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So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?

This is post 10 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” Comic book retail in the 1990s was very different. Due to a vast distribution…

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This is post 9 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” At last we’ve come to the nitty gritty of retailing: cost. Three basic and…

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This is post 7 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” Once you have an established shop you may wish to sell your wares at…

Read the PostComic Book Conventions

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” As a local comic shop you will most likely end up running two types…

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This is post 5 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” So you’ve found a perfect location for your store, you’ve got inventory, and you’ve…

Read the PostHR and Customer Service

We previously discussed the type of comic book shop you wanted, and what areas you would focus on. With seed capital, retailer accounts with distributors and a retail location you are ready to put your dreams into a physical space: your store.

Read the PostStore Layout & Merchandising

The retailing waters have been tested at one days shows and you’ve enjoyed the experience and see opening a comic book store as a viable option. Now it’s time to find a location and determine what kind of comic shop you want.

Read the PostLocation and Store Vision

Opening a comic shop is a major commitment in money, time and sanity. Many have the itch and inclination to do so, but lack the experience in sales, customer service and business acumen. The rise of the local comic show presents a low cost opportunity to test the waters and see if a comic shop is a dream worth pursuing.

Read the PostTesting The Waters: One Day Shows