Thursday, 25 February 2010

A Revelation In Whey Protein Powder . . .

Do you know, I've been working and doing near enough the same job for coming up to six years now, and throughout that time we have always sold bodybuilding supplements. You name it we do it, anything from fat burners to weight gainers. One of the most popular products we do is Whey Protein Powder.

When I first started, and for a huge portion of my employment here, I worked in dispatch. I used to send out hundreds of supplement orders and grew familiar with some of the brands and names, which of course, you would do. It's inevitable - but I never knew how they actually worked.

Yesterday I found out. I found myself doing some research in Whey Protein, and I discovered how it works and why body builders love it so much. Here's a brief little biological lesson for you:

When body builders workout, they're muscles are put through considerable stress. It takes time for these to repair themselves, strengthen and grow, and so sometimes they need a little help. Drinking whey protein shakes gives them the boost that they need. Instead of the shake sitting in your stomach waiting to be digested, it has quick release properties which means that it is absorbed into the bloodstream a hell of a lot quicker and goes straight to your muscles. The protein then feeds the cells with what it needs to speed up their repair, thus allowing them to strengthen and grow. Without enough protein, the body starts to seek energy elsewhere and looks straight towards your existing muscles, basically eating them away. You can workout as much as you possible can, but if you're trying to achieve those famous `Arnie` muscles, then you're going to have a tough job on your hands.

There you go. Obviously I discovered a lot more about whey protein, about their ingredients, amino acids, and the famous Casein Protein, but I'll save that for another day. I don't want to overload your brain with too much information too soon.

So watch our Arnie! We now know the secret to your muscles from Brussels . . .

D. Ilott
Gridstop Ltd

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cybercheckout Reviews . . .

A little while back I posted a blog with a couple of customer reviews on it. (And to refresh your memory, the link for that original blog is below) Seeing as it's been a while since this was published - last summer - I thought it was about time I published some more.

It's good to get these reviews out. As employees who have put in a lot of hard work to get where we are today, it's reassuring to know that every thing we do, be it even the smallest of things, makes a difference to the quality of service we offer. It's good to know that our customers are happy, and we appreciate every comment made.

So a big thank you goes to everyone who has left a review.

Sabre Nutrition Whey Protein


Chillton Lite Weight Turnout Rug

"Best fitting rug the mare has ever had. Fantastic transaction in every way Thanx"

10,000 High Lux Lamp

"Super fast delivery, helpful emails. Would order from again. A* "

And finally, a personal favourite . . .

Acoustic Classic Guitar

"Fantastic Item!!! I bought it as a present for my boyfriend who will no doubt be over them moon with it! Perfect for learning how to play at an amazing price! I have to admit I was very dubious about what the quality would be like for such a good price, but was more than pleasantly surprised when it arrived (well packaged and extremely quickly) as it looks and sounds awesome!! Thank you very much Cybercheckout, think I am going to earn loads of girlfriend points with this item!!"

Incase anyone has forgotten, the 14th of this month is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. Yes, it's Valentines day. For anyone out there struggling with ideas on how to express their love, I hope the comment above gives you a few hints on how to earn "Girlfriend" or "Boyfriend" points.

I hope he serenaded her with some lovely songs . . .

D. Ilott
Gridstop Ltd

Friday, 5 February 2010

The Big Cyber Move Continued . . .

Well, we're nearly there.

The office is looking like an office now, which creates a nice working environment - and as we all know, a nice working environment helps to produce a better quality of work. The files are on their shelves, the computers are set up, and the workers are at their desk - but . . .

There's always a 'but' . . .

We are still experiencing problems with our telephone lines and internet connection - and you can't exactly run an internet based company without the internet. That kinda goes without saying really.

We've had issues where the phones don't ring, then the wrong phones ring, followed by our answer machine message not switching on (which was put on to explain about our difficulties, etc). And then the internet is either on, off, or running incredibly slow . . .

It's been a hair-ripping-out time, but hopefully, fingers crossed, as this afternoon slowly draws on, things seem to be looking up. The right phones are ringing, allowing customers to finally get through to us, and the internet connection seems to be running at a reasonable speed, allowing us to finally get some work done.

Let's hope it remains so . . .

D. Ilott
Gridstop Ltd

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Big Cyber Move . . .

Well, once again we have just moved office. If you have been trying to get hold of us, and have been unsuccessful, then we apologise. Our new phone lines are now up and running - although we still may be suffering from a few teething problems with the new system. All our contact details are now listed on our website.

You don't know, until you move, just how much stuff you accumulate over the years. We had numerous samples from our warehouse that we had been doing marketing work on, and these had just been left afterwards to gather dust. They were eventually supposed to be sent back to our warehouse, but their time for dispatch had failed to come round.

Instead, on the day of our move, we hired a big van, threw everything in the back and shipped them all in one go. But we were still left with untold amounts of cardboard boxes - where they come from we didn't know.

Moving can be a very stressful thing, but it gives you the opportunity to have a good clear out. However, despite what some people - or person in particular -said, the moving of an entire office could NOT be done in just four hours. Who ever thought it could? (naming no names) Shame on them. We moved in yesterday, and today we still spent most of the time sorting the new office out. (I even bought myself a little plant, a Primula, for my desk to make it feel a little more homely. We've called her Roseeta. Roseeta the office Primula. It goes lovely with my cactus.)

So, after forty-eight hours - NOT FOUR - we are finally beginning for feel like a proper office again. Services should be resuming as normal.

D. Ilott
Gridstop Ltd