[BROADTIME STORES] Björk Block, Default Shipping Reminder, Social Media Assets, What's New This Week + More - September 1, 2022
Happy September. Hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend.
We have an updated list of titles we're currently blocking across all sites, with six titles added streeting next Friday (Sept. 9), as well as the latest for Björk, which just had its release date announced yesterday and the IEX version is already in allocation.
We've received a number of questions about our new default shipping setting, so a reminder on how it works is below.
As always, we have our list of social media assets currently available, newly featured preorders and more.
If you have questions, we're always here to help. Remember to shoot a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so that your note goes to multiple members of our team.
Jon and the Broadtime team
- Björk Block 🙅
- New Shipping Default: Ship Complete 📮
- 2 Minute Clinic: Search Features for Orders 🙋♂️🍎
- Newly Announced Featured Preorders ⚡
- What's New: September 2, 2022 🆕
- Social Media Content Currently Available 📱
- Preorders off/blocked 🚫
- Broadtime Manual + Newsletter Archive
Björk Block 🙅
Everyone's favorite Icelandic artist, Björk, yesterday announced that her first album in five years, Fossora, will arrive on September 30. Between incredibly high demand and the limited nature of the Indie Exclusive piece, we've already been advised to block the IEX version (UPC 5016958101398) by The Orchard.
As of now, the standard version is still in good shape, but we'll continue to monitor it as well.
Fossora is just one of seven titles added to our blocks list, which you can find at the bottom of this email.
New Shipping Default: Ship Complete 📮
A few weeks back, we changed our default shipping option on all orders being default filled with AEC 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 October, the order will not fill until late October 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 should be 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 September, the other piece in January), 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, or you may ask the customer to place a separate order for the preorder.
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.
Two Minute Clinic - Search Features for Orders 🙋♂️🍎
Bringing you some bite-sized training morsels for your busy life...
Newly Announced Featured Preorders ⚡
Below is a list of newly announced preorders that we are now featuring across your websites.
||#’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
||Done Come Too Far
|Red Hot Chili Peppers
||Return of the Dream Canteen
||Along The Lethe
||Faith In The Future
What's New: September 2, 2022 🆕
These featured preorders come out Friday...whoop whoop...
||Mr. Saturday Night
||The Sick, The Dead ...And The Dying
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:
° NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE - Toast 07-08
° THE BALLROOM THIEVES - Clouds 07-15
° THE LINDA LINDAS - Growing Up 07-15
° BOB MARLEY - Bob Marley with the Chineke! Orchestra 07-22
° ALEX THE ASTRONAUT - How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater 07-22
° JACK WHITE - Entering Heaven Alive 07-22
° THE KOOKS - 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark 07-22
° WHISKEY MYERS - Tornillo 07-29
° ATEEZ - The World EP 1 Movement 07-29
° MAGGIE ROGERS - Surrender 07-29
° THE INTERRUPTERS - In The Wild 08-05
° NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL - Noise and Flowers 08-05
° PAUL MCCARTNEY - McCartney I II III 08-05
° RICH RUTH - I Survived, It's Over 08-12
° DANNY ELFMAN - Bigger. Messier. 08-12
° GOO GOO DOLLS - Chaos in Bloom 08-12
° BEASTIE BOYS - Check Your Head 30th Anniversary 08-12
° ELTON JOHN - Remastered Vinyl Series 08-12
° R.E.M. - Chronic Town 08-12
° DEMI LOVATO - Holy Fvck 08-12
° FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - Afterlife 08-19
° THICK - Happy Now 08-19
° ERIC CHURCH - & 08-19
° BLONDIE - Against the Odds 1974-1982 08-26
° JULIA JACKLIN - Pre Pleasure 08-26
° MARCUS KING - Young Blood 08-26
° MUSE - Will of the People 08-26
° PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH - Drift 08-26
° NEW: MEGADETH - The Sick, The Dying..and The Dead 09-02
° NEW: ROXY MUSIC - Reissues 09-02
° CHARLEY CROCKETT - Man from Waco 09-09
° MICHELLE BRANCH - The Trouble with Fever 09-16
° NEW: DAYGLOW - People in Motion 10-07
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)
||HUMAN AFTER ALL
||MAN FROM WACO
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
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