This offers you a more consumer-friendly option if there’s something you’d specifically like to promote or a page you want to send folks to regularly.
Perhaps most importantly, this will help tremendously with SEO when people are searching for specific items, like new releases. That’s because we’re including these URLs in your sitemap that Google crawls, which is a critical way to get found by customers searching for a record store or related topic.
This will also come in handy if you really want to promote a certain preorder or contest, as you could do something like YOURDOMAIN.com/ArloParks or YOURDOMAIN.com/SturgillContest for instance.
These create powerful LANDING PAGES for you to share on social networks and other marketing campaigns.
How you utilize this function will be unique for each store and your own needs, but this is a really powerful tool in your arsenal when it comes to promotion and SEO.
It also makes Tuneportals into a more powerful web publishing and e-commerce platform.
We highly recommend going in and changing any static pages you have to these custom URLs as we feel it will help improve traffic to your sites.
Here’s how it works.
1. Log into your Admin Page
2. Under “Website” click “Custom URLs”
3. In the box marked “Pattern” you’ll write whatever you want the URL to be (e.g. /topsellers, /reggae, /rock, etc.)
4. From there, you can either paste the URL you want this custom URL to point to, OR MORE LIKELY you can select a Node from the dropdown menu.
5. If you do the latter, you’ll need to select the specific genre ID and put it in the ID box (example image below).
We're available anytime to help walk you through the process if you hit a bump in the road - firstname.lastname@example.org
• AEC Preorder Submission - Ship to Store
Just a friendly reminder about the procedural change we mentioned last week about submitting preorders that you are planning to fill yourself in your store ordered from AEC.
Orders submitted for direct to consumer fulfillment are NOT CHANGING at all. This is a new capability intended for "in-store pickup" or store order fulfillment by you to send to the customer.
Moving forward, anytime you have a preorder to place with Alliance that was placed in Tuneportals for in-store fulfillment, please start putting simply the word "Broadtime" as the PO number.
Again, instead of assigning your own PO at Alliance and via WebAMI shelf, simply write “Broadtime” only and no other information for the PO when you have sold preorders through Broadtime. This will help Alliance have visibility so they can attempt to prioritize customer pre-placed orders.
You can read more detail in last week's note, which is linked below along with all our previous Broadtime store emails.