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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hand protection: More than a matter of sizing

In 2008, I wrote an article about Hand Protection for ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News), the foremost industrial safety publication for safety engineers and managers. 

Surprisingly, not much has changed since I wrote this article so I thought it would be worthwhile to post it here for others looking for this type of information. This way it will be permanently archived as well. 

It should be noted that this article is focused on one type of industrial work glove – Coated Gloves – which are the most popular gloves used today in industrial and manufacturing industries. 

You can link to the article at this link which is a printable PDF file: Hand Protection

By the way, if you don’t already receive ISHN, I suggest you go to their link at the top of this post and see about subscribing. It’s a good monthly periodical focused on safety products. 

If anyone has any questions or need any assistance on glove advice, please feel free to contact me. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

2,622 Gloves and counting

What does this glove number mean to you?

Well, this week, my accounting manager (our numbers person), reminded me that we have over 2,622 Glove models in our warehouse.  I smiled and reminisced about our humble beginnings when we started with a small number of white cotton gloves models over 17 years ago.  Today, we claim to be the largest white glove source in North America. Maybe the world, but who cares anyway – except me. 

I really doubt “any” glove company has 2,622 glove models on the shelf – available for delivery the same day or the next day. This is important to you, our customer. 

One of my favorite sayings is: “If you cannot find a particular glove at Gloves-Online then it is likely not worth selling or available.”  

Additionally, we are resellers for some of the most respected glove manufacturers on the planet. 

By the way, when I shared this number with our warehouse manager, David, he looked up through our ceiling-high warehouse shelving racks and said, “We are out of space - again.”  

Simply put, we want to be your glove source. After all, we are pretty good at it since we’ve been supplying gloves to thousands of customers since 1996. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Need some Green Gloves for St. Patrick’s Day?

If you need some Green Gloves for St. Patrick’s Day it’s still not too late.You will just have to pay a little extra for shipping depending on where you live. 
Our Green Flash Gloves are popular this time of year for St. Patrick Day parades and parties.  We carry them in both Men’s and Women’s sizes and I provided links below to make it easy for you to find them rather than search our huge selection of gloves. 

As an FYI, our special search function (yellow box) on our web site will find them too but then you will see each and every green glove we carry which can be overwhelming. 

It is worth mentioning that we also stock parade style gloves in many colors just in case you need something special for Easter. 

P.S. Don’t forget those white gloves either - for Easter Sunday. 

Happy St. Patties Day, the Glove Guru 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Glove-Guru Blog versus Facebook

First let me “share” that we just created a new Facebook Page for Gloves-Online.com. (Link Below)
Yes, we all know that Facebook use has reached absolutely absurd numbers and receives more than 2.7 billion “likes” each day and accounts for 1 of every 5 pages views on the net. 

However, a “dynamic website” which incorporates a blog forms the foundation of all social media marketing. My Blog website is where my glove content is published and ultimately where the conversions happen. 

It’s not that I think that Blogging is better than Facebook but I think the two should work hand in hand. (Pun intended) 

Want to know my main reasons for using in keeping the Glove-Guru Blog alive? 

Stability: No frustrating changes to deal with (Facebook changes are fast and furious) and my blog is self-hosted, stable, consistent and dependable. 

SEO: When done right, blogging improves my search ranking through in-bound links & key-word optimization. Facebook doesn’t contribute to search ranking, FB “only” leads to traffic to my content and our gloves. Plus my blog is part and parcel to our main web site.

Long Shelf Life: My glove blog articles have a long shelf life because they last for years. FB updates only last a few days at most. 

News Feed: FB decides who uses my updates but on my blog anyone and everyone can see my content and glove news. 

Content Hub: My blog is the hub of my glove content. FB only helps me distribute and promote my content and glove news. 

My blog offers more value via helpful tips, advice, and glove education. A compelling link on my blog will most likely get clicked rather than ignored on a FB page. Plus my glove news stays on my blog for years and has remained on my blog since 2008. 

Reach Multiple Audiences: My blog includes RSS email feeds to my subscribers, site visitors, and all social networks. On Facebook I can only reach the people that ‘like” my page. 

So, this week I taught my Glove-Guru Blog to talk to our Gloves-Online Facebook page so everyone and anyone can decide what they “like” better. By the way, it wouldn’t hurt to “like” us on FB if you like us.

Monday, March 4, 2013

GO Gloves unveils new Black & Decker Garden and Work Glove

It’s that time of year to spring into some new gloves. 
I finally got my hands (pun intended) on the new, and first ever, 2 in 1 Hybrid Rose Tender Performance gloves and these new gloves get a high five!  Not only are these gloves one of the most versatile garden and work glove, they get my vote for the cool glove club. 

These gloves have a “removable” gauntlet that acts as a barrier against sharp thorns and branches. By easily unsnapping a few buttons the gauntlet can be removed and stored, turning your Rose Tender glove into a standard performance work glove. Besides being washable and form-fitting, the glove has a few additional features which you can see and read about at the product link below. 

Another first is that these B&D Rose Tender Gloves are made for both men and women. 

Like any new glove, we unfortunately only have two sizes as of this launch and we hope other sizes will follow shortly. 

Product Link with limited time introductory offer: