Anyway, the store is in a bind and being the nice guy I am, (and wanting to work at a used game shop since I was 7) I figured I'd call upon the internet horde to see what can be done for this place. Bases seem to be covered locally and netwise (http://wg-gs.com
), but there isn't all that much heat on it right now. I guess Bitcoin is fair game since he has a contact box and is willing to trade non-locally via eBay, but I'm racking my brain on something simple that can change the store dynamic. Square Card Case would be nice if you were just browsing around, or use some trickery with QR post it notes to generate a Shopping Cart on the fly, opening it up to online payments or BTC in store. Thinking maybe setting Steam Gift & Trading Repository for store credit. Contacted Steam about it and they said they would get back via email, but nothing so far. In the same vein would be a loyalty plan with say Christmas/birthday gifts, and a 100% return margin on purchased items if you turn around and get a different console/games. Maybe even sign up with Ting as a redistributer, (http://opensrs.com/ting
) since phone resale and repair is an established niche. But aside from that, I'm tapped.
Anything else that you would like to see done in a meatspace gaming store that would keep you coming back that doesn't smell of gimmick? Suggestions on ideas already on the table would be nice too, since I have no idea what would stick or come back to bite.
EDIT: Speak of the Valve, Steam just got back to me and said it's a no go on instore trades. Will ask if there is anyway Steam could be integrated into a physical location that falls within TOS.