[BROADTIME CUSTOMER UPDATE]-GIFT CARDS🎁+ LUCINDA EXCLUSIVE😇+ COUCH CAMP🎤- May 28, 2020


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Hey Everyone, just a few quick but important updates. 
We have a few things to weigh in on this week.

I know lots of folks are dealing with or assessing limited openings. We hope everyone is able to stay safe and stay as protected as possible.

Next week is COUCH CAMP, I hope to see everyone there!
Stay safe! Music Matters!
Cheers,

Jon


In this email:

1. Gift Card Detailed Instructions & Video
2. Splash Page Feature Option & Preorder Managment
3. COUCH CAMP TIME!

1. Gift Card Detailed Instructions & Video


 Sign Up for - Digital Gift Certificates  

https://broadtime.com/GiftUp

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Last week we shared that we have done the integration work to enable stores to sell digital gift cards that work with your shopping cart online. They may also be used in your physical stores, as well using a mobile app.

It's a few steps to set up and only a few of you have done so thus far. So, we have created a WALKTHROUGH VIDEO and step by step instructions for you.


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GIFT CARD ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS

https://broadtime.com/GiftUp

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If you would like to see what it looks like, you can checkout Darkside's page for customers here: https://darksiderecords.com/Page/9206  



2. LUCINDA WILLIAMS BROADTIME EXCLUSIVE - Splash Page  Just this morning, we have once again activated a new Splash Page feature on all of your sites. We collectively have the opportunity to exclusively sell Autographed copies of Lucinda's new album on Indie Exclusive color LP and CD.

This is the first time that we have ever offered an Exclusive to Broadtime customers. There are 100+ copies available and we will prevent them from being oversold.

These were originally only available to an individual store. Now they have been opened up to all Broadtime customers and structured as a Broadtime Customer Exclusive. If we don't sell through them, AEC will open them up to everyone else. We want our customers to have the best chance to sell them, hence the new splash page. 

You will need to fill these orders with AEC (keep this in mind curbside pickup folks), and if you don't wish to run your splash page, you may check the box at the bottom of your Admin in "Site Settings" and turn it off for your website.

It's once again worth noting that in order to make such a cool graphic for the splash page, we were able to repurpose the animation we created for PlayARt to make the page extra dynamic and engaging. 

We are launching this to coincide with this email, and we'll run it through tomorrow morning (as we want the focus on New Releases tomorrow). Then we can assess remaining copies and whether we'll continue to run it on Saturday. 

You may preview it here:  

https://test.broadtime.com/Splash

Lucinda

 

Social Media

Preorder Management. Speaking of Preorders, we are currently managing some volume for you on:

The Epitaph release:

The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast. It's limited to 1000, and we are watching the numbers and limiting by quantity so as not to oversell it.

I'm personally very excited about the Preorder launching today for none other than PJ Harvey and the demos from her new album Dry (Demos). 
PJ HARVEY - DRY (Demos)

3. COUCH CAMP NEXT WEEK JUNE 2-5

Couch Camp

REGISTER NOW FOR BEST SPEED DATING SLOTS

BROADTIME will be participating as a speaker, attendee, and speed dater next week. For past attendees, you know how valueable the connection and knowledge-sharing is at Camp.

For my new customers, or folks that have never attended, it's a really incredible and valuable experience. The event is made for record stores and for record store people. We need each other and to share ideas now more than ever.

COUCH CAMP will be held online the afternoons of June 2 - 4 with additional "Speed Dating" One-on-One sessions on Friday June 5: introductions to folks from labels, as well as distributors and vendors, so you can make new friends and business contacts.

*We'll have webinars, round-table discussions, one-on-one meeting opportunities, and even a 'cocktail party', with some surprise guests and a few surprise events only open to registrants.

*Registrants can join in live, or catch an archived version of the conversation after the fact.

*Specific Agenda Details will be given to registrants, but topics will include: Social Media Best Practices, How To Be A Good Manager of Human Staff, Online Sales, and Re-Opening Store Experiences. We'll have speakers and presentations from, among other places: Shopify, Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, eBay, Broadtime and more.

*Registration is $49.99 for one person, and if you're registering more than one person at a time from your company it's $39.99 each (Must register multiple attendees at the same time.)

We're trying to be respectful of your time, and should have no more than three hours of programming on any one day, starting JUNE 2 through JUNE 5.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW: bit.ly/couchcamp

BROADTIME says "WE WANT YOU!"

FRIDAY 6/5   3:00 – 3:50 PM

ROUNDTABLES 

BROADTIME
A more in-depth conversation on the function and
features of this online option for your store.

REGISTER NOW FOR BEST SPEED DATING SLOTS


Broadtime Manual + New Features

Manual

Our customers often forget that we have a manual for how to do some common tasks with our products. We have added some BRAND NEW content for ORDER PROCESSING now with VIDEO WALKTHROUGH TUTORIALS. 
Our next planned sections are for Adding Items, Pricing Adjustments, and Featured Items.
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.


 
 
Cart Updates AND NEW FEATURES we shared in our Previous  EMAILS…


BROADTIME FALL UPDATE - NEW FEATURES, PLAYART, SOCIAL MEDIA

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THANK YOU SINCERELY - The Broadtime Team