer. You don’t want to be in a six-month queue for a hair cut.

Google “coupon”, “discount” or “promo code” along with relevant key words if the bargains you’re looking for are not explicitly featured on the coupon website (for example, airline tickets and holiday accommodation deals).