Sunday, March 21, 2010

DubLi Update From John Cini: Improved US Support Office & How To Propose Shopping Mall Merchants

I have more good news on two fronts:

1.  Support for is now coming from the US Office.  I know this because I submitted Support tickets the last couple days that were answered almost immediately (in an hour and 15 minutes), during normal afternoon business hours (which would have been nighttime in Europe).  Also, I received complete, logical answers which resolved my issue.  Needless to say, I was elated.  DubLiNetwork Support is still being handled by the Europe office, unfortunately.  I know this for the same reasons, since I submitted a ticket two days ago that took a full 24 hours to get a response, and the response was basically, “We’ll find out the answer and get back to you,” which has been the standard, unhelpful, slow “support” system from Europe.  When DubLiNetwork support is as fast and reliable as the support is, we’ll all be celebrating.  Be patient – it’ll happen.

[What's the difference between support for and DubLiNetwork?  It's the button you select first when you click "Submit a Ticket" - it says "Select Department" and you either choose or DubLiNetwork.  At this point, anything that you think can answer, I'd direct there.]

2.  We now have the official scoop on how to propose a merchant be listed in the DubLi Shopping Mall (not the auction side, just the shopping side) – it’s all explained in the email below.  Don’t think that because you recommend a merchant they’re going to get listed.  DubLi is not going to allow everything and anything to populate the shopping mall.  I deleted Stefanie’s full email so she doesn’t get blasted by a ton of reps.  If you need to contact her, just contact me for her info.


——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: How does a store get listed in the BSP mall?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:35:19 -0400
From: Stefanie Kitzes <>
To: ‘John Cini’
Hi John,
To become a DubLi shopping mall merchant, the merchant would need to join one of the affiliate networks that we link to for tracking and reporting.  Because of the complex nature of the rewards mall platform, we require very specific tracking, reporting, and point allocation specifications.  The affiliate networks handle this on our behalf as most merchants do not have this capability on their own.  Below is the list of affiliate networks with whom we are connected:

We have several key criteria we consider when determining if we are going to add a new merchant to the program, notwithstanding the fact that the merchant has to provide the commission as a percentage of sales.  Once a merchant is a member of the one of the affiliates, please have them submit a ticket with the name of the merchant and the affiliate program and then we will go in to our interface and take a look at their program.
Thank you,

DubLi Corp.: Rep Newsletter March 16, 2010

I’m happy to report that DubLi is now consistently meeting deadlines and informing us of changes prior to them happening. :)   This may sound like sarcasm, but it’s not – this is progress and shows things are improving at Corp.  Good news for us all.

Note the now-official SD completion date, if you want to be in Boca for the next big “insider” training with Michael Hansen and Dr. Charles King:  “BAs who qualify as a Sales Director before May 1, 2010 will also be eligible to participate in the training event and will get a personal invitation via email.” If you’re a TC, you’ve got 6 weeks!

Newsletter     |     03/16/2010

Sales Director Leadership Training in Boca Raton, Florida

DubLi’s first Sales Director leadership training will be taking place May 15-16, 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida near our new North American headquarters. This event will incorporate advanced training that all Sales Directors need along with some specific training designed for this important position. Michael Hansen, DubLi Founder and Professor Charles King, Head of DubLi Academy will conduct the 2 day session. Sales Directors already qualified for this training event will be invited via email within 2 weeks, where further details will be provided. BAs who qualify as a Sales Director before May 1, 2010 will also be eligible to participate in the training event and will get a personal invitation via email.

We have recently received a substantial amount of inquiries regarding MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., the parent company of DubLi.  MediaNet Group is a public company trading in the US on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) under the ticker symbol MEDG.  The stock of MediaNet Group (OTCBB: MEDG) had a recent price close of $0.54 on March 8, 2010 and has a 52 week range of $0.03-$1.01.

If you are interested in purchasing MediaNet Group shares, please contact your bank, pension administrator or broker and inform them that MediaNet Group trades on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol MEDG.

Australian Tour
A special DubLi business presentation, new company announcements and training from Dean Mannheimer, the first US Vice President, is coming to Australia/New Zealand. Be one of the first to see DubLi’s new presentation and hear about the new exciting news Dean will bring with him. Along with Dean Mannheimer, Trevor Chatham, the first Vice President in Australia and Declan Barnett, Sales Director will be hosting the events. Below are the dates and pertinent information you need so you and your guests can attend.

Venue: Manningham Centre
699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
Cost: $10.00 per person
Date: Wednesday, March 24th 2010
Time: Doors open 7:00 for 7:30pm (sharp) until 10:00pm
Parking: Free parking onsite for guests
Venue: Heritage Auckland
35 Hobson Street, Auckland
Cost: $10.00 per person admission
Date: Thursday 25th March, 2010
Time: Doors open 7:00 for 7:30pm (sharp) until 10.30pm
Venue: Ionic Room, Sydney Masonic Centre, Cnr Goulburn & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney
Cost: $10.00 per person
Date: Sunday, March 21st 2010
Time: Doors open 1:30 for 2:00pm (sharp) to 5:00pm
Parking: Wilson Goulburn Street Car Park ($10.00 flat fee)
Venue: Holiday Inn
159 Roma Street
Cost: $10.00 per person admission
Date: Monday 22nd March, 2010
Time: Doors open 7:00 for 7:30pm (sharp) until 10pm
Parking: $22 flat rate at the hotel or a short walk from Roma Street Train Station

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DubLi Corp.: DubLi Launches in Australia

If you’re wondering how to access the AU/NZ shopping portal, it’s not a secret:  this is the direct link, but you can also go to, click on the “Shopping” Tab at the top, then click the AU flag at the top-right (to the right of the USA and Canada flags).  I’m sure there will soon be an AU flag on the front of the site.  The number of merchants in the AU store is impressive – see it for yourself by clicking the AU flag and looking at the specific “Shopping Categories” on the left.  Another question I’ve received:  when will AU/NZ have its own auction site?  (Right now AU/NZ can use the North American site, which isn’t the best way.)  The answer is in a couple more months, when the DubLi global auction launches.

Red highlights below are provided by John Cini.
March 9th, 2010

DubLi Launches in Australia

Australian customers of DubLi were thrilled yesterday (March 8th), because of the launch of the Australian Shopping Mall!  With 450 premium shops in 19 different categories, customers will be able to buy pretty much everything under the sun with a simple click.  But there’s more – DubLi has added extra value to the shopping experience with a cash back program.  Depending on the individual store, you can get up to 20% cash back on each purchase!  All you need to do is check the merchant’s reward point percentage – for example, one reward point equals AUD 1.

With more stores on the way in the near future, you can be sure that DubLi’s shopping mall will be the talk of the [AU] nation, offering the best prices, the best quality, and the most fun.

Stay tuned to the blog, because 2010 is the year that DubLi will be putting together the components of the individual worldwide sites to create what is already being described as the world’s first truly global shopping platform.  We have a lot of news to share with you, and we know that you’ll find it just as exciting as we do!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Technologizer: “How Long Do You Give the Desktop?”

This story is the third piece in a trio – to get the impact, read the third story below (or go to the home page and then scroll down 2 stories):
  1. Online shopping is growing dramatically;
  2. Online advertising will surpass print advertising this year for the first time ever;
  3. Desktop computers will soon be surpassed by smartphones for computing, convenience, and online access.
No red highlights here – I think you should read this whole thing.  Visit the Technologizer site for many more great tech takes, including yesterday’s story on the “The Secret Origin of Windows” which describes how Microsoft’s product manager was told that shipping the new Windows software “was a path toward a ruined career.”

How Long Do You Give the Desktop?

By Harry McCracken  |  Posted at 10:38 am on Thursday, March 4, 2010
One of the big subjects of debate on the Interwebs this morning is a big, existential technological question: Are phones on the cusp of replacing PCs?

Don Dodge (presently of Google, formerly of Microsoft) thinks so:

The future of computing is that your cell phone will become your primary computer, communicator, camera, and entertainment device, all in one. The exciting new applications are running in the browser, with application code and data in the cloud, and the cell phone as a major platform.  I think in the near future there will be docking stations everywhere with a screen and a keyboard. You simply pull out your phone, plug it into the docking station, and instantly all your applications and data are available to you.

So does Google Europe sales chief John Herlihy, as quoted by a Silicon Republic story:

“In three years time, desktops will be irrelevant. In Japan, most research is done today on smart phones, not PCs,” Herlihy told a baffled audience, echoing comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the recent GSM Association Mobile World Congress 2010 that everything the company will do going forward will be via a mobile lens, centring on the cloud, computing and connectivity.

BetaNews’s Joe Wilcox basically agrees with Herlihy:

Three years — most certainly five — is not an unrealistic time horizon at all. Even if it proves wrong, Google is acting like change will come rapidly. Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt asserted the company would put mobile first — yes, before the PC. There is no Windows monopoly on mobile handsets to stop Google, Apple or any other would-be mobile competitor from rapidly advancing. Cloud services, whether delivered by applications or browsers, promise anytime and anywhere access to anything.

On Twitter, meanwhile, folks like Microsoft PR head Frank Shaw, Gizmodo editor Brian Lam, and analysts Michael Gartenberg and Ian Fogg chimed in:


I am sure that Don wrote this post on his android phone.


just going to say, for non geeks, the phone is more accessible than the computer.


The phone *is* important but it will not become MY primary computer, communicator, camera, and entertainment device. Nor yours either.


If primary = most time spent, then I think the iPhone is already my primary computer.

A few thoughts about this enormous topic, in no particular order:
  • Phones already are PCs–they just happen to be really small ones that don’t run exactly the same operating systems as their bigger brethren.
  • The vast majority of interesting applications are already highly mobile, networked creations. When was the last time that a brand-new piece of PC (or Mac) software was a huge deal? True, not all interesting apps are available in great smartphone versions yet. But they will be.
  • Old devices usually give way to new ones over time. But they usually don’t utterly vanish. And predictions about timetables are almost always wrong–they’re often either far too quick or far too slow.
  • A device can be both pervasive and–in terms of innovation and mindshare–kind of irrelevant. The FM radio is already there. Thinking of desktop PCs (ie, non-notebooks) as FM radios isn’t crazy.
  • I don’t see the need for large screens and full-sized QWERTY going away, ever. But there’s no reason why they must be connected to a dedicated, full-blown computing device in every situation. Like Don Dodge, I’ve long thought that we’ll end up with screens and keyboards that can talk to our phones. (I don’t think it’ll be done via docking stations, though–it’ll all be wireless so our phones can stay in our pockets.)
  • We don’t need to look into the future to see an era in which many people find phones as valuable in their own way as traditional PCs–it’s here today, and really got underway with the introduction of the BlackBerry more than a decade ago.
  • If virtually all of your data and much of your applications end up living on the cloud, the idea of a death match between PCs and phones starts to sound silly. You’ll use both–as well as great big screens like TVs–and they’ll all be portals to your real computer, which is…the Internet.


Outsell: U.S. Advertisers To Spend More On Digital Than Print

Add this to the ecommerce article below, and it’s an overwhelming vision.  The shift of advertisers to directing “dollars toward the channels which generate the most qualified leads and most effective branding” leads exactly to DubLi’s long-term strategy of getting a huge community of shoppers to rely on DubLi for information, bargains, and overall ecommerce.  DubLi Founder Michael Hansen’s vision of interactive, targeted ads sent to cellphones, with credited rewards for viewing the ads, comes to mind here.  (Watch him describe this vision in this 70-min. video.)

This is no small undertaking:  the effort is gargantuan in scope and could be Amazon-like in the future.  Wise business people and investors will bide their time, just as Amazon’s investors had to wait nearly an entire decade just to see a profit occur.

Red highlights belong to my upline "Antipaper".

Mar 8 01:44 PM US/Eastern

US companies will spend more this year on digital and online advertising and marketing than on print for the first time ever, according to a study released on Monday.

Companies will spend 119.6 billion dollars on online and digital strategies and 111.5 billion dollars on newspaper and magazine advertisements and other print campaigns, according to the study by California-based Outsell.

Outsell, which provides research and advisory services to the publishing and information industries, described the spending shift as “an industry milestone crossover event.”

It said overall US spending on advertising and marketing will increase by 1.2 percent in 2010 to 368 billion dollars.

Outsell said 63 billion dollars, or 52.8 percent of total online advertising spending by companies, would be on their own websites, which it said constitutes a “powerful form of direct to customer marketing.”

Advertisers are directing dollars toward the channels which generate the most qualified leads and most effective branding,” Outsell vice president and lead analyst Chuck Richard said.

“As they emerge from the recession, they need more accountability, and they’re spreading their spending over a widening set of options,” he said.

By category, Outsell said spending on print newspaper advertising was expected to drop 8.2 percent to 27 billion dollars while print magazine advertising will rise 1.9 percent this year to 9.4 billion dollars.

US newspapers and magazines have been facing declining print advertising revenue, falling circulation and the migration of readers to free news online.

Outsell said that spending on direct mail marketing campaigns would rise 2.7 percent to 24.4 billion dollars and spending on custom print publications would be 3.0 percent higher at 19.3 billion dollars.
Spending on print directories would fall 8.3 percent to 11.6 billion dollars while spending on print newsletters would be flat at 11.4 billion dollars.

“2010 will not suddenly erase the painful memory of crumbling ad spending in 2009, but it will provide much closer to a flat year for several of the traditional media types,” Outsell said.

“This means that publishers with significant shares of traditional media in the mix and who pounded their expenses and debt into shape sufficient to survive the brutal 2009 should be able to carry on at those levels in 2010.”

Spending on television advertising was forecast to drop 6.5 percent to 59.6 billion dollars.

Outsell surveyed more than 1,000 US advertisers in December 2009 for its annual “Marketing and Advertising Study 2010.”

Forrester Research: U.S. Web Retail Sales To Reach $249 Billion By 2014

The shift from stores to internet is happening right before us.  I don’t think this study factors in the two dramatic expectations:

1. The tipping point is coming when it’s common knowledge that online shopping is cheaper and more convenient (you’d think everyone would know this by now, but “8 percent of total U.S. retail sales within five years” means 9 out of 10 dollars are still spent in stores) – the word will soon spread and dramatic exponential growth will occur.  Remember not too long ago when such a large percentage of people voiced concerns over the safety of online shopping?  I rarely hear those kinds of comments any more.
2. The move from inconvenient, immobile desktops to “shop/transact anywhere” smart phones will accelerate this process.

This will be fun to watch …  Red highlights belong to my upline "Antipaper".

Mon Mar 8, 1:13 pm ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online retail sales in the United States could reach $248.7 billion by 2014, growing 60 percent from 2009, according to a study released on Monday.

Driven by a 10 percent compound annual growth rate, the projected $248.7 billion is expected to account for 8 percent of total U.S. retail sales within five years, according to Forrester Research, which authored the study.

Online sales, which slowed in the downturn, have still managed to outpace sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores. The National Retail Federation expects 2.5 percent growth in total retail sales in 2010, well below the 11 percent online growth rate that Forrester projects — the same as in 2009.

With more consumers comfortable with shopping online and retailers investing more in their online operations, the online sector has been steadily growing, driven by robust growth at Inc, the industry leader. posted 42 percent sales growth in its most recent fourth quarter.
Forrester expects consumer electronics and apparel, accessories and footwear to lead the growth, while sales of computer hardware and software will slow.

Still, the bulk of total computer product sales is made online. About 52 percent of computer product sales was made online in 2009, compared with 9 percent for apparel and 14 percent for electronics.
Forrester’s online sales numbers do not include sales from vehicles, travel or prescription drugs.

In Western Europe, online retail sales are projected to increase by 68 percent from 68 billion euros in 2009 to 114 billion euros by 2014.

“The pan-European marketplace is still in a stage of healthy late new-market growth,” wrote Forrester.

Friday, March 5, 2010

DubLi News Letter 3/5/2010



Now that we are in the 1st Quarter of 2010, we are so excited about the future for our Business Associates and the huge business potential that awaits them this year. As we promised, we have great things to come and so far you have only seen a small part of what is coming. The Masterplan for your DubLi business is all coming together at a rapid pace. As each piece of the puzzle is put into it's proper place, we can now begin to view the picture with deep appreciation for our Global expansion.

As technological advances are discovered, you can be assured that the DubLi Network management team is already moving forward on new and exciting additional pieces to the Grand Masterplan. You are definitely at the right place - at the right time - with the right company.

The Australian Shopping Mall is Here!
Are you having DubLi Fun Shopping yet? Well Fun Shopping is about to explode!
We already know how much you like to shop the DubLi auctions, now we are launching one more – DubLi Auctions PLUS Cash Back Value Reward Shopping at over 450 online stores.

DubLi is thrilled to announce the launch of the DubLi Australian Rewards Mall on March 8, 2010. What could be better than that, getting great values on the auctions and now being paid when you do your everyday shopping as well! Exclusive for Australian’s, the DubLi Rewards Mall allows Business Associates and customers to shop at over 450 online stores and earn up to 20% in cash value rewards.

The Australian Rewards Mall includes only Australian-based merchants and customers pay for purchases in Australian dollars only. Whether you fancy Apple AU or Expedia Australia, the DubLi Australian Rewards Mall has something for everyone. Now if that’s not fun shopping for Australian’s, what is? The Australian Rewards Mall pays you to shop at the same stores you are shopping at everyday anyway. With 19 shopping categories to choose from, you can do all your shopping with DubLi and get rewarded.

How does it work, you ask? It’s simple and fun! Once you login to the DubLi Australian Rewards Mall you may select a merchant by name or by browsing through the shopping categories. Each merchant will have a percentage listed beside it; this is the rewards percentage (1 rewards point = 1 AUD) you will receive back following any purchase you make from that merchant. For example, if you wanted to buy a pair of $100 boots from Ugg Zone, who pay 5% in rewards, you will receive $5.00 in rewards…it’s that simple.

Just click on as many merchants as you wish and do your shopping. Within one week you will see the transaction history and points earned back on your personal Mall shopping page. After 45 days (all the stores require this waiting period) your points become available for you to spend. Points=Cash will be loaded on a personal Debit Card. You can see how quickly your cash value reward points accumulate when you are shopping at 450+ stores.

And, as if that weren’t enough, here is some more fun news…DubLi also pays you a commission on top of the rewards you earn from shopping. If you are a GOLD A Business Associates you are also entitled to earn the same 15% extra bonus that is currently available on the US and Canadian Rewards Malls. (Please review the rules under Promotions in your Back Office.)

The Australian Rewards Mall is also a great recruiting tool. Not only can your new Associates, Partners and customers participate in the auctions, but they can also shop at some of Australia’s most recognized brand name merchants from the comfort of an easy chair in front of their computer. It’s double the fun. When you shop at brick and mortar store, you spend gas and all they give you in return for your purchase is a receipt. Because the Australian Rewards Mall is an online mall, you can shop wherever and whenever from the comfort of your home. With the DubLi Australian Rewards Mall you save gas and get cash value reward points and commissions- a winner all around!

By the way, SHH, don’t tell anyone, but there are hundreds of additional stores on the way.


Customer Affiliate program for American customers. By the second week of March and for the first time, DubLi will launch the Customer Affiliate program for American customers. Beginning March 15, 2010 every new customer that registers on and purchases a minimum of 10 credits, worth $8.00 USD, they will receive an electronic restaurant voucher worth $25.00 USD. Choose from over 14,000 participating restaurants throughout the United States at .

Once at the site, simply go to the ‘Redeem Your Gift’ tab, with your voucher number in hand and enter the number to begin your restaurant selection. Kindly be aware that the selected restaurant may require a minimum purchase in order to use the $25.00 gift or the restaurant may have other requirements for use of the voucher. Some of these requirements or restrictions may include, but may not be limited to: valid for dinner, valid for dine in only, or excludes alcohol. Please be sure to check the specific requirements of the restaurant of your choice. What a way for American customers to surprise that special someone with both fun shopping and a great night out!


Customer Affiliate program for all DubLi customers around the globe! March 15, 2010 will also begin yet another component of the Customer Affiliate program for all DubLi customers around the globe! Every new customer that registers on and purchases a minimum of 10 credits ($8.00 USD), will receive an electronic resort voucher worth $500.00 USD. With a selection of nearly 8,000 resorts around the world, planning the perfect vacation is not only easy but fun. DubLi’s Gift-Redemption site can be found at The voucher number will be required in order to enter the site – have it handy so that you are ready to go! Please understand that the amount of the voucher is $500.00 USD and can be used as payment toward the total cost for the selected resort you choose. As such, the balance due for the selected vacation destination will be required. For convenience, the site is available in two languages – English and German.
Each new American customer is eligible for BOTH of the two components of the Customer Affiliate program – the electronic restaurant voucher and the electronic resort voucher. Yes, that means that every new American customer that registers on and purchases a minimum of 10 credits will receive BOTH a $25.00 restaurant voucher and a $500 resort voucher.


More advantages for GOLD A BA’s – 2 x $750 resort vouchers!
DubLi customers are not the only ones with exciting offerings; DubLi Business Associates too will share in the fun! Also beginning March 15, 2010, everyone who has signed up as a NEW Gold A Business Associate will receive two (2) $750.00 USD resort vouchers. This includes Gold A Business Associates that signed up beginning January 1, 2010 until June 30th 2010 6.00 PM EST. These vouchers can be used by the Business Associate to whom the vouchers are issued or can be gifted to recruit your next Gold A Business Associate. Please note, however, that these two vouchers cannot be used at the same time, but rather on individual vacations only.

DubLi’s Gift-Redemption site,, provides a selection of nearly 8,000 resort properties around the world. Upon visiting the site, have your voucher number ready as it is required to search for resort properties. As with the resort voucher component of the Customer Affiliate program, the total cost for the selected resort may be more than the amount of the voucher. As such, the balance due for the selected vacation destination will be required. For convenience, the site is available in two languages – English and German.


Cinch for DubLi Customers
DubLi is proud to announce the worldwide availability of the desktop Customer CINCH on March 22nd, 2010. The CINCH is the most convenient way to access DubLi shopping resources!  It provides DubLi customers with a simple desktop tool that works much like a smart phone with one-click access to DubLi Auctions, the DubLi Shopping Mall, Tell-a-Friend and DubLi Credits.  CINCH users will also receive exclusive offers and special promotions sent to their CINCH via its built-in messaging system. CINCH will be available in four languages (English, Spanish, Danish and German) and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux desktops. Links to download the CINCH will be posted on


New Partner Program Templates You asked for it, and now you have it! We have added an additional 13 NEW templates to the back office of the website, bringing the total selection to 28 in all. With the click of a button, the entire color style can be changed by the Partner website owner, in addition to uploading their own logo. Get more info by attending one of the FREE Partner Program Trainings located in your “Meeting Calendar”.


New language POLISH
We are proud to tell you that we have added another language on DubLi Network. Take a look at the front page of your DubLi Network back office. The pull down window now has the Polish language added.


New Promotions PowerPoint
In your back office you can find a brand new PowerPoint that gives you an overview of all the current promotions and incentives DubLi Network has running.


This is a great tool for your business opportunity presentations.
We wish you a great DubLi weekend!
Your DubLi Network Team

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