ActSensuous bracing for major hurricane

ActSensuous is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, expected to make landfall early Sunday morning in south Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Then, forecasters say, Irma will move up the west or gulf coast of Florida as a Cat 3 hurricane. Of course, as hurricanes are unpredictable, a day ago, it looked more like Irma would veer up Florida’s east coast, or even go straight up the state.

Either way, with hurricane wind force stretching about 70 miles wide, much of central Florida will be impacted by severe weather.

As we surely will lose power here, effectively, we will be out of business for at least a few days.

Our thanks to those who’ve sent their best wishes to us via emails or comments here and on my blog during the past several hours.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Robin & staff
(all still wearing pantyhose, of course)
(no excuses)
(ever)

Summer sale not for beauty pageant delegates

Recently, we’ve noticed a little confusion on the part of a few of our beauty pageant ladies regarding the summer promotion we are running through Sept. 21.

There have been a few cases in which the newer delegates of some of the Mrs. America state beauty pageant organizations we sponsor are applying the summer sale discount of 33%, rather than the 66% discount they should enjoy.

We can see how this is happening. We created a huge popup ad that jumps out at visitors to our website because so many customers were missing the whole summer promo deal, and so it makes sense that a pageant delegate who is new to ActSensuous might apply that coupon code during Checkout.

Chanthy Birch, a delegate within the Mrs. Idaho-America beauty pageant, takes the stage during a recent competition, wearing our Act II Suntan.

Delegates, please don’t apply that summer promo coupon code. Instead, X out of the popup ad and click on the Beauty Pageant Delegates Only tab across the top of our website. That’s where you will find the NewAct IV pantyhose, which we designed specifically with our beauty pageant delegates in mind.

If you don’t know the coupon code for 66% off your order, please ask your pageant organization director. Or, for that and any other questions, please send an email message to angela@actsensuous.com

 

What’s with the huge popup on our site?

Nikita lounges in Act III Suntan during a summer day in Pennsylvania.

Since we started our summer sale promotion during the first week in August, the orders have come rushing in like a water slide at a theme park.

Yet, so far, fewer than half of those who’ve placed orders actually applied the coupon code for the 33% off discount.  In every case, we refund to each customer’s PayPal account the difference he or she should have saved.

How could so many respondents not take advantage of the discount, which we have to presume is the reason they came to place orders in the first place?  Via email, we sent thousands of notices to our customers from all across the world, telling them about the sale.  And, there’s a yellow banner across the top of our website announcing the big discount.

Since so many don’t seem to notice, we asked one of our customers who’s a professional graphic artist to make the banner stand out more.  Unfortunately, there’s no way to do that on our website, so instead, he designed and installed that huge popup.  Now, it seems impossible for anyone to miss the point about our 33% off sale.  (If you already know about the sale, or just want to peruse the website, you can easily X out of the popup, or click to be taken directly to the order form.)

Disturbing

Of the thousands of email letters we sent our customers informing them of the sale, about one third of them came back to us as nondeliverable.  How can that be when these are the email addresses our customers use when they correspond or place orders with us?  Are they giving us ones they don’t really use?  We’ve asked many times for accurate email addresses, specifically, so we can pass along important information.

And here’s another thing:  Of the hundreds of PayPal refunds we’ve issued as a courtesy to those who didn’t apply the coupon code, guess how many people subsequently thanked us, or even acknowledged that we applied to their accounts the savings they missed?  One (1).

What is wrong with people today?   We didn’t have to go to the trouble.  We could have just deposited their money.

It’s a different world today.  One in which it seems most people are totally self-centered.  Seemingly, they think the worst about everything, are suspicious of everyone, and think the world owes them something, yet, they don’t appreciate anything when something good happens for them.

That’s sad, but all we want to do is put more ladies in pantyhose.  And, with our 33% discount, we think your hot legs will make you feel a little cooler.

ActSensuous discount makes it cool to look hot

A “real girl who loves pantyhose,” Mylani, wears our NewAct IV in Nude, while chilling at park in Pennsylvania.

Can’t bear the heat?

Only those in the “bear”-legs camp would use that as a justification for not wearing  pantyhose.  Of course, you know that’s a very flimsy excuse, as everyone rides to work in an air-conditioned automobile, and the air is always blasting in the office.

Still, we’re making it cooler for you to look HOT.  Right now through Sept. 21, 2017 (the end of summer), our NewAct IV are on sale for only $9.05.  That’s 33% off the regular price of $13.50.

Please place your orders the usual way, but at Checkout, enter coupon code sum33 for your cool savings.

Enjoy, and ActSensuous!

Secret to applying a coupon code here

Whether you’re a delegate within one of the many beauty pageant organizations we sponsor, or a customer ready to place an order during a special we’re running, applying a coupon code here can be a bit confusing.  Possibly, even frustrating.

From the WooCommerce order form, the first time you’ll see “Apply Coupon” is on the Shopping Cart page.  Please don’t bother clicking that.  It won’t do anything.  (It’s a glitch in the system.)  Instead, apply your coupon code at the Checkout page, which comes up next in the process.

You’ll see this: “Have a coupon code?  Click here to enter your code.”   Just click on that link, fill in the code in the little window that appears, and click in the “Apply Coupon” box.  You will see an indication that you’ve applied your code successfully.

If you have any difficulty, don’t worry.  Just send me an email to let me know.  Actually, you can’t go wrong because even if you don’t apply the coupon successfully, I will see that on our end and will simply refund the discount difference back to your PayPal account.

ActSensuous giving away multiple pairs of its pantyhose

Want a pair of ActSensuous pantyhose?  Free?

We’ve created two contests on Robin’s blog where readers/viewers are winning pairs of ActSensuous pantyhose every week.

Reader-submitted image

Send us one of your favorite pantyhose pictures.  (It could be one from the Internet, or an original.)  Note:  High resolution images only — at the very least (700w x 1,000h).  Note 2:  Please, clean and classy images only.

We will post it for one week.  Then, we will post another image the next week, and so on.  At the end of the month, the participant whose Reader-submitted image garnered the most comments from other readers will win a pair of ActSensuous pantyhose.

Gumball gaze — Professional model, Kayla, wearing Act IV Suntan, relaxes on a weekend, trying to read a book, but finding it difficult to focus with those colorful treats beckoning.

Caption! this …

Robin will post an image.  You write the caption for it.

Write the caption in the Comments section below the image.   We will run that image and all its captions for one week.  At the end of each week, the contestant whose caption garnered the most comments from other readers will win a pair of ActSensuous pantyhose.

Then, we will post another image the next week, and so on.

More details and rules for Reader-submitted image and Caption! this … are on Robin’s blog.

Have some fun with either or both contests, and you could win a pair of ActSensuous.

Visit Robin’s blog at http://www.actsensuous.wordpress.com

 

Not learning about our promotions?

Feb. 10, 2017 — Our Valentine’s Day 50% discount promotion has been a huge success.  A win-win for you and us.

And, it’s not over yet.  Even though you likely won’t be able to receive an order made tonight or before noon on Saturday, the promotion runs through midnight on Tuesday Feb. 14.  So feel free to order for yourself while you still can enjoy the half-off sale.

The promotion also taught us something a bit disturbing:  Many of you aren’t learning about our promos in the first place.  Ahead of our Valentine’s Day sale, we conducted a mass emailing campaign to all our customers from practically everywhere in the world,  yet, more than half of the customers who placed orders had no idea about the 50% discount.

This was evident from the hundreds of orders that were placed, in which customers did not take advantage of the 50% discount.  Of course, when this occurred, we refunded the difference back to the customers’ PayPal accounts.  But the issue is the great number of those who just didn’t get the memo.

Let me stress again, then, the importance of providing an accurate email address (one you actually use) when filling out the forms to place an order.   Remember, we will almost never contact you.  The only exceptions would be if there were an issue with your order, and to notify you of a special promotion.

Also, you might wish to monitor our website from time to time and read my blog for news about upcoming events or specials.

I’m not sure about the next several months, but I can guarantee you that we’ll have another promotion around Christmastime.

 

 

Valentine’s Day perfect occasion to give ActSensuous

More than likely, before Noon on Saturday Feb. 11, it will be too late to order our NewAct IV for Valentine’s Day.   Nevertheless, you can still place your orders until midnight on Tuesday Feb. 14 to get the 50 percent discount.

Jan. 23, 2017 — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (Feb. 14).  It’ll be here before you know it.  Don’t let it sneak up on you, causing you to search frantically for a last-minute gift.

Guys, if you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy your girlfriend/wife ActSensuous pantyhose, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity.

There are even a few justifications you can cite:

  • Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, and you wanted her to have the most decidedly feminine pantyhose to wear with (whatever else you give her, which had better be something nice.  How about a teddy or other lingerie item?)
  • You buy her a fabulous dress or a pair of amazing high heels and take her to a swanky restaurant.  Even if she doesn’t typically wear pantyhose, she’ll know that this occasion warrants it, but she’ll let herself off the hook because she doesn’t own a pair.  You give her the NewAct IV gift last.  (Problem solved.)
  • You tell her nothing would make your Valentine’s Day more special than her wearing the NewAct IV for you at least once.

Ladies, there are a couple of scenarios in which you can help your husband/boyfriend:

  • Buy NewAct IV and wrap them up as your gift for him to give to you.  Then, you can convince him to take you out for a night on the town, and home for more romance.
  • Whether you go out or not, if you give him NewAct IV (for you to wear for him), he will count that among the greatest gifts he’s ever received in his life.

Ladies and gentlemen, starting tomorrow, NewAct IV will be on sale at half price until midnight on Feb. 14.  Just our way of helping you celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Sin”sheer”ly,

Robin

Summer promotion extended

Hi Everyone,

Professional model Shazel wearing NewAct IV Nude

Professional model Shazel wearing NewAct IV Nude

Because of the popularity of our 30 percent off summer promotion (even though summer ends and fall begins around Sept. 22), we are extending the sale until the end of the month.

So, with your order of six (6) pairs of NewAct IV, you can take 30% off between now and Sept. 30.  Just enter code sumpro30 at Checkout.

Note: Applying the code can be a bit confusing.  The first time you see “Apply Coupon” is on the Shopping Cart page.  Don’t bother clicking that, as it won’t do anything.  Instead, apply your coupon code at the Checkout page, which comes up next in the process.

You’ll see this:  “Have a coupon?  Click here to enter your code” (just click on that link, fill in the code in the little window that appears, and then click the “Apply Coupon” box.)  You will see an indication that you’ve applied your code successfully.

If you have any difficulty, please let me know.

Enjoy.

First you’ve heard?

If you’re wondering why you didn’t know about the promotion in the first place, it’s probably because we don’t have your current email address on file.  Many of you have been with us since our beginning, and if you haven’t written to us in a while, we likely have an outdated email address on you.

 

NewAct IV debuts today

We did it.

We did what they (U.S. pantyhose manufacturers) all said couldn’t be done. Yet, here they are: The NewAct IV, featuring all the design parameters we tried in 2014.

Pro model, Sofie, appears in the NewAct IV Nude.

Pro model, Sofie, wearing NewAct IV Nude.

Well, all those U.S. pantyhose manufacturers actually were right. No one here could make my design (100 percent nylon, completely sheer-to-waist, with a one-stitch design for evenness in color and fabric from waist to toe, and with no reinforced areas).

But our friends in China can. And they did. We provided the design parameters and they made New Act IV exactly as requested the first time.

When we first launched the original Act IV in March 2014, we had made them in that design, but they were so delicate, they would run upon first putting them on.

Now, 2 years and a month later, we are launching NewAct IV, only this time, they passed some Ninja Warrior-like testing, and they simply do not run. I tested the very first samples and wore the same pair five days in a row (yes, I washed them between wears), and even I was surprised at how well they held up.

New Act IV deserves its own identity, including a new package.

NewAct IV deserves its own identity, including a new package.

Then, some of our professional models and a few of our favorite customers tested them. Everyone found the same thing —  NewAct IV just don’t run. So we made many thousands of them. We began manufacturing them in November 2015 and now in April 2016, after traveling by sea, air and roads to get here, after passing through customs, and our paying import fees and taxes seemingly at every turn, the NewAct IV are here for you.

I thought about just keeping the name, Act IV, but everything about these pantyhose are new. Yes, my design concept is the same, but everything is done differently. After all the NewAct IV have gone through, they deserve their own identity.

I want to thank all those on our team who worked so hard to make this happen, including Joe, Deb, David, and our new VP, Lin Lin (Rosemary).

Mostly, I want to thank our thousands of loyal customers who waited these 2 years, but kept in touch, letting us know they would wait. Many of them encouraged us and asked us not to give up.   So many of you maintained such a positive demeanor, it kept us motivated the whole way.

For all of you, NewAct IV are here.  Enjoy and ActSensuous.