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Online Comic Book Store that delivers for FREE!
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Comic Book Depot - Online Comic Book store that delivers (Toronto and GTA) Short Summary I’ve been reading and collecting comic books for as long as I can remember, every Saturday when I was a kid my mother used to take me to ...

Comic Book Depot - Online Comic Book store that delivers (Toronto and GTA)

Short Summary

I’ve been reading and collecting comic books for as long as I can remember, every Saturday when I was a kid my mother used to take me to Albion Mall in Rexdale. There used to be a convenience store that sold a wide variety of comic books. I was into Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the time, I still am actually.

My name is Matthew Quesenberry and I am 33 years old, I’m engaged to Melanie K and she’s OK that I am a nerd. I will be for life. My dream is to one day open my very own comic book store but I want it to be unique, to be original. With this campaign I hope to show you what I have in store for Toronto and the GTA. Help me with my dream.

The goal is pretty simple, create a website where you, the comic book reader, nerd, geek will be able to purchase everything from; Comic books,low cost variants, graphic novels, statues, action figures, apparel (t shirts, sweaters and hats), bags, boards, boxes, promotional items, cosplay calendars, video games and consoles and have them delivered to your home, business or pick up at our store. At no extra delivery cost.

We will also be creating a Youtube channel where video game enthusiasts will be able to watch our video game reviews and walk-throughs of current video games of all consoles and phones. Movie goers will be able to watch our Youtube channel where we review current movies, in theaters or new to DVD and Blu-ray. And finally nerds will be able to watch our comedic superhero related commercials, skits and short films.

This dream is 33 years in the making after hearing about people who crowd fund for potato salad and college tuitions, I felt as if this is my time, this is my time to create a service and product that doesn’t just make me happy but a million plus people in Toronto, the GTA and across Canada.

What We Need and What You Get

I’ll break down the numbers. $125,000

The facility will need 20 to 25,000 for 8 months to a year depending on the size of the warehouse/Store. Newmarket, Aurora or Vaughan will be suitable places to set up shop as they are major growing communities.

The inventory will cost roughly about the same, $15 to $20,000. As I have a large collection of classic and new comics that are not a part of my own inventory, I will need to stock up on product from months back, current and future comics, statues, figures and what not.

To ensure my customers, receive full satisfaction $10 - $15000 is needed for a van suited with shelving to fit product, insurance for both vehicle and inventory that is being delivered.

For fast and effective service I will need the help of two part time employees, another $25,000 is needed for the extra help when I am not in store and on the road doing deliveries.

There is nothing I want more then for this to be successful not just now but for years to come, I will need anywhere from $10 to $15,000 for marketing. I don’t expect big time results right off the bat but with a marketing team like; over time this venture will be extremely profitable.

Now with all that being said, there should be anywhere from $25 to $30,000 left, $15,000 will be for my services as owner and operator. And the rest will be extra cash flow for product and any other miscellaneous expenses.

I have been going to comic book stores for years, sometimes one specific and others just in case I cannot find what I am looking for at my regular store. My customers will be able to find everything they are looking for right in one spot, with no extra costs.

My customers will be able to; create by pre order their own monthly comic book lists, receive free bags and boards for weekly comic books, have their product delivered to their door or available in store (as their product will be held for them), credit or debit card machines upon delivery, online purchasing, legitimate FREE comic books on free comic book day and no subscription fees delivery is no extra charge.

Cancer and Diabetes runs amuck in my family as I’m sure it does in everyone’s, IF my goal is not reached I will donate the available funds to cancer research (Princess Margret) and/or the Trillium Health Center that deals with Diabetes. To be successful in life you need to give back and these are two causes that I would love to give too.

The Impact

I want to give back; comic book store owners are mostly disrespectful to their customers. Over charging on variants, charging for Bags and Boards and charging for FREE comics on FREE comic book day. Sorry guys you’re not fooling anyone by saying the money goes to a cause, I found that out the hard way. I want comic book readers to feel satisfied with their product and services.

I would love for this to be successful, I think crowd funding is the best way for the creators of products and services to connect with their fans and supporters. I am a firm believer this will work and as this works I will also move on to bigger things, go from creating public services announcements, commercials and short films. Feature films will be in the works to show fans of appreciation.

Risks and Challenges

There will always be risks and challenges, trolls, rumor mongers and just hate will always be an obstacle to overcome. To overcome obstacles isn’t easy without help and support, I feel as if my services will speak for themselves. All the hate will be crushed by support.

Respect is not a one way street; people have to respect one another to make it work. I respect nerds and geeks a like. I’m a nerd, I’m a geek. I have met most comic book store owners in Toronto and the GTA and most are not comic book enthusiasts, they’re not nerds or geeks and that is extremely disappointing as they offer products and services that you would expect they would appreciate.

Other Ways You Can Help

Getting the word out is key; Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and the Indiegogo share tools. I will for sure post this on Kijiji and Craig’s List to get the word out.

I look forward to hearing feedback from all the supporters and investors.

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