According to recent report published by the consumer credit reporting agency Experian, the online shopping fraud is skyrocketed after the COVID19 pandemic. Online purchasing is the most common scam type reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), accounting for 37 percent of complaints to the BBB's Scam Tracker in 2021 and 2022, and the riskiest, with 3 in 4 victims reporting a monetary loss.
It's getting harder to distinguish a fraudulent online store from a legitimate one thanks to the latest easy website builder platforms (like Shopify, WIX, etc.) a scammer can build a professional looking online store in just a few hours. Scammers use the latest technologies to set up fake retailer websites that look like genuine online retail stores. They may use sophisticated designs and layouts, possibly stolen logos, SSL connections and even real trusted payment methods like PayPal or Authorize.net. You might think that if you use PayPal, you are protected, even the store turns out to be bad one. From the financial standpoint it's usually true at least for a US based consumer. However reversing your payment back is the easiest part, the real danger is now your most updated private information, including your phyiscal address, legal name and phone number is in the wrong people's hands and there is no way to take it back. Now let's combine this information with your "possibly exposed" social security number (thanks to data breach scandals like Equifax Data Breach in 2017) the picture gets suddenly much darker.
Hot to spot a fake or scam online store?
- The first sign to spot a fake website is the price they offer. Many of these websites offer luxury items such as popular brands
While the new wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits the countries all over the world, the vast network of ports, container vessels and trucking companies that moves goods around the world is badly tangled, and the cost of shipping is skyrocketing. That's troubling news for every member of the global supply chain including but not limited to manufacturers, wholesaler, retailers and end consumers. More than 18 months into the pandemic, the disruption to global supply chain is getting worse, spurring shortages of consumer products and making it more expensive for companies to ship goods where they're needed. Most of our vendors adjusted their list prices at least once, some of them twice since the pandemic started in 2020. Some warehouses suffer badly from staff shortage, pandemic regulations and work overload which increases the order processing times at a level of "never seen before". It sounds almost ridiculous when you say 4 or more weeks is needed for an in stock item just to be picked from the warehouse after the order is placed but this is the "new reality" we are going through.
The latest obstacle is in China, where a terminal at the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port south of Shanghai has been shut since August 11 after a dock worker tested positive for Covid-19. Major international shipping lines, including Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have adjusted schedules to avoid the port and are warning customers of delays. The partial closure of the world's third busiest container port is disrupting other ports in China, stretching supply chains that were already suffering from recent problems at Yantian port, ongoing container shortages, coronavirus-related factory shutdowns in Vietnam and the lingering effects of the Suez Canal blockage in March.
Although the current situation looks grim, we are now working harder than ever to overcome the hardship and ease the pain. We offer no payment - no obligation PRE-ORDER option for all backordered items which has longer ETAs. All
Quality and durability are the center of Innovation Living's design and production process.
They now offer 5 year warranty on all their sofas and chairs. All Innovation Living sofa beds and chairs are continuously tested against our high internal standards as well as being rigorously tested by independent accredited labs such as SGS, Intertek and Bureau Veritas to comply with industry standards for quality and durability. Here you can find their frequently asked questions and answer about the limited warranty on their products.
Question - How long is the warranty valid?
You will have 5-year limited warranty provided by Innovation Living.
Question - What is covered under this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in the following components of the sofa beds and chairs:
- Gears and mechanisms
- Wooden frames
- Metal frames
- Spring-, latex-, or foam cores of sofa beds and chairs
This limited warranty applies to private/residential use only.
Question - How do I prove my claim?
We need a copy of the original purchase receipt as proof of your purchase together with photos/videos that clearly demonstrate the defect. Finally, we need a photo of the product label that is placed on the inside of the product. Please find the exact position of this label in the assembly instruction for your products.
Question - What will Innovation Living do to correct the problem?
The quality department of Innovation Living will examine the claim and decide, at its sole discretion, if it is covered by the limited warranty and subsequently either if it should be repaired or replaced.
If the claim is covered by the warranty, Innovation Living will cover
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
Aynebilim Soup Kitchen is a story of courage and generosity which proves one individual can make great things if she/he puts her/his mind to it.
One day a young and successful woman "Ayn" from Turkey reads an inspiring online article about Cambodia and instantly decides to move there and start helping people, especially to children by providing daily meals. "Because I wanted to go further and do something real rather than re-tweeting or "like" ing on social media" says on her blog while explaining her motives. She calls donaters as Super Hero and encourages everyone to become a Super Hero by giving and sharing.
Every day, meals are prepared for the village funded by donations.
She also starts building a facility in the village, which will become a classroom and a workshop for kids. Also there is a butterfly park project in the same area called “Living Fields” at the opposite side of famous Killing Fields. You can visit aynsoupkitchen.com to support this great project by donating.
Finally your new chair has arrived and it is looking great with a new leather look and smell. Genuine leather is an organic material so in time some level of cracks are inevitable. However you can minimize them and protect the paint with some quick and easy maintenance. Here we prepared a general guideline to keep your chair’s look new and fresh for years to come. It’s much easier to spend a little time protecting and conditioning your fine leather upholstery than spending the energy and money to repair it.
You want to clean your leather chair? Do not ever use detergents (like dishwasher detergent) or other household chemical cleaners. It will remove most stains for sure but it will also remove the oil which is necessary to keep the leather fibers flexible. Remember it’s not an alive skin so it cannot replace the oil by itself like our skins do. Chemical cleaners are also harmful for the paint and the color will eventually become dull if you continue using them. For regular cleaning, just use a dry cloth (barely damp one if necessary) or dust remover to remove the dust and other particles. You can also vacuum it with a brushed vacuum cleaner tip. Do not use hard plastic vacuum cleaner tips as they will scratch your leather and other metal parts.
You should also clean any spills including water spills immediately with a dry cloth or paper towel. Do not let anything dry by itself on the leather surface including water. Also never put wet clothes on your chair and let them dry on it. Leathers can absorb oils and other liquids fairly quickly which in some cases can cause some nasty stains or decolorization. Alcohol and products containing alcohol are also a big NO for cleaning. Alcohol is a strong chemical solvent and harmful for your leather’s oil and paint.
Last but not least, avoid placing your chair under the direct sunlight, or next to heaters or air conditioners. Sun and heaters will cause your leather to dry quickly which will eventually result
Furniture scratches happen and once they happen we all know there is no easy way to get rid of them. Well at least this was the simple truth we know until now, but thanks to walnut the truth is different. Researchers say walnuts may be considered the king of nuts for health benefits, with a combination of more healthful and higher quality antioxidants. Howcast shows us a walnut has more side benefits rather than being a healthy, nutritious and delicious food, especially for your furniture. Let's watch the video to learn how to remove furniture scratches easily with a walnut in a few minutes.
Step 1: Remove the meat
Remove a large piece of nut from the shell and rub it diagonally into the scratch.
Tip: Pecans, almonds, and Brazil nuts will also work.
Step 2: Rub with fingers
Rub the area with your fingers to warm the area.
Step 3: Let the oils soak in
Wait a few minutes to let the natural oil from the nut soak into the wood.
Step 4: Buff area
Buff the area with a soft cloth.