Sunday, June 27, 2010

A great business Opportunity for RPG Publisher AND retailers...

This is a Facebook conversation that I am having with Gary Ray of Black Diamond Games about selling RPGNow / Paizo gift cards at RPG Retailer stores.


Louis Porter JrBlack Diamond GamesHere is a RPG Publisher question for a retailer: If RPGNow.com made gift cards; like iTunes does and sells in Target; would you as a retailer carry them?
Black Diamond Games
Black Diamond Games 
I don't see why not.
Louis Porter Jr
Louis Porter Jr 
I want to make sure I got this right, you are saying it is OK if RPGNow.com made gift cards that were sold in your store that customer could to purchase product on RPGNow.com?
Black Diamond Games
Black Diamond Games 
Sure. If It follows that PDF sales are add on and not print replacement sales offering such a product provides us income without harming our existing sales. We would just need to provide space and promotion. I have doubts it would work, but I'm not against the idea.
Louis Porter Jr
Louis Porter Jr 
Hmm... Interesting. I have spoken to other retailers who were dead against it on the fear of purchasing product exclusively available only on RPGNow.com. That seem like something I might want to discuss with a online PDF store like RPGNow.com or Paizo.
Black Diamond Games
Black Diamond Games 
That's exactly why I don't have anything against it. It gives me a cut of something I don't even sell.


Now the next question to ask is who will be the first online retailer to do this: RPGNow or Paizo? and best of all, how long will it take?  I think I am going to post this is several place and get other peoples opinions on this. Talk to you later...