Tips On How To Buy Food Products At Lower Prices

Have you been thinking of buying food products online? There are many benefits that come with it. One of the benefits is that you don’t have to leave your home to make the purchase. All you need to do is to place an order on your computer and the product will be delivered to your doorstep.

Another benefit is that you can’t buy anything on impulse as you don’t have to wander down aisles stocked with appetizing food products. This not only saves you money, it also protects you from eating unhealthy foods.

Most online stores tend to sell their products at low prices; therefore, when you buy from them you tend to buy at very low prices which saves you a lot of money.

The internet has many types of foods to buy from; therefore, it’s much easier to find the specific food that you are interested in buying. Instead of spending hours trying to look for a given product, you only need to type your keyword and you will get your desired product.

While buying products online gives you the above benefits, the main drawback is that many online sellers tend to charge very high shipping fees especially for small items. While this is the case, this doesn’t mean that you have to pay a lot of money to get your food item. Here are two of the best ways of reducing the cost of the product that you want to buy:

How to Buy A Food Product At A Lower Price

Use Food Stamps

Food stamps are usually provided to families that need assistance in buying food and food products. To buy the food product using the stamp method you only need to contact the retailer and ask him/her whether he/she will accept the stamp. You should then go ahead and place your order. You should then wait and the order will be delivered to your door step. It’s good to note that it’s impossible to buy tobacco, non-food items and prepared meals using the food stamp program.


As mentioned above, many online stores offer great discounts to their customers. In most of the cases, the online stores give discounts during special occasions such as Christmas. To save money it’s wise that you buy your food product at this time as you have higher chances of attracting higher discounts.


This is what you need to know about buying food products online. Remember that there are many unscrupulous online sites that are out there to rip you off; therefore, you should always do thorough research about a given site before you part with your money.

How To Negotiate And Win – Against Stronger Opponents

What happens when you don’t have bona fide negotiation experience and you have a big opportunity to get a large contract, turn something into a ‘big’ deal, or take advantage of a situation that could prove to be very positive? What happens when these opportunities are complicated, because the individual or source possesses greater negotiation skills than you? You may think to yourself, “I don’t know a lot about negotiation strategies, tactics, or how to read and interpret body language. What should I do?” The answer is, you get help from a source(s) that you know to be valid, full of negotiation ideas and someone that has led others to countless successful outcomes when negotiating.

There are so many nuances, thoughts, and questions that occur when people negotiate. Be prepared to answer questions, such as …

· What did that wink of the eye, or other body language gesture/action mean?

· Why is she getting upset with me? Is that a tactic?

· How can I make them understand that I’m on their side? We’re both on the same team, but I really need what I’m asking for?

· What do I have to give in order to get what I want?

· I’m not ‘playing games’ with them, I wonder why they think I am?

When you negotiate with strong opponents, the person astute at using the appropriate tactics to combat certain strategies will possess a stark advantage.

Try these suggestions if you find yourself in situations where you’re negotiating with strong opponents and they insist on the negotiation continuing …

1. If possible, postpone the negotiation for as long as it takes to get additional resources on your side, and/or find a way to neutralize the other side’s advantages. This can be an hour, a day, a month, or whatever you can get away with. If you’re in such a situation, use any excuse to get out of the environment, ASAP. The longer you stay in the environment the more likely that something negative will occur.

Note: (Once I was in a negotiation situation in which our opponents were using their cell phones to receive additional information via text messages during the negotiation. Once I observed this, I requested a break. I suggested to my client, on whose behalf I was negotiating, that we ask to have all cell phones left outside of the negotiation room. The other side initially balked at the request, but after we made it a stern demand, they acquiesced. In essence, we took a source of information, which was an advantage for them, from them, which placed us in a better negotiating position.)

2. If you realize you’re up against a stronger opponent and she expresses an interest in reaching an equitable outcome, succumb to her skills. Acknowledge that she is a far superior negotiator. By acknowledging her superiority you can also solicit a sense of ‘mercy’. Hopefully, she’ll be gentle with you (be aware that some negotiators use the ‘have mercy on me’ tactic as an overall strategy).

3. If you can’t postpone the negotiation and you can’t ‘cop a plea’ for mercy and you have to go through with the negotiation, take your lumps and consider it a life lesson learned. Just make sure you don’t have to repeat the lesson in the future.

With a recession most likely on the horizon in the United States, one that will impact the world, the time to enhance your negotiation skills is now.

Always remember; when we intend to do things, who we are, and what we want, is in our mind. Until we take that intention from our mind and commit it to action, it lies dormant.

If your negotiation skills have not been vetted, prepare for a future opportunity by positioning yourself with knowledge before that opportunity presents itself. As the cliché goes, in times of peace, prepare for war … and everything will be right with the world.

The negotiation lessons are …

  • Don’t be like the man that stepped off a 40 story building and as he passed the 10th floor said, everything is okay so far. When you need help get the assistance you need before you encounter a situation that could be worse. Don’t put off enhancing your negotiation skills.
  • Understand, you need valid answers and input when negotiating. Don’t allow your process of thought to alienate you from the goal you seek due to your ineptness at deciphering the correct non-verbal signal or tactic.
  • Validated answers will give you input into the direction the negotiation is heading. Once you have a sense of that direction, you will get insight into what needs to be done to keep the negotiation going in that direction.
  • Don’t be blind to the value of being able to read body language and acquiring stronger negotiation skills. If you increase your skills, there will be times when you will see windows of opportunities that are hidden from your opponent.

The Most Profitable Clickbank Products To Promote

Everybody wants to know which Clickbank products to promote! Ain’t this the $64,000 question? To begin to understand the most profitable Clickbank products to promote, you first need to understand a little about how Clickbank groups their products and how they are ranked. Clickbank basically has four factors by which they organize the products in their database.

% Earned Per Sale. This is the average commission earned per affiliate per referred sale.

$ Earned Per Sale. This is the average net amount earned per affiliate per referred sale. This figure is affected by refunds, chargebacks etc. Hence, it is Net.

% Referred. This is simply the percentage of the Publisher’s sales that are referred by affiliates.

Gravity. This is the number of unique affiliates that made a commission by referring a customer to a publisher’s product and the customer purchasing the product. Clickbank lists it not as an actual number but as a weighted sum. Gravity is basically a measure of the popularity of a product and how well the product is selling. A higher number would indicate that a product is selling well. Of course, this means that there are others selling the product, which means that there is competition. What is a high number? 40 or higher would be what I would call high.

So, How Do We Use These Numbers? I think the best way to use the information Clickbank provides to us regarding the digital products in its database is to first aim for products with a fairly high gravity number but that also have a low refund rate percentage, which equates to promoting a product that is selling well but also is being refunded at a low rate. This would indicate a quality product. (Remember that just because a product sells well does not mean it is a quality product, it may just have a fantastic, high converting sales page and the actual product may be a dud, thus prompting many refunds. So, we need a way to calculate Refund Percentage Rates.

How To Calculate Refund Percentage Rates Here is a formula to use in order to calculate the Refund Rate of Clickbank products:

(Product Price – 7.5 percent) – $1 = Clickbank’s commission on each product sold Product Price After CB Commission x Payout percentage = Your Affiliate Commission - $Earned Per Sale = The Refund Difference ($Refund Difference / Affiliate Commission) x 100 = Refund percentage Let’s Try An Example With A Current Clickbank Product We’ll use The Forex Trading Machine as our example.


Product Price = $97.00

$ Earned/Sale = $40.15

Payout % = 50%


Clickbank Commission = ($97 X 7.5%) + 1 = $8.28

Post Clickbank Commission Price = $97 – $8.28 = $88.72

Affiliate Commission = $88.72 X 50% = $44.36

Refund Difference = $44.36 – $40.15 = $4.21

Refund Percentage = ($4.21/$44.36) X 100 = 9.49%

What does this mean to us? Well, first off, I think that any product with a Refund Percentage of less that 10% is a quality Clickbank Product. Clickbank will tell you that every product can be assumed to have an inherent 5% Refund Percentage Rate due to consumer fraud. So, less than 10% is pretty good.

Why do we care? Because you don’t want to spend your time and money promoting a product that is going to end up generating a lot of refunds. You would, in essence, be wasting your money, as a high Refund Percentage will certainly lower your Return On Investment. Remember, Return On Investment is simply measured as the amount it costs you to generate a certain amount in sales. If you spent $5 in Google Adwords® promoting a product and you made $10 from this advertising, your ROI would be 100%, which is excellent.

Generally speaking, products with High Refund Percentages yield a lower ROI. Not good. So, I would stick with promoting products with a low Refund Percentage in order to prevent a low ROI and also promoting high quality products with high customer satisfaction just makes sense.