What do you know about GellyBall? The game is relatively new but rapidly expanding. You may have played it for the first time recently, or you are looking up more information because a friend recommended it. You may have seen it on social media, and you’re wondering just how fun it is and potentially profitable starting a GellyBall business could be.
At NC GellyBall, we answer a lot of questions about GellyBall from people who either want to play the game, start a GellyBall business, or add GellyBall to their existing business. In this article, we’ll answer some of the questions we hear most often, so you can have more confidence about whether investing in GellyBall is right for you.
Questions About the GellyBall Experience
In this section, we’re discussing GellyBall’s origins and gameplay.
Where Did GellyBall Start?
Texas is where GellyBall first began a few years ago, but it has since expanded quickly. It is currently played in 22 nations and throughout the United States.
What is GellyBall?
“GellyBall is the revolutionary, lower-impact shooting game for all ages! Our commercial-grade, battery-powered blasters, launch hydrated gel orbs at targets or other players in a variety of game scenarios.” – GellyBall.com.
It combines the best parts of airsoft, paintball, and laser tag.
What is The Difference Between GellyBall and Paintball and Airsoft?
What sets GellyBall apart from paintball and airsoft is the ammo. The ammunition is entirely unique compared to all other shooting games.
“GellyBall ammo is 90% water, biodegradable and non-toxic, containing no paint or stain.”GellyBall.com.
“The ammo is made of mostly water, so it’s environmentally friendly. When played inside, the ammo can be vacuumed or swept. There’s virtually no cleanup required outside.” – NC GellyBall.
This makes GellyBall ammo feel less intense than paintballs and airsoft bbs.
Does GellyBall Ammo Hurt?
From person to person, the impact’s sensitivity varies. We liken the experience to getting struck by a rubber band. Gellyball has a far lower impact than paintball and airsoft.
An impact, especially one that happens closely and on bare skin, may leave a red mark that typically goes away relatively quickly.
The game is significantly more approachable than airsoft and paintball for young children, adults, and anyone who is not accustomed to shooting sports, yet it could still be unpleasant for certain players. We always advise discretion.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Play Gellyball?
How young is too early for GellyBall? You may be surprised at the answer. Every gamer is different. We allow participants as young as five years old because the equipment is simple to use.
When organizing your event, keep in mind that younger players will find it challenging to compete with older players and may run a higher risk of injury while playing with older or larger competitors. It could be beneficial to keep the participants in a given round in the same age range. Additionally, you might want to mix a few adults with smaller kids.
Ages eight and older particularly enjoy the blasters and are able to compete with older children and adults because of how simple they are to operate and the low-impact ammunition.
Is GellyBall Fun for Teenagers and Adults?
A game that could be so thoroughly enjoyed by younger kids couldn’t possibly be fun for teenagers, right? We’ve found that older kids, teenagers, and college students have as much fun as anyone. Part of the reason why is the accuracy of the blasters:
“Our battery-operated GellyBall blasters are automatic handguns that have a range of up to 60 feet. They can shoot with pinpoint accuracy at rival players and targets. It will most likely only take one game for your children and teens to feel like a pro.” – NC GellyBall.
For GellyBall dealers, teenagers and college students should definitely be part of your target demographic.
Where Can I Play GellyBall?
In North Carolina, there are several GellyBall dealers scattered across the state. A few of them include the following:
- Black Mountain Adventure Zone | Black Mountain, NC
- Elite Action Gaming | Mobile, Western North Carolina
- The Block | North Wilkesboro, NC
- East Carolina GellyBall | Greenville, Washington, NC
- Jumpers Party Rentals | Brasstown, NC
- Boss Paintball | Locust, NC
- Triad GellyBall Wars | Seagrove, NC
- Ground Zero Xperience | Burlington, NC
- NC Patio Fun | Smithfield, NC
- Crossfire | Wilmington, NC
This is not a comprehensive list of GellyBall operators in the state. While there are several GellyBall dealers, there is certainly room for growth in the state. Here are a few questions to answer.
Questions About Starting a GellyBall Business
In this section, we’re discussing questions about starting a GellyBall business.
Is Now a Good Time to Start a GellyBall Business?
There is never the perfect moment to launch a business. There are a hundred other things to think about. However, more people than ever are starting businesses in North Carolina.
“While not rushing into something and making sure you are prepared is important, there’s not necessarily a perfect time to start a new business. Sometimes, you just have to go with your gut.” –Why Now is the Right Time to Start a New Business in North Carolina.
As for whether or not the economy is in a good place right now, North Carolina is still growing and thriving. You should be as prepared as you can be, get your family on board, and be able to devote the time necessary to make it succeed, whether you’re attempting to replace your work or just want a fun side business. If you can do all those things, now can be a great time to start a business.
What is a GellyBall Dealer?
We call GellyBAll operators dealers:
“A GellyBall Dealer is an individual or business who offers GellyBall services and products to the general public through private parties, walk-in play, events, festivals, and retail sales.”NC GellyBall.
A GellyBall dealer is a person who owns and manages a GellyBall enterprise. By ensuring there aren’t too many dealers in one location, GellyBall wants every dealer to have every chance to succeed. Mobile service providers and fixed locations all around the world offer GellyBall as a stand-alone attraction or as a part of their suite of play options. Thanks to GellyBall’s support and resources, dealers are free to run their businesses however they see fit.
How Much Should I Expect to Spend?
Purchasing your GellyBall dealership is incredibly cost-effective. For $3,995, you can become a GellyBall dealer, which allows you to begin GellyBall events and includes all the materials you need.
What Comes with My Investment?
With the Basic GellyBall Dealership Kit, you get the following:
- 12 Blasters (Sometimes bonus blasters are available)
- 12 Masks
- 24 Batteries
- 500,000 Gellyballs
- 10 Inflatable Bunkers
- Starter Accessories
- Free Shipping
With the Standard Dealership Kit ($9995), you get the following:
- 12 GellyMasks
- 24 Batteries
- 5000,000 1 Million Gellyballs (Ammo)*
- 10 Inflatable Bunkers
- Starter Accessories
- GellyBall Game System with ten vests, 20 sensors, and Game Controller
- Free Shipping
- ** The 6 Extra Blasters and 500k extra GellyBalls courtesy of NC GellyBall state operator for new GellyBall Dealers purchasing this kit for a limited time!
In addition to the tools you need, GellyBall sets you up for success with resources like:
- Onboarding & Training Resources
- Business Startup Resources
- Marketing & Media Resources
- Support from GellyBall & Other Dealers
- Protection from Over-Saturation (by population & dealership type)
- Access to the Online Dealer Store
- Wholesale Pricing on Retail Ready Products
- Access to Warranty & Ammo Program with its Own Benefits.
Are there ongoing fees?
There are no mandatory ongoing fees, but dealers can opt into a monthly ammo subscription with varying degrees of benefits for as low as $49/month. Your business may incur other monthly costs for which you should be prepared, such as:
- Rent and utilities (especially for fixed locations)
- Fuel and vehicle wear and tear
- Other typical business expenses
For a relatively modest entry cost, you start your incredibly fun GellyBall business. But can it be profitable?
Is GellyBall Profitable?
Like any other company, the profitability is based on a variety of variables, such as but not limited to:
- The strength of the idea
- A strong business plan
- Support from your family and community
- The availability of customers
- The effectiveness of your marketing
- And more
Everyone wants to be entertained. There is an opportunity to capitalize on a growing idea while having fun and earning income. Many GellyBall dealers are reaching substantial profit margins – as high as 98% gross profit margin.
Who Do I Talk To About Becoming a GellyBall Dealer?
We’ll assist you in starting your business if you can satisfactorily and confidently respond to these queries and worries and confirm that this is the proper moment to launch it.
To check on availability in your area of North Carolina, contact NC GellyBall. Despite its growth, GellyBall is still a very young game, and many NC zones are still accessible. We would be happy to answer any other questions you have and help you determine if your area is right for a GellyBall dealership.