News, reviews, business articles and site updates for a board games store in Canada

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 ...

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 ...

Warehouse or Retail Store?

Monday, September 26th, 2016 Posted in business | 6 Comments »

We are coming up on our end of the lease fast and while we've made the decision that we will be moving to a new location as our rents have now increased to a point that we no longer think ...

The Lower Mainland Game Store Density

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 Posted in business | 6 Comments »

I just learnt on Thursday that another game store is opening in the Lower Mainland of BC. By my count, that puts us at about 30 different game & comic stores in the Lower Mainland; not including big box stores ...

Community & Co-Operation

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

It's interesting watching B&M stores and online stores in this space. There's definitely a difference in the way community & co-operation happens between / among each other and competition. Brick & Mortar Stores Brick and mortar stores, for the most part, are ...

Adding Value: Online Stores

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

I've recently noted a few comments and questions directed at online stores, most of which boil down to - what's the value of an online game store? What do we contribute that another entity, whether it's a physical Bricks & ...

Mixing & Matching – adding a new channel

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

One of the common suggestions I come across is for a retailer to expand either Online or into B&M if they are online only.   It's an interesting idea and has some merit in that you expand your sources of income ...

Online vs Brick & Mortar

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

When starting out a game store, one of the first questions you run into is whether to create an online or Brick & Mortar store. There are, in my view, numerous reasons to choose one or the other. Skill Set Let's start ...