[BROADTIME STORES] - RSD Procedures, Importing Inventory, New Preorders, Weekly Social Assets, Blocks and More - April 21, 2022

 

Greetings everyone, 

Happy RSD Week! 

Know this is an extraordinarily busy few days for everyone, so we'll keep this note short and sweet. 

We do want to send over a reminder of our procedures for this weekend plus a reminder of how to import your RSD (or any) inventory onto your website. 

As always, we have a list of newly featured preorders, current social media content available and titles we're currently blocking across our sites, too. 

If you have questions this weekend or at any point, we're always here to help. Remember to shoot a note to support@broadtime.com so that your note goes to multiple members of our team. 

Here's to a fantastic RSD!
Jon and the Broadtime team


In this email:

  • RSD Procedures ✍️
  • Uploading Inventory 🗃️
  • Newly Announced Featured Preorders 
  • What's New: April 12, 2022 🆕
  • Social Media Content Currently Available 📱 
  • Preorders off/blocked 🚫
  • Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive 

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RSD Procedures ✍️

Please note that this year online sales for Record Store Day will return to a similar timeline to pre-pandemic days - 24 hours after RSD. 

This means you can begin selling RSD titles online beginning at 8 a.m. EST on Sunday, April 24, so 
you must wait until at least then to upload/edit your RSD inventory.

For Alliance, this time around, we are waiting until 

Monday MORNING, April 25, at 10 EST

to release our AEC remaining inventory feed.

This will allow AEC hourly updates Monday morning. We think these quantities will be more reliable. Some stores may wish to turn ON auto submit for this day. This is global for everyone.

*stores still blocking RSD products can keep them blocked. Once RSD is unblocked AEC unblocking comes with it after Monday morning

• For stores that do dataloads/uploads with us, we are not stopping any dataloads for non-RSD products at any time



Email: support@broadtime.com if you have any questions.

As always, we're here to help next week and throughout the weekend. Should anything arise, don't hesitate to reach out!


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Uploading Inventory 🗃️


In lieu of a Two Minute Tutorial this week, we thought it would be beneficial to remind you how to upload your local store inventory to your website if you aren't already doing so. It's an easy process and creates more selling opportunities for your customers. 

We have a WALKTHROUGH VIDEO and Step-by-Step instructions for you in the store manual.


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It's a simple process to import your inventory and creates additional selling opportunities for customers visiting your website. You can import both new and used titles, as well as set up sale pricing for specific items. (Your point of sale may also be capable of integration with your website)

Here, we'll walk you through the steps for importing your inventory. The biggest thing to remember is that you have complete control of what's listed on your site AND the pricing for each item. 

LOCAL PER ITEM INVENTORY "SET MANUALLY" OR VIA "BATCH DATALOAD"

You can upload your local inventory either manually, piece-by-piece or by dataload. 

To upload local inventory manually, per item, you must first find the product page of the item you would like to include on your site. Search or Browse for your Item.

Once you navigate to the product page, scroll down to pricing and inventory. The first line is the inventory available via Alliance. Below that, you will see "Enter a New Inventory Record" where you can input the REGULAR PRICE you wish to list the item for and the local quantity you have in the respective fields. Once you input the data, hit "Update" at the bottom and it will appear on your site. 




It's important to note that unless you are supplying Broadtime with your local inventory on a daily or regular basis, you will have to go in and manually update your inventory yourself if sold offline to ensure the accuracy of what is listed on your site. So, if you sell an item listed on your website, but it's sold IN-STORE, not via Tuneportals, you will have to manually go in and update the quantity of that item under Pricing and Inventory. If your store provides us with your nightly inventory, it will automatically update. 

If you want to import your entire local inventory at once instead of manually doing each item one by one, scroll to the top of your Admin page and look for the "Import Inventory" link, or simply go to YOURSTORE.tuneportals.com/AdminInventoryList

There you will find instructions on how to format a file that you will upload to us. That will upload whatever you have within that file. It would be just a few hundred pieces you'd like to put for sale on your website, or it can be your entire store's inventory. That is totally up to you and what you'd like to feature on your website. 

Again, you'll need to keep up with whatever local inventory you upload regularly to ensure it's in sync with what you have available. 

If you do want to import your inventory, we encourage you to test the process with a few items and to get comfortable with the steps. 


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Newly Announced Featured Preorders 


Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites.  

Artist Title Street Date
Michael Franti & Spearhead  Follow Your Heart 06/03/2022
Beastie Boys  Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary 06/24/2022
Action Bronson Cocodrillo Turbo 10/07/2022

 

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What's New: April 22, 2022 🆕
 

These featured preorders come out Friday...whoop whoop...

Artist Title
Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia
Joshua Hedley Neon Blue
Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder Get on Board
Dorothy Gifts From The Holy Ghost

 

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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. 

New Social Media Assets Link
 
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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SOCIAL MEDIA: 


° TEARS FOR FEARS - The Tipping Point 02-25

° KISS - Kiss of the Soundboard: Live in Virginia Beach 03-11

° FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - The Mothers 1971 03-18

° ALL THEM WITCHES - Live on the Internet 03-18

° MICHAEL BUBLE - Higher 03-25

° NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS - Set Sail 04-01

° PAUL CAUTHEN - Country Coming Down 04-01

° RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Unlimited Love 04-01

° JACK WHITE - Fear of the Dawn 04-08

° AEROSMITH - 1971 The Road Starts Hear 04-08

° KURT VILE - Watch My Moves 04-15

° RUSH - Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary 04-15


° GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS - The Original George Thorogood 04-15

° JOSHUA HEDLEY - Neon Blue 04-22

° TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER - Get on Board 04-22

° DOROTHY - Gifts from the Holy Ghost 04-22

° BOB MOSES - The Silence in Between 04-29

° LOLA KIRKE - Lady for Sale 04-29

° NEW: SERATONES - Love & Algorhythms 04-29

° NEW: TROMBONE SHORTY - Lifted 04-29


° AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch 05-06

° NEW: HERMITDUE- Mirror Mountain 05-06

° NEW: THE WHO - Half Speed Masters 05-06

° NEW: THE ROLLING STONES - Live at the El Mocambo  05-13


° CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Denim & Rhinestones 06-10

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)
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Currently blocked:
 
UPC Artist Title Street Date Block Began 
810016765691 ANIMALS AS LEADERS PARRHESIA 04/22/2022 04/13/2022
075678645693 SLIPKNOT SLIPKNOT 04/22/2022 04/13/2022
190296618116 DAFT PUNK ALIVE 1997 05/06/2022 04/20/2022
190296611926 DAFT PUNK HOMEWORK 05/06/2022 04/20/2022
075678645716 SLIPKNOT IOWA 05/13/2022 04/20/2022
075597910056 THE BLACK KEYS DROPOUT BOOGIE (IEX) 05/13/2022 04/20/2022
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.
 
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Broadtime Manual + New Features
Manual

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.

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