[BROADTIME STORES] - Possible Shipping Delays This Week, New Preorders, Weekly Social Assets, Blocks and More - February 4, 2022
Greetings everyone, Hope everyone is doing well and remaining safe if you are in the path of this week's winter storm.
Speaking of, we have an important note from AEC included in this week's newsletter on potential shipping delays caused by the storm. More on that below.
We also have our weekly list of new featured preorders, what's streeting this week, plus social assets for you to use on your social channels and items currently blocked for preorder. We're always here to help answer any questions you have or to assist in any way - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe! Music matters! Jon and the Broadtime team
In this email:
Potential Shipping Delays This Week 📦
2 Minute Clinic - Search Features for Orders 🙋♂️🍎
Much of the country is in the path of a major winter storm this week, including our friends at Alliance. They alerted us yesterday that due to weather conditions in Kentucky, AEC closed its warehouse operations from 4 p.m. ET yesterday (Thursday, February 3) through 11 a.m. ET today (Friday, February 4).
While this isn't a large chunk of time in the grand scheme of things, there is a chance it could impact shipping times for orders placed this week and albums streeting on Friday. AEC worked closely with carriers to reschedule pick-ups ahead of the shutdown, but there is a chance some shipping timelines are altered.
We wanted to let you know about this in case you have questions from customers about orders placed this week.
Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites.
What's Coming to Me/Rest in Peace
Run, Rose, Run
Tank and the Bangas
What's New: February 4, 2022 🆕
These featured preorders come out today...
Paul McCartney And Wings
Wild Life: 50th Anniversary
Give Me The Future
Black Country, New Road
Ants From Up There
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: (JUST ADDED SUSTO TIKTOK)
° AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch 01-21
° GREENSKY BLUEGRASS - Stress Dreams 01-21
° JOHN MELLENCAMP - Strictly a One-Eyed Jack 01-21
°NEW: THE WEEKND - Dawn FM 01-28
° BAD SUNS - Apocalypse Whenever 01-28
°NEW:PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS - Wild Life 50th Anniversary 02-04
° BASTILLE - Give Me The Future 02-04
° HIPPO CAMPUS - LP3 02-04
°NEW: PRISCILLA BLOCK - Welcome to the Block Party 02-11
° EDDIE VEDDER - Earthling 02-11
° YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - Harold & Maude 02-11
° BOULEVARDS - Electric Cowboy Born In Carolina Mud 02-11
° SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS - Nightroamer 02-18
° BEACH HOUSE - Once Twice Melody 02-18 °NEW: BOBBY WEIR AND WOLF BROS - Live in Colorado 02-18
°NEW:GOODBYE JUNE - See Where the Night Goes 02-18
°NEW: DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL - All the Truth That I Can Tell 02-25
°NEW: LO MOON - A Modern Life 02-25
°NEW: SCORPIONS - Rock Believer 02-25
°NEW: TEARS FOR FEARS - The Tipping Point 02-25
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)
Please drop us a line and let us know if you have your own TikTok channel yet. We have a place for it in your Site Settings.
Social Sharing is a fantastic way to promote the latest release and other albums that you can share with your customers and engage in conversations through your store's social media channels.
We recently rolled out a feature allowing you to get social media sharing graphics and videos in one location on your site.
We are seeking social media graphics from the labels so that you have high-quality content that you may choose to use when posting to all the various social media channels. The tools are formatted as tall video for stores or square graphic or video for in-line posting to feeds. When you combine your social posts with a call to action link back to the product page on your site, you are providing your customers with a path to purchase from you and increase your sales opportunity.
Here's a quick HOW TO guide on how to utilize these graphics
From your computer (for Twitter/Facebook)
1. Access the assets via https://[your website]/SocialFeatures
2. Select the photo or video you'd like to share and save it to an easily accessible place on your computer (the "social square" is best for Twitter or Facebook)
3. Log into your social media accounts
4. Share the content with a link to the product page on your website
From your Mobile Device (for Instagram/Twitter/Facebook)
1. Access the assets via https://[your website]/SocialFeatures
2. Select the photo or video you'd like to share and save it to an easily accessible place on your computer (the "social square" can be used for posts on all three networks, the vertical "IG Story" video is best for Instagram/Facebook Stories or Twitter Fleets)
3. If you want to save a video on your mobile device, it will only let you save it to "files"
4. You'll then need to go move the video from "files" to your camera roll
5. Log into your social media accounts
6. Share the content to your Instagram/Facebook stories or Twitter Fleets
Let us know as you have additional questions and ideas regarding this new feature.
PREORDERS CURRENTLY BLOCKED
Here's an updated list of Preorders we're currently blocking.
We know this information is critical for you and we are working through ideas to get these details to you regularly.
If for some reason you think you WILL get copies other than AEC to fill your orders you may choose to UNBLOCK for your store. However, we need to cut off our preorders submitted for Alliance as of today.
Instructions for Unblocking a Preorder:
1. Enter the quantity you are willing to allow as preorder (under pricing & inventory of the AdminItem page)
2. Check to box under preorders that says "limit by quantity.
THE PEACE & THE PANIC (ORANGE VARIANT)
AVENGED SEVENFOLD (ORANGE VINYL)
NIGHTMARE (TRANSPARENT BLUE)
WAKING THE FALLEN (OXBLOOD VINYL)
GRAVITY FALLS (IEX)
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (MARVEL SOUNDTRACK)
LET YOUR DIM LIGHT SHINE
LIEBLING, BOBBY / DAVE SHERMAN BASEMENT CHRONICLES