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About Face: The juggling act of bricks and clicks

The following is from my column "About Face" - a regular series about the Beauty Bliss journey from clicks to bricks. Written for NZ Retail magazine, it is also published on The Register. Image by Kerryn Smith.

In a regular series about Beauty Bliss' journey from an ecommerce store to a bricks-and-mortar store, owner Toni Cox shares the latest developments from Beauty Bliss land. This time, it's about learning how to juggle inventory, POS presentation and theft and security.

By | August 29th, 2016|Tech Blog|0 Comments

About Face: From digital to physical

The following is from my column "About Face" - a regular series about the Beauty Bliss journey from clicks to bricks. Written for NZ Retail magazine, it is also published on The Register. Image by Kerryn Smith.

Expanding into bricks and mortar involves a bit of making it up along the way. Toni Cox, owner of Wellington cosmetics start-up Beauty Bliss, takes us on her store's journey from clicks to bricks.

By | August 29th, 2016|Tech Blog|0 Comments

Beauty Bliss Press

We got a little bit of press today which is pretty rad. I look a little weirded-out in the photo but oh well, it's bloody nice to be able to get the word out about what we're doing in our Willis Street Store. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/74278858/winning-online-store-beauty-bliss-meets-traditional-retail

By | November 22nd, 2015|Business, Tech Blog|0 Comments

Words from my face

I'm speaking at a few events this year...

By | March 25th, 2014|Business, General Internet, Tech Blog|0 Comments

What it’s like importing goods with NZ Post

Spoiler alert: It sucks.

Often I purchase stock for Beauty Bliss from suppliers that use a local postal service. Once entering New Zealand, these parcels are passed on to New Zealand Post and then sometimes, depending on the service selected, onto Courier Post.

By | March 11th, 2014|Business, Tech Blog|15 Comments

Forcing my style onto input type=search

I’m currently working on the UI design for system to be used by a big New Zealand Government Department.

By | May 3rd, 2012|Front end development|1 Comment

Screenshots on Macbook running Windows

I'm running Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro and recently wanted to do a screenshot (without using a special application). If you're looking for the answer, try: shift + fn + f11. Hopefully that helps save you 15 minutes worth of Googling :)

By | December 15th, 2011|General Internet, Tech Blog|0 Comments

Find that Robot!

Last night Philip and I released our new pet project "Find that Robot". It's a small online maps game where the goal is to find the little robot figure at various movie locations around the world. It's been a fun project to work on giving us a chance to play with new technology - the [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|Front end development, Tech Blog|0 Comments

Fixing your HTML email layout on iPhone and iPad

Finding that your html layouts are fine in all clients except on your iPhone? This may be due to text size. The iPhone and iPad mail client only display text at 13px or higher. If you have specified a lower value than this, the text will be displayed at 13px. It seems that [...]

By | May 12th, 2011|Front end development, Tech Blog|7 Comments

Should you hire a Social Media Expert that doesn’t use social media?

Back when I was at university I was very disappointed to be turned down for a barista job at a well known Wellington cafe, based on the fact that I didn't drink coffee. I'd had 2 years experience making the stuff as well as having attended a couple of training sessions and thought that I [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|General Internet, Tech Blog|0 Comments