Follow Me on Instagram @lucyrunaways

Introducing Alphatise: A new online Marketplace

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Introducing: Alphatise, a new online market place. Bought to you by Nuffnang

I consider myself quite a resourceful and educated shopper. I shop in stores, boutiques, online – namely Etsy, eBay, iTunes and directly through company websites. I take the time to find the best bargains and compare prices. I also bought things influenced by my peers – friend and family purchases, bloggers I admire and even what comes through to me on my Facebook feed. It’s a huge marketplace out there and sometimes it can be confusing and cluttered.

So you can imagine my excitement when I was introduced to something amazing this week: Alphatise. It’s a new online market place that offers something quite unique – Alphatise gives buyers the power to tell sellers what they want and the price they are prepared to pay.
Being introduced via a free iOS and Android app, or accessed via any browser on the 5th August 2014, Alphatise allows consumers to request a product they want to buy and state the price they are prepared to pay for it. Consumers simply submit ‘wishes’ for these products and if the seller agrees, then the deal is offered and the sale is completed. It’s a smarter and powerful way to shop.
To increase consumer influence and power, buyers can also share their wish through social networks, so others can join on in the same deal. This makes the wish higher in demand. For example, if an individual wants to purchase a Samsung TV for $800 and 20 people also want the same deal, the seller can arrange that deal for everyone or a selected number.
The seller is also at an advantage, knowing that they have customers ready to purchase a product at that moment in time. With millions of products to choose from, sellers can be individuals, small companies, resellers, distributors or high street retailers. The products are from a huge range of fashion, technology, food and household goods. Eventually Alphatise will expand that range to cars, furniture and even holidays.
To get started, consumers download the free app via the iTunes or Play Store, or access Alphatise through the browser. Simply create an account using your email or sign in via Facebook or Twitter.
By logging in, you can head into the ‘Discover’ tab and browse a range of popular stores or products. Build a ‘wishlist’ by setting up a percentage discount or price point you want to purchase items with. Then you simply sit back and wait for sellers to act on the deal you’ve wished for. A notification is sent to your phone and you simply redeem online or in store. It’s that easy! It’s quite a seamless and simpler way to shop online.

Alphatise have really tapped into consumer trends and what they really want and what they strive for. After more than 2 years in the making and attracting $3 million of funding, this Australian social commerce start up Alphatise is ready to release their innovative online marketplace.

I’m on board, ready to shop seamlessly where I have power and influence at my fingertips – you should be too. Get on board by visiting Alphatise or download the app via the iTunes or Play Store and creating an account today!




Food Diary August 2014 (Grano, Superbowl and Ben & Jerry's)

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Grano Restaurant Wetherill Park Sydney Food Blog
Superbowl Chinatown Sydney Food Blog
Superbowl Chinatown Sydney Food Blog
Superbowl Chinatown Sydney Food Blog
Superbowl Chinatown Sydney Food Blog
Ben and Jerry's Coconut seven layer bar Ice Cream Food Blog
Ben and Jerry's Coconut seven layer bar Ice Cream Food Blog

Food Diary August 2014: Grano Restaurant in Wetherill Park (Photos 1-7); Superbowl Restaurant in Chinatown, Sydney (Photos 8-11); Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Ice cream in a Chocolate & Peanut dipped waffle cone (Photos 12-13)

Hmmmm it's truly been a while since I've blogged and I send my apologies. I realise that yes, I have huge gaps spanning from 4 to 10 days between posts and a lag between Instagram and Facebook posts. Yet at the same time I do not regret losing some of my discipline because actually, I've found something quite wonderful.
I've found someone truly special to share my life with and it's sweet, different, amazing, distracting and fulfilling. I have been spending every moment I can possibly acquire with this man. I'm only blogging now because I have a day off work and he doesn't - so I've finally gone through my emails and edited my photos and I am finding my drive for blogging again.

Besides being in a new relationship and also purchasing a new manual car (more on that later) I still have a passion for food and food photography. Today I share with you some local talent, what I like to call 'Cheat Eats' and my favourite dessert right now.

It's nice to know that in my area I can find gourmet Italian food. I visited Grano again to try out more dishes. On our table we ordered the gnocchi, prawn pizza, chips, calamari and anchovies plate and spaghetti bolognese. Everything was made fresh and from the produce Grano grow in their gardens that are located at the front of the restaurant. This restaurant plates their food on vintage cans, the pans they are cooked in or on wood boards giving it a rustic, organic vibe. I highly recommend this place for Italian in the Sydney area as the staff are also friendly and accommodating.

For late-night, cheap, traditional and delicious food I always head to Superbowl in Chinatown when I want to have a feed after midnight. I tend to order the same things because I love it and its great comfort food. This includes Congee with fried bread, Handmade Noodles in XO sauce, and Pipis in XO Sauce. This time around I ordered Fried Chilli Chicken with steamed rice. It never disappoints and every dish starts from like $8.00. The place is a little crowded, rushed and noisy but the food is amazing. Feels like I'm really in bustling China.

Of course, dessert has to come somewhere into this post. I found a Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop and tried out the Coconut Seven Layer Bar ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone. The flavour includes coconut and chocolate flakes, walnuts, cookies and butterscotch. It tastes as amazing as it looks and I can tell you now that I was in sweet-tooth heaven after my first bite.

So all in all, life is looking quite good and exciting at the moment and I can't wait to share more of my food, driving, romance and fashion adventures with you soon. It's nice to finally be a place where I realise how wonderful life is right in the present moment.

Hitting the Snows with Columbia, O'Neill and Anon

Friday, July 25, 2014
Snowboarding Jindabyne Perisher Blogger 2014
Anon Tempest Purple Pink Asian Fit Goggles
Snowboarding Perisher 2014 Snow
O'Neill Pwfr Frame Snow Jacket Spring Grass
Anon Tempest Purple Pink Asian Fit Goggles
O'Neill Pwfr Frame Snow Jacket Spring Grass
Snowboarding Thredbo 2014 Snowman
Snowboarding Thredbo 2014 Snowman
Snowboarding Thredbo 2014
COLUMBIA  OMNI HEAT TECHNOLOGY Jacket 2014
COLUMBIA  OMNI HEAT TECHNOLOGY Jacket 2014
COLUMBIA  OMNI HEAT TECHNOLOGY Jacket 2014
COLUMBIA  OMNI HEAT TECHNOLOGY Jacket 2014
Georges Bay Sydney 2014

Wearing: O'Neill Pwfr Frame Snow Jacket in Spring Grass via Surfdome, Anon Tempest Purple Pink Asian Fit Goggles and Columbia Might Lite III (Omni heat Technology) Jacket
Staying at: Perisher and Thredbo Resorts 2014

I managed to take some time off work this week to head out and snowboard with one of my besties Betty. Before we headed out though, I hunted down some reliable gear for the snows - an O'neill Snow Jacket in Spring Green and Anon Tempest Goggles (in Asian fit). O'neill jackets are really good quality - with the right amount of pockets, great fit and high quality fabric. It kept me snug when I first hit the mountains and I was able to cool myself down with it's sleeve vents when I brought up a sweat snowboarding. I was able to hold my phone, ipod, ski lift pass and camera quite easily for convenience and with the waterproof fabric I had no worries.
The Anon Googles I bought were of high quality - it allowed me to head down the hill without glare affecting my vision and when it snowed it shielded me from getting snowflakes into my eyes.

Snowboarding gear aside - I had so much fun up those mountains. Our group circled the Perisher and Thredbo resorts for a couple of days. I rented out a snowboard, pants and boots and took my first lesson. I was really frustrated at first because I couldn't stand up or brake properly. It came down to the fact that I thought I was a Natural but really I was a Goofy. I switched boards with my friend who was a Goofy and everything was 10 times better. I can perform the 'Falling Leaf' technique and have done a couple of simple runs without falling over at the beginners slope. Very surprised with my improvement. I have yet to begin to master the 'toe bend' but I know its possible after some practice (I'm going again in August yay).

After two days of snowboarding we managed to find some time to build a Snowman. It was really funny when everyone who passed us screamed out 'Do you want to build a snowman?!' and threw us snowballs. But that was fun, just relaxing and digging our fingers deep into the fresh snow.

When we drove back I wore my new Columbia jacket to keep me snug driving down the snowy mountains. Its omni heat thermal reflective, breathing warming technology kept me really warm. The patent technology helps regulate my body heat with little silver dots on the lining that reflects and retain the warmth my body generates, dissipating moisture and excess heat. It kept my body heat neutral while I went into town for dinner and walked along the parks on the way back home.
I've now grown a love for snowboarding and I'm keen to come back. The last time I went to the Snows was 5 years ago and it was to ski. Hated that sport. And I couldn't appreciate the clothing choices I had, or the adrenalin rush that came with it. That's all changed since my Snowboarding trip and I'm now keen to see that fresh powdered snow again.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...