BBTS retail store? Awesome!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by mweeuser, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. mweeuser

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    Interesting. Not relevant to me because I live all the way in BC, but still, interesting.
     
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    Could this mean possible retail chains?? oh please be so!
     
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    WOW BBTS seems to be making mad profits even when the rest of the society is in a downward spiral. I wonder why? Hmmmmmm

    Either way, congrats to BBTS may your business prosper in such hard times.
     
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    I like to think it's because BBTS actually pays attention to customer service while the rest of these big chains are on auto-pilot at best. If they can keep that up as they expand to dozens of locations, kids growing up tomorrow just might be able to have the kind of toy store experience many of us had back in the 1980s.
     
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    I know how that feels. I live 5 miles from where Small Blue Planet is/was and I used to go to their onsite store all the time. Even went to one of their open warehouse sales and pretty much filled my trunk with SCF's back when they were still made. Then they dropped the Takara stuff and in a couple of months time dropped Transformers entirely and even a friend I made who worked there didn't know why. Now they don't even exist.
     
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    Oh man! This is awsome news! I hope like hell they open a store in Jersey! I'm gonna have me my dream job! ( although I'll take part time ). Congrats to Joel an company! You guys rock!
     
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    This is really cool! Being just across the border give us locals here options as well :rock 
     
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    Does anyone what product lines these are?

    I can't really think of anything BBTS is missing.

    And that picture of the BBTS warehouse is insane. So much stuff!
     
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    they also have 1200 Prime Bumblebee in stock, so you can help them out too. :D 
     
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    Now I understand why everything is upcharged on their website.....but isn't this their expense, not ours?
     
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    "The store is being added primarily to gain access to product lines from vendors who will only deal with brick and mortar companies, Boblit said. "

    Good to know.

    If I happened to live near BBTS, being able to walk in would be really cool. But the whole reason any internet store has better selection than most brick and mortar stores is because they can serve a bigger market than any store in any one place can. This allows them to service niche markets that don't exist in any one place in big enough numbers to allow them to stock and sell the quantities they can online.

    Overall a move to retail would probably just hurt the aspect of BBTS some of us love so much.

    I'm glad there's a solid reason, and I hope this doesn't lead to any significant changes in the way they do business.
     
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    I highly doubt this is some move to transition to full blown B&M stores. Just an option for local pickup and a gimmick to get those lines in that require a B&M footprint.

    Playmobile?
     
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    This would be my guess as well.
     
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    Wonderful news! They are spitting distance from where I live. I wonder if they will offer an "in-store pickup" option when you order...
     
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    Its the Location in general. Richmond is the mid point of the East Coast. That means items in stock can be shipped faster in this area of the country
     
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    I find their prices to be good. It's their shipping prices that get to me. Sometimes they'll send you a toy in a HUGE box. I understand the need for spacing and packing but they also need to be mindful of shippig costs for us.
     
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    I doubt they will have more then one store. It sounds like the store is only there to get those lines mentioned & the fact that their warehouse is right there. You're basically just going to a factory and being allowed in the lobby.
     
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    can't believe they only have 35 employees! They must be making tons of money..... all that profit and so little people to share it to.


    35 ppl, 1-2 for accounting, 1 HR, 1 President, 2 VP, 3 customer service rep, 2 toy buyers, 2 import/export/inventory, leaving perhaps 20-25 ppl in the packaging dpt. Those 20-25 people have been sending packages to everyone of us everyday for most of the toys we own. Amazing.
     
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    Society in a downward spiral? This isn't the fall of 2008 anymore. Sure there hasn't been a full economic recovery, but there has been consistent growth in jobs, a dropping unemployment rate, and Dow Jones, etc. numbers have been reaching highs not seen since 2008 or earlier. Things are on the upswing.
     

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