In addition to the one-of-a-kind items Eros Boutique has to offer, they also stock some of the top brands known in the world of adult products, such as Stormy Leather, Skin Two, Torture Garden and Phallix. As a result, ErosBoutique.com lays claim to nearly 1,000 affiliates, and counts high-profile names like Dita Von Teese, Tristan Taormino, Latex.com, Foreplay.com, and journalist Nick Denton’s newly launched porno-literate site, Fleshbot.com.
“We pride ourselves on our unique items,” Eros Boutique “proprietrix” Sheila Rae told AVN.com. “We have a full line of latex clothing from Skin Two of London, hard-to-find enema equipment, a complete line of electro and medical toys, bondage furniture, and leather/rubber bondage gear. In addition to the same novelties everyone else carries, such as Doc Johnson or Swedish Erotica, we also offer unique bondage gear, electro toys, enema toys, medical toys, latex clothing, thigh-high boots, glass sex toys and more.”
In addition to the plethora of products available, Eros Boutique offers a competitive affiliate program.
“The program is perfect for the person who has a site with traffic and wants to turn that traffic into income with a store,” Rae continued. “It is perfect for the person who wants to refer their clients to a site where they can feel good about high-end quality products. We have many groups sign up, and the bondage gear [and] lubricants that a member buys help pay for the cost of running the group with the commission the group makes. Their job is marketing themselves or their store, getting traffic to their site ... not dealing with the everyday duties of a store, customer service, packing, shipping, credit card processing and so on. We do all the front and back end logistics of the storefront; you just bring traffic into your site and we will convert it into income for you. So we both benefit the site that is turning income into traffic and, of course, Erosboutique.com.”
“Our average sale is much higher than an average affiliate program because we carry high-end items – our average sale is over $250,” noted Rae. “We also change our products with the fashion season and add over 25 new products a week. We offer 15 percent of the total sale commissions including shipping – with the high average sale, it adds up quickly,” Rae explains. “Also, we work on the commission. If you send us lots of traffic we can go up to 20 percent on your commissions instead of 15 percent. We also offer our affiliates discounts for personal use, and depending on the item, we offer our wholesale price with a small handling fee.”
Eros Boutique even offers customers a 1-800 customer service line, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Webmasters can check their sales stats anytime through an easy-to-use affiliates section. In addition, the store’s Web team is willing to work with affiliates on a personal level to help them develop marketing ideas to push products to potential buyers, including developing custom banners. But that’s not even the best part.
“One of the most important things about our program is that there are no pop-up ads or advertisements of any type on our site, so your customer will not be annoyed,” said Rae. “We felt that was important in retaining customers and gaining new ones, because let’s face it – no matter how effective people claim they are – nobody likes pop-ups.
“We are looking forward to expanding our affiliate program and bringing Erosboutique.com to the masses: mainstream America U.S.A.,” summed up Rae.