After a few customers requested the ability to pay later specifically requesting services like Klarna and AfterPay, we decided to install AfterPay on our Shopify checkout page. This allowed customers to make 4 payments over several months, instead of having to pay upfront. Unfortunately, we do not have good data on the increase in conversion rate from this change as there are too many other variables that cloud the picture.
The initial deal with AfterPay was that they would get 6% plus 30 cents of every purchase. In other words, when a customer would purchase our shorts we will get 94% of the purchase -$0.30 from the customer from AfterPay and AfterPay would collect 100% of the purchase from the customer in the subsequent months.
But, after our best month ever in April and tripling April's revenue in May we looked at how much money we were funneling towards AfterPay and it was significant. Also, the cut out of our margin was significant so we decided to look for alternatives or see if AfterPay would bargain the price down.
We first emailed AfterPay and asked if because of our high revenue we were able to break into a better price tier. After receiving no response, we called three other competitors: Sezzle, Klarna, and one other. The only one who responded promptly was Sezzle. They emailed back within 2 hours later that afternoon, and I had a phone call with one of their sales managers who explained that depending on what kind of commitment we signed or didn't sign, they would bring the price down to 5% or even as low as 4.2%. Technically the products don't seem to be very different. AfterPay was slightly easier to install than Sezzle but the extra 1.8% in revenue that we get to keep is significant.
Unfortunately, we haven't tried to measure conversion rates before and after we installed Sezzle or comparing settlements as just too many other variables overcomplicate that. However, we do not feel that there really is a difference when you look at these products as commodities. Ultimately, Sezzle proved to be the best in terms of taking the lowest percentage from us as well as having better customer service and sales.
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I pooped in my Wai Shorts yesterday. I didn’t have a change of clothes, so I walked around all day with poop in my Wai Shorts. That was an experience! I finally got home in the evening and went to the bathroom to de-pant myself and clean up. My roommate walked in on me and when he saw me, he pointed an accusatory finger at me and said “hey, those are my Wai Shorts!”. I looked down and saw, to my horror, that the defiled shorts I was wearing were not in fact mine. Mother of God! I must have put on my roommates shorts by mistake in the morning. And then pooped in them! I took them off and held them out to my roommate. “Here you go” I said, handing him the steaming, smeared pile. It was totally involuntary, but as I handed him the shorts, I got an erection.
I am a proud Wai Shorts wearer. But I go a step further. Yesterday I inserted a whistle into my anus and then put on my Wai Shorts. Then I walked around the whole day farting. And the farts came out as whistles! I was walking around everywhere farting and people were rubber-necking, wondering, where is that whistling coming from. And I kept on farting, and farting, and farting! Oh, glorious day! I wonder if I can find a miniature trumpet to stick in my ass. Hmmmm.
I came to the Wai Wear website to look at pics of handsome guys in tight booty shorts and discovered this blog and the amazing comments and discussion here. Totally hysterical and amazing. Kudos to Wai Shorts for encouraging and hosting this type of discussion. My boyfriend is here, kneeling naked in front of me, with his hands behind his head. He’s such a submissive little cuck. His erect little penis makes me laugh and I enjoy kicking him in the balls. My little sister, 17 years old, just came by to pick up some things she left here earlier, and she gave my boyfriend a kick in the balls as well. What choice does he have, right? Anyways, I’ll buy him a pair of Wai Shorts as a small consolation gift. But I’m still gonna keep him kneeling naked in front of me for the next few hours. Ha ha ha!
I was just reading Brian Peenu’s comment below about living with a micro-penis. Brian, you’re a brave man for coming out like this. You make it possible for other micro-penis guys to stand tall and proud. I also have a deformity that I would like to share with everybody. I have very large, dark brown, puffy nipples. They are about three inches in diameter and they puff out considerably, so much so that when I wear a shirt, it looks like I have budding breasts. This caused me great embarrassment for a long time, but the bravery of people like Brian Peenu and others like him has empowered me to live with my freakish nipples proudly. I had a shirt specially tailored for me – it is a dress shirt with the nipples cut out. I wear this shirt to work on casual Fridays. It’s very professional but it also lets people know that I am proud of my large, brown, puffy nipples.