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WIA Profile: Elli Rudolph

WIA Profile: Elli Rudolph
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. For the month of November, the WIA Woman of th... More »

Epoch: IPSP Still Going Strong After Almost 20 Years

Epoch: IPSP Still Going Strong After Almost 20 Years
Two-thousand-sixteen will mark a milestone for Epoch Payment Solutions. Next year, Epoch.com will have been in business for 20 years — and considering how much competition there is in the online high-risk billing space, that is saying a lot. Founded in 1996 and based in Santa Monica, Calif., ... More »

Talking Toys: Q&A With the Pleasure Chest’s Thip Nopharatana

Talking Toys: Q&A With the Pleasure Chest’s Thip Nopharatana
With so many pleasure products on the market to choose from, it’s important to make an informed purchase. I phoned Thip Nopharatana, a manager at The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood, Calif. to get her take on what she was particularly impressed with these days regarding toys or any other aspe... More »

Q&A With Twistbox's Ler Khodaverdy

Q&A With Twistbox's Ler Khodaverdy
Meet Ler Khodaverdy, the longtime executive of Twistbox Entertainment, a global producer and publisher of mobile content and services. Twistbox, which will be hitting its 12th anniversary next year, operates with exclusive licenses with leading brands and has direct distribution with wireless opera... More »

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish
Established in the early 80s, PHS International has been — and continues to be — on a path of progression, evolving with the needs of the marketplace. When Jim Horne founded the company, it was called Professional Healthcare Supply and served as a small healthcare company. He met Chuck H... More »

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck
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. Kimberly A. Harchuck is an associate with Walt... More »

Q&A With Vendo's Managing Director Thierry Arrondo

Q&A With Vendo's Managing Director Thierry Arrondo
The team at Vendo loves challenges. Just ask the scores of happy clients who’ve asked the payment processor to come up with new solutions to increase sales and customer lifetime value. As Vendo continues placing its imprint in online adult circles, breaking the conventional mold of traditiona... More »

WIA Profile: Carole

WIA Profile: Carole
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. XBIZ just caught up with Carole, the longtime ... More »

JuicyAds: Ad Network Still Going Strong After Nearly a Decade

JuicyAds: Ad Network Still Going Strong After Nearly a Decade
Juicy Jay has witnessed many changes in the adult entertainment industry since 2006, the year he founded the online advertising network JuicyAds. The smartphone revolution has taken adult entertainment by storm, social media have exploded in popularity, and many of the online adult companies that w... More »

WIA Profile: Elcke Wieffering

WIA Profile: Elcke Wieffering
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. Elcke Wieffering says that when she first disc... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Retailer, Distributor Support

The pleasure products industry, at its best, is a well-oiled machine consisting of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Distributors make sure that products get from Point A to Point B, while retailers... More »

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »
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