Show Us Your Underwear!

It’s back! Create a review of a product you own, upload pictures of yourself wearing it and you could win $150 Skiviez Gift Card!

3 Chances to win!

We’ll randomly select 1 lucky winner for a $150 gift card, one for a $50 gift card and a 3rd for a $25 gift card.

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO NOW TO WIN!

The more images you upload the greater your chances are of winning!

Contest Ends September 15, 2011 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time

No need to sign any forms or fill out any paperwork, just upload an image for any product you own that is available for purchase on the Skiviez web site. 

Picture must be of you. No copyrighted pictures can be accepted. Review must be of the product shown. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. MUST BE 18 TO ENTER & WIN. Void Where Prohibited. Drawing held September 16th at 12 noon Eastern Time. Offer subjected to change without notice. To enter without purchase email customer service at info@skiviez.com or write to Skiviez, Inc. Attention: Photo Contest, 9415 Atlee Commerce Blvd, Suite F, Ashland, VA 23005. All images uploaded become property of Skiviez, Inc.

Introducing Priority Air Mail service to our international customers

At Skiviez, our international customers have long enjoyed our economic air mail shipping service and our fast FedEx International shipping service when it comes to getting their men’s underwear delivered to them quickly.

Today, we’re happy to introduce a new option for our international customers: Priority Air Mail service.

What about the existing service? Did you raise prices?

Nope. The pricing is the same; we’ve just added a new option.

Our existing air mail service has been renamed to Economy Air Mail, but it’s the same, inexpensive service that we’ve always provided. These parcels ship out via USPS First Class Mail International as part of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Letter-post convention. They don’t have reliable tracking numbers, and while the parcels almost always reach their destination, the delivery timeframe can vary greatly. Most delays are due to customs clearance in the destination country, with delivery taking up to 60 business days in some cases.

This service offers you great savings when you don’t mind waiting several weeks for your item to arrive, but it can be a bit frustrating for those of you who wanted a faster UPU-based option.

What’s so great about the new service?

The new Priority Air Mail service is the next step up and sits between Economy Air Mail and FedEx International, our premium shipping option. It offers shipping via USPS Priority Mail International. It has reliable tracking numbers, and delivery is usually within 10 business days.

Our FedEx rates still can’t be beat!

We also to continue to offer our extremely competitive FedEx International shipping option which offers the ultimate in reliability and tracking visibility with delivery usually within 5 business days or fewer.

We’re still listening

You can review all of our shipping rates on our Web site.

We didn’t go to all of the work of adding a new shipping method integration into our system for the fun of it. We did it because you asked for it. We listened, and we’re still listening. If you have a suggestion for the Skiviez Web site, just tweet it to @skiviez, e-mail it, or submit it via our feedback form. You can trust us to keep listening to our customers, or else we wouldn’t be the men’s underwear authority!

Snapshots: A librarian’s dream

Snapshots is an occasional series on the Skiviez blog with pictures that depict scenes from the day-to-day inner workings of Skiviez.

People ask us how we can ship hundreds of orders per day with fewer people than you can count on one hand.

Here’s how:

It may look like chaos–unrelated product sizes and colors are shelved right next to one another–but rest assured that each SKU has its own shelf location documented in our inventory system.

Our wireless order picker just tells us which shelf location to go to–there’s no need to know what product we’re even trying to pick! Like a card catalog, it’s very efficient, and it’s the principal reason why an order can go from placed to shipped in less than five minutes at Skiviez.

2xist Sneak Peek

If everything goes to plan, we’ll have these in stock tomorrow! Why wait shop 2xist Underwear now!

Snapshots: You are a valued employee

Snapshots is an occasional series on the Skiviez blog with pictures that depict scenes from the day-to-day inner workings of Skiviez.

Our accountant thought that after working at our small business for 3+ years that the bossman might remember her name for her birthday card:

Then again, I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, so maybe we should be easy on the guy.

Snapshots: I “pledge” to use air freshener correctly

Snapshots is an occasional series on the Skiviez blog with pictures that depict scenes from the day-to-day inner workings of Skiviez.

Did you know that if you innocuously leave a can of Pledge in the Skiviez bathroom, then employees will mistake it for a can of air freshener?

Did you also know that if you use Pledge as air freshener by spraying it all over the bathroom, then any and all vinyl surfaces that it comes in contact with turn into a greased up slip-n-slide? (Seriously. This stuff could replace WD-40.)

And did you know that as a result of this error, stepping anywhere on the vinyl flooring in the Skiviez bathroom will now send you tripping and careening dangerously and hilariously toward the toilet?

The things that we have to address at our weekly staff meetings at Skiviez….

Snapshots: Death ray activated

Snapshots is an occasional series on the Skiviez blog with pictures that depict scenes from the day-to-day inner workings of Skiviez.

The president has informed me that if I park my car just right in the parking lot, then the sun aligns just so in the afternoon, reflecting off of my brake light to create a death ray beam that shoots through his office window and directly into his eyes.

Looks like my work is done here.

Skiviez Fashion Show 2011: The Highlight Reel

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(all photos by Eric Russell unless otherwise noted)

After the positive response to last year’s fashion show, we decided to do it again. On Saturday, June 4th we presented the second annual Skiviez Fashion Show, which brought our local fans all the models, underwear, and fun that they could stand!

SUMMER-FASHION-SHOW-448_ediThis year the Barksdale Theater was our destination of choice. With the bigger venue, we had to have a bigger entertainment lineup. (You know the saying. “Go BIG or GO HOME!”). Our Mistress and Master of ceremonies this time were Magnolia Jackson Picket Burnside, Style Weekly‘s Drag Performer of the Year, and the social maven himself Benjamin Barber. We also had local electro-punk band Dead Fame entertain the crowd between acts.

I know you came here to look at the underwear, the models, or both…. So without further delay, let’s get on with the show!

More after the jump….

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Snapshots: Please make it stop

Snapshots is an occasional series on the Skiviez blog with pictures that depict scenes from the day-to-day inner workings of Skiviez.

Once upon a time, all of us at Skiviez got excited at the prospect of a large incoming shipment. “It’s the biggest one we’ve ever done,” we’d say excitedly. “We’re really growing! We are so awesome!”

But there is a price to success. The containers keep coming. More boxes, more sorting, more shelving.

I suppose it’s no surprise that when containers come in now, people mysteriously start calling in sick!

Friday Night Video: 2(x)ist Resort

(Photo Source: 2(x)istence)

This week’s video was inspired by a post from the Official 2(x)ist blog 2(x)istence.  Over last weekend they teamed up with ADAM models and did some live window displays at Bloomingdale’s in New York City.  The entire production was fun and made think about escaping to the beach (or my nearest pool).  You don’t see live window displays much anymore and it’s of the reasons New York is one of the coolest cities in the world.

The video after the Jump isn’t from the event, but a promo video for 2(x)ist RESORT collection.  It features one of my favorite models of the moment Andre Ziehle.

If you would like to see more pics from the event, click here.

To shop 2(x)ist RESORT, click here.

Did I say one video?  Well you’re in luck!  It’s a Double Feature! Follow the jump…

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