A Bandzoogle website comes with selling tools which you can use to optimize your revenue streams. These Include digital music sales, physical album sales, file download sales like samples and sheet music, merch, tickets, and print-on-demand integration.

The ‘Selling Tools’ control panel is a single point of access where you can edit your inventory, review your transactions, update your advanced e-commerce settings, and more.

This Help article includes the following:

  • Selling tools dashboard overview
  • Transactions
  • Discount codes
  • Email download codes
  • Settings
    • Payment settings -Shipping
    • Taxes
    • Checkout settings
    • Printful
  • Sales Channels
    • Subscriptions
  • Available ‘Selling Tools’

Selling tools dashboard overview

From your control panel, access your Selling Tools dashboard by clicking ‘Selling Tools’ in the top navigation. You’ll be able to quickly access the following:

Recent transactions

View your three most recent website transactions. This will include any e-commerce transaction including subscriptions payments, store feature purchases, ticket sales, or music downloads.

Your store features

See a list of the ‘Store’ features on your website. You’ll be able to view which pages a specific store feature is placed on, plus, how many products are in that store feature. You can directly edit or add products to a page-specific store feature in this section.

Guides

Use our step-by-step guides to get started selling music, merch, tickets, and more from your website.

Transactions

When a fan makes a purchase from your website, the transaction will be logged in your ‘Transactions’ area in the ‘Selling Tools’ control panel.

Here’s how to access your transaction history:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. Click ‘Transactions’ to reveal your transaction history

Your transactions will be automatically listed by newest to oldest. To find a specific transaction, use the following options:

  1. Use the dropdown menu to filter by All, Free downloads, Subscriptions, Purchases, To be shipped
  2. Select a date range using the calendar view. You can select multiple days, months, or years
  3. Search using text: Try a keyword, name, email, or product name

To view a specific transaction in more detail, click on the highlighted order number. The order details will include the following:

  • List of items purchased
  • Subtotal cost
  • Shipping fees
  • Tax (if applicable)
  • Total cost
  • Customer details, including their name, address, telephone number, and email
  • Purchase date
  • Type - includes purchase order number
  • Payment gateway (Paypal or Stripe)
  • Transaction ID (Paypal or Stripe reference number)
  • Store url

Within the order details, you’ll be able to print the receipt, resend the receipt to the customer via email, and mark the order as ‘Shipped’ if the item requires shipping.

To download your purchase data, click on ‘Download all’ in the top right corner of the ‘Transactions’ area. You will be provided with a CSV file containing an itemized list of all purchases to date.

Discount codes

Discount codes (available on the Pro plan) are a great way to boost sales and promote products. When you create a discount code, the code will be applicable to any item on your website, including music and merchandise.

To add a discount code from the ‘Selling Tools’ control panel, follow these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. Click ‘Discount codes’ in the list of options on the left
  3. Click ‘Add a discount code’ in the top right of the ‘Discount codes’ area
  4. Enter the code of your choice
    • Example: summer15 or holiday20 or G7ix29M (anything you’d like)
  5. Add a percentage discount (Must be between 1 and 99)
  6. The discount code will default to ‘Active.’ To deactivate the code, click on the toggle next to ‘Active’
  7. The discount code will default to ‘Never expires.’ To set a specific date for the code to expire, click on the toggle next to ‘Never expires.’ Enter a date in the ‘Expires on’ field, using the calendar
  8. Click ‘Save discount code’

Download codes

Download codes are unique codes that allow your fans to download a track, album, single, or file for free. You can print codes to include with CDs, vinyl, merch, or event tickets. To create download codes from your ‘Selling Tools’ control panel, follow these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling Tools’
  2. Click ‘Download codes’ in the list of options on the left
  3. In the ‘Album/single/track/file’ dropdown, select the item you’d like to generate download codes for
  4. Give your batch a name, e.g., Tour Merch, so you can track the results
  5. Enter the amount of codes you’d like to generate in the ‘# of codes’ area
  6. Click ‘Generate codes’

Your codes will be generated and in the area below. The item name, batch name, date created, and number of codes redeemed will be listed in a table for reference. To export the codes in a CSV or a PDF file, click the corresponding button to download a copy.

Email a download

If you’d like to email a track download to a fan, industry professional, or collaborator, you can email a direct download link in this section. To email a download, follow these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling Tools’
  2. Click ‘Email a download’ in the options on the left
  3. In the ‘Send’ area, choose the track, album, or single you’d like to send
  4. In the ‘Email’ area, enter the email address of the recipient
  5. In the ‘Message’ field, there will be a default message. You can adjust the message to your liking.
  6. Click ‘Send’

Settings

Your Selling tools settings include options you can apply across your website. This includes music and store features. You can change your overall settings at any time.

Payment settings

In order to receive payments from purchases made from your Bandzoogle website, you are required to connect to a payment processor. We offer two options for your payment settings - Paypal and Stripe. To connect to Paypal and Stripe from your ‘Selling Tools’ control panel, follow these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. In the list of options on the left, click on ‘Settings’
  3. In the ‘Settings’ selections, click ‘Payment Settings’
  4. In your ‘Payment Settings,’ select the ‘Currency’ in which you’d like to receive payments
  5. Next, select the ‘Country’ where your store is based

    Note: This is used to distinguish between local and international orders

  6. Connect to Paypal and/or Stripe

For more details on how to receive payments, read our 'Getting paid through Paypal and Stripe' Help article.

Shipping

The Bandzoogle ‘Store’ feature includes shipping options to make it easy to get your merch to your fans. If you would like to apply EasyPost shipping settings to your store items, you can connect through your ‘Selling Tools’ control panel by following these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. In the list of options on the left, click on ‘Settings’
  3. In the ‘Settings’ selections, click on ‘Shipping’

In the shipping area, choose ‘Connect to EasyPost.’ To learn more about connecting to EasyPost and other shipping options, read our 'Shipping Merch' Help article.

Taxes

The Bandzoogle ‘Store’ features do not offer a manual taxation field. If you would like to automate your sales tax calculations, we offer the option to connect to TaxJar. To connect to TaxJar through your ‘Selling Tools’ control panel, follow these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. In the list of options on the left, click on ‘Settings’
  3. In the ‘Settings’ selections, click on ‘Taxes’

In the taxes area, choose ‘Connect to TaxJar.’ Before getting started, read our 'Adding Sales Tax' Help article.

Checkout settings

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 your ‘Selling Tools’ dashboard.

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. In the list of options on the left, click on ‘Settings’
  3. In the ‘Settings’ selections, click on ‘Checkout settings’
  4. The message defaults to read “Thanks for your order.” You can edit your ‘Thank you’ message at any time in the field provided
  5. Click ‘Save’

Your thank you message will appear anytime a transaction is completed.

Printful

If you’re looking to sell merch with a print-on-demand, dropshipping service, Printful provides just that. You can connect to Printful directly from your ‘Selling tools’ control panel by following these steps:

  1. In your Bandzoogle control panel, click on ‘Selling tools’
  2. In the list of options on the left, click on ‘Settings’
  3. In the ‘Settings’ selections, click on ‘Printful’
  4. Add your Printful API key in the field provided
  5. Click ‘Submit’

To learn more about getting setup with Printful, review our 'Integrating Printful Into Your Website Store' Help article

Sales channels

Use different sales channels to manage your revenue streams. If you set up fan subscriptions, you can access your subscriptions options directly through your Selling tools dashboard.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are a great way to offer exclusive content to your fans for a recurring monthly fee. You can create multiple subscription tiers, provide sale pricing to subscribers, and more.

To learn more about setting up your Subscriptions sales channel, review our 'Creating a Subscriptions Page' Help article.

Available ‘Selling Tools’

Sell your music

Bandzoogle offers several ways to sell music from your website. Sell your albums, EPs, or singles, commission-free.

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

Sell your CDs or vinyl

Sell physical versions of your albums, as CD or vinyl. With the Pro and Standard plan, you’ll be able to sell and send physical copies of your albums directly to your fans’ doors.

To learn more about selling CDs or vinyl, please view the ‘Selling CDs and Vinyl’ Help article.

Sell physical merch

Sell products you’ve created directly from your website. With the Pro plan, you can sell and ship physical items, such as apparel, lyric booklets, memorabilia, and more.

To learn more about selling physical merch, please view the ‘Selling Physical Merch’ Help article.

Selling print-on-demand products

Integrate Printful into your Bandzoogle store (Pro plan only). With no upfront costs, and no inventory to manage, selling Printful products is a sustainable option which integrates seamlessly into your website’s design.

To learn more about selling print-on-demand items, please view the ‘Integrating Printful into your website store’ Help article.

Selling event tickets

Instead of directing fans to an external website, Pro plan members can generate and sell event tickets directly through their Bandzoogle 'Calendar' feature.

To learn more about selling event tickets, please view the ‘Selling event tickets’ Help article.