I'm Sure like most of you, you have often wondered what goes on behind the doors (well computer screens) of online sex toy stores, I know I have.
Well in this blog post I'm hoping to spill some of these unknown facts and secrets, helping me to do so is, James, the CEO of Naughty Nights UK, a online dropshipping company of all things buzzy and naughty.
I asked James what made him want to run a online sex toy store as its not your normal run of the mill career path and was pleasantly surprised with his inspiring and entrepreneur tale....
When I was at school, I had a born ambition of becoming a C.E.O. - I
sold sweets from my locker and got caught on several occasions. I was
always in trouble! I started getting condoms off ebay when I was 16 and
re-selling them on ebay for 3 times as much. I even sold them at school!
When I turned 18 I decided to go into sex toys. After all, sex does
sell! My first online sex toy store was called Cum In A Jiffy UK. After
two years I decided to open up Naughty Nights UK. - As you can imagine,
running two at once was hard work but after a month or so I got used to
the day to day running of the business.
After finding out that James has been selling sex related merchandise since the age of 16 I wanted to know how people reacted when telling them what he does for a living...
People tend to be in a state of shock. The air goes silent and you get
very strange looks! - Nothing like saying you sell dildos for a living.
I then asked James, was running a sex toy store any different from running other retail websites?
My job is roughly the same to other online retailers, I look after the
company and run it to it's maximum potential. You can work more hours
than many and at most of the time sleep is only a 2 hour thing for me. Yes, you
could say I'm a work-a-holic. You can however have more fun and get a better insight into customer service and the retail environment.
Lastly I had to ask James what is the weirdest thing a customer has contacted him about, as he was bound to have a much more interesting reply then if I was interviewing someone from marks and sparks!...
The most weirdest thing a customer has contacted me about is, if we
stocked a hitachi magic wand that had 3 massagers on, with a cock and
balls attachment. I could imagine it as some kind of death trap in one.
Not only is James very young to have a string of successful business, he also gives back to the community by holding regular charity raffles on naughty nights uk website, where the people who shop with him and take part in his online community via the naughty nights uk forum get to suggest which charity should be the one to gain the proceeds of the raffle and PR coverage, giving the little less known charities more of a chance to be heard about. James also tells me he is looking into ways to help support charities further.
You can find Naughty nights UK by clicking here and follow them on twitter by clicking this link
and lastly you can follow james himself on twitter by clicking here.
I hope you guys have found this blog post has given you a little bit of an insight into this subject and answered some of then nosy questions we all think of when wondering what it be like to work for an online adult store.