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Mar 15 2018

How Your Toy Store Can Promote Family Fun on the Weekends

Your local toy or gift store fulfills many different functions. In addition to stocking the latest collection of toys your customers are looking for, you’ll also want to provide them with some value-added service. For example, your expertise is instrumental in helping them find the right toy for their needs or locate a specific toy they want to buy. Additionally, you can use your expertise to encourage families to have fun together, especially on the weekends.

Mar 05 2018

5 Marketing Tips for Promoting Your Gift or Toy Store

When you’re running an independent toy store or gift shop, you’re in charge of doing the marketing yourself. If you’ve just opened and are trying to get the business off the ground, you must get the word out about your store. If your shop has been around for a while, you must promote the things you have to offer to keep customers coming back for more. Here are some ideas to help you market your store.

Feb 23 2018

Product Spotlight: Wholesale Pikmi Pops Surprise Series 2

If there’s one thing that parents usually don’t like to buy for their children, it’s a lollipop. But Pikmi Pops are different. While they look like a lollipop, they don’t include anything that might cause tooth decay. Instead, they’re filled with fun toys that keep children occupied for hours. On March 1st, Pikmi Pops is coming out with series 2.

Feb 15 2018

New Wholesale Toys Featuring Silly Squeaks, So Bomb, and So Slime

Toy manufacturers never sleep – at least in seems like it, because they’re always in the process of coming up with new and exciting things to play with. This month, we’re introducing Silly Squeaks, So Bomb, and So Slime. These novelty toys will make a great addition to your toy or specialty store. Below, we’ll give you more information about these items and what makes them so desirable in a child’s eyes.

Feb 06 2018

Playing with Your Kids Is More than Just Fun

Every parent knows that children want to play all day long. For them, play is their work, and it’s a good thing they’re so engaged in it. The power of play has been written about numerous times, and you already know it’s more than just about having fun. However, many parents think that it’s enough when children play with their siblings or friends. The truth is that there are some real benefits to parent-child games you may not be aware of.

Jan 22 2018

Start the New Year with Wholesale Shopkins Series 9

The Shopkins have had an amazing run. This year 2018 welcomes their 9th series of unique, adorable toys. Series 9 has a whole new set of characters, called the Wild Style Shoppets. At License 2 Play, we have a great selection of wholesale Shopkins ready to ship. Here is what you should know about these popular toys.

Jan 11 2018

Get Ready for the Annual Toy Fair in New York

The 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York is one of the biggest events of the year for the toy industry. The event is produced by The Toy AssociationTM, Inc. This is the same organization that puts together the Toy of the Year Awards, which are the “Oscars” of the toy industry. License 2 Play will have a booth at this event, allowing you to check out the latest and greatest in the toy world.

Jan 02 2018

Wholesale Peppy Pets Will Follow Your Lead

If there is one type of toy that has been popular with kids and will continue to remain so, it’s the plush toy or stuffed animal. These kinds of toys even appeal to adults, which is why they come in all sizes. The only problem with plush toy is that they’re usually only good for cuddling. That’s not the case anymore: Meet the Peppy Pets.

Dec 28 2017

The Best Wholesale Toys from 2017

As 2017 is drawing to a close, one can’t help but look back at the year. We have supplied many independent retailers with bestselling toys and will continue to do so next year. At License 2 Play, it has also been our pleasure to offer tips for selling these toys in addition to giving you information about the latest and greatest products we stock. Here is a highlight reel showing you what was hot in 2017.

Dec 18 2017

4 Last-Minute Holiday Marketing Tips to Finish 2017 with a Bang

The year is almost over. And while your store is probably the busiest it’s been all year, you may not be doing enough to take advantage of this month’s opportunities. In any case, it doesn’t hurt to brainstorm how you can lure in those customers even after Christmas is over. Your regular marketing strategies can stay in place, but you may need a little extra boost to finish the year 2017 with a bang.

Dec 12 2017

No Boys Allowed - 3 Essentials for a Girly Sleepover

If you had sleepovers as a child, you probably remember how much fun they were, even though they weren’t necessarily free of conflicts. To ensure that the girls are having a great time during their sleepover, it’s best to have a few essentials ready. But first of all, let’s cover the basics. Should you even let your kid participate in a sleepover?

Nov 27 2017

Wholesale Novelty Toys That Are Fun for Everyone

Novelty items are defined as things that don’t have a practical function. However, novelty toys for children offer hours of playtime even though they may not be as practical as clothing or school supplies. Of course, children prefer novelty toys, because they promise lots of fun and excitement. At License 2 Play, we love our collection of novelty toys, and we know your customers will love them, too.