Continuing our spate of panty-related interviewing, today we have the glorious panty-selling platform Scented Pansy answering some questions to help you make a qualified decision on which selling platform is right for you.
How did Scented Pansy come about?
Scented Pansy came out of a time in my life when I was writing erotic poetry and creating a lot of different app ideas in Chicago, USA. My girlfriend at the time was a sex worker and she mentioned it casually as something she was doing. I googled it up, saw some sites out there and thought (honestly, I was appalled by the crudeness) that I could build a better mousetrap, so to speak. I designed, developed and coded (self-taught) the whole thing from scratch in the summer of 2015. I started calling myself ‘Rod Cummings’ in this new world. I had just passed my 31st birthday.
Scented panties have been a part of my erotic milieu ever since an early lover of mine sent her’s to me via post unsolicited along with a love letter. It was one of the most endearing, thoughtful, and erotic things I’d ever received.
How has panty buying online changed over the last few years?
The niche has only grown considerably in popularity over the past few years. It has moved from the Ebay, reddit and craigslist realms of the mid-oughts into fully developed marketplaces dedicated to the fetish.
That progression has had a sort of normalizing effect on the fetish. Panty buying seems to increasingly embody the sort of down-to-earth ‘amateur’ thrill that has been growing ever since the internet was turned on.
What advice do you have for new sellers, trying to get established?
Do everything you can to build trust and credibility. Get verified. Remind your early buyers about the importance of doing reviews. Seek out and try to join a seller’s group. Follow what experienced sellers are doing. Post content regularly. And, a really important point – keep it at and don’t get discouraged if at first things don’t click right off. Be personable, don’t oversell, and you’ll get along just fine.
What advice do you have for new buyers?
Follow the instructions on SP’s Buyer’s Guide on how to not get scammed! There are lots of simple tips to help avoid a scrape. Use the SP ordering system we’ve spent years developing! It is a system that reduces fraud and aims to protect against scams.
Be a gentleman. We are human beings at the end of it who all want the same respect and love as ever.
Tip the girls (yes, with SP coins). Just think of how it works at real-world entertainment clubs. If you’re entertained, show some love!
What is SP doing to help alleviate concerns about scamming?
We have spent a lot of time in dialog with our members on this subject and much time internally about what we can to prevent scams. We developed some safeguards such as a tiered-sequence ordering system with a more sophisticated review system. We have introduced coins-only listings that eliminate scams on digital products altogether since the content and $ exchange is hosted by SP.
In the next few weeks, we’re introducing a virtual bank solution into SP. This means, when sellers receive coins, she can be paid out to a unique virtual bank account provided by one of our partners and the seller can either use the cash directly from there (debit card!) or send it to a bank account! This is going to be a game-changer for sure.
In addition, we actively investigate all reports of scammers, abusers, and time wasters and permanently ban offenders. We also have a time wasters quarantine with our ‘inactive’ policy – if you think about it, time wasting is a sort of scam.
How is SP different?
The answer to the previous question is a good starting place. We have unique features (until our competition steals them; mimicry is the highest form of flattery, right?) and tools for success that other panty sites just don’t measure up to. Most members report that they like the affordable price along with far fewer time wasters compared to other panty selling platforms. We’ve got an inclusive vibe to our community. We publish sellers’ articles on our blog that pertain to their own experiences and perspectives.
What is the future of buying and selling panties online?
At this point, the future looks very bright. With new innovations, tools, payment solutions, etc rolling out every other day, the freedom to create a side-hustle or full-on online business for oneself is becoming more attainable than ever.
Any interesting anecdotes about panty selling you’d like to share?
Oh shit, you’re going to lose your mind on this one! As expected, we get a lot of interesting characters on SP. From time to time, we see unpleasant or bizarre behavior. But nothing at all compares to this one episode with a buyer who was banned for verbal abuse. Here is just one of about 7-10 emails he sent AFTER we stopped all communication. The poetry speaks for itself.
What does it take to be a successful panty seller?
First and foremost, it takes a willingness to invest in herself. If she adopts an attitude of genuine customer service and develops a steady work ethic, there is NO reason why she would not succeed. The most successful seller is the one who puts in the time to MARKET her quality products and make sure communication and expectations are clear with her clients.
But don’t take my word for it! Readers here should go see Dalma about this one and ask about her outstanding mastermind training program [Ultimate Guide To Selling Your Panties Online] filled exactly what you need to succeed as a panty seller.
What new plans do you have on the horizon/just launched?
We just recently launched SP coin payouts. This allows direct payment through SP instead of using Paypal or other 3rd party payment systems. No more worries about getting your Paypal shutdown. Host and insta-sell images and videos directly on SP. And now international members will have a good payment option where before there were few to no options available for non-US-based members.
Very soon we’ll be offering a versatile digital cash account for getting paid FREE (no transaction fees or no banks!) using SP payouts. This is a very exciting development and we’re stoked to be able to finally offer this to our members. More details to come!
On the horizon: we’re planning on rolling out a seller subscriptions feature where seller’s can create a custom private channel to post content that requires membership fee set by the seller herself. You’ve seen this model in apps like onlyfans.com and manyvids.com.
And as always, we encourage our members to send suggestions for new features they would like to see on the site.
Wow! What an interview!
I think we can all agree that Scented Pansy is a down-to-earth platform that appears to be totally on it when it comes to community safety, enjoyment and user-ability.
I am currently on Scented Pansy and can attest that the platform has a lovely feel about it, the Puddin’ magazine is a must-read and it really feels as if the sellers are actively involved in the way the platform is run. I highly recommend the site.