The LA ports are congested with boats waiting to offload for weeks, order early to avoid significant delays…

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I’m sure that most of you are aware of the tremendous delays for sea freight deliveries, but may not be aware as to why. I can’t speak for all the ports, but I have 1st hand knowledge as to the reason for the slowdown at the Los Angeles port. Firstly, the COVID pandemic shutdown and slow reopening’s limited the port’s ability to offload at the same efficiency. Then, because of a lack of workers for both inside the port and for truck drivers to haul the containers away, container vessels are parked just offshore for miles and miles just waiting patiently for their turn to enter the port and unload. These delays have been going on for over a year, and it doesn’t look like it’s easing up any time soon. As you can see from the attached images, there are boats just sitting offshore queued up, some as far off as 40 miles from port, waiting in line like a traffic jam on the freeway. Even when boats make it in to the port, it’s still taking a much longer time to unload and head back to pick up more product.

All this is to say, whatever it is you regularly purchase, or have been planning to buy, you need to place your orders much earlier than usual and be patient. Lead times are much longer than usual, so if you can’t wait, maybe you can be flexible on the specifications and opt to bridge the gap with an item similar to what you need. For instance, we had some extremely cold items that were sitting in our warehouse since 2018 that we couldn’t sell. It wasn’t that the product was defective, it’s just because it was a special order that got canceled and didn’t match anyone else’s needs. Well, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Due to shortages, customers that weren’t interested before were all too happy to take that 2018 inventory. To them and their customers, it didn’t matter if it didn’t look like what they usually bought, they just need something that worked. There you have it, compromise at its best.

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Vinpower offers Authentic Epson Discproducer ink for better performance and color print quality

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Vinpower has been a global authorized seller of the Epson Discproducer series for a number of years, but we find that a lot of customers prefer to use 3rd party ink rather than true authentic Epson ink. When you don’t use authentic ink from the printer manufacturer, you’re taking chances that could reduce the lifespan of the printer and limit the vibrant color brilliance of the print quality.

Vinpower offers true authentic Epson ink for the Discproducer series at prices that make it reasonable to switch back to authentic ink. Using genuine authentic Epson ink makes a tremendous difference in the overall performance of the printer and the vibrance of the color on the discs you print. So don’t short change yourself, contact Vinpower today and get the genuine authentic Epson ink for the best the Discproducer has to offer.

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The iXflash Cube gives you peace of mind and this video explains how…

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Check out the below YouTube video about the iXflash Cube and you’ll see just how easy and beneficial it is for anyone with an iPhone and/or iPad. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has got to be worth at least 10 times that. In that case, what more could I add? Check out the video and we’re sure you’ll agree, the iXflash is the Perfect Solution to Give you Peace of Mind!

https://youtu.be/-tpvS7kkPOU

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The iXflash Cube provides peace of mind every time you charge your iPhone or iPad!

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The reality is, smart phones and tablets are our default cameras. We always have them with us and we use it to take pictures of everything from life affirming events to the meal we’re about to eat. Now consider that more than 80% of those people never backup that content and those images reside on their smart device indefinitely. The problem is, 70 million smartphones are lost each year, with only 7 percent recovered. That means roughly 80% of those 70 million people will lose all those images forever with no recourse.

The key is that even though those millions of people realize they should have backed up their content, for one reason or another they didn’t. Maybe they didn’t know how? Possibly, they thought the only option was paying for a cloud service and didn’t have the means or just didn’t want to add another monthly expense? Another reason could be they purchased a device, like our iXflash drive, that they could use to backup, but because they have to remember to manually connect the device and perform the backup, they just never got around to it?

All of these reasons are valid, but now they are obsolete! Vinpower has released the iXflash Cube, which connects to the charging cable for an iPhone and/or iPad and will perform a full backup automatically, every time the iPhone / iPad is plugged in to charge. Everyone needs to charge their iPhone / iPad, and it’s generally done at least once per day. The iXflash Cube takes all the hassle out of performing a backup, because it takes place automatically while the device is charging without any added operation or action taking by the device owner. It’s seamless and the backed up content could be easily transferred to a computer or restored onto another mobile device.

No one wants to think about losing their mobile device, but the iXflash Cube lessens the impact of that loss by knowing your important pictures and videos are safe and easily retrievable.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Next Week Vinpower will unveil a new product that’s been in development for a while and finally ready!

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For every relationship, a little intrigue and suspense helps spice things up. So we wanted to give our friends a little advance notice that we aren’t waiting until CES to unveil our latest project, but will make the announcement to all of our followers first. This is a project we’ve been planning to introduce for a while, but had a delay due to the global pandemic. We have finally finished production and we’re just about ready to show it off. I can tell you that the new item will remain in our wheelhouse of storage related products, the rest you’ll have to wait and see next week.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) sent out an announcement that all attendees to CES 2022 have to show proof of vaccination for in person entry.

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Vinpower will resume exhibiting at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas in January of 2022. After a year layoff and virtual exhibition, CES will resume in person exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. However, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), that puts on and runs the CES tradeshow has recently put out a press release stating, “(CTA) will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.” “CTA is also assessing the acceptance of proof of a positive antibody test as an alternative requirement …”

These are the policies as laid out in the recent CTA press release: we will require all in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Vinpower is merely conveying the statement as released by the CTA as we want the show to be as safe as possible while being able to still carry on a more traditional in person CES. If you plan to attend CES, we hope that you can visit our booth to discuss our current and upcoming products. In addition, if you want to make sure you won’t have any surprises prior to showtime, make sure you communicate with the powers that be at CES in order to meet the requirements as I’m sure there will be fluctuations as information is updated and modified based on the spread of COVID throughout the globe.

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Samsung shutting down their cloud service, once again showing how important it is to have a physical backup of your digital content

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I feel like a broken record, but the message is not any less important. The cloud is a useful and easy method to store your digital content, but it shouldn’t be your only method! Samsung announced last year that they are shutting down their cloud storage service and deleting any content that is not removed by November 30, 2021. That means if you inadvertently forgot to transfer the content you had stored on the Samsung cloud and didn’t have another backup solution, you could permanently lose all the content stored on their cloud.

That’s the beauty of keeping backup on optical discs or your own personal HDD or SSD as well as the cloud. Redundancy is not a bad thing when it comes to backups. Vinpower offers a variety of backup solutions, from 128GB BDXL Blu-ray discs to large capacity SSD drives that have all been tested and qualified for long term storage. This is not the first time we’ve seen a large corporation pull the plug or change the use policy on their cloud services and it won’t be the last.

We keep everything in digital format now, so if you care about it enough to store it in the cloud, you should do yourself a favor and save it on a physical media that you have access to as well.

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The Pandemic has showed how important little moments in life are, Vinpower offers the products that allow you to keep, share, and build more memories

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Prior to 2020, if you were like me, you didn’t realize how much you took for granted. Just being able to gather with friends anywhere anytime was something I never imagined would become restricted or complicated. So when things began to open up and we could venture out and participate in mundane activities, like going to a sporting event, taking the family to an amusement park, taking a vacation, or just eating at a local restaurant, I recognized how important those things were to our everyday health and mental wellbeing.

At the same time, I wanted to capture those memories as my own personal time capsule as well as share them with friends and family. That’s when I really realized how useful it was to have all sorts of digital storage media and devices available to me for just that purpose. Having a lot of time on my hands during the pandemic, I was able to organize the thousands of photos and videos I have sitting on my hard drive or on my cell phone and create memory books that I burned onto discs and USB drives that I shared with loved ones. I also was able to quickly and easily rip all my thousands of CD’s onto a hard drive so that I have my full library of music available to me anytime anywhere. Which, I was also able to make fun mix tapes to again share with friends and family.

The piece de la resistance was the iXflash. I finally took a long overdue family vacation and used the iXflash daily! I used it to back up the photos I took daily from my iPhone, so I didn’t have to worry if I lost my phone that I’d lose all my pictures, or if I ran out of memory that I’d have to delete pictures I didn’t save. I shot long form videos with it so I wouldn’t use my phones storage. I stored movies and music to watch and listen to from my iPhone while traveling on the plane or in cars from destination to destination. It became as valuable on the trip as my phone was. The iXflash gave me the freedom and piece of mind to enjoy the experience even more than I would have otherwise.

This past year has been a whirlwind of emotions and changes, but luckily I had access to plenty of media and storage devices to make the most of the free time. So much so, that I found a new respect for a medium that some say its day has passed.

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Vinpower produces a number of content that can be used by our resellers on e-commerce sites

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Even though online ecommerce sales growth compared to traditional brick and mortar stores was happening before the pandemic, COVID certainly expedited the transition making huge inroads on overall sales volume. Now that the genie is out of the bottle, we’re only going to see even more inroads for online shopping, especially for unique or niche oriented items. That’s why Vinpower has been using this past year to improve and make available better digital content to represent our products to improve visibility and attractiveness to consumers. From how to videos to static images, we are constantly upgrading and improving the collateral we can offer for our expanding product lines.

As you can see from the below images and videos, we are creating simple yet captivating content that helps give consumers a better understanding and appreciation for our product lines. We are happy to offer this collateral to our reseller and distributors so that they can use them globally for their own online listings of our products. Want to show how easy a duplicator is to use, we have a video for that. Want to show a drive’s media compatibility list, we have those charts. Want to use an image to convey the uses and advantages for our media, we have images for that. We can work with our channel to help put our products in the best light to lead customers to that Buy button, whether it’s on your own e-commerce site or through a large scale national site, like Amazon.

Here are a few examples on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/D5XY-KWyWUg
https://youtu.be/g8mQcKHdn3o
https://youtu.be/P_2oBWV78yA

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Vinpower provides a solution to one of our most common customer questions, “How can I make a mix audio/compilation CD?”

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One of the most common questions our support team regularly receives from customers is, “How can I make a mix audio/compilation CD?” This requires them to spend considerable time with the consumer, often on more than one occasion, to walk them through the process of taking select tracks from a selection of CD’s to burn onto 1 disc for a personalize mix audio compilation CD. Whatever the reason for these compilations are, the process to make them is always the same, so we’ve created a simple video to explain the process. The how to video allows our support to help the customers quicker and with less confusion, all the while making the process easier to learn for the customer, which they can now do on their own timeframe rather than during our support hours.

Here’s a link to the Mix Edit Audio video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qf6YyDFU3T0

It’s not Steven Spielberg, but if you’re having the same issue with your customers, feel free to share this video with them or we can provide an edited version for you.

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