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chris23

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CD Distribution and Postal Costs
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:05:55 PM »
Quick question for those of you shipping CDs:

I'm based in the US, and the cost of shipping CDs overseas is roughly 16$ per disc these days. That's a bit crazy, given that I only sell the CDs for $10.

Most of my sales come from Europe. I'm wondering if you know of a trustworthy source who can ship CDs out of the EU--someone I can simply pass along shipping info to when I have a Bandcamp sale.

If you have any experience with this--or know of some leads I might be able to follow--I hope you'll post.

I'm aware of a manufacturer, 8Merch, who can produce, store, and ship CDs out of Europe. But I don't like their discs as much as another manufacturer, Monotype Pressing, who does not provide this service.

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Re: CD Distribution and Postal Costs
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 07:27:22 AM »
Hi Chris,

I went through just the same experience and it was APK who suggested to me to get in touch with Dennis @ Databloem....https://databloem.com. I want to say Datableom is in Holland or maybe Belgium, cant recall.

About 4 years ago or so I sent some of my cd's which he put up on the Databloem website....they all sold. He sent me a PayPal of the balance minus the Databloem commission.....was a very good arrangement and it got the cd postage down to just a few euros more or less.

hope this helps.

   
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Re: CD Distribution and Postal Costs
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 12:46:42 PM »
Great suggestion. Thanks!