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Retailer Resource for Selling Comics Online

April 7, 2020
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Retailer Resource for Selling Comics Online

The Coronavirus crisis affects us all. Statewide shutdowns and social distancing have led to an unprecedented mass closure of physical retail locations. To maintain business, many stores have moved toward remote retailing solutions. E-commerce platforms like eBay allow retailers to generate revenue even while their physical location remains closed. Bret Parks, owner of Ssalefish Comics…

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Remote Retailer Spotlight: Facebook Live Edition

April 2, 2020
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Remote Retailer Spotlight: Facebook Live Edition

  Mandatory shutdown orders are affecting retailers across the country. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still grab some new comics from your local comic shop! Where stores are closed, retailers are coming up with innovative ways to best serve their communities and get stories to the people that need them. Several stores are turning to Facebook…

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Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures

March 25, 2020
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Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures

Mandatory shutdown orders are affecting retailers across the country. Here’s a brief checklist of some important steps you should take if you are required to temporarily close your shop to comply. 1. Take Photos or Do a Video Walkthrough of Your Store It’s important to take steps to provide proof of inventory in the event…

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Remote Retailing Webinar with CBLDF

March 24, 2020
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Remote Retailing Webinar with CBLDF

Remote Retailing: Connecting with Your Customer Online Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 2:00 PM PST UPDATE 3/30/20: You can watch this past webinar by registering below. The COVID-19 Crisis is causing massive disruptions to the way retail stores conduct business. With the need for social distancing and an influx of mandatory business shut-downs, retailers are now…

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Remote Retailing: Sales Strategies for Stores Affected by a Shutdown

March 24, 2020
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Remote Retailing: Sales Strategies for Stores Affected by a Shutdown

As statewide shutdown orders become more widespread, retailers forced to close their shops are faced with serious challenges in maintaining their businesses. Below are some sales and income generating strategies for retailers currently working remotely. We’ll discuss these strategies and more during our Remote Retailing webinar happening on Friday March 27th @ 2:00 PM PST,…

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ComicHub Provides Discounts & Support for CBLDF Retail Members

March 20, 2020
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ComicHub Provides Discounts & Support for CBLDF Retail Members

  Comic stores need e-commerce solutions now, so ComicHub is extending an offer for discounts and free installation to help CBLDF Retail Members get up and running. ComicHub is a point of sale system designed explicitly for comic shops. It allows stores to quickly create an online store comprised of their inventory. The store’s customers can…

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Support Your Local Comic Shop During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020
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Support Your Local Comic Shop During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. They serve as beacons of light in increasingly troubled times, and hubs in their communities where people can find the stories that they need. CBLDF is working to do whatever we can to support retailers throughout this crisis. Many comic…

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Get Dragon Hoops Personalized by Gene Luen Yang!

March 18, 2020
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Get Dragon Hoops Personalized by Gene Luen Yang!

Gene Luen Yang will PERSONALIZE his new graphic novel Dragon Hoops to you or a friend when you donate to CBLDF! Gene Luen Yang is an Eisner award-winning author of best-selling graphic novels including American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. A MacArthur Fellow, Gene is also an active board member…

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CBLDF Comic Con Pop Up

March 13, 2020
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CBLDF Comic Con Pop Up

  Each year, CBLDF is proud to exhibit at conventions like Emerald City Comicon and WonderCon to help spread the word about our important First Amendment work. Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Emerald City and WonderCon have both been officially postponed until later this year. Conventions like these are spaces where the comic book community is…

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Superman Graphic Novels Signed by Geoff Johns, Tim Sale, and Stuart Immonen Benefit CBLDF

March 5, 2020
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Superman Graphic Novels Signed by Geoff Johns, Tim Sale, and Stuart Immonen Benefit CBLDF

It’s a bird! It’s a plane!  It’s . . . a ton of fantastic signed Superman graphic novels! This week, you can support CBLDF by donating and receiving signed copies of some of the Man of Steel’s greatest stories! Since 1939, Superman has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world and remains the…

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