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!

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.

 

 

Discreet shipping

Out of deference to your privacy, ActSensuous is always discreet in shipping our products.

For destinations within the United States, we typically ship via Priority Mail by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

A typical package and label ActSensuous sends out. Don't tell Nancy we showed you this.

A typical package and label ActSensuous sends out. Don’t tell Nancy we showed you this.

On our return label, we use Act IV, Act III, Act II, or ActS if there’s more than one style inside the package.

I personally send an email to each customer, telling him or her when the package was shipped, the expected delivery date and the USPS website and tracking number information.

I must say it’s a little disconcerting when I write each person a special email, yet, 95 percent of you don’t even acknowledge receiving it. The one’s who do, say they greatly appreciate the notification.

In any case, it got me thinking that I shouldn’t send the notifications, especially to the men who place orders because, perhaps, it’s a gift for a wife or girlfriend, and maybe he doesn’t want her to stumble upon the email, ruining the surprise.

For new customers anyway, I will continue to send out the notification emails, so let me say now: If you don’t want to be alerted (for whatever reason), please just send me an email after you place your order and ask me not to do it.

And for longtime customers  who do want your tracking number, feel free to send me an email requesting it.

International shipments

We have customers on every continent, in hundreds of countries — even in Bangladesh.

For our customers abroad, we ship via First-Class Pkg International by the USPS. We use the same kind of labels, but we have to fill out a Customs Declaration form, which gets attached to the package.

For the description, we always write “apparel.” That works as long as the package is under 4 pounds. When it’s more than 4 pounds, we have to fill out a longer form, which requires a detailed description of the contents.

While the USPS doesn’t offer tracking information for international shipments, I write an email to those customers, giving them the Customs form number, which sometimes offers some insight into the status of the package.

Launch of Act IV signals end of Act II and Act III

With the creation of Act IV, my vision for the perfect pantyhose, we are discontinuing our Act II and Act III lines.

This means huge savings for you, as we have drastically reduced the prices of Act II and Act III in order to make room for Act IV. I loved Act II and Act III, but along the way, our factory in North Carolina experienced some technical issues in manufacturing the two lines.

In one case, we found that the nylon fabric we were using for Act III was so delicate they were being ripped in the production process. For that reason, we experimented with a separate nylon mesh fabric for just the panty area, but the result was in the darker colors the shading didn’t always match with the legs, meaning we no longer could claim Act III were “completely” sheer to waist. Of course, they were, but I didn’t like the shading issues.

We responded by reducing the retail price of Act III from $12 per pair to $6 a pair.

With Act II, an unintended cross-stitch once crept into the production process, resulting in the panty or upper thigh areas of Act II getting just slightly reinforced.

Part of the problem with both Act II and Act III was that we didn’t discover the issues until we already had integrated new inventory with existing inventory. And since they are packaged during the production process, our fulfillment team in Florida had no idea which pairs were which, meaning sometimes the customer would get the perfect pairs and sometimes they’d get the ones that were slightly off.

I used this as an excuse to finally design and create what I wanted all along – pantyhose that would be completely sheer in fabric and shade from waistband to toe, but to accomplish that, I first had to change the production process. And to ensure that no one got confused at the factory, I decided to just do away with both the Act II and Act III altogether.

Now, since we are no longer going to make Act II and Act III, we are selling off existing inventory at drastically reduced prices. Act III are at only $3 a pair, and Act II are from $4 to $2 each (mostly to get rid of colors that were never great sellers).

In most cases, the Act II pairs are perfect, and in many cases, so are the Act III pairs. Either way, you can enjoy some tremendous savings. They are being sold as-is, while they last.

Oh, and since both lines have been discontinued, we stopped making the fashionpaks a while back, meaning some of the pairs in existing inventory are in just the cardboard insert and plastic overwrap right off the assembly line. Those pairs are no different from the others. They just don’t have the pretty packaging.

For longtime fans of Act II and Act III, don’t be too sad to see them go. Act IV have the best qualities of both of those lines, a couple of new and better features, and absolutely none of the minor issues.

~Getting to know more…

For the ‘tweeners in size

What happens when you fall between sizes?

Lets say you weigh 135 pounds, but you are 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Should you order size B or size C?

B = 5’0 to 5’6 (120-135 lbs)
C = 5’3 to 5’8 (140-150 lbs)

In the size chart above, your weight tells you that you’re a size B, but your height argues that you’re a size C. For the best fit, which do you believe, height or weight?

Height is right

When it comes to all-nylon pantyhose, you want to listen to your height. I know … right?

Here’s why: Since ActSensuous pantyhose are 100 percent nylon (no Lycra/spandex) they will cling comfortably to your legs whether you’re a bit over or under the weight specifications.

If you’re over the range, the nylon is soft and flexible enough to make up the difference. And if you’re under the range, the fabric is constructed in a close-fit knit so that the extra space a particular size would accommodate won’t be too loose.

But you definitely won’t be comfortable trying to wear pantyhose that don’t make it all the way up to the crotch. That’s why you go by height.

So, in this example, while weight-wise, you could wear a size B, you’re better off going for the height of size C. And even though you don’t need the size C’s ability to accommodate more weight, the end result will just be a more comfortable fit for you.

Let’s talk Pantyhose

Want to know Why Bears Don’t Wear Pantyhose? See the new feature in
The ActSensuous Blog, where we hand out the Grizzly Awards to celebs
who are famous for always going with the “bear” legs look.

Of course, there’s also our feature, Credit ‘Wear’ Credit is Due, where you’ll see
your favorite celebrity recognized and praised for being a devoted pantyhose wearer.

Each month or so, I rant and rave about pantyhose in the ActSensuous Blog.
I present my take and try to initiate discussions on pantyhose as they relate to
everyday life, celebrities/actresses/entertainers on TV shows and in movies,
the effects of cultural issues, and about the state of the pantyhose industry in general.

But it’s your comments that make it fun. I love when you weigh in on a discussion,
suggest a topic, nominate a celeb for the Grizzly Awards, or point out a star
who should be given Credit ‘Wear’ Credit is Due.

New to the whole blogging thing? Here’s a few things you should know:
You don’t have to subscribe to anything. You don’t even have to be
an ActSensuous customer (most of our readers aren’t.) You can
even post a comment about someone else’s comment.

And your identity remains completely anonymous. Only I (as the blog administrator)
will see your email address. Once your comment is published,
readers will see only the name you choose and your comment. It’s that simple.

So c’mon, let’s talk pantyhose together …