If You’re Lonely And A Retailer…

Thinking about the recent geeklist, one of the comments and one that I’ve echoed before is how lonely running an online store in this industry can be.  The challenges we face, and the intense competition, can create barriers to discussion.  However, writing this blog has brought about some interesting conversations – there are now a couple of online retailers that I talk to on-and-off via e-mail and/or phone.

I’m wondering if there’s a demand for something a bit more formal? I know Facebook groups are quite popular among B&M retailers in our space, would there be a demand for an online retail store group? Is there anyone else who is reading this blog who’d like to chat but are feeling hesitant?

If there is one, comment below. Let’s chat, be happy to manage that group and we might be able to help one another out.


Addendum and Edit: Would people prefer an actual (private) forum or a Facebook Group?

4 thoughts on “If You’re Lonely And A Retailer…”

  1. I thought at one time there was a subreddit for online/brick & mortar boardgame stores but I can’t recall the name.

  2. I would love an online retailer forum.

    There’s a reason why lots of businesses form trade associations, to learn from each other, and to share successes and failures and discuss strategies.

    I have yet to figure out if it’s the gaming trade, or it’s teh online retailer part, but noone seems to be willing to talk to each other, and I’d like to see that change.

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