Collector’s Paradise is one of the many comic book stores adjusting to the “new normal” that is coronavirus. With the City of Los Angeles decreeing “all non-essential retail activity has to come to a halt until at least the end of the month,” the store is figuring out ways to stay in business and help serve their customers.
In their email to customers they write:
We have been selling comics for close to 26 years now, and this is truly the first time that we are uncertain about the future of our store, our industry and our favorite art form. We need your help and cooperation more than ever for all of us to make it through this period, however long it is, and come back stronger than ever. It won’t be easy for the next few weeks, the virus, the media, the government, are all telling us to stop what we are doing and just hole up in our dwellings. And it’s not a bad idea, and because of that, we have come up with a way for us to continue servicing your reading and collectible needs, in a way that follows the law and helps you out in the process. We really hope you all take us up on this offer because, to be honest, I am not sure if there will be a comic book industry and a Collector’s Paradise if most people just decide to sit this one out.
Collector’s Paradise is launching two initiatives to keep things functioning. The store is now offering shipping as well as curbside pickup.
Effecting immediately, they’re ready to start shipping subscriptions and other orders, with FREE SHIPPING with a $40 minimum, or $5 FLAT RATE SHIPPING for any orders under $40. Shipping is quick, usually 1 day after the order is placed. Some days, your package will be shipped same day and will arrive next day.
They are allowing pre-paid, SEALED BAG orders to be picked up curbside, without getting out of the car or ever entering the store or interacting with an employee beyond handing you a sealed bag. (no shopping in store) during the hours listed below (Mon-Sat 11-4 only). They will have intake forms starting tomorrow at all three stores, you can call in your order, pay with credit card on the phone, or Paypal, or Venmo, or card saved on file, and have your bag ready to do when you arrive. They will be on the phone the whole day with customers, so they may have to take your number and call you back.
DIFFERENT SALE EVERY WEEK:
ALSO, starting tomorrow, ALL Image Comics Graphic Novels are 25% OFF to thank the company for taking a GIANT stand with brick and mortar comic book stores in these tough times. For more on this, read here.
You can take care of payments for your orders in the following ways:
|▪||Have a credit card on file, by printing out the form at http://comicsandcards.net/ccagreement.html, then scanning and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you already have a credit card on file with us, please make sure it is up to date.|
|▪||Place an order over the phone by callings the stores directly (store phone numbers below) and paying by either credit card over the phone|
|▪||PAYPAL or VENMO (email@example.com, for both)|
STORE PHONE NUMBERS:
OPERATIONS STARTING TOMORROW:
Each store will have one amazing employee on duty, between 11am – 4pm, Mon-Sat. The store will be closed to visitors, but employees will be able to take your orders over the phone, offer recommendations, call you back with totals and shipping time estimates, pack and ship orders, and hand out your pre-paid and bagged curbside pick up orders for those of you who drive by to do so.