Hobby, Toy and Game Stores

Hobby, Toy and Game Stores

Overview

The 4,500 companies in the US sell new toys, games, and hobby and craft products. Large firms and many small firms may engage in online sales in additiol to brick-and-mortar retailing. Companies may offer a broad selection of merchandise or specialize in an area, such as educational toys, model trains, or scrapbooking supplies. In the video game retail category, firms may sell used merchandise or offer trade-in programs.

Competition from Online Retail

The advent of online retail has fundamentally altered the toy and video game markets.

Seasonality of Sales

The fourth quarter is critical for toy and game stores and extremely important for hobby stores.