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Business For Sale – PDB Sales Inc.

Friday, June 8th, 2018 Posted in business | No Comments »

Big news! PDB Sales Inc. which includes Starlit Citadel, the Starlit Logistics (our Kickstarter fulfillment brand) and our other online websites is up for sale. After consideration, after over 11 years in this industry, I (Tao) desire to pursue some other ...

Kickstarters in 2017

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 Posted in business | No Comments »

As many of you know, we help publishers ship items within Canada. Last year, we did a total of 45 Kickstarters in Canada, more than we've ever done. Here's the list:   01.04.17 Santorini 01.19.17 BrilliAnts 01.24.17 Ghostel 01.28.17 Siege of Dragonspear(video Game) 02.2.17 Vampire Hunter ...

Discounting, MAPs and distribution

Friday, October 20th, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

I was recently at a distributor's event and was chatting with a few retailers as you do. As always, the talk returned to things like MAP, discounting and sales. Not surprisingly, most retailers are against discounting from MAP (whatever that ...

Retail Store Manager

Friday, September 1st, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

Starlit Citadel is looking for a full-time retail store manager that will drive sales and attendance at the retail store while keeping expenses in-check.  Store manager responsibilities will include supervising assistant store managers, purchasing, merchandising and some customer service.  As ...

Retail Store Move FAQ

Monday, February 13th, 2017 Posted in business, general | 2 Comments »

There have been a few questions recently about our move to a retail store, so in an effort to reduce repetition on Elise's part, I thought we'd just write this post. What's your address? 187 East 11th Ave., Vancouver.  Yes, it's changed ...

Now Hiring – Retail Store Employee (Vancouver, BC)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

Starlit Citadel  is hiring again in Vancouver, BC! This is a year-round part-time position that works in the retail store and at conventions as needed.   With our move to a full brick & mortar location, we have need of a dedicated ...

Space Confirmed – 185 East 11th Ave – Unit B!

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

After months of quiet work, we've finally confirmed and received our business license from the City of Vancouver.  We can now inform everyone that we'll still be in the general vicinity of our current location but we will be operating ...

Diversification and Margins

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

One of the major themes for us in the past few years have been diversification.   We've worked on broadening our revenue streams, not just in terms of new product lines like clothing and figurines but in miniatures too such as ...

Opportunities in the Board Game Industry

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 Posted in business, general | 6 Comments »

A recent post on a forum asking if it was a good idea to start an online game store had me thinking.  The simple answer is no (definitely not in America, not so great in Canada either really).  However, the ...

2016 in Review: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 Posted in business | No Comments »

2016 has been a mixed year for us, mostly with overall improvements in the business but with some setbacks as well. Industry Consolidation & Restrictions We continued to see industry consolidation including the purchase of F2Z by Asmodee creating a single company ...