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Navigating Across The Pacific

Navigating Across The Pacific
Given the widespread changes in the adult marketplace, it is no wonder that marketers are seeking deals wherever they occur. From U.S.-based operators eyeing the European audience to European porn purveyors wanting a slice of the American market, exporting erotica is all the rage. In addition to th... More »

High-End Novelties - A Distributor's Dream

High-End Novelties - A Distributor's Dream
Think of them as being part of a giant grid that powers an entire city or country. Only instead of electricity, picture millions of high-end, luxury sex toys vibrating their way into retail stores around the world. Wholesale distributors — the very lifeblood of these products — are on t... More »

Q&A With LFP's John Desjardins

Q&A With LFP's John Desjardins
Next month marks adult industry veteran John Desjardins’ second year as vice president and general manager of LFP Internet Group. Desjardins supervises all Hustler Internet operations excluding its ecommerce business, which is maintained by the retail division. He previously served as director... More »

Global Alternative Payment Optimization

Global Alternative Payment Optimization
Alternative payments have been a popular topic for industry publications since about the year 2000, but we began seriously writing about local global payments about six years ago. Early adopters have been reaping the benefits for years, but it’s never too late to add alternative payment option... More »

FSC Elections Open for 2013-14 Board of Directors

FSC Elections Open for 2013-14 Board of Directors
The Free Speech Coalition has sent ballots to members for election of its 2013-2014 Board of Directors on Thursday, December 27th. Ballots were sent electronically to current FSC members who had joined by December 11th, close of nominations and the record date set by the FSC Board of ... More »

Payment Strategies To Maximize Profits

Payment Strategies To Maximize Profits
Long-established billing mechanisms are proving inadequate in the face of evolving consumer needs, causing a growing number of adult website operators to embrace alternative billing and payment means in ways that are not “typical.” One of the first things to get out of the way is a defi... More »

Alt Solutions For Mobile Billing

Alt Solutions For Mobile Billing
You have to give it up for the porn industry. It’s not enough that webmasters were once again on the forefront of technology, latching onto the mobile market as fast as they could figure out how to provide sex on smartphones, but the bean counters were able to nail the quickest and easiest way... More »

ACH, Debit Billing Still Running Strong

ACH, Debit Billing Still Running Strong
Online adult entertainment is enjoyed in many different parts of the world, but exactly how consumers pay for it can vary considerably from one country to another. Although the almighty credit card continues to dominate e-commerce payments in the U.S., it is important that adult webmasters also have... More »

Retail Strategies For Selling Nouveau Chic Novelties

Retail Strategies For Selling Nouveau Chic Novelties
They look more like items you’d find in Beverly Hills than in back alleys. Highend luxury novelties from gem-studded vibrators to glitzy BDSM gear are prominent on the front page of top websites and are flying off of the shelves of brick-and-mortar retail stores. So how do savvy shopkeepers h... More »

Prepaid Cards A Popular Alternative

Prepaid Cards A Popular Alternative
To a U.S. resident who is hoping to make a major purchase like a house or a car, having a good credit score and a history of responsible credit card use is a major consideration. Yet in many other major developed countries, credit cards are not held in such high regard. In those countries, the major... More »

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