Why Does Brick & Mortar Stores Need to be Online?

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In recent years many brick and mortar stores had to ask the question should I be online?  The question should be why aren’t you?  You have worked hard and you have a successful  brick and mortar retail store.  You love the experience of  talking to your customers, and seeing the looks on their faces when you help them find exactly what you want. You love the personal interaction.   But do you know you can still interact with your customers online?

Everyone loves accessibility. By making website, you’re giving people an online platform to buy bricks and mortar whenever they want, wherever they want and as much they want. People love doing things at a click and that’s exactly you’re providing them by moving your business online. It can affect the sales very profoundly. 

Here are some other reasons why having a website can help your business: 

Be Found:  You are able to reach out to more people.  Not only can you increase online sales, but by adding your address to your website can help more people to come directly to your store.  A website is a great tool that potential customers can see how good you really are.

Convenience: Today’s customers value the ultimate of convenience. They want to research products and shop online. People today are looking for the convenience of a 24/7 store with unlimited options.   Building a web site today does not require a huge investment. There are many ecommerce platforms including BuildtheStore.com  that can help you set up your own website with product already preloaded onto the site.   For less than $75.00/month you can have a full-fledged  e-business site with all e-commerce features, including Local SEO and in store pickups.

Improve Your Image: Even with Adult stores today, a website show credibility of a store.  People don’t take your business seriously if you tell them that your store does not have a website.

If you don’t have a website like Build the Store to sell your products in conjunction with your physical location, you’re leaving money on the table and alienating a growing population of spenders such as Millennials. The trend is showing an increase of retail sales being made online, many of those being through mobile devices. This group, as well as Generation X and the upcoming Generation Z,wants instant access to retail purchases.  Not having a website can be a deal breaker when finding a new shop.

So when you’re making your website??

Honey’s Place Now Offering the FORM 5 Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator

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Award Winning Distributor Takes Pleasure to the Third Power With Jimmyjane’s Latest Innovation

SAN FERNANDO, CA- March 16, 2015 – Honey’s Place has added Jimmyjane’s latest innovation to its roster of pleasure products with the addition of the FORM 5 waterproof rechargeable vibrator. Since February 2014, Honey’s Place has been a full-line distributor of Jimmyjane products. In that time Jimmyjane products have proven themselves to be successful seller in the luxury category for Honey’s Place.

The Form 5 by Jimmy Jane in Pink“Jimmyjane’s FORM line has received accolades and awards based on their uniqueness, high-quality and performance,” says Kyle Tutino, Purchasing Director for Honey’s Place. “We expect the new FORM 5 to be no exception to this rule. We are excited to be able to offer the FORM 5 to our customers. It’s truly a one of a kind vibrator that can be used by anyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation.”The Form 5 by JimmyJane In Black

The FORM 5 is a waterproof; rechargeable vibrator designed for both men and women. It features two micro-thin supple wings for all-encompassing sensations. These wings flutter and excite sensitive areas and erogenous zones. It also features a firm ‘Pleasure Dome’ at its center, which delivers incredibly powerful vibrations to the user while remaining whisper quiet. It was designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the users hand with intuitive controls that boast 5 speeds and 4 pulsation patterns. It is made of medical grade platinum silicone and stainless steel with a high performance lithium ion battery that can run for up to 4 hours on a single charge.

Jimmy Jane Form 5 Available in PlumAs with all Jimmyjane’s products, the manufacturer is committed to quality and the FORM 5 is backed by a 3-year limited warranty against manufacturer defects. It is available in three colors to appeal to both men and women including pink, purple and black.

 

For more information or to place an order, contact your Honey’s Place sales representative or visit www.honeysplace.com

Honey’s Place Starts New Year With Two Major Industry Awards

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Manufacturer Takes Home Two XBIZ
For Business Woman of the Year & Excellence in Tech Leadership

San Fernando – JANUARY 26, 2015 – Leading pleasure products distributor Honey’s Place, began the New Year on a high note with two of it’s key executives winning awards at the 2015 XBIZ Industry Exec Awards which were held in Los Angeles on January 14th. The XBIZ Industry Exec Awards celebrate exceptional career achievement for executives working within the companies that manufacture, market & sell adult oriented merchandise.

During the 2015 dinner and ceremony two Honey’s Place team members took home awards including CEO Bonnie Feingold for Business Woman of the Year and Director of Technology Erik Van Riper for Excellence in Tech Leadership.

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“Honey’s Place has grown tremendously this year” says Feingold. “Because of our hard work, we are now a full-service distribution house covering all sectors of the pleasure products market. I am humbled to receive an award this award and to continue to focus our business on the success of our customers. It feels incredible to know that so many of our customers and vendors took notice of our accomplishments this past year.”

An example of Honey’s Place customer service oriented business model is the distributor’s Build the Store program, an incredibly successful commerce solution for stores or individuals who want to sell adult merchandise online. Build the Store platform was created by Erik Van Riper, who received the Excellence in Tech Leadership award at the XBIZ Executive Awards ceremony.

“Winning an award based on voting by industry colleagues is a truly wonderful feeling,” he says. “I’m grateful to those who voted for me after seeing how much our dedicated team at Honey’s Place put into creating Build the Store. I have immense gratitude toward Bonnie and Honey’s Place for giving me the opportunity to cultivate new ideas and teach the craft to others. It’s great to be part of a leading team of people who believe in utilizing the technology of tomorrow now while remaining true to the principles that it started with.”

Honey's Place Reports Record Breaking Growth in 2014

Honey’s Place Reports Record Sales in 2014

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Distributor Experiences  Its Best Year Ever and Looks Forward to A Successful 2015 

Honey’s Place reports its best year ever with historic sales in 2014. The distributor, which sells merchandise such as adult novelties, lingerie,  party supplies, and bath and body products, has established itself as the place to go to for all types of products that meets our clients needs including Brick and Mortar, Online retail, Home Party and Drop Shipping.

“I attribute our recent success, to our proven ability to choose and offer the best-of-the-best, when it comes to pleasure products.” says Kyle Tutino, Director of Purchasing at Honey’s Place. “By bringing in well established and recognizable brand names such as the Original Magic Wand, Jimmyjane and others, Honey’s Place has been able to continue to grow even during difficult economic time periods.”

In addition to offering the best products to meet their customer’s needs , Honey’s Place has remained on the forefront of technology, which in turn benefits their customers. Over upgraded our infrastructure, current website, easy to use API and XML data feeds.   One of the key Technology strategies Honey’s Place has set in place, is it’s award winning Build The Store program, which takes the guess work out of creating an online store. Buildthestore.com allows anyone to create their own unique online retail environment with a wide array of the best brands and merchandise available. “During the last year, we identified many different areas we could improve on & automate,” says Erik Van Riper, Director of Technology at Honey’s Place. “Making these types of changes has allowed the company to excel in identifying our customer’s needs, while meeting them promptly and accurately.”

“The new products that Honey’s Place has brought in these past 12 months paid off with record revenue in 2014,” says Bonnie Feingold, President and CEO of Honey’s Place and BuildTheStore.com “Our sales pipeline is growing and we are seeing good traction across all verticals, particularly from drop shipping. Honey’s Place leadership position in the company has also provided us with big opportunities to expand our client base by increasing the array of products we offer and by improving our technology.”

 

Family Ties – Heather Feingold

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Honey’s Place Marketing Coordinator Heather Feingold Follows Family Footsteps

We can’t help but be proud of Heather.  She has been in her role for about a year, however as the third generation working in the family business, her dedication is inherent.  Beginning her career in the pleasure products industry as a receptionist at Honey’s Place,  Heather has moved up to the role of marketing coordinator.  She is a star in Honey’s Place because she takes pride in her work and has crated several successful ad campaigns for both Honey’s Place and Build the Store.   XBIZ features Heather in their popular segment, “Women in Adult“.

To read the entire article: Either Click on the article or go to Page 92 XBIZ Premiere December 2014 edition.   http://www.xbizdigital.com/xp/2014-12/

Thanks to Ariana Rodriguez for writing an amazing article.

Honey’s Place and Build the Store Receives Multiple XBIZ Awards Nominations

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Companies Picks Up a Total of Five Nominations

San Fernando, CA: Honey’s Place and Build the Store, is honored to be nominated with two distribution nominations and three leadership nominations from industry publication XBIZ.

The two distribution nominations are for “Pleasure Products Distributor of the Year” and “Progressive Distributor of the Year”. The two nominations recognize excellence in the field of adult sensuality distribution. Honey’s Place President and CEO Bonnie Feingold, says about the nominations: “We strive everyday to provide our customers at Honey’s Place with the best product selection and impeccable customer service. Although we do is not for the recognition, it such an honor that we were nominated.”

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In addition to the distribution nominations, Honey’s Place and Build the Store garnered three Executive Leadership nominations.

Director of Technology and creator of Build the Store Erik Van Riper is been nominated for excellence in Tech Leadership. “I am really happy to be nominated, and honored to be included in a group of such hard working, dedicated professionals”, stated Erik.

Inga Van Riper, Brand Strategist with Build the Store program, received a nod as “Brand Ambassador of the Year” for her stellar works in cultivating and growing the Build the Store brand. “The nomination was a huge surprise. Many of the people who were nominated in this category, are the same people I looked to as mentors when I first started in the industry”, says Inga.

It should also be noted that Erik and Inga Van Riper are the first husband and wife team to gain nominations in the same XBIZ awards show.

The last nomination is for Bonnie Feingold. The Honey’s Place CEO and President has garnered a nomination for “Businesswoman of the Year”.  Upon hearing about the nomination, Bonnie says, “I never expected to be nominated let alone win last year”. “There are so many deserving women in our industry. I am both humbled and honored to be nominated again this year”.

Honey’s Place and Build the Store would like to thank XBIZ, our customers, and the industry for the nominations and wish all the nominees good luck.

XBIZ Awards voting ends at midnight on Sunday December 7th. You can vote for Honey’s Place and other outstanding companies and individuals by visiting: XBIZ.net