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Reducing the Friction in Mobile-Friendly Adult Billing

Reducing the Friction in Mobile-Friendly Adult Billing
XBIZ World recently asked some of today’s top billing companies about the current trends in mobile-friendly transaction processing. Here’s what they had to say. According to Mobius Payments’ CEO Mia Hyun, the “tap and go” market of mobile friendly wallets such as PayPa... More »

Today's Top Market Trends In Payment Processing

Today's Top Market Trends In Payment Processing
There are numerous options available today for the billing of online adult entertainment customers — from tried and true credit and direct debit solutions, including MasterCard and Visa, to online checks (ACH), and more, to a growing range of alternative payment mechanisms, including one of th... More »

Industry Execs Say Overseas Distribution Remains Viable

Industry Execs Say Overseas Distribution Remains Viable
Are there any profits still to be gained from foreign sales of adult movies? Shoot that question to Moose, owner of Girlfriends Films, and his answer is immediate and emphatic: “Yes — hell yes!” An informal survey of some top company heads and distributors yielded pretty much the ... More »

Global Distributors Discuss Overseas Success of Sex Toy Brands

Global Distributors Discuss Overseas Success of Sex Toy Brands
The international distribution market is changing and growing, offering success to distributors ready to adjust to the current global arena. What are the most effective ways to handle the international distribution of pleasure products? Global marketing experts offer their input on success in this ... More »

Manufacturers Step Up Global Marketing Efforts

Manufacturers Step Up Global Marketing Efforts
For companies that manufacture sex toys and pleasure products, the U.S. continues to be a highly lucrative market. A few states have restrictions on the sale of sex toys (Alabama, for example), but overall, the U.S. offers many possibilities for selling everything from dildos, vibrators and butt plu... More »

Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Branding

Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Branding
Manufacturers of pleasure products can be found in many different countries, from the United States to the Netherlands to Sweden. But whether a company was founded in Stockholm or Hollywood, marketing pleasure products globally can be much more profitable than simply marketing them at home. And with... More »

The Battle For European Adult Traffic

The Battle For European Adult Traffic
Europe has a long history of being a voracious consumer of adult entertainment, and its importance to the adult industry has continued to grow in the digital age. But as European adult traffic has become more plentiful, the battle for that traffic has become increasingly intense. And as fall approa... More »

Mobile Erotica Market Matures In Europe

Mobile Erotica Market Matures In Europe
Europe has long been on the cutting edge of mobile/wireless technology. When consumers in other parts of the world believed that mobile devices were strictly for making phone calls, Europeans were also mobile devices for everything from checking Real Madrid and Manchester United scores to getting we... More »

Smoking Accessories: A New Source of Revenue for Adult Businesses

Smoking Accessories: A New Source of Revenue for Adult Businesses
The adult entertainment industry has a long history of finding new opportunities and quickly turning them into additional revenue streams. Adult stores were profiting from the home video market back when people were still debating the merits of VHS cassettes versus beta cassettes. And when consumers... More »

Live Cams Light Up The European Market

Live Cams Light Up The European Market
The live interactive webcam arena is one of adult entertainment’s strongest market segments today — but despite its appeal and profitability, challenges for operators remain. For example, American live cam companies are seeing an ongoing increase in both their customers and performers c... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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