Why Your Comic Store Needs a Customer Database

Why Your Comic Store Needs a Customer Database

Repeat customers are the foundation of any business, big or small. In the US, although repeat customers only account for 8% of visitors, they bring in 40% of all revenue. Comic book stores rely on regular customers, so it’s important to track their buying habits and...
Your Tech Isn’t Keeping Pace

Your Tech Isn’t Keeping Pace

I’m Brian Garside, and I love comics. Because I love comics so much, I made this video about the technology of comic shops not keeping pace with the realities of online commerce. I worked at two major comic shops in London Ontario in the late 80’s / early 90’s. I saw...
The Manage Comics 2017 Road Map

The Manage Comics 2017 Road Map

2016 was a great first year for Manage Comics, we worked with our beta customers to figure out what worked and what didn’t. We talked to other shop owners to find out what they needed, and we worked with actual subscribers to find out what their pain points were....
Customers Love Manage Comics

Customers Love Manage Comics

Manage Comics has been a labour of love for me for well over a decade. It started out as a subscription service for my own online comic shop, but has evolved over the years to be something even bigger and better. I’ve been a subscriber of All New Comics for the better...
5 Reasons Customers Love Manage Comics

5 Reasons Customers Love Manage Comics

Comics are a unique business, there is nothing else out there with a predictable, continuous model quite like comics. Every week customers come to the store, expecting to pick up their comics. The problem is, they don’t know what they’ll be getting, and they don’t...