Tip 1: Learn the art of automated relisting on Discogs
Discogs was orginally a open source database created by Kevin. Since the early days, Discogs was focussed on music enthusiasts selling their own personal records & was not functioning as a marketplace. Owing to this, Discogs has a limit on the quantity restriction of a single product you can sell to one. Yes, you heard me right – This is a huge problem in today’s world where sellers are trying to sell multiple copies of a single product on Discogs but the marketplace doesn’t allow them the feasibility to do so.
However, by using Nearmint/DisConnect, they can effectively re-list their copies on Discogs automatically upon sale. This means any or all manual intervention is totally voided due to a seamless automation.
When to use Nearmint?
Nearmint can be used if you’re selling only on Discogs. Using the nearmint interface, you can simply update the stock quantity for a single listing or in bulk everytime you refresh your stock from the wholesaler and Discogs will automatically relist your product until it’s out of stock. Nearmint also provides various other intuitive options that Discogs sellers a great deal.
When to use DisConnect?
DisConnect is primarily an all in one ecosystem for music sellers who are selling & looking to integrate on multiple channels like ecommerce platforms, shipment integrations etc. When you create an item on Discogs and intend to sync it to another channel, key in your stock quantity for a particular product in either the private comments or the item location field. (Using DisConnect’s Bulk Lister, you can upload products to Discogs in bulk without release ID’s with only Barcodes). On the other hand, if you’re creating your products on your ecommerce platform in the first place & then syncing it over to Discogs, you can use DisConnect to update your stock quantity to relist on Discogs. DisConnect also features like Inventory Threshold for single or the entire product range & various other customization options so you can completely personalize on how you automate your products.
Tip 2: Improve CX by automating your fulfillment tracking flow
Fulfillment tracking details are beneficial for customers & more so in the music industry as customers are really eager to get their hands on their records & enjoy their music. As a seller, it’s upto you to ensure you get your fulfillment details like Tracking URL & Tracking Number to your customers as soon as the order is fulfilled.
DisConnect allows you to do the same. Whether you’re selling only on Discogs & integrated to your shipment platform or whether you’ve integrated your Discogs to your ecommerce platform which is in turn connected to your shipment integrations, DisConnect syncs your orders & gets the fulfillment details and sends it back to your customers on Discogs.
Tip 3: Bulk List on Discogs with ease using Barcodes
Listing on Discogs can get tedious for sellers who have 1000’s of records. A lot of manual intervention is needed to select the right release for each & every record and then listing it on Discogs. With DisConnect’s Bulk Lister, you can easily list products on Discogs at ease.
Bulk Lister mandates that you upload a file with Barcodes ( or Release ID), media condition & pricing and other optional feeds to effectively upload your products on Discogs. This automates your products for every Barcode which is tagged to only one release on Discogs & gives you an output should you have Barcodes tagged to multiple Relase IDs.
Tip 4: Maintain your Customer Relationships
As a Discogs seller, you should take pride in providing excellent service to your customers. This will translate into trust and ultimately will lead to a lot of positive reviews for you as a seller. Reviews are extremely important because it will substantially increase your trust among the community and even if prices offered by competitor sellers are lower, customers will still flock towards you due to the trust you’ve already established gained in the form of excellent reviews by providing excellent service & and a quick shipping to customers.
Tip 5: Freebies make you go a long way
Most Discogs sellers add freebies when they ship their products to customers. It can be anything from a free CD/Record to a printed card offering a voucher for their next purchase or a redirect link to your personal store where they can avail more promo codes. It can also include your event calendar to seasonal offers that you provide. This will again drive more traffic & hence increase your overall revenue.