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Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby achouza » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 am

Hey guys,
Does anybody have experience drop shipping their record label inventory? For example you ship all your inventory to Amazon and pay a storage & shipping fee and they take care of the orders and logistics?

I travel a ton for work so I have a hard time shipping orders as they come in.

I know amazon offers this (fba, fullfilled by amazon), however I feel too corporate selling these small record label releases on the biggest store on earth....

I was hoping that bandcamp or another company did this. Would anybody else apart from me see value in using these services?

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Re: Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby arewhyehen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 am

Why? Putting your label on Amazon could get it a lot more exposure than some other small website. Don't you like more money?
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Re: Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby achouza » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:37 am

arewhyehen wrote:Why? Putting your label on Amazon could get it a lot more exposure than some other small website. Don't you like more money?


Having the records on amazon might not neccesarily give me much more exposure. The bands are small local bands, not very well known. Most buyers would get to the item through links from the bands website / social media. For amazon to give me more exposure I would need people to be randomly searching amazon for the band name (which probably isnt going to happen).
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Re: Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby arewhyehen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:01 pm

achouza wrote:
arewhyehen wrote:Why? Putting your label on Amazon could get it a lot more exposure than some other small website. Don't you like more money?


Having the records on amazon might not neccesarily give me much more exposure. The bands are small local bands, not very well known. Most buyers would get to the item through links from the bands website / social media. For amazon to give me more exposure I would need people to be randomly searching amazon for the band name (which probably isnt going to happen).



It could potentially come up in searches with other similar words or suggested items at the bottom of the page or even the "people who bought this also purchased.."

I still think you can't go wrong putting it on amazon.
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Re: Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby Stl_ben » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:34 pm

Except amazon charges for both storage and for shipping....would for sure eat into the small over head there is in the market.
I would recommend just take a day off to ship...or find a friend that will do it.
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Re: Shipping logistics for Record Labels

Postby achouza » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:34 pm

Yeah you are right, I cant really go wrong with them

I guess its just a dumb psychological barrier I have to get across. I hate buying vinyl off of amazon (I rather buy off the mom and pop shops) so it applies to selling as well
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