As an industry first, Net1on1 Wholesale makes commitment to get rid off all plastic from the packaging of its own brand, Loving Joy, by 2020.
The plastic-free movement blew up in the first quarter of 2018 with more and more companies as well as individual consumers seeking out solutions for a plastic-free and therefore, reduced-waste life. Mainstream media outlets like The Guardian, the Independent and Marie Claire all ran extensive features on how to best achieve a plastic-free life and therefore ease the pressure on the planet and reduce the devastating effect plastic has on our environment. UK supermarket, Iceland, also aims to introduce plastic-free aisles and remove all plastic from their own label products by 2023, hoping to lead by example and getting other supermarkets to make similar pledges too.
Joining this global effort now is Net1on1 Wholesale, who has pledged to first reduce and hopefully, eventually remove all plastic from the packagings of Loving Joy products by 2020. The wholesaler’s in-house brand has been enjoying a sort of renaissance in the last couple of years with great reviews, award-nominations and skyrocketing sales marking its way towards a global market presence.
It’s a big decision that we are so proud and eager to make – said Net1on1’s Managing Director, Tony Gonzalez –, we only have this one planet, we must make a conscious effort to preserve it for future generations. If Net1on1 can help in any small way to reduce unnecessary and harmful waste, than we have a responsibility to do so. There are so many alternative solutions available now that can replace plastic trays and clam shell packagings that we see this as not just a welcome eco-friendly switch but something that makes business sense. The Loving Joy brand was built around ideas of simplicity, style and affordability and cutting out plastic fits in with this ideology so well.
The resizing and redesigning of some of our boxes for certain products like our Real Feel male toys have already began and we hope to find a good alternative for items that require a tray within their boxes too – corrugated cardboard can look especially appealing if done right. Just like Iceland – continued Gonzalez – we hope that other adult novelty manufacturers and distributors will follow suit and we can all work together to reduce the waste created by the adult industry.
Of course, we know that it won’t be easy to replace certain elements of our product packaging – plastic bags used inside boxes are especially going to be hard to avoid, but we feel that we are up for the challenge and we will be spending a lot of time researching the best alternatives to maintain the quality and presentability of the Loving Joy range. Watch this space, we will keep everyone updated throughout this journey, exciting times ahead!
Just as spring fever will take hold of consumers’ imagination and desire to spice things up in their bedrooms, Net1on1 will cut the 10% admin fee for dropship orders for two months to aid smaller retailers, eBayers and Ecommerce sellers in their quests for greater margins and better sales. The announcement will come as great news to anyone hoping to run promotions and sales in February and March as the 10% fee drop can easily be passed down to end-customers or turned into other special offers.
Sebastian Gonzalez, Net1on1’s Sales Manager said:
February and March are busy months in the adult industry; starting with Valentine’s Day our customers will see a huge increase in their website traffic so we really want to help them make those crucial conversions. By removing the 10% dropship fee, they will be able to find better margins and create special offers for their customers. And it’s not all about V-Day either! March is Women’s History Month in the UK so we expect a lot of our customers to run promotions on feminine pleasure products and brands. Overall, we really hope that this promotion will put a spring in our customer’s step in February and March!
Award-winning wholesaler, Net1on1 publishes series of blog entries on its website to help customers write product descriptions, answer consumer enquiries, and develop deeper product knowledge.
Net1on1 has been publishing blog content for the last two years since the launch of their new, revamped website in 2015. Focusing on adult industry trends, company news, offers, brand profiles and the latest additions to the catalogue, the blog became a source of information for the company’s customers who could also find business, marketing and eCommerce tips. However, in a new drive to empower their customers with product knowledge, the wholesale company has recently started publishing guides in a blog series format covering popular topics.
Lili Hornyai, Net1on1’s Customer Service Assistant has said:
There’s a real opportunity to pass on product knowledge in a blog format as we can show off our best selling products and equip retailers and online sellers, in the meantime, with the essential information they will need to sell these items. Facing a 2000-strong versatile product catalogue and not being aware of how all these products are used exactly can be a bit overwhelming and confusing if starting out without previous experience in the sale of adult novelties. The blog series is meant to help our customers with some basic toy, kink and product knowledge that they can use when facing specific customer enquiries, but it should also aid them with content creation which we know is key in today’s online market. Writing creative, informative, and unique product descriptions can make or break a business these days, so we want our customers to use the blogs as a foundation for their own content. We first ran a series on different topics and covered as much as possible – this complemented the recent expansion of our catalogue.. The recently finished back door series offered a detailed guide for p massage while the entry on strap play has broken the site’s previous viewing record with over 4200 views – if anyone needed more proof that pegging is today’s hottest trends. Of course, we are always happy to hear our customers’ feedback and open to requests, so feel free to let us know what we should cover next!
Leading adult novelties wholesale company, Net1on1 has collated a Dropbox folder filled to the brim with beautiful high-resolution imagery for their entire catalogue to aid online sellers bringing their websites up to scratch.
For years, web-resolution images were more than sufficient for online trading, but with modern devices offering higher and higher pixel counts, the demand for crystal clear high-resolution images has increased exponentially. With consumers expecting to be able to see every nook and cranny of the products they wish to purchase, images that show items in their best light became sought after by online retailers who are trying to keep with the times.
Since we’ve removed the 10% dropshipping fee we have seen our dropship sales increase and we are now supplying more online shops and marketplace sellers than ever before – says Sebastian Gonzalez, Sales Manager at Net1on1. We are also having great success with our Shop in a Box programme that provides start-ups with a fully loaded e-commerce adult website with a personal, customised aesthetic, PayPal integration and API automation. Furthermore, the Shop in a Box solutions are also popular with brick and mortar shops trying to establish an online presence – some of these shops have been trading for decades and we give them the chance to take advantage of the internet and the discreet shopping experience it allows for some of their existing customers.
As suppliers of such a big and varied customer base, we feel that it is our responsibility to give everyone the best chance to succeed and that starts with offering a wealth of easily accessible resources. We’ve been adding more banners, videos and logos to our downloadable resources on our website and we’ve been trying to tailor our blog posts to fit customers’ modern needs and interests. But the one thing that our customers have kept asking for were high resolution images, so we have collated a Dropbox folder where the product pictures are ordered by brand making it extremely easy and straightforward to find exactly the image they need. We are also planning to add these high-res images to the product pages so in time, our customers will be able to download them right from our website.
We pride ourselves in our customer service and always try to go the extra mile to make sure our customers’ feedback are properly listened to and followed up on – concluded Gonzalez. And in that spirit, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, feedback, comments or needs in regard to our website, products and services, we would love to hear your thoughts!
Net1on1’s high-resolution product images can be accessed by logging into your trade account Dashboard, clicking Download from the left-hand side menu and following the “Hi Res Image Download” link to Dropbox.