Starting a Video Games Shop

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: August 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Video games shops supply computer and video games, as well as consoles and devices such as Xbox, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation. They also stock accessories such as cables, cases, controllers and power supplies for portable devices. Video games shops often sell pre-owned games and allow customers to trade in old games in return for new games or discounts. As well as trading from traditional retail premises, video games shops are increasingly trading online and via mail order.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a video games shop. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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