The Adventure Store
In midsummer of 2016 we at Mischief, Inc. decided to try to make our products available through our own online store. The move seemed a wise one. We were just coming off of our very first and successful Kickstarter and we were flush with that excitement. Online retailers take a cut of everything we sell on their sites, so we thought why not realize more of that income and turn it around to make more products for the OSR community?
We went out and figured out how to put together an online store, purchased the products we would need to do the work and got down to it. By late summer we had a functioning store and while the orders didn’t pour in, we did see several order from around the country and even around the world. We felt we had a success on our hands.
Then, sometime in late November, the orders just stopped. In spite of a nice Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale, we had nothing to show for the costs associated with the store.
Now almost half of a year later, we haven’t seen any change in the number of order we see. It was time to make some hard decisions. Though we still love the idea of having our own store, we just cannot justify it on a cost per sale basis, so we decided we will be closing the store. We don’t have a date yet, but it should close down within the next couple of months before software licenses have to be renewed.
So what is going to happen to the site?
Well that hasn’t been decided yet. We may just disable the store segment of the site and keep the rest. We may redesign the site to be more simple and direct. We’ll try to let you know as soon as we know. We had grand plans for a Wiki and Blog and neither seem to have developed the way we would have liked for various reasons. Perhaps we’ll disable those as well until we have the resources to update regularly.
What about my purchase here? Will I still be able to access downloads?
To be entirely truthful we don’t know yet, but probably not. We are considering some options for the people who did purchase electronic products here. There will be a workable option and we’ll let you know what that is when we can. Until the store goes down those files are still accessible.
As always if you have questions or comments please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll try to respond to your concerns within 24 business hours.
Thanks, and game on!