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    Blog posts of '2008' 'August'

    (0) Who sells the most
    Our most successful customers almost all come from two different groups of people. One group of customers who sell the most, have stores. The second group are the people who order the $49. fast starter kit; and who give out all of the samples to possible customers. The main thing that sets the mo...
    (0) School class in Africa
    You can see a video of a classroom of 3rd to 5th grade students in rural Mali, West Africa here. You won't see the same kind of facilities that we are used to in the US; but you can feel the energy and enthusiasm of these African children. 082908-school-video.jpg Click Here to see the video With school just getting st...
    (0) What is the difference between oils for wearing and for burning.
    Some oils are best for wearing; and others are most popular when used in an oil burners to make your surroundings smell better. There is no real difference in the oils though. Designer oils (such as White Diamond, Chanel No 5, or Polo) have fragrences that people normally wear. Other fragrences...
    (0) What's wrong with African history - pt. 2
    In the last blog article, I wrote about schools teaching wrong information about the African fabric mudcloth. Here's one way that this mis-information about Africa gets started. One thing about African history that is different from western history is that it is normally not written down. There i...
    (0) What's wrong with African history?
    I could give you a dozen examples like this where people are not getting the truth. Let me know what you think. One of the best selling products that we carry is mudcloth. Mudcloth is a hand woven fabric from Mali, West Africa that I know a lot about. When I do fabric trade shows showing our Afr...
    (0) Why does Africa Imports sell some items not made in Africa
    I get emails like the one below about once every other month. Hi Wayne, I'm very dissapointed by you buying India inferior clothing, the dashiki shirts and animal print dress, had to given away. I don't sell such low class clothing in my store. It is a shame that you are mixing the full of value A...
    (0) Congo Independence Day and other African Holidays
    In case you forgot, today is Independence Day in Congo. This Sunday is Independence day in Gabon. And if you ever get concerned about missing some other important African holidays, you can always check our African Holidays Calendar. There are 54 countries in Africa with 54 different sets of Afric...
    (0) How to say thank you to customers
    A company that printed our Africa Imports catalog once sent our office a whole bunch of pistachio nuts as a gift. It was kind of nice for us, but it was also smart advertising for this printer. You can also replace your thank-you notes with something people will talk about. Give people somethin...
    (0) African beauty and skin care catalog
    This new 64 page retail catalog of Black soaps, African oils, and natural black skin care products just arrived from our printer. The printed catalog shows the higher retail prices for your customers. As a wholesale customer, your cost is half of this. You can order printed retail catalogs for $0....
    (0) Meet Jonni - Orphan in Congo
    Jonni lives at one of the orphanages supported by Africa Imports. Here's a note from our helper in Congo who delivers money to this orphanage each Saturday. Jonni was brought to orphanage over 7 years ago. He does not know his last name nor his Mom or Dad. A person brought him, but had no detail...
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