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4 Ways to Attract Today’s Consumer

4 Ways to Attract Today's Consumer

For many, 2017 was the year of consumer non-spending. Author Ann Patchett even documented her year of no shopping for the New York Times. Many consumers were consciously fitting their lifestyles into popular trends that demanded less material items – tiny homes, upcycling, campervans, and co-living concepts.

The modern consumer is well into 2018 and is experiencing varied shopping choices that put them in the drivers’ seat. Traditional retail stores find themselves competing against new, innovative business models, while new brands are emerging at ever-increasing rates.

So what can companies and brands do to attract today’s consumer whose preferences and behaviors are changing? Here are four ways to stand out from the crowd and connect with today’s buyers.

Embrace gender-neutral products. Because our world is becoming more fluid, products are being created to be suitable for all gender classifications. In mainsteam, Target has removed references to “boys” and “girls” aisles in their stores and is releasing a gender-neutral kids collection in July.

Walmart will be redesigning some of their product labels based on shopper studies reflecting how gender-typed colors influence shopping preferences.

When a product can be embraced by a consumer regardless of gender, it may be advantageous to keep that product and package language gender-neutral when possible. A great example is the Anal Fantasy Elite Collection, which boasts high-end packaging that appeals to all consumers.

Be flexible. YouTube started as a video dating site but soon discovered people wanted to share content. Instagram started as a check-in app, until people started posting pics of their food. Viagra was originally a treatment for hypertension and heart disease. Sometimes being flexible is the greatest way to uncover a bestseller.

The Pipedream Planogrammer allows retailers the flexibility to build a wall of products to match each individual store.

Focus on consumers’ desires for healthy and environmentally-friendly lifestyles. CVS has unveiled plans to renovate several hundred stores to spotlight healthy living, and many others in the retail sector are following suit. According to market research, health and wellness is the next trillion-dollar industry. Considering that vibrators are considered therapeutic medical devices, it seems natural to play up their health, happiness and empowerment benefits.

Many of the female-focused products in the Fantasy For Her Collection provide a multitude of sexual health benefits. The Fantasy For Her Kegel Train-Her Set is an intimate personal trainer for a vagina, strengthening PC and pelvic floor muscles.

Find your niche. Having a distinct niche can allow a business and product to stand out in a sea of competition. Being able to concentrate on a specialized market segment lets consumers easily find your product, and allows your advertising dollars to be specifically better spent. Rather than aim for broadness, own your niche, hone your message and concentrate on your specialty.

Pipedream Products manufactures a wide array of items that can serve several niches – from fetish to electrical stimulation (or E-stim).

A few items in the Pipedream Extreme Toyz Collection feature touch-activated sound that provides a sexy voice to accompany pleasure sessions. Speech and sounds can heighten arousal and sexual satisfaction exponentially.

Sunny Rodgers is the Brand Manager for Pipedream Products, JIMMYJANE, and Sir Richards

WIN the best-selling Pipedream WOW! G-Motion G-Spot Vibrator!

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Now that The Greatest Holiday of All Time (read: Halloween) is over, the winter holla-daze are creeping upon us. We’re feeling especially thankful on this chilly grey #MasturbationMonday, so we’re giving you a whole glob damn week to try and WIN our best-selling WOW! G-Motion g-spot vibrator! No more searching for your g-spot because this bedside bad ass squirms, thrusts, and vibrates to hit just the right spot every time!

Featuring three synchronized motors in perfect harmony, the WOW! G-Motion is the world’s first-ever triple-action vibrator that combines powerful clitoral vibrations with our patented G-Motion technology. Regular rabbit vibrators are great, but they feature obnoxious rows of spinning beads that don’t do much to actually stimulate the user. In short, they are unsatisfying at best and uncomfortable at worst. Instead, our G-Motion rabbit uses a mechanism that wiggles the tip of the vibe against your g-spot, intensifying the pleasure of each thrust. It’s made of ultra-hygienic and super-smooth silicone and the tapered, smooth tip makes insertion a breeze. A super cute and powerful bunny is nestled against the base of the shaft and with three independently controlled motors, you’re in complete control of the vibrations within the tip and the bunny, plus three speeds of g-spot stimulation. Combine the back and forth movement of the G-Motion stimulator with the powerful internal and external vibrations for the most intense, toe-curling g-spot orgasms you never even knew you could experience!

To enter for your chance to win, simply find the above photo on all of our social media pages then share each post as many times as you’d like until three winners are chosen on Friday, November 13, 2015 at noon PST. You must be 18 or older to win. Sorry international friends, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.

How to NOT Accidentally Slaughter Your Sex Toys

I recently received a super heartbreaking email. Stacy had a lot of sex toys. She wasn’t necessarily a connoisseur or anything, she just couldn’t really find that one special toy that really got her cherry poppin’. Every time she ran into another disappointing solo sack sesh, she’d throw the toy into her designated Fuck Drawer and never consider it again – until one day she finally discovered the phallic-shaped key that would unlock the floodgates to an incredible orgasm. It was the sleek silicone WOW! Thumper and it was FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!!! (I can second Stacy’s sentiment and tell you that the Thumper is also my ultimate vibe of choice.) After that initial toe-curling, nap-inducing mastubatorathon, she did the usual and threw her vibe into the Fuck Drawer for safe keeping.

This is where the heartbreak comes. Stacy had a long day at work and was super looking forward to rubbing one out to relieve some stress when she got home. She flopped onto her pillow-top mattress, grabbed her favorite water-based Moist, and pawed at the Fuck Drawer where she found, to her horror, that her pile of sex toys had… MELTED?!

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BEEEEEEP!!!!!

We’re sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this important announcement –

PROPER STORAGE, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!!!!

It blows my mind how much money people spend on sex toys, but how little they know about how to care for and store their precious pleasure devices. I’m here to set the record straight and prevent the horrific death of another perfectly good sex toy.

First of all, you should only be cleaning your sex toys with a specified toy cleaner and warm water. Regular soaps aren’t a good idea because they can leave behind soap scum and ew. If you’ve got a non-vibrating silicone, glass, or ceramic piece then you can actually sterilize it by placing it in boiling water for about ten minutes. I suggest cleaning your vibe or dildo both after AND before use, because you just never know what could’ve crept onto your toy between uses.

Now, it seems most people know that your toys should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place like in a drawer or trunk or under the bed. But what they don’t seem to know is that porous materials (the rubbers and plastics) can be reactive. When these types of items come into extended contact with each other, it causes a chemical reaction that degrades the material. In Stacy’s case, her non-porous silicone vibe wasn’t the problem — the other porous toys are what melted and made a mess of her Fuck Drawer. SO! To keep your sex toys safe and ensure a nice, long lifetime of fun, it’s best to individually wrap each toy in a lint-free cloth as to avoid contact with differing materials. Or, you know, just stock your toy box solely with non-porous goodness (silicone, glass, metal, etc.) Seriously, it’s as simple as that!

So RIP Stacy’s Thumper, I hope you’re resting easy up there in the blissful beyond. And if this blog post can prevent at least one untimely death of another precious pleasure device, then I’ll be one seriously satisfied sexpert.

Screw the Rabbit!
Top 3 Dual Stimulators

And I don’t mean that in the ‘screw off” kinda way, either. I mean – literally, screw yo’ rabbit! The rabbit vibrator is the OG design for the dual stimulator, which is exactly what it sounds like – it stimulates two parts of you, the vag and the clit. Everyone knows that most people with vaginas cannot cum from penetration alone, so the dual stimulator is a staple in every sane sex fiend’s toy box.

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Turn your penis into an instant pleasure machine! Sure, sex is already great with your partner – but let’s be real, there’s already enough to coordinate, so coordinating simultaneous clit stimulation is sometimes pushed to the back burner… and I say fuck that! The Vibrating Couples Cage offers hands-free clit stimulation, plus extra good feels from the texture of this super-cute pink cage.

PD5223-14_062. Crush Cuddle Bear

This clit stimulator actually takes the rounded shape of the thumb to give you the most bang for your buck – no, seriously! Instead of the light fluttering of a rabbit’s ears, the Cuddle Bear gets snug against your clit for direct, constant vibrations. This is a must-have for any vagina’s daily self-love routine.

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A new twist on the old classic, this thing is the ultimate solo sack sesh device. Like, if there was only one sex toy you ever owned for your entire life, it better fuckin’ be the Thumper. Sorry not sorry, but I always hated the metal beaded tornado that’s typical of the OG rabbit vibes – and the Thumper totes avoids it by creating an entirely new sensation, almost like a super tiny thrust. If you’ve never had multiple orgasms, then get ready for the most lip biting, toe curling, sheet grabbing time of you’re life.

Check out some of my other fav sex toys:

iSex: Pipedream Takes On Teledildonics

Teledildonics: I doubt Alexander Graham Bell was expecting that one. Now that we’re all carrying mini computers around in our purses and pockets, it’s only logical that the next step in telecommunications would involve diversifying options for phone sex. Teledildonics, or cyberdildonics, involves the use of computers to remotely control sex toys. This unification of pleasure products and t-comm has drawn interest from the tech community, leading mainstream designers, engineers, and other bright minds into the niche to create something unique and brainy.

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We launched our iSex range at the January 2015 ANME trade show, making this concept more accessible to the average adult toy enthusiast. Though not technically within the realm of true telecom-toy integration, iSex is a great introduction to a new category with a lot of growth potential. These pearly-white classics cannot be controlled remotely, but they were created with computers in mind. All 9 pieces in the collection are USB-powered – and I mean powered not rechargeable. These little guys don’t require batteries or hours on a charging station. Just plug them in to start the vibrations and unplug them when you’re finished. No more embarrassing buzzing in your suitcase for travelers, either! iSex vibes are even TSA-friendly, and you’ll never have to figure out those confusing travel lock options included on most tech toys.

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 Aside from iSex’s obvious tech tie-in, Pipedream kept things clean, simple, and user-friendly. The line sticks to tried-and-true favorites, like bullets, massage kits, and beads. The ABS plastic material is non-porous, meaning bacteria have nowhere to grow on these body-safe toys. The simplicity of the pieces makes them perfect for beginners while adding a novel touch for adult boutique veterans.

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The future of pleasure products is limited by physics alone. Though teledildonics started as a sort of one-off trend, the growing number of designers and engineers behind the movement are changing the landscape of adult novelty. Not only is the bar being raised for manufacturers, but the niche itself is crossing into mainstream attention, and Pipedream is no stranger to shaking things up with every new release. If there is one thing of which PD product developers never tire, it’s growing to stay ahead of the game.

Analysis Paralysis of the Pleasurable Kind
Choosing the Right Vibe in a Sea of Sex Tech

As a veteran of adult novelty retail, I can attest to the importance of an enthusiastic, knowledgeable sales associate. Before I hopped planes on a regular basis for Pipedream, my home was behind the counter of an adult store chain that prioritized sex education. I know from experience that a lackluster employee can easily dissuade a buyer from making the right purchase. Even worse, a customer might be convinced to pay for something that’s completely useless for their needs, painful to use, or leaves them with a terrible impression of the otherwise amazing world of sexual enhancement products. Before you drop a single dime on one of retail’s infamously unreturnable items, assess your needs, get educated, and impress your local pleasure retailer with your new sex toy geek status.

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Figure Out Your Body’s Needs

Sex toys can seem relatively simple… until you step into an adult boutique. There are options for your insides and outsides (and sometimes both!), and toy design has moved far beyond skinny, plastic vibrators and The Rabbit. When I used to coach customers on how to choose a toy, the first question I asked involved thinking about what body parts are the most desirable to stimulate. Do you prefer stimulation internally or externally? Do you need a little of both to enjoy using a toy? Is anal play something you’d like to add? Once you figure out what parts you’d like the toy to please, the decision-making process becomes a lot easier.

Go Big or Go Home (Happily With a Small Toy)

I think we all know by now that bigger isn’t always better when it comes to sex. When I’m on the road working with retail sales associates, one of the most common complaints is that many toys, despite otherwise good design, are just too big. Think about what you like when you’re with a partner or alone, or what you’d like to try now that you have a plethora of toys from which to choose. If hearty girth and length feel good from a human, you might enjoy the same from something silicone. If a couple fingers or stimulation around the entrance are turn-ons, go for something small and powerful with multi-speed options or an insertable vibe no larger than your hand. It’s usually more comfortable to start small and move up in size if needed, but if you know you like it big, then go for it!

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Need for Speed (or Not)

Vibrators have come a long way since “slow,” “medium,” and “fast.” The amount of rumbling, tumbling, and twirling options are enough to confuse even the savviest of toy connoisseurs. When it comes to power, there are different kinds of vibrations in addition to intensity levels. Some toys produce a “buzzy” vibration, which is a fluttery, surface-level sensation, often compared to what it might feel like to trap a large swarm of angry bees in a tin can. “Rumbly” vibes are the toy equivalent of a deep tissue massage. They resonate from the core of the vibrator deep into the body, and feel like sitting on the amp of a bass guitar. The best way to test whatever kind of vibe you’re seeking is to visit an adult shop that allows customers to view toys outside of the box, fully charged or with batteries. In the end, you might decide a good ol’ dildo without any power at all is the right choice.

Do Your Research

Before you begin browsing adults-only shops, you have lots of options to see how your toy of choice has fared for other users. There is a seemingly endless amount of pleasure product enthusiasts who regularly test popular toys for their personal blogs. Companies often distribute products to these veteran toy users for the purpose of a fair, unbiased review. Not every toy can be found on review websites, but all of the latest advances in sexual technology usually garner an opinion from the blogging community. When searching for a good blog to follow, look for a writer that takes different body types and activity preferences into account. A good adult toy reviewer will understand that a toy they thought was horrible might be perfect for someone else. You’ll have the best chances of understanding what a sex toy can do for you when a blogger pays attention to the material, functions, and options for use.

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Hit The Shops!

Although it can be tempting to hide behind a computer screen, choosing a toy from a brick-and-mortar store is a smarter choice if you’re not 100% confident in your purchase. A reliable retailer will employ sales associates with knowledge of how to use adult products, what kind of experience most products provide, and the kind of questions to ask customers to ensure they’re sent home satisfied. Retailer websites and Yelp reviews can help you decide which store holds the most qualified employees. If possible (and it absolutely should be possible at stores that promote sex ed.), ask a clerk to let you take the toy out of the box. If it requires batteries, staff can usually get a vibrator up and running so you can see all the details for yourself. If it’s a rechargeable toy, many stores will already have a charged-up version on the counter. Some shops even hold classes and seminars on adult pleasure products and living a healthy, happy sex life. Finding the most up-to-date retailer in your area is the final step in upping your status as a sex toy tech geek (and being a geek of sex is never a bad thing).

SNEAK PEEK: Crush, iSex, and King Cock

We can’t keep our panties on in anticipation of ANME! Our massive booth has already been in production all week, we’ve got a slew of new products added to some of our already best-selling lines… but what we’re super-duper stoked about is the debut of THREE completely new collections!

Okay, this is the part where you run to the bathroom, check your hair and swig some mouthwash, because we’re about to introduce you to your new bedside besties!

crush-sweet-heart-3dJust like that special someone who runs through your mind all day – you’ll never forget your first Crush! This 18-piece collection of silicone vibrators is made from our exclusive medical-grade Elite Silicone that’s phthalate-free, latex-free, hypoallergenic, and completely body-safe. These waterproof wonders feature 10 super-powerful pulsation patterns, 3 distinct sizes, and 18 completely unique shapes and textured. From sensuous and seductive clit stimulators to sophisticated and exquisite dual vibes, you’re sure to find a Crush that you can fall in love with over and over and over again!

news-anme-previewGive “plug-n-play” a whole new meaning with iSex, our 9-piece collection of portable USB-powered pleasure devices. There’s no need for batteries – just plug into the USB port of your computer, car, or cell phone plug, and you’re instantly ready for fun! We’ve included all your playtime essentials such as bullets, strokers, and even a vibrating nipple clamp, which are all easy-to-use, perfect for beginners, TSA-approved, and eco-friendly. They’re perfect for college students, long distance video chats, solo stroking sessions, office rendezvous, road trips, and any other time you need plug-n-play satisfaction.

We’re super excited about our first collection to be conceived and produced at our brand new manufacturing facility. King Cock is the ultimate collection of dildos that looks and feels just like the rock-hard stud you’ve always fantasized about! Every vein, every shaft, and every head is carefully handcrafted with detail to give you the most realistic experience ever imagined. Each dildo features a strong suction-cup base that sticks to nearly any flat surface and offers harness compatibility for strap-on fun. They’re all phthalate-free, latex-free, body-safe, hypoallergenic, and best of all, they’re proudly made in the USA so you can enjoy every masterpiece with confidence.

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Our New Luxury Rechargeables are Ready to WOW!

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Our collection of high-end massagers continued to WOW crowds when introducing our first-ever affordable luxury vibrators featuring USB rechargeable technology.

Made with body-safe, phthalate-free materials and powered by whisper-quiet Japanese motors, the WOW! Power Wand and Wonder Wabbit will seriously change your perception of pleasure. Compatible with any USB port, each vibe maintains over two hours of battery life. These waterproof wonders will turn bath time into playtime, and are easily cleaned using toy cleaner and warm water.

“Never worry about batteries again – your vibe will never fizzle out during play now that you can charge it in any USB port around the world,” explains Brand Ambassador Cheryl Flangel. “These rechargeables are simply the ultimate affordable alternative for the luxury wall of any retail environment.”

Instead of a single point of vibration like most clitoral massagers, the Wonder Wabbit features two separate stimulators that fit snug around your clit, completely surrounding your most sensitive spot with 7 powerful pulsation patterns.

With a super-strong bullet located in the tapered tip, the Power Wand offers precise G-spot stimulation with 10 unique functions of orgasmic vibration. The ergonomic base fits comfortably in your hand for easy maneuvering to hit all the right spots. Made with medical-grade Elite Silicone, it’s built to last a lifetime with pristine cleaning and care.

ScreenShot2014-11-03at111355AM_zps87814760Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, customers are urged to place their orders now while supplies last. Cutting edge WOW! brand and product videos are available to download for in-store and online use at PDTV.

Hump Day (Pipe)Dreams: Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Our Favorite Pink Vibes

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Every day is hump day here at Pipedream, but who couldn’t use an additional reason to jump out of your panties and onto your lover! Through the entire month of October, we’ll introduce you to our best vibrators in pink as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

PD1415-11_01Rabbit vibrators are perfect for those of us who require a variety of sensations. A classic and coveted design, the internal and external stimulators compliment each other to bring you to climax that some report as their quickest and most intense solo orgasm. With a bulbous tip, fluttering bunny ears, easy-access multi-speed dial, and waterproof, body-safe materials, our Neon Luv Touch Rabbit Vibe is, hands down, the most powerful vibrator available to beginners.

pd1169-34_02A small clit stimulator is just the thing you need to take your sex life over the edge. Most women will not climax from penetration alone, so clit stimulation is definitely required if you want to be a pleaser, not a teaser.  Our Le Réve Silicone Bunny is the best vibrator for couples – its small, round body easily fits into the palm of your hand as the silky-smooth silicone ears perch snug around your clit, encompassing it with direct vibrations. Don’t let its small size fool you though, because this waterproof wonder has seven mind-blowing pulsation patterns, making it the most powerful vibrator of the most compact size.

pd2955-00_01Glass dildos are the luxurious alternative for when the average toy just doesn’t cut it. Sex toy connoisseurs live for the range of features that glass provides – 100% nonporous, body-safe material, incredibly unique shapes and designs that other malleable materials could never offer, quick and easy cleaning, and back-arching temperature play. Our newest Icicles No. 55 goes two steps further – not only does it offer double-sided G-spot bliss, but either side features a ribbed and a beaded texture. Hands down, this dildo offers the best hump for your buck!

Which Hump Day (Pipe)Dreams have YOU swooning? Tell us about the PD toy that you’ll be seducing tonight!

Jimmyjane Releases FORM 2 Luxury Edition!

jimmyjane-form-2-le-vibrator-black-charger_1To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the release of the FORM 2, Jimmyjane presents a premium addition to the line — FORM 2 Luxury Edition.

Originally designed by Yves Behar and Ethan Imboden, FORM 2 has become an iconic product for Jimmyjane. The introduction of FORM 2 Luxury Edition further solidifies Jimmyjane’s commitment to setting the standard for quality, innovative pleasure products without compromising personal style, wellbeing or values, the company says.

FORM 2 took the concept of the “rabbit” vibrator to new heights. Using “just the ears” made FORM 2 small enough to use during couples play. By adding a motor in the tip of each ear, it delivers vibration when it comes in contact with the body. Since its release, FORM 2 has been honored with numerous design accolades including an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from Fast Company and IDSA, a GOOD Design Award and a Spark Award. For five years, FORM 2 has continuously been a best seller for Jimmyjane, and is often the No. 1-selling vibrator for Jimmyjane’s retail partners, the company said.

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 10.16.57 AMFORM 2 Luxury Edition is adorned with sleek black silicone, a 24-karat gold insignia, and black and gold detailed charging stand. It comes with chic, special-edition packaging and a new USB universal charging system. The vibrator employs the same functionality as the original FORM 2: a compact design that offers intense vibrations. Each flexible ear is internally powered for dynamic stimulation. As the two vibrators interact, they surround a touch-point in a unique sensation unparalleled by any vibrator on the market. The new Luxury Edition also features a special Spontaneous Mode in which the user relinquishes the power of control to FORM 2 as it cycles through impromptu variations of modes and power levels.

“The success and notoriety of FORM 2 continues to surpass our expectations, and shows no signs of slowing down,” said Alicia Sinclair, VP of worldwide sale and business development at Jimmyjane. “The customer testimonials, retailer feedback and press coverage of this vibrator is astounding, and has created Jimmyjane brand evangelists worldwide. FORM 2 Luxury Edition adds an extra touch of style and sexiness to the most private moments, when one feels most vulnerable. It makes each intimate experience feel sexy and special. We know it will be a perfect addition to our customers’ collections.”

FORM 2 Luxury Edition retails for $189 and is now available at Jimmyjane.com.