7 Reasons to have a go at Geocaching

What is Geocaching ?

With our recent launch of some new products for Geocoin Storage , and our article How About this for a cache for Geocoins  , it’s time to explain a bit for those unfamiliar with the World of Geocaching.

If you are thinking “What is Geocaching ?” , then you are in the same position I was  few months ago. Geocaching is a  Treasure Hunt game , played by using GPS signals to find a hidden box , or “cache”.  The “treasure” generally takes the form of a few small toys , but can sometimes be trackable Geocoins , small coins with a code which can be entered online to discover not only where the coin has travelled , but also its intended destination.

7 Reasons to have a go at Geocaching

1. It can be a Cheap Day Out. Let’s face it times are tough , and if you want a day out with little expense , why not give it a go. You don’t have to have a GPS specific device , an Iphone or Android is fine, and you can download the app for a one-off fee of about £6. Geocaching  isn’t expensive.

2. It is Fun Having first heard about Geocaching from a customer looking for a storage album for her sons Geocoin collection , I gave it a go with my own children , and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

3. Quality Family Time Away from the stresses of home and work lives , you can spend  time with the people who mean the most to you.

4. It’s Local Well , almost certainly the nearest Geocache isn’t too far away. Despite it being around for only about a decade or so , there are now over 2,000,000 caches around the world. A quick check on my smartphone reveals the closest cache to be about 300 metres away.

5. It is Educational You can learn about nature as you travel around the countryside , or geography as you look at the places where a trackable Geocoin has travelled.

6. It is Exercise and it is also out in

Country Roadthe fresh air. You can often plan a route around a circular walk or cycling route , which will take in a series of Geocaches. For small children , this makes a walk or ride much more interesting.

7. It is on the National Trust list of 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 

Have you ever tried Geocaching ? Did you find anything interesting ?

How about this for a cache for Geocoins ?

A great new product for Geocaching enthusiasts. Designed specifically for collectors of Geocoins , our album allows you to display your coins , and store them safely.

Our Starter Kit is supplied with 6 pages , which take the most common Geocoin sizes.

  • Quality Product
  • Excellent Gift idea
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Colour Choice (Red , Blue , Green or Black)
  • 4 x 20 pocket pages
  • 2 x 63 pocket pages
  • Strong Black Divider Card
  • Priced at just £16.99 and available from Robin Hood Direct
Geocoin storage pages

Geocoin storage pages

Geocoin Storage Album

Geocoin Storage Album

Postcard or Keepsake Nest of Storage Boxes (Set of 3)

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Stunning new addition to our product range.

The ideal solution for storing your treasured postcards , letters or other ephemeral items

Available with either a Paris Design or Butterflies

Limited stock. priced at just £29.95 per set

Butterfly Storage Boxes

Butterflies

Paris Storage Boxes

“Paris” Storage Boxes

Categories: New Products

First Day Cover Storage Album

First Day Cover Storage AlbumWere always looking to add new storage products to our range , and this is great value for money (£10.95) for Collectors of First Day and Postal Covers.

  • Padded 2 Ring Binder
  • Supplied with 20 Polypropylene Pages
  • Suitable for covers measuring up to 9 1/2 ” x 5″
  • Black page insert dividers included
  • Choice of 4 different colours
  • Gold Blocking to Front of Binder

Available directly from Robin Hood Direct

 

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50 pence Sports Coins storage folder

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

An excellent new addition to our range of products for coin collectors.

  • Folder to store all 29 British 50 pence sports coins.
  • Made from heavy duty hardbacked card
  • Suitable for circulated or proof coins
  • Great gift idea
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Ebay & Online Retail Business Training & Support

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

We are offerinPresentationg some Ebay and Online Retail training events near Doncaster

These events will be organised by Simon Foster , with email support after the event to help you to get your e-business up and running.

In 2008 / 09 Simon wrote a number of courses for Business Link & Chambers of Commerce around developing & setting up a business on ebay.

“It was a great experience to write courses and presentations for organisations such as Business Link , giving people subject knowledge to take away and launch their own ebay businesses.  Every business is different , a 2 hour interactive workshop provides a solid base , but it needs to be built on.  Now we have the answer , a structured 2 hour event to lay the foundations , with free email support for 6 weeks to help guide you as you build your online business.”

Why is Simon qualified to talk about ebay and online retail ?

  • Sold on ebay professionally for over 10 years
  • Written Business courses for organisations including Business Link & Chambers of Commerce
  • One of only 30 UK trainers & consultants to pass the Ebay Education Specialist Programme
  • Owner of one of the first UK Ebay businesses to pass 10,000 feedback on Ebay
  • Is a Top Rated Seller on Ebay & currently has over 37,000 positive feedback
  • Since 2009 has launched a successful e-commerce store
  • Undertakes work as a Consultant for a number of Small Businesses

Why choose our courses ?

  • Structured 2 Hour event
      • Your Business needs identified
      • Some Networking time
      • Open Forum idea sharing
  • Guidance from an Ebay Expert
  • E-commerce & Social Media advice
  • Limited Number of delegates
  • Location 5 minutes from the A1
  • Support After The Event
      • You choose which areas you need advice
      • Your online success is our business
  • Cost £149 , Special offer of just £49 per delegate , places limited

Book Now for Dec 6th

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Item Sold. Our 3 Top tips for selling on your own site

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are an online retailer , there are no better emails than the ones that start Item Sold. You’ve Sold. Please Dispatch now.

As an ebay seller for over 10 years , we’ve sold a few things , and currently have over 37,000  feedback.  Once you start selling on your own website , its a new game. Here are our 3 biggest tips for success.

  • Accept card payments  Paypal is great for ebay , but once you have your own site , your buyers aren’t all ebayers any more , they need more options.
  • Add a Telephone Number Not having a number shown on ebay can and often does work well , but once you have your own website your customers may need additional reassurance.
  • Outsource This should probably be the number 1 tip. Ever. Don’t try and do everything yourself , you can’t and its foolish to try.

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