Friday, January 23, 2009

January A Fly By - Valentine's Day Soon

What happened to January?
Does anyone feel like January was a fly by? A day ago it was Christmas now it is only a few weeks from Valentine's Day. We hope time is flying because you found the love life you've always wanted. For us, the time just FLEW. I am heading to the New York Gift Show on Sunday to find cool new stuff for BetterSex.com. Will be strange to attend as a "buyer" after so many years as an exhibitor (as a co-founder of FoundObjects.com). We will come back with tons of ideas and share some of those here for feedback with our best customers.

In The Meantime....
We accomplished some cool stuff in January even if a tad on the LATE side such as:

Better Sex Valentine's Sale

Add a "Staff Picks" section to our home page and we are figuring out how to populate it. Check it out and give us feedback.

Created a Better Sex $10,000 Valentine Giveaway contest that starts in a week.

Better Sex Valentine Article: Be A Valentine Hero
I wrote this and riffed on how to be a hero this Valentine. I also wrote 500 words on what NOT to do on Valentine's Day if, like moi, you are alone. Send me a Valentine Email and I will, eventually, send one in return.

I say eventually, because underwater is up from where I am right now. Regular Martin post readers know I tend to get behind. My excuse, life is short and I am trying to jam as much cool stuff in as possible (lol)....I wish. I am afraid the truth is much more mundane, there is simply more work to do than there is time or help to do it. I hope, as you read this, you are set for a fun, creative weekend doing something you love with someone you love. I will be on a plane heading to NYC and a show I've only ever attended as a "seller" not a "buyer". Should be fun.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Martin
msmith(at)BetterSex(dot)com

Monday, January 19, 2009

Better Sex $10,000 Valentine Giveaway

Better Sex $10,000 Valentine Giveaway
“What can I win?” Every business day in February until Valentine’s Day BetterSex.com will giveaway $1,000 worth of our best selling brands such as Liberator Shapes, Climax, Cyberskin, Grrl Toys, and Sportsheets. One “Grand Prize” of $1,000 to take a cruise, plan a romantic getaway or have some fun will be drawn on Saturday, February 14th and awarded on Monday February 16th.

Enter four ways: Buy Something Today (automatic entry) or any day from now until 2.14, Subscribe to Our Emails (automatic entry), Follow BetterSexWeb http://www.twitter.com/bettersexweb on Twitter (automatic entry) or Complete our Contest Form (may enter once per day). Almost 40 winners will be selected in 10 drawings. Winners, notified via email the day after our drawings, have 48 hours to confirm their winning entry. Unclaimed prizes will go into a final drawing Monday February 16th.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Last Day of Better Sex Sale - Really!

Why we extended our sale, the real reason.
You know those sites that are so smooth they extend a really successful sale? Wish we could lay claim to that idea, but no so much. Our biggest sale ever Better Sex Holiday Sale did unbelievable breaking sales records at BetterSex.com in December (THANKS TO EVERYONE), but that isn't the reason TODAY is the LAST DAY of our HOLIDAY SALE. We had to delay for two days because we have so many moving parts in our Better Sex Valentine we were hopelessly behind. Many late nights later, we are almost ready. Here is a taste of what is to come:

  • Better Sex Valentine Sale - not our biggest sale ever, but 200 "Valentine" items will be up to 75% off isn't too shabby.
  • Funny Be A Valentine's Hero article written by Martin.
  • $10,000 Valentine's Giveaway - 40 people are going to win hundreds of dollars of free stuff every day in February starting on the second. There are 4 ways to enter: Buy Something (automatic entry), Sign up for Email (automatic entry), Follow us on Twitter (automatic entry), fill out the contest form (link coming soon) or send us a post card (Read contest Terms and Conditions for address).
  • Special savings on Better Sex Partner brands such as Liberator Shapes, Cyberskin and Sportsheets.

Sorry for the delay, save some bucks on our Last Last day of biggest Better Sex Sale ever and be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what a Better Sex Valentine really looks like! Another thing that is going a little crazy is our Play Rub Spot game. Click on the link, we rub the spot and you save money...better than a sharp stick in the eye and a surprising hit in 2009!

Thanks again to all our customers for a great 2008. We are already have a great 2009 thanks to Oprah and Dr. Laura Berman's sex toys (see next post).

Martin
msmith(at)BetterSex(dot)com

Dr. Laura Berman and Oprah Discuss Sex Secrets








Check Out the Dr. Laura Berman line at Better Sex!

Dr. Berman was featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show on January 10th. She discussed her product line and secrets to a more satisfying sex life for women.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Last Weekend - Biggest Holiday Sale









BetterSex.com Holiday Sale Is Ending....
The end of a sale is like the end of a party. A few of your closest friends are still hanging with you but they may be a tad on the wrong side of something (eat, drink or other options depending on the party LOL). My prep-school friend Hans always envied my attending Vassar. "Martin," Hans would say to me usually with a drink in his hand, "at my college (name has been withheld to protect the innocent) we had to drink 'em pretty." When I asked Hans what he meant he told me that the later the night goes the prettier the people at his college got. Hans' college is known for the speed they toss a lacrosse ball, so this verbal indiscretion is understandable.

Everyone who attended our Better Sex Holiday Sale party didn't need to be improved with drink. Our customers are THE BEST. We needed a BIG DECEMBER after a hard year and our loyal customers helped make it happen. In times of economic strife investing in your intimate relationship may be the best (only?) investment we can make.

I turned a year older on January 1st, so allow me to wax philosophical for a second. Everything that is really important is FREE. I say this even after spending several days with my dysfunctional family, so yes I know that family costs something that is not money. I am also not so Utopian as to sit and chant and hope everything will work out. No, I understand that we make our world, we create our happiness (or not).

We think of your investment with BetterSex.com as a proxiy. It is a poll where you tell us you understand holding off on the expensive car, bigger house, whim-bam-whatever is less important than connection, love and care. Seems like a long way from selling sex toys? Not really because sex toys and our adult sex education videos are a simple statement about OUR DESIRE. We want to be better than we are. Buying anything at BetterSex.com is a simple expression of that idea.

Do you need to buy anything to express such a thought? Nope, but buying stuff is what we do. We are AMERICANS and we BUY STUFF because we can. The media says our future is dim and woe is me. We do need to clean our collective garage, but we are BIG, BAD and BOLD. We create ourselves everyday and I guarantee you that will not change, that is breed in the bone, that is who we are.

I include our international customers. You guys are honory AMERICANS because you are doing one of the most AMERICAN of things - seeking to be BETTER (by visiting our site :). We (Americans) want to be better, do better, create better and on and on forever. We are in a tight economic squeeze. Our homes are worth less. We are all going to be working until we drop. Our kids better be gifted or community college is in their future, BUT we will get better and we will care more about the WORLD GETTING BETTER now too. Life is good and about to get BETTER.

Final rant then I am heading out for the weekend. Everyone at BetterSex.com knows our customers are against the hot pipes. We are working on ways to help such as:

  • Free Shipping - Our Free Standard Shipping for all orders of $59.00 or greater is a keeper. It passed our test.
  • 2 Free Gifts - We are always working on new productions we can give you for FREE. Every production we create includes educational DVD's we can give away.
  • Better Sex Valentine Giveaway - My team is working on a $10,000 toy giveaway contest for Valentine. Enter by buying something today (automatically entered), sign up for our secure emails today (automatically entered), follow us on Twitter (automatically entered) or look for our contest sign up form soon.
  • DKT Contributions - When you buy The Better Sex Video Series we give the profits to DKT International to help family planning and aids prevention in the third world. The economy will never get so tight we can't make our annual contribution. We are people who help and we will continue to help.
  • Solid Financial Footing - another way we help ourselves and our customers is to be conservative with our money. We get helped because we get to continue to serve and our customers are helped because they know we will be here to help them if they need after sale support. We started our business in 1991 and, as a stockholder, I know we have the backing to be here for a very long time. I get to stay too because I hired a great new team in 2008 and our customers came through for us as they have every year since 1991. THANKS, THANKS, THANKS.

Enough philosophy, now get out there and save some cash before our Biggest Better Sex Holiday Sale ends next week. Have a great weekend everyone.

Martin
msmith(at)BetterSex(dot)com