Just 2 guys, Jax Hammer AKA Steve K, and Chase Ryder AKA Chad L, that lost our jobs during the tough times of COVID. We would semi-regularly get together with a small group of Vaccinated friends for playtime. We started ordering supplies for these get togethers in bulk online, because with COVID no one was really going out and getting anything other than essentials.
We started with just buying things like pipes and lube and tacking a dollar or 2 onto our cost and selling them to our friends, not really with any intent on making money, just wanted to cover our cost and a couple bucks for the convenience of it. It was after that that it clicked to us how much money could be made off simply just buying things in bulk and providing them to people in need.
So that lead to us expanding our inventory little by little until we had our 1 car garage completely full of inventory, over 1000 different products. By this point we had obtained our LLC and all legal paperwork to get the ball rolling into this becoming a full on business. We got hooked up with a P.O.S. system and created a website and started running the business out of our garage, which was okay, until we started running out of room to put things. It got to the point where we wanted to kill each other at times because of the tight quarters that we were working in. We had been keeping our eyes out for a store from all along but now it was time. We had outgrown the garage.
Through our searches we knew it wasn't going to be easy to find a location that would allow our sex toys, due to not only the disapproval of the local cities, but also the residents in them. It seemed to me like we jumped back in time 20 years. We had no idea that sex was still so frowned upon here in Michigan. So, after we searched, and searched, what felt like the entire SE side of the State of Michigan, we decided to change up our theme a little and lean toward the smoke shop and LGBTQ side of the business. We almost immediately found a place right on Main Street in a nice ritzy neighborhood not too far from our home.
Our passion is still with the sex toys so we do still offer our FULL online store to all our customers, we just aren’t able to display them in our store, which we are hoping over some time, we will be able to change that. But that is where we are as of now. Just 2 middle aged entrepreneurs, busting our asses trying to not fail at this amazing, but risky adventure. Wish us luck on what we hope is a long road full of acceptance and success.