So I have been running a clearance sale the last week or so some of you may have noticed and some have taken advantage of it at 25% I suggest everyone does. So why am I doing this a few reasons is to try and clear some titles in the distro, pay off debts which I have racked up a few of running a distro remotely in the west of Ireland is not easy and mostly costs me money to do so but would like to clear these debts and also want to try some new stuff in terms of record distribution.
For today only 22/March/2019 it is 30% OFF with code CLEARANCE
(SALE does not include New Arrivals/Pre-Orders)
Things have changed a lot in the world of distros even in the last few years when I started originally barely anyone except the biggest distros had online stores, it was online blog lists, now everybody has them and even multiple online stores with again some bigger labels have European and North American distros.
Ok so here is the idea and I think I have figured out how to work it, just need to do some testing but I am sure I can make this work.
Lets say two different people come to the webshop one from Germany one from Ireland (where Distro-y is based) and they both want to order a record from the distro lets say the new Tragedy - Fury 12" record shipping to Ireland is €6.20 and shipping to Germany is €8.00 which is on average 2/3 the price, the price of postage sucks. But the person ordering from Ireland gets the best price postage due to location, even though the price sucks.
But what if you both people come to the online distro and you go to order the same 12" again but this time the person in Ireland pays Irish postage and the person Germany pays postage in Germany. But how do we do this the idea is to team up with
How do we do it a collectively run online distro/store made up of 2-3 distros in Europe or other parts of the world that will link your order with the nearest located distro so in the example I mentioned above Distro-y would fulfill the Irish order and a partner label in Germany would fulfill the Germany order and cut down the shipping costs, damage to packages due to less distance traveled and shipping times. The idea comes from when myself selling on Discogs as well as on my online store so times stock levels don't match and I over sell in this case I have ordered off other distros who can fulfill the order for me. Customer gets the record, other label gets order and I have a happy customer who orders again.
That is the general idea and I will release further details as I progress, I have NOT yet asked any other distros to team up on this project but for anyone interested get in touch with me and we discuss finer details. I have the idea working in terms of an online shop just needs some further testing.