|Brian is the Web Accounts Manager for Honey’s Place, he offers his expert opinion on the Adult Novelties industry. Our business is your success! Honey’s Place works hard to ensure your experience is always personal, profitable and successful. We offer state of the art order processing and drop shipping services.|
GetThatWholesale: Could you provide a brief sketch of your background and industry experience?
Brian: In May 2000 I started as a sales associate at the Hustler Hollywood store on Sunset Blvd. I was eventually promoted to Inventory Control Manager of the store (maintained inventory, placed all orders, received all product, and made sure it was properly merchandised and/or backstocked). I worked there until April 2008. I have been with Honey’s Place as a web account manager Since April 2011.
GTW: It would certainly seem that the market for adult novelties has become huge in recent years. Is this so, and if so to what do you attribute this rise?
B: I think the “mainstreaming” of porn and the rise of up-scale women/couples friendly erotic boutiques has hugely contributed to the increase in market size. Companies aren’t sleazy as they once were, the new generation of owners/producers see it as a serious business.
GTW: How does the profit margin on adult toys compare to other retail niches?
B: The profit margins are normally a little higher than normal retail.