Building a website with Bandzoogle offers many perks. One of the best benefits is the ability to sell almost anything you’d like from your website - commission-free! Your Bandzoogle account has many integrated features to make this easy.

This Help article includes the following:

  • Selling music
  • Selling physical merch
  • Reporting sales to SoundScan
  • Selling downloadable files and videos
  • Selling event tickets
  • Bundling products
  • Receiving donations
  • Pre-selling your music and merch
  • Adding sales and discounts to music and merch
  • Offering fan subscriptions
  • Getting paid
  • Viewing and exporting sales
  • Adding/editing your sales ‘Thank You’ message

How to sell music

Bandzoogle offers several ways to sell music from your website. We have built-in music features as well as sales options through integrated partnerships like Bandcamp and Airbit.

To add music to your site, whether you sell it or give it away for free, please view the ‘Adding Music’ Help article. The article includes:

  • The quantity of audio tracks that can be added to your website
  • Summaries of each feature that allows audio uploads:
    • ‘Music’
    • ‘Site-wide Player’
    • ‘Bandcamp’
    • ‘Airbit’
    • ‘Blog’
    • External player (e.g. Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.)
    • YouTube integration
  • How to add music to each feature

To learn more about selling music from your website, please view the ‘Selling Music’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to receive payment from music sales
  • How to sell albums
  • How to sell individual tracks
  • How to sell CDs and other physical formats
  • SoundScan Reporting
  • How to sell download cards
  • How to sell from external music stores on your website

How to sell physical merch

Selling products, services, and files is another way to make money as a musician. Our Lite plan includes the option to sell digital music downloads, while our Standard plan also includes the option to sell physical merch. If you’d also like to sell digital files like PDFs or videos, you’ll need to use our Pro feature.

To sell physical merch on your site, please view the ‘Selling Physical Merch’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to receive payment from merch sales
  • How to set up the Store feature
  • What you can sell
  • Adding product variations (e.g. size, color)
  • How to track inventory
  • Shipping merch
  • Adding sales tax

Reporting sales to SoundScan

Music sales through Bandzoogle Pro accounts are reported to Nielsen SoundScan, the company that powers the Billboard charts.

To learn more about using SoundScan, please view the ‘Reporting Sales to SoundScan’ Help article. The article includes:

  • What is SoundScan?
  • Information about ISRC and UPC codes
  • How to report digital music sales
  • How to report physical music sales
  • Reporting requirements
  • International reporting

How to sell downloadable files and videos

Audio tracks can be sold from the Music feature, and physical merch from the Store feature. If you are a Pro plan member, you can also sell other types of downloadable files from the Store feature such as eBooks, PDFs, images, or videos.

To learn more about selling other files, please view the ‘Selling Downloadable Files and Videos’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to receive payment from file sales
  • How to add files to the Store feature
  • What types of files you can sell

How to sell event tickets

Instead of leading fans away from your website to buy event tickets, you can sell them right from your site. After purchase your fans will receive printable tickets and you’ll receive a guest list that you can provide to the venue.

To learn more about event ticketing options, please view the ‘Selling Event Tickets’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to receive payment from ticket sales
  • How to add an event with ticket options
  • Ticket discount options
  • Tracking ticket inventory
  • Printing tickets and a guest list
  • Refunding ticket holders

How to bundle products

Selling one thing is nice but selling lots of things is even better! Bandzoogle’s sales tools allow fans to buy various items and pay for them in a single transaction.

To learn more about selling multiple items, please view the ‘Product Bundling’ Help article. The article includes:

  • What items can be combined
  • How to provide a free download with a merch sale
  • How to turn off the free download option with merch sales

How to receive donations

Selling items from your site is a great idea but if you’d also like to offer a way for fans to support you without purchasing an item, add a donation button to your site.

To learn more about donation options, please view the ‘Donation Feature’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to add a donation button
  • How to receive payment from donations

How to set up music and merch for pre-sale

If you’re working on an album or getting products made that aren’t quite ready, selling them in advance is a great option. This allows you to gauge interest in your upcoming music or merch.

To learn more about pre-orders, please view the ‘Music and Merch Pre-Orders’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to set up a pre-order album
  • Where to locate pre-order sales
  • How to test a pre-order album
  • How to release a pre-order album
  • How to set up pre-orders on physical merch

How to add sale pricing and discounts to music and merch

To make fans feel valued, it’s a good idea to occasionally add sales and discounts for them. This is typically done around holidays or special events, but with Bandzoogle’s eCommerce features you can do this any time.

To learn more about putting items on sale, please view the ‘Adding Sales and Discounts’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to put music on sale
  • How to put merch on sale
  • How to use discount codes for music and merch

How to offer fan subscriptions

To supplement your music career with additional income streams, you can sell fan subscriptions directly from your website.

To learn more about adding fan subscriptions, please view the ‘Creating a Subscriptions page’ Help article. The article includes:

  • Completing your description and settings
  • Adding, managing and deleting pricing tiers
  • Getting payment set up
  • Previewing your paywall page
  • Creating your subscription pages
  • Adding features to subscription pages
  • Adjusting existing pages to create subscription pages
  • Adding subscriber pricing to Music and Store features
  • Managing your website subscribers

How to get paid

Selling is the first step but the best part is getting paid!

To learn more about where to collect your sales money, please view the ‘Getting Paid’ Help article. The article includes:

  • How to receive payments through Paypal
  • How to receive payments through Stripe
  • Troubleshooting payment issues

How to view and export sales

Your transaction history is already properly formatted, so sales data can easily be exported using some simple copy and paste functions.

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click the ‘Store’ or ‘Music’ Feature
  3. Select the ‘Transaction History’ tab in the left-hand pane
  4. Highlight all the sales and copy them to your clipboard
  5. Open an Excel spreadsheet or Google Sheet
  6. Paste the data into the sheet

How to add/edit your sales ‘Thank You’ message

When a customer makes a purchase on any sales feature, a thank you message displays on the page. You can add or edit this message in plain text.

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Choose the ‘Store’ or ‘Music’ Feature
  3. Select the ‘Checkout Settings’ tab in the left-hand pane
  4. Add or edit your ‘Thank you’ message
  5. Click ‘Save’

Note: The same ‘Thank You’ message will be used across all eCommerce features on your website. It’s not possible to use different messages across features.