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Getting My Product on the Shelves

Getting My Product on the Shelves
Getting a product from idea, through design, to patent and to market is a daunting task, especially for a first-timer, and it took me six years to do it,” said Dawn Tulman, president of discreet storage developer ToiBocks. Tulman fashioned a jewelry box with a hidden compartment in the bottom... More »

Eric Cantor: Pro Small Business? Not.

Eric Cantor: Pro Small Business? Not.
Recently, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed that President Obama's economic stimulus plan has not worked because it doesn't encourage job creation by small business. What a joke and what a boldface liar. Cantor doesn't care about the common man or small business, even in his home di... More »

Inside the Head of an Adult Store Buyer

Inside the Head of an Adult Store Buyer
Being responsible for stocking a store with the newest, latest and greatest products balanced with the tried and true best sellers is not an easy task, especially with the glut of product on the market today. Retail chains alter their inventories constantly to keep up with customer demand, and it’... More »

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell
Eddie Powell is a good listener. It's a good trait to possess when you're an adult film director because, as the best salesmen all know, people will tell you all about themselves — how to please them, manage them, understand them — if you let them do so and appear interested. Powell more than... More »

Coming Together

Coming Together
It’s said that from acorns mighty oaks grow. Similarly, from small ideas, big results can be achieved. Such is the case for the Adult Merchant Exchange, a peer group for retailers, wholesalers and adult studios that has expanded and grown since its inception in 2007. What began as a small group co... More »

Move Over DOJ, It's FTC's Turn to Regulate

Move Over DOJ, It's FTC's Turn to Regulate
The adult entertainment industry breathed a collective sigh of relief last November with the election of Barack Obama. To be sure, the industry has good reason to believe that the change in administration in Washington will mean less risk of federal obscenity and 2257 prosecutions. With a form... More »

Maximizing Every Square Foot

Maximizing Every Square Foot
With the recession and innovations in technology affecting the ways consumers shop, traditional brick-and-mortar adult retail stores not only are offering more of a variety of products at different price points, but also are employing new store layout methods and marketing techniques, mixed in with ... More »

WIA: Shay Martin

WIA: Shay Martin
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Vibr... More »

The RapidShare Ruling

The RapidShare Ruling
The gap of understanding between "free culture" open file sharing advocates and content producers intent on maintaining the value of their work product continues to widen. When the recent German court ruling against RapidShare.com was announced, the two sides could not even agree on its meaning or i... More »

Dreaming in Death Valley

Dreaming in Death Valley
Death Valley always struck me as a funny name. And when one discovers that this is actually a vacation spot, this dark and foreboding name seems an even stranger choice. Death Valley isn't exactly the kind of enticing title that you'd think would draw tourists from all over the world. But strange... More »

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