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…
So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?
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.
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.