[BROADTIME STORES] - Shipping Default, Record Store Summer Camp, Social Media Assets, What's New This Week + More - August 5, 2022
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New Shipping Default: Ship Complete 📮
In our regular weekly meetings with AEC we discussed the handling of split street date orders within the AEC system and we feel makes it more beneficial to set our default shipping option to "Ship Complete."
If you're not familiar, here's what that means - orders from AEC that include multiple products with different street dates will not fill until ALL items are in stock at AEC. For instance, if a customer places an order that has three items on it - one that's already out, one that streets next week and one that streets in late August, the order will not fill until late August when the last portion of the order is in stock. The safeguard in place ensures that all other portions of the order are reserved for your customer and there is no fear of AEC running out of product. The products should remain reserved to the order.
The rationale is that this will save on shipping costs and cut down on the amount of packages a customer will receive. We would be happy to hear your feedback on how it's going.
Naturally, if there is a long timeframe between street dates (for instance, one item in the order comes out in August, the other piece in December), a customer may prefer to receive different shipments or you may want to make sure there isn't a long delay between an album streeting and the customer receiving it.
In that instance, you can still select split shipment and each album will go out as they're available at AEC. Note: you only have this opportunity if you aren't "auto submitting" to AEC.
For stores that are filling themselves, this does not apply, as you may choose to handle shipments as you wish.
Let us know if you have any questions on this change - firstname.lastname@example.org
RSD Summer Camp ⚜️
We're super excited for RSD Summer Camp to return next week! Hard to believe it's been three years since the last in-person Summer Camp. While we loved the innovative Couch Camp concept, we're excited to gather with so many friends in person.
Summer Camp is a fantastic event from our friends at Record Store Day and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) that presents a great opportunity to network with people throughout the industry, bounce ideas around and pick up new ideas to help your business.
Summer Camp runs from Tuesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 11. If you are missing it this year, start thinking about attending next year.
Two Minute Clinic: Changing a Preorder Address 🙋♂️🍎
Bringing you some bite-sized training morsels for your busy life...
Newly Announced Featured Preorders ⚡
What's New: August 5, 2022 🆕
These featured preorders come out Friday...whoop whoop...(today!)
SOCIAL CONTENT SHARING ASSETS Currently Available 📱
Remember, to add a tag for the artist and hashtag the album with your text posting for the best visibility... we have now added text and hashtags you may use.
Labels and Artists appreciate this coverage plus we have seen it really drives sales on your website.
Don't forget, these assets are now easily available with one click from your Admin Home. At the top left of the screen just under your store's logo, you'll see a link for "Social Media Assets" alongside a link to the store manual. This link will take you directly to any assets we currently have available and give you easy access to download them for use on your channels.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT:
Check them all out on your own site with site-specific links for you.
https:// [yourstore]/SocialFeatures (This is the link now provided at the top of your Admin Home)
Don't forget for Alliance orders, if you want to fill through AEC either submit to be filled or mark Broadtime on your PO to your store.
Broadtime Manual + New Features
You may explore solutions at your convenience using the manual. Remember we are here for you for support at any time!
Please email any suggestions you have to continue to improve the Manual.
Previous Broadtime Store emails, which include valuable information and NEW FEATURES are available here: