Tag Archives: business

  • Business For Sale - PDB Sales Inc.

    Posted on June 8, 2018 by Tao

    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 projects. As such, rather than just shut down the business entirely, I'd like to see [...]

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  • Space Confirmed - 185 East 11th Ave - Unit B!

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by Tao

    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 as a full retail store. Here's a map to our new location as of (tentatively) [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with B&M, business, flgs, FLOGS, local game store, retail, store, vancouver

  • Opportunities in the Board Game Industry

    Posted on January 21, 2017 by Tao

    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 fact stands that there are a significant number of opportunities in the industry currently which [...]

    This post was posted in business, general and was tagged with business, development, entrepeneurship, industry, opportunities

  • 2016 in Review: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

    Posted on January 17, 2017 by Tao

    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 that now owns about 70% of all board game sales.  We've already seen (and expect [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with 2016, annual, business, report, year in review

  • Bestsellers since 2010

    Posted on October 17, 2016 by Tao

    We decided to look at (dollar value wise) which board games since Jan 1, 2010 were our bestsellers.  Surprisingly, even across almost 6 years that we looked at, some of the bestsellers we've ever seen have continued to do well even over 6 years.

     
     
    Click on the image to get it bigger.
    Note that with the way our [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with bestsellers, business, long-term

  • Charities & Budgets

    Posted on September 12, 2016 by Tao

    We get a request for a charitable & promotional contribution of some form about once every 2 weeks. Most of these charities or groups are people who we've never even heard from before and many don't really offer much in terms of marketing opportunities.  Many are also only tangentially related to our industry, so many [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with business, charity, contributions, giving

  • The Summer Free Shipping Promotion

    Posted on September 9, 2016 by Tao

    As many of you know, the Summer Free Shipping Promotion has ended. As with any promotion or marketing tactic, one of our main goals is to evaluate the promotion to understand whether it actually hit it's goal - that is, drove more sales and traffic. Normally, all we'd have to do is compare the [...]

    This post was posted in best practices, business and was tagged with business, free shipping, promotions, strike

  • A Rental Game Library?

    Posted on August 9, 2016 by Tao

    As many of you know, we used to run open houses.  During the open houses, we allowed people to borrow games from our game library (mostly consisting of games from our reviews and some demo games) for play.  Since we had to stop the open houses, the game library has grown unused.  We've trimmed the [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with business, library, models, rental

  • Fair Value - What is it?

    Posted on July 22, 2016 by Tao

    We are running a flash sale on our clearance / used games right now, attempting to discard some extra stock that we really don't need clogging up our warehouse space.  Once more, it's gotten me thinking about 'value' and how we all perceive it differently.  As a store, we discount our games regularly.  Generally between [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with business, musings, perception, value

  • Business Misconceptions

    Posted on July 6, 2016 by Tao

    This is a more random post than normal, just a few business misconceptions I've come across recently.
    Revenue = Profit / Make it up in volume!

    This is probably one of my favourite one's. When a customer sees that they have paid you $200, they figure you just 'made' $200. The add-on idea to that is that [...]

    This post was posted in business and was tagged with business, misconceptions, musings

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