Today and Tomorrow

Fred Petrenko Fred Petrenko
Hello, everyone!

I’d like to talk to you about a few current and future developments within EdenFantasys, both in terms of site functionality, as well as the community. There are many exciting new things happening on Eden as we speak!

1. We have launched a new review description program. It is a unique way of building up new catalogs. No one has ever done anything like this before, as far as I am aware. In essence, we are fostering the first true community selected catalog of adult products. It will take a lot of time and effort, but I foresee a bright future in this community-wide collaboration. We can proudly say that this really is a new way of doing business and making a difference in the often cluttered world of e-commerce. As it is still in the early stages, please consider participating – we want all of you in on the ground floor! We need your feedback, and if you like it, then let others know about what we are doing together!

2. We have also launched an off-site review program, for those of you who have and maintain your own blogs. We hope that the project will be balanced to the needs of all parties, and we plan to work with all interested bloggers to that end.

3. We will be launching an online interview service very soon. We will be able to use this interview feature for introducing interesting people to the community, or even giving everyone a closer or fresh perspective on some familiar faces. Soon you'll be able to ask questions of experts, manufacturers, Eden personnel, and other many other exciting people. The very first interview however will be no other than – me! Everyone will have a chance to ask me questions, which I will most gladly answer. We are already working toward arranging future interviews with a wide array of exciting and different people. When you see the Interview prompt on the website, please visit and participate. Don't worry – as it goes live, we will post it here for you first. Stay tuned!

4. With the New Year, we will introduce many new and dynamic promotions. The promotion alerts that many of you set up will finally be working. They'll be meaningful, non-intrusive, useful deals, sales, packages, and much more. We are very proud of what we've got in store for you, and we think you're going to love it too! For instance, how would you like these:

Free water-based lubricant (choice of 15) and battery set with every Jack Rabbit!
Or how about this one: 50% off a leather harness (choice of 20) with very Tantus dildo!
Or, my personal favorite: Free gift with every order!.

See – I thought you might like it! And of course, as always – we would love to hear any suggestions you might have to offer on this as well, be they specific or general.

5. A total and complete revamp/re-imagining of the Eden Guides and Editorials is coming early in the New Year. This section of the site will feature new and improved buyer's guides, practical how-to manuals, articles on issues of sexual health, societal issues, and much, much more. We have been working on this project for several months now, and we are tremendously eager to show you the fruit of our labors, which we hope will be the best sexual resource on the net.

I would also like to voice a very special thank you for everyone's What I Want for the Holidays contest entries. All your submissions were absolutely wonderful. They were funny, cute, compassionate, sexy – and of course, in the spirit of the season. We are publishing the three winning entries on the site in one of our Holiday Shopping Guides, and are extremely pleased to do so. For your participation, all prizes and gifts are being processed now – everyone who entered the contest will be receiving a little something in the mail very soon. And the winner, as you know, is Miss Jane, who gets $100 AND and Eleven dildo. We're all looking forward to reading that review!

Until next time, stay tuned,

Fred
12/11/2008
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Bulma Bulma
What? Free stuff?!! Awesome! Promotions sound great, free gifts or discounts are always welcome!

Sounds like some great new stuff coming this way. Thanks for the post
12/11/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Bulma
What? Free stuff?!! Awesome! Promotions sound great, free gifts or discounts are always welcome!

Sounds like some great new stuff coming this way. Thanks for the post
I'll take all of the above! d=
12/11/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Bulma
What? Free stuff?!! Awesome! Promotions sound great, free gifts or discounts are always welcome!

Sounds like some great new stuff coming this way. Thanks for the post
It DOES sound super-awesome, but it really blows me away. At the risk of sounding like a total asshat, I have to ask again: how does EF make money when they give so much free stuff away and discount so many things? It's getting to the point where I feel guilty requesting things, because I feel like I'm robbing people.
12/11/2008
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
I love deals! It sounds like we're in for some pleasant changes around here....

I just have one, not really a question, but I found our posted Holiday entries link (I'm so happy to be among them!) and the toy I wrote about was the Lucky in brown yet the vanilla one is pictured next to it. The focal point was how the dildo looked like chocolate but you're featuring the flesh one with it instead. Just curious but why?
12/11/2008
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Ooo..I like promotions
12/11/2008
Snappy Snappy
Sounds great. Thanks in advance for the gift.
12/11/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
It DOES sound super-awesome, but it really blows me away. At the risk of sounding like a total asshat, I have to ask again: how does EF make money when they give so much free stuff away and discount so many things? It's getting to the point where ... More
Smaller companies with crappier reputations do the same. you wouldn't believe the word of mouth EF gets from being generous.
12/11/2008
Oggins Oggins
Fantastic! Sounds like some great changes are on the way and I can't wait! =D Thank you!
12/11/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Smaller companies with crappier reputations do the same. you wouldn't believe the word of mouth EF gets from being generous.
Huh, good point. Never thought of it that way.
12/11/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
In essence, we are fostering the first true community selected catalog of adult products

I don't understand. How is it community-selected? I've heard that you might consider taking toys off the site if they get a bad description review, but that's all.
12/11/2008
Bulma Bulma
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Originally posted by Epiphora
In essence, we are fostering the first true community selected catalog of adult products

I don't understand. How is it community-selected? I've heard that you might consider taking toys off the site if they get a bad description ... More
I did a review for a toy from toysheart that was crap...not joking, the quality was very bad and it just didn't work very well at all...it took longer than normal to go on site, but it's there. If someone tried to give it to me for free, I'm not sure I'd accept it...so I'm not sure about the whole deal where if we say the product isn't worth using that it doesn't make it to the site. I don't think I've ever used a poorer made toy than that one. My review of it here. May I beg for votes if anyone looks at it; pretty please?
12/11/2008
Rufina Rufina
Hi, I’ve been working for EdenFantasys for 6 years and I feel I should comment.

We are Web 2.0 supporters and believe in the power of internet and excellent customer service. We oppose conventional advertising. You will not find us in magazines, on TV, or in your Value pack coupon mailer. We believe that forced advertisement is clutter and disrespect to a person. Have you ever seen Google advertising on TV? But you know about Google and use it. That's why we don't spend on conventional ads but invest into building top-notch website, excellent customer service and devoted community. We know that people love us and they tell about us to their friends.

As for the description reviews. There are some problems and we see them. The most difficult part is that description review reflects an opinion of one person of one specific toy, and this is not enough for others. We have many examples of the same toy rated very low and very high by different people. One of the examples can be this toy. This problem will be addressed soon in the description review guidelines outlining this and many other controversies with the description review program.
12/11/2008
Dame Demi Dame Demi
Thank you, again, for keeping us informed and maintaining regular contact with us! Deal packages and gifts with purchase are, in my opinion, one of the only things Eden is lacking compared to some other sites. Eden's prices and shipping options are generally enough to overcome this, but if you guys start making such offers, I'll see little reason to recommend other sites, even to newbies to the world of sex toys who are looking to build a quick starting collection. Bravo!
12/12/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
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Originally posted by Rufina
Hi, I’ve been working for EdenFantasys for 6 years and I feel I should comment.

We are Web 2.0 supporters and believe in the power of internet and excellent customer service. We oppose conventional advertising. You will not find us in ... More
I understand that people have different opinions, and I don't believe a toy should be pulled from the site due to one review. I was just wondering how the catalog is "community selected" thus far, because I don't think it is.
12/12/2008
Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme) Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
This all sounds AWESOME, Fred. Really excited to be a part of the EF community and be a part of it all!
12/12/2008
Miss Jane Miss Jane
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Originally posted by Fred Petrenko
Hello, everyone!

I’d like to talk to you about a few current and future developments within EdenFantasys, both in terms of site functionality, as well as the community. There are many exciting new things happening on Eden as we ... More
Sounds awesome!
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