In This Issue: CB-RCA2F13M | Google Photos’ Unlimited Storage – Alternatives | News to Start Your Day
Today we are celebrating America’s favorite dessert, Apple Pie! Did you know the first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381? The list of ingredients included apples, spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn. Happy National Apple Pie Day!
The CK Daily -How do you shop in 2021?
How do you shop in 2021?
I have been thinking about how I shop a ton lately. Not only is my job to oversee the online shopping experience for all of you at CablesAndKits.com, I personally have done a LOT of online shopping since I moved into the new house. I bet we all can say we have done a ton of this since COVID started. The way we shop has radically changed since the beginning of 2020.
It is so easy to hop online or on an app to research, price check, or click a button to buy. It is almost too easy..haha! There have been a ton of times over the past couple of months that I see something I like or need and put it in my cart then I pause and think, “Do I really need this right now?” You have probably experienced the exact same thing. This is the world we live in now and every website/company is vying for our business to shop right now. What they offer as an “incentive” is what hooks us to shop with them. Some of the things I look for are:
– Do they have exactly what I want?
– How much does shipping cost? Is it free?
– How quickly can I get it?
– Is it easy to return it if I have an issue?
– Do I like the brand that makes the product or who I am shopping with?
– Is it easy to order?
– What’s their customer service like?
On the business side of things, I try and look through the same lens as we work to continue to improve the CK site and shopping experience. If there are things I look for when shopping, there are probably a lot of people out there that shop the same way. Sometimes it can take some time when making big changes to a website or the way a business operates, but I want to make sure we do it right and that our customers actually want it.
So here’s your chance. I am listening with my ears wide open. How would you improve the CK site or shopping experience? What would you like to see different on the site? What should we do on the site to make it easier to shop or buy? Give me your thoughts…the good, the bad, and the ugly. I can take it! I need to hear from you…our rabid fans.
You can respond to this email or you can email me directly at [email protected]. I really want to know what you think.
Have a great Thursday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Thursday! Today, we’re spotlighting the CB-RCA2F13M. Our audio Y-Cables are the ideal solution for adapting your audio connections to meet your application needs. They allow you to split a signal or adapt from one connection to another. They are small but mighty! Some of our customers have shared some great reviews!
Sam M. said, “Works like a charm. The cable works great.”
Chaks S. wrote, “This is my first with CablesandKits. Prompt response to questions (by email). The 3.5 mm Male to RCA Female Y-Cable, 6″ works well. Shipment arrived in the time promised along with a small pack of M&M’s. Nice touch!”
Gordon K. noted, “Exactly as ordered, high quality, low price. Outstanding.”
This week, they are 10% off! Go grab one while it’s on sale!
Google Photos’ Unlimited Storage is Ending – Here are the Best Alternatives
Google Photos offers free unlimited photo storage, which we love. However, this convenient (and wallet-friendly) service will cease at the end of May, leaving many wondering what the best alternatives for Google Photos are. Lucky for you, we found ’em.
All of these storage solutions keep your files stored in the cloud, allowing you to access them on any device connected to the internet. But keep in mind that not all of these services are free and unlimited like Google Photos, though they are usually at least one of the two. When looking for an alternative, consider how much storage you actually need along with your budget.
-Amazon Photos: If you’re looking for a photo storage service that offers unlimited photo storage that’s (probably) free, take a look at Amazon Photos. If you’re already an Amazon Prime customer, you have access to Amazon Photos, along with a host of other Amazon services you probably don’t know about. And in addition to unlimited storage for full-resolution photos, Prime users also get 5GB for storing video.
-Google One: If you’re currently using Google Photos (which is likely if you’re reading this), the easiest solution by far is to just pay for storage through Google One. This way you won’t have to transfer any files or do much of anything at the end of May besides fork over a little cash. Plans start at 100GB for $1.99 per month and range up to 10TB for $49.99 per month.
-Dropbox: Dropbox has been a reliable file storage option for over a decade, and it’s a solid alternative for storing your photos in the cloud. The easy-to-use interface is an added bonus, as it makes it a cinch to add, manage, and share your files as needed. Dropbox’s only real shortcoming is its limited storage capacities; it doesn’t offer much, but it’s a solid option for those who don’t have a ton of photos.
-Microsoft OneDrive: For anyone already embedded in the Microsoft lifestyle, OneDrive is a solid choice. Odds are, it’s already on your Windows device, and installing the app will let you access your files on any connected device. OneDrive offers a free basic plan, which gives you 5GB, or you can upgrade to the Standalone 100GB plan for $1.99 per month. Both give you storage and nothing else.
-Flickr Pro: Flickr has also been around for some time, which gives you 1,000 free photo or video uploads. And if you upgrade to Flickr Pro, which we recommend, you’ll have unlimited ad-free storage starting at just $5 per month.
What to read more? Check out this post from ReviewGeek here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,368,122 active COVID cases, 26,620,229 have recovered and there have been 597,785 deaths.
- McDonald’s is raising the hourly wages for its U.S. company-owned restaurants by an average of 10%. The fast-food giant is also looking to hire 10,000 workers for those restaurants over the next three months.
- Walmart said it will acquire Zeekit, a virtual fitting room company. Shoppers will be able to use the technology to try on clothing from Walmart’s private labels or the national brands it carries and get opinions from friends.
- According to a tweet from CEO, Elon Musk, Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using bitcoin out of concern over the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining.
- The 2021-2022 NFL schedule has been released, and teams are pumped! There’s one obvious change in the NFL’s 2021 schedule — for the first time, there will be 17 regular-season games and just three preseason games.