Free Bulk Whatsapp Sender for windows (FBWS)

Here is a free, fully functioning Bulk Whatsapp sender , which can send a message to multiple recipients one by one weather they have you in their address book or not ( you should have them in your address book though, which is easy to achieve ) .

To distinguish it from several other commercial paid versions, I am calling it FBWS.

Remember this should not be used for Spamming. If you send too many annoying messages to people you don’t know, and enough people report you as spammers, whatsapp will block your number anyway.

This script is written in python and uses Selenium webdriver to open an instance of chrome and then use web.whatsapp.com to send messages one by one. Since the messages are sent one by one, it takes long time .

How to use Free Whatsapp Bulk Sender (FBWS)

FBWS opens a chrome window and then uses web.whatsapp.com to send the messages. it mimics the keystrokes a user would use to send the message- just that its automated.

  1. Under usercontent directory you will find 2 files . message.txt and contacts.csv . Fill message.txt with the text message you want to send. contacts.csv will have to be filled with the contact numbers you want to send the message to. One contact per line
  2. under wa directory you will have to find wa.exe and run this file. A command prompt opens with instructions on how to use and a chrome window open when you press any key to continue.
  3. Login with your whatsapp number in the new chrome window that has opened. it will automatically detect once the whatsapp interface has loaded and will send the messages one by one.
  4. under logs directory you will have many log files generated, one for each session. Log only contains the number and the messages sent.

Requirements to Run Free Whatsapp bulk sender (FBSW)

  1. You should have chrome installed in your system
  2. You should be running windows os
  3. You should be able to edit csv file ( with excel mostly), and a message. txt file.
  4. Your recipients should be in your address book. If a number you want to send message to is not in your address book, they can’t be sent message to.

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Amazon.ae Automated pricing vs third part amazon repricer

If you sell on Amazon, you already know what a repricer is and how important it is to win the buy box .

Create a repricing rule, assign the SKUs and you have an automated assistant who will keep changing your SKUs price, below the competition till it hits your minimum or maximum price.

Amazon.ae has limited third party repricers at this time, but this week on you have the option of using Amazon Automated pricing tool.

So which one would you use ? We have been using a third party repricer for amazon since the very first day of launch and found third part repricers to be better than Amazon’s automated pricing tool for following reasons

1. FBA/FBM Rules Not available with Amazon tool

With the third party repricer you can have a rule created that applies only to a particular fulfillment method.  This is highly desirable, you always plan a higher drop in price to retain buy box if you are competing against and FBA seller. FBA has extra weight-age on buy box and its common to see an FBA seller owing the buy box, despite higher price.

Third part repricers will let you define a rule like “Drop by 1 point if competition is FBM, drop by 2 points if Competition if FBA” for example

2. Uploading bulk Rules

Currently there is no bulk upload option available with Amazon.  Manually entering thousands of SKUs Minimum and Maximum price is difficult in Amazon inteface.

Knowing Amazon, they will be tweaking their Automated Pricing tool, but till then its best to stick to the third party repricers.

 

 

eChoraix Ransomware on Qnap

So you have heard that eCh0raix ransomware is specifically targeting Qnap NAS, and breaks in with brute-force techniques.  Once it does so , it will encrypt all your files. ( Read more on Security Firm Anomali Website)

The question is how bad is it, and how vulnerable you are, or more importantly are there ways to mitigate the risk. The answer is an absolute yes.

1. Brute Force can only break weak passwords
Since the Ransomware uses Brute Force, it can not break long complex Passwords. Use a long and secure password.

2. 2 Factor Authentication can be used
use 2FA on Qnap. Its a built-in functionality and can be made use of free of cost. With this alone, the brute force threats are mitigated.

3. Antivirus Package IS available for Qnap ( Though it’s a paid Option)
Macafee Antivirus can be installed on Qnap from Qnap App store. Installing is as easy as a few clicks.

4. use Snapshots- Even if your data is encrypted, you will get your previous versions back.
Qnap has Snapshot technology that you should absolutely use. Since the ransomware attacks your files ( and not physical blocks ) on the hard drive, your snapshots are unaffected in the event of a ransomware attack too.

Keep your Qnap updated, use Snapshots and 2FA and you are secure not only from this Ransomware but from any other future threat too.

WD 10TB Red at this price is a bargain

Today Amazon has 10TB Red at an amazing price. I am a big time fan of Qnap NAS and often asked which is the best drive to use. As on Today ( 24th June 2019) they are retailing for AED 1169 Each.

If you have Money, you can go with Ultrastar or Exos, they are both Solid drives and highly reliable.

After these Enterprise, WD Red 10TB is the best drive you can get.

here is a list of all the best NAS drives you can buy

Seagate 4TB Ironwolf

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If you are a souq seller, start learning Amazon Seller Central Now

Amazon Seller Central (ASC)  is now live and the existing Souq sellers have access and are prompted to do so since souq selling center (SSC) will soon be deprecated.  How this works as on today is that there is an auto Sync – all the data from your SSC is Synced to ASC  periodically.

They Prompt you to use Amazon Seller Central now. Though the primary Data updating still happens from Souq Selling center.

This seems to be a one way Sync.  There is no copying happening from ASC to SSC . I tried updating some pricing on Amazon Seller Central but it was overwritten, so even though I am prompted to use the ASC, I continue to use SSC.

Some things have stopped working on SSC like the Lowest price exclamation that used to indicate a product being sold at a price lower than your offer doesn’t seem to be working anymore. Souq.com frontend seems to be the same, though it might be replaced with Amazon soon. Amazon business will definitely come to Middle East too as Amazon has been reaching out to a few potential sellers on Invitation only basis for now, but later they will open it to anyone.

Eventually its going to be Amazon so its better to start learning now. There are Google sheet integration available for Amazon which looks very interesting especially for small businesses like us who can periodically update the Data on a Single Google Sheet which would copy from and write to Amazon Account.

I am not a big fan of Souq Seller Central,  and keenly looking forward to the migration. Amazon’s ASC has to be worldclass and definitely better than SSC.  I am hoping to see lot of useful data present in ASC which we can use to analyze and increase sales. Finger Crossed !