Foreign direct investment, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, plummeted 42% globally in 2020, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Sunday. UNCTAD indicated that the recovery from this indicator would be likely be delayed until 2022.
For the past month, Shop The Globe has demonstrated how our site— your new global online wholesale marketplace— beats eBay at providing the popular, name brand products you want at prices you can’t afford to pass up. Thanks to our new vendor, Wholesale B2B, Shop the Globe can enable you to sell these in-demand American products in your shops.
The benefits of buying direct from manufacturers are well known, and Shop The Globe has made it easier than ever. Shop The Globe offers all the benefits of direct-from-manufacturer shopping, bringing you the items you want at a low price, with more control over the sales process, and a more personal connection between consumer and manufacturer.
A month ago, we at Shop The Globe showed how customers and retailers can buy popular American brand name products, via our new vendor, Wholesale B2B, to sell in their shops and yours. The example we gave were hygiene products. As a follow-up, we decided to show further how our prices compare to the competition, and in particular, eBay.
At Shop the Globe, we’ve made it easier than ever to buy the items you want at a low price, direct from manufacturers. In a short time, we’ve also been able to offer more features and capabilities than other, more established wholesale sites, and decisively beat the prices of a certain, famous auction site.
Shop The Globe, your one-stop wholesale shopping networked experience, is already a great place to stock up on in-demand, brand name items and keep your storefronts full. But how well does it stand up against the competition? We did some comparison shopping to show how you can save on popular items with Shop The Globe, versus eBay.
If you’re looking for a 20 year old directory list with almost no real search capabilities, Esources UK Wholesale Supplies is your source. If, like most wholesale buyers or sellers, you’re looking for a one stop website location that offers very good search capabilities, that is Shop The Globe.
The internet has democratized the human experience in ways once unimaginable even two decades ago. News and information is available at one’s fingertips instantly, from sports scores to stock tips. New connections and friendships can be formed, bringing past pen pals together in an instant. This, of course, extends to the world of commerce.
When Google came out with a new search engine, it became a far better solution for searching based on the criteria you put in, and this new company transformed the entire search industry. Before Google most products on the internet were listed and then purchased indirectly from yes directories. So called search engines in the early days like Yahoo (which had a dominant position early) were simple listing directories.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. Currently, there are over 80 million infected and over 1.7 million deaths around the globe. At present, over 1% of the global population has been infected with the Coronavirus.
Argentina is the first nation in South America to register the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine. It should be noted that on August 11, Sputnik V received a certificate of registration from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, becoming the world’s first registered coronavirus vaccine.
Using the global value chain as a selling tool is a new phenomenon. Listing can also help you uncover a competitive advantage over rival businesses, boosting company profits and enticing new customers. Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years. So you can benefit from global sales.
Uruguay will close its land, sea, river, and air borders completely for the next 20 days and send troops to its borders with Brazil and Argentina in bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The move is effective from Monday, and will last at least until January 10. The aim is of preventing contagion during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
At Shop the Globe, we understand the struggle wholesalers face, during good times and bad, to keep your storefronts stocked with high-demand products at affordable prices. Dozens of vendors have already signed up with our new, global, online wholesale outlet, selling products from all over the world to wherever their customers may be.
Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years. We would like to help you find the first key steps to increasing your company’s global trade.
The first step toward improving your global trade is to find global key sources and suppliers. It is becoming apparent that companies are reducing their overall reliance on China, which currently has about 28% of global manufacturing. This is creating new and incredible opportunities away from China.
Dozens of vendors from around the world have been rushing to create storefronts on the new global wholesale outlet Shop the Globe. They sell products from the United States, Ghana, Australia, Hong Kong and France just to name a few.
Now hundreds of brand name American Products are available at prices that will astound you. Buyers can find brand names such as 5-Hour energy, Baby Ruth, Advil, Chips Ahoy and Claritin just to name a few.
Global Value Chain or sometimes referred to as Global Supply Chain (GVCs) are possibly the world’s strongest drivers of productivity growth, job creation, and increased living standards for both countries and companies.
- GVCs make a significant contribution in international growth and development. Value-added global trade contributed about 30% to the GDP of developing countries.
- GVCs are coordinated across geographies.
- Companies and countries that embrace them have proven to grow faster, import skills capital and technology, and boost employment.
- A Global Value Chain has proven to sell products and do marketing on a low cost digital marketing globally.
- With GVC-driven development, countries over time generate growth by moving to higher-value-added tasks and by embedding more technology and know-how in all aspects of their business helping to leap-frog their global competitors.
Last month, in a widely-reported survey, nearly 700 small to enterprise-level brands gave their thoughts on the future of wholesale. The survey found that 80% of brand executives surveyed do not have a negative outlook on the future of wholesale, and in fact, 90% plan to continue investing in the wholesale side of their businesses.
Talking about soccer and not mentioning one of the best ever to grace the pitch would be a complete injustice to the sport. The famous soccer player who will be in the limelight for this article needs no introduction. His numerous achievements on and off the pitch speak volumes about his greatness. Diego Armando Maradona, a name that every soccer fan must have heard at some point in their life while supporting and cheering for the sport.
Birth and early years
Diego was born on 30th October 1960, in Lanus, the capital city of Buenos Aires province, Argentina. His childhood was tough as he was born to a low-income family who shifted from another province just before his birth.
While growing up, Maradona developed a keen interest in soccer, perhaps the only sport played and cherished in his vicinity. He fell in love with soccer ever since he touched the ball. It could also be due to his surroundings’ impact as everyone in that region was too fond of the game.
Whether due to his surroundings’ influence or his own passion for the game, Diego soon developed a pretty decent soccer skill and made the ball talk when he was on it. His game’s development grabbed him much attention from local clubs’ scouts. It raised a few eyebrows in the regional academies’ dugouts.
It all started when a talent scout spotted Maradona’s talent while he was playing for his local vicinity’s club, Estrella Roja. He was then accepted by Los Cebollitas, Argentinos Junior’s junior academy, as a ball boy. During their games, he used to amuse the spectators with his balling tricks when both the teams were off the pitch during the half time.
Start of his professional soccer career
At that time, he was twelve and already in the eyes of many junior academies and local clubs’ scouts. Diego’s talent never let him away from the limelight. Wherever he went, he would grasp the attention of everyone who had even the tiniest bit of love for the game.
Maradona made his professional soccer debut at the age of sixteen for Argentinos Junior. In the fall of ’76, the world witnessed El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy), shining on the pitch in his playing boots. The moment he touched the ball, the pundits knew that the boy is about to define an era, and his name would echo in all the legendary Colosseums around the globe.
His first match was against Talleres de Cordoba, in which he had a decent impact on the game, despite not scoring a goal. Maradona’s first goal came just a few weeks after his first game when he scored a screamer against San Lorenzo and got his name on the score sheet.
Diego played a hundred and sixty-seven games for his first club and scored a hundred and fifteen goals. That was a number too good for a player of his age, which is why he moved up the ladder of fame rather quickly.
Entering a bigger arena
After making some wonderful performances with Argentinos Juniors, Maradona’s transfer to a bigger arena was bound to happen. Being under the radar of some relatively bigger clubs, Maradona was contacted by Boca Juniors to discuss the possibility of a transfer. Seeing it as a greater opportunity, he willfully accepted the offer. He signed for the state club in the spring of ’81, at a transfer fee of four million US dollars.
Despite being approached by the local rival club River Plate, who offered him a position of club’s highest-paid player, Diego went for Boca Juniors as per his childhood dream. The challenges at Boca Juniors were bigger as his next phase of life demanded more from him. He quickly climbed the ladder of success at Boca Juniors. He registered a huge number of goals to his name, the first of which coming against Talleres de Cordoba in his debut for the club, where he scored twice in a 4-1 victory.
There had always been a strong local rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Their match was known as Superclasico. Diego added a goal to his goal tally in his first Superclasico, giving his club a comfortable 3-1 victory against its rivals.
Then came the WorldCup of 1982. Maradona played in most of the games for his country and displayed a splendid performance throughout the tournament despite not making it to the finals. After the tournament, FC Barcelona approached the wonder boy and signed him for 7.6 million US dollars. It was a record transfer at that time since, at that time, no player was valued that much.
Maradona’s time at Barcelona was not that pleasant for him, even though he hit the back of the net twenty-two times in thirty-six appearances. During his Barcelona days, Diego fell victim to some injuries and controversial on-pitch events, which led him to move elsewhere. Capitalizing on the situation, the famous Italian club Napoli saw a golden opportunity and signed him for a second-time world record transfer fee of 10.48 million US dollars.
His time at Napoli
On 5th July 1984, Maradona juggled the ball in front of seventy-five thousand Napoli fans, presenting himself as a Napoli player for the first time. Many Napoli fans gave him the title of a savior, and he proved them correct with his performances. Maradona’s tenure at Napoli was his longest for any club. He played eight consecutive seasons for the club and earned all his major accolades during that time.
Napoli dominated the league as long as Maradona played with them. Even with some great clubs like Juventus, AC Milan, Internazionale, it was Napoli that triumphed on the big stage of Italian Serie A for the season’ 86-’87. Maradona captained Napoli for a long time and took the club to its peak performance era.
His affiliations with other clubs include his time at Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys, and back to Boca Juniors. However, most of these affiliations did not last for more than a season. Hence, making his time at Napoli the most notable one during his playing tenure.
‘Idol’ – One of Maradona’s titles
Maradona was often called ‘D10S’ by his followers, which literally translates into God. His fans gave him the title of Dios, God, or Idol because of his inhumane style of play and some tricks that only he could perfectly pull off on the pitch. However, these titles led to controversy against him and strong dislike among many Christians. The reason for this strong dislike is because of what the Bible says in the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodo 20:3). What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. According to this Commandment, there is only one true God, and every Christian must abide to him and his teachings.
As time passed, the fandom for Maradona grew fiercer and took the form of a cult. Things got out of hand when his fans worldwide completely lost it and went way beyond limits in their love for him. Iglesia Maradoniana, or simply Maradonian Church, was a religion found by three of Maradona’s greatest fans in Rosario on 30th October 1998 (Diego’s 38th birthday).
As per Christianity’s teachings, a man must put his entire belief in the Triune God and believe only in him. Regardless of how much a person loves or admires their stars, they should not idolize them. Although many followers of Iglesia Maradoniana claimed that their rational religion was Christianity and that the other one was just a form of their passion, Christians, kept condemning this act.
Maradona was famous for drug abuse. He often had sessions with his club’s physio to discuss his poor diet plans, drug abuse, and extreme lifestyle off the pitch. He often had personal issues due to the illicit use of drugs and alcohol abuse that kept him away from training sessions. The same was the reason for his slightly careless attitude towards his playing career, for which the media often bashed him.
Political affiliations and preferences
Diego was a staunch advocate of left-wing politics. When asked about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, he straightforwardly condemned the pre-existing Palestinian state’s gradual conversion into Israel. He considered Israel’s bombing of the Gaza strip during the Gaza war of 2014 as a shameful act of terrorism. Diego also developed a strong acquaintance with Fidel Castro (the famous Cuban leader). He had his fellow Argentine Che Guevara’s portrait tattooed on his right arm.
Considering his political beliefs and preferences, Diego seemed like a rational person who supported what was right and condemned what was wrong. However, many people and world leaders criticize him for his progressivism in politics. Regardless of his political preference, the great truth is that all political systems are composed of sinful human beings and therefore all of them are corrupted and therefore imperfect.
Maradona’s Death and tributes
The biggest tribute paid on Diego’s recent demise was from the Argentine Football Association — AFA, which expressed the deepest condolences on their legendary soccer player and national hero’s sad departure. “You will always be in our hearts” were the association’s comments as per the latest local media press release. Apart from that, the Argentinian President, Alberto Fernández, announced national mourning for three days and AFA suggested a minute of silence before kickoff in every match of all the Argentine championships.
The stadium of San Paola in Naples was illuminated at the night of Maradona’s demise, with a large crowd gathered in the facility to pay their homage. The Napoli soccer club owner has shown their will to change their stadium’s name as a tribute to the legend.
His battle against his addictions and worldly desires
Just like the mission of ‘Developing Our World,’ Maradona also fought his battles against addictions and worldly desires and considered such things as distractions from the righteous path. An addiction is considered a disease that will always keep the human being in a state of spiritual and material poverty. We believe that holistic community development is the antidote to that.
Like Diego, there are still millions of people worldwide striving to get heal, spiritual and physically. Developing Our World aims to teach people that idolatry is a form of spiritual poverty. Humans, collectively, must refrain from indulging themselves in the fandom of a certain public figure or things to an extent where they start forgetting their basic Christian teachings. We work to keep the true essence of Christianity alive by following Jesus’s teachings and communicating them to others.
The organization’s activities are centered around the holistic community development perspective in poverty alleviation, which focuses on not only fighting material deprivation but spiritual deprivation as well. While the church has a fundamental role in this mission, it is up to individuals like you to understand this and become a primary agent for promoting God’s holistic mission on Earth. Reach out to us to show your support today!
Manufacturing Buyer is changing
The world markets for manufacturers and online eCommerce has and is radically changing. Where today’s buyers of manufactured goods are rapidly adopting the newer approaches, they are adopting a much faster and more effective shopping path for manufactured goods, especially in developing counties.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke this Monday with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as with Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Mr. Biden thanked the four leaders for congratulating him on his electoral victory.
Getting in one last bit of work before the long weekend, the US Census Bureau released its Monthly Advance Economic Indicators Report for October on the day before Thanksgiving. Advance wholesale inventories were up for the month of October, by 0.9%. The August to September percentage change was revised from up, 0.4% to up 0.7%.
Argentine government officials expect more than a million people to say goodbye to legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who died Thursday of a heart attack at age 60. People came to say goodbye to their favorite footballer, more than expected. Such a grand ceremony was last held about 10 years ago, after the death of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
Late last month, sports equipment company Under Armour announced it was cutting ties with some 2,000 retailers over the next two years. In doing so, Under Armour would focus on building up its direct-to-consumer business. Promo Marketing reported a more than 50% growth in Under Armour’s e-commerce business during the third quarter, with a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer sales.
The election of the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, was welcomed by most of the leaders of the main countries of Latin America Saturday and Sunday With the exception of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico. Head of State of the largest Latin nation, Jair Bolsonaro has yet to speak out officially about Joe Biden’s victory.
Necessity is often the mother of investment. The Great Lockdown, itself made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, has caused the disruption of many sectors of the economy, a tidal wave of business closings, and even the collapse of entire industries. However, as is often the case in economic downturns, it’s not all bad news.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released a preliminary report on data pertaining to wholesale inventory for the month of September. Wholesale inventory in the United States was shown to have decreased by 0.1% in September. This is compared to a 0.3% increase in August, which itself was revised from 0.4%.
Bolivia’s fresh general election to elect President, Vice President, Senators and Deputies for the 2021/25 period is scheduled for this Sunday and for once, in several decades of the country’s political history, a key political player in the country’s political scene, former head of state, Evo Morales won’t be a direct participant as he is exiled in Argentina after leaving office in November last year.
Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Japanese wholesale prices fell by 0.8% in September, marking the seventh consecutive month of year-on-year declines. Prices also declined by 0.2% as compared to August, the first on-month decline in Japan in four months. Their data was courtesy of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).
India’s GDP has just dropped by a whopping 24% in the last quarter, one of the biggest drops globally. The core reason for this significant decline was that India had one of the strictest COVID 19 economic lockdowns in the world.
This greatly and negatively affected the livelihoods of millions of Indians. So what can Indians do to repair their economy and increase lost incomes for their millions of citizens? A study has shown almost all countries need to grow and establish new Global Value Chains (GVC). Almost nothing has been proven better to raise incomes and reduce poverty, while requiring very little government involvement or costs.
Many industries and sectors across the global economy have greatly suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the associated recession caused by the Great Lockdown. Demand for some goods and services has simply collapsed, while in other areas, the means of distributing them to retailers or consumers has been severed or greatly disrupted.
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, both in terms of population (267 million people) and economic size with a GDP of $1.12 Trillion.
Can this archipelago’s future economic growth match demographic youthful transition for the next few years with an average age of their citizens at 30.5 years? Studies have shown and Indonesia needs to expand their global value chain, as it has been proven to raise incomes and reduce poverty.
The coronavirus pandemic, and the associated Great Lockdown designed to contain it, have wreaked havoc on the global economy throughout 2020. The global wholesale market is no exception. Forecasters believe this typically robust market will experience an industry-wide decline over the course of the year.
Shop The Globe is a fast growing online wholesale option and we believe that if you’re a buyer or seller you need to start reviewing these very unique options for products. This is truly a better global wholesale platform.
Shop The Globe is already providing unique options on a truly global platform with interests from the countries of Vanuatu, Australia, Thailand and of course many here in America.
RangeMe is a service that specializes in helping connect wholesalers to buyers. They offer their services with two different perspectives: sServices for the buyers, and services for the wholesalers.
Buyers are of course offered accounts for free. It’s a great way to browse products and find connections to new providers you may not have had dealings with before, all at your fingertips. The wholesaler side of the business is a bit darker though.
We are seeing a massive migration to the internet for our business needs. This has been one of the largest business migrations the world has ever seen, but many small manufacturing companies have not even updated their websites in years, not to mention expanded and leveraged a more efficient online capability.
Is it now time for small manufacturing to enter the world markets?
The internet and business landscape are changing at rates not seen before. With this incredible change occurring right in front of us, why hasn’t the online wholesale industry adapted and become more efficient? Instead, there seems to be very little change and increased efficiency over many years.
For example: We believe each wholesale company today should have their own global storefront.
Is the global free markets wholesale business the most inefficient market in the world?
With the exposition of the internet and online retail business, has the wholesale market kept up with its peers?
Not only has the wholesale market not kept up, but the industry’s failure to keep pace with Amazon is a key reason why Amazon has been so successful and the wholesale industry has done very poorly. Amazon reached out to the Chinese wholesale industry directly with many seminars in China, and Amazon even started their own shipping business to move goods from China to the US and then directly into their prime marketplace.
As a wholesaler, you can increase sales and global awareness if you know how to find the right platform.
There are three basic ways to sell your product:
- Sell directly to customers via your website.
- Sell to retail stores, which then sell to customers.
- Post at a wholesale distributor, which sells to retail stores.
In our small business we are involved with all three, but I would like to introduce you to wholesaling online, a newer global concept.
Buying wholesale online products and selling them at retail prices can be the foundation of a solid and vibrant business. The concept is very simple: find an outstanding product, one that hopefully is unique to your business, purchased at a low price. Then sell it at a higher price, and repeat.
Are you a merchant in a country or far away location and want to greatly improve your presence in the online wholesale world? If you believe your products should be shown in many online stores around the globe, it might be easy to solve this issue. Review Shop The Globe to improve and lower your cost while improving your access and ease of use.
The problem with today’s internet is that the world’s wholesalers and distributors are still using their 1900’s model; there has been little if any significant change, even though we have seen incredibly robust change in the world that has created a new retail online category. Manufacturing also has seen gigantic leaps with micro companies. These companies are involved with the creative design and development of new products, but they hire out all their manufacturing. They have seen strong growth popping up all over the world.
One of the first ideas to consider before you open an online wholesale website is to better understand how the wholesale supplier system works, and better yet a system that can work for your online store.
The issue with online store shoppers:
Most wholesale systems are spotty at best; it’s an eclectic collection of very random unhelpful “register first” websites. Many are in the US but most are sprinkled everywhere in the world. Most of these sites are OK, many are great, but quite a few just waste your time with a long registration process and fees.
We wanted to offer our global viewers more than just online services. Don’t get us wrong, we like online services, but we wanted to do more, so we will soon open Shop The Globe where hopefully you could make local products and sell them on a global platform. We want to give the little guy the opportunity to introduce their products to the world. The vendors will have no listing costs, and will only pay a fee if a sale is completed. Most small companies have limited global or even countrywide awareness, and we will be able to provide this type of service.
The popularity of fashion is never fading. Every year, a new trend of fashionable clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories are displayed in stores. However, there are times when walking around the mall looking for an outfit will be tiring. Sometimes, the malls can be overcrowded with people, and you have to wait in a long line to pay for what you want. If you are in a hurry, this might be an issue for you. An online boutique clothing store is perfect for individuals that do not have the patience and time to hit the mall and look for an outfit they want.
A business laptop is a computer specially constructed to tolerate heavier workload and prolonged usage, making it particularly ideal for business work. They are built stronger, lighter, and are more efficient for rougher times and hectic situations. Some of them are also more secure and tougher than regular laptops for personal usage because a business laptop has more confidential files and cannot be afforded to be broken easily.