With Bandzoogle’s Selling Tools, you can create unique bundles to share with your fans. Bundles are a great way to combine multiple products in one package, which can be especially useful for items frequently purchased together or for special promotions. Bandzoogle doesn’t take a cut of any of your sales so that’s more money in your pocket.

This Help article includes:

  • What types of items can you bundle
  • How to create a bundle
  • Adding new products to a bundle
  • Reporting bundle sales to SoundScan
  • When to use bundles

Note: Product bundling is only available on the Pro plan.

What types of items can you bundle

Bandzoogle allows you to sell both digital and physical goods from your website. To make a bundle, you will add two or more products.

You can bundle physical products, Printful print-on-demand items, digital music, CDs or Vinyl, tickets, and file downloads. Within the ‘Bundles’ option, any items you’ve previously added to your Bandzoogle ‘Store’, ‘Music’, or ‘Calendar’ features, will be available to add to a bundle

A bundle will track the inventory set in your original feature, so be sure you have enough if you plan to sell bundles as well as individual products.

How to create a bundle

Bundles can be created from items already added in your Selling Tools. Once you add an item in your ‘Store’, ‘Music’ or ‘Calendar’ feature, they’ll be stored for quick access.

To create a bundle of previously added items, follow these steps:

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click ‘Add feature’
  3. Select the ‘Store’ feature and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location
  4. Click ‘Add Product’
  5. In the ‘Product type’ dropdown, select ‘Bundle’
  6. Click ‘Add products to your bundle’
  7. Next, you can browse items you’ve previously added to your ‘Store’ feature. Items are categorized in the following sections: All, Products, Printful, Music, Tickets, File Downloads
  8. For the item you’d like to add to the bundle, use the arrows to set the quantity of the item you’d like to add to the bundle. This setting is defaulted to one unit.
  9. Once you’ve selected the quantity, click ‘Add’
  10. Repeat this process for the items you want to add to this bundle
  11. Click ‘Save & continue’
  12. Next, make adjustments to the items you’ve added as needed
  13. Complete the following fields for your bundle:
    • Title: Give your bundle a name
    • Description: Enter a thorough description of what the customer will receive should they buy this item
    • Images: Upload images of your product from your device. You can add multiple images here to show multiple aspects of the product
    • Status:
      • Available: Item will display for sale on your website.
      • Not available: Item will display on your website but will include a ‘Not available’ note below the image.
      • Hidden: Allows you to add the item on your Bandzoogle account but won’t display on your website until you set it to ‘available’.
    • Purchase type:
      • Free
      • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the item.
      • Optional: Select ‘Is on sale’ to set a sale price or a discount percentage.
      • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the item. A minimum amount can be set here.
    • Subscriber pricing: Toggle on and to set a special price for your site subscribers
      • Lowest applicable tier: select the lowest tier subscriber pricing is available to
      • Subscriber purchase type:
        • Free
        • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the item.
          • Optional: Select ‘Is on sale’ to set a sale price or a discount percentage.
        • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the item. A minimum amount can be set here.
    • Taxjar category: If you are connected to Taxjar, select the tax category for your item.
    • Shipping: Toggle on if the item requires shipping
      • Choose your shipping options and costs.
      • For detailed information on shipping, please view the ‘Shipping Merch’ Help article.
      • Note: If not toggled on, the transaction will not require a shipping address
  14. Click ‘Save’

Adding new products to a bundle

To add a new item to a bundle, you will add the product to a ‘Music’ feature, a ‘Store’ feature, or a ‘Calendar’ feature. Once you have added the product, it will be available as an option in your Product bundles.

For the steps on adding products to different features, please view: Bandzoogle Selling Tools.

Reporting bundle sales to SoundScan

As of October 9, 2020, Soundscan does not report album sales if they are bundled with merchandise. Merchandise accounts for anything that is not the album itself - including event tickets, apparel, virtual items, etc.

Multiple formats of the same album can be bundled together (CD + digital album). However only one sale from each bundle is reportable, and in a 'physical + digital' album combination only the physical sale is the reportable sale, when it is fulfilled to the customer.

If you are bundling a digital album or single with a CD or Vinyl, the physical version of the album will be reported only. If you add multiple formats to a bundle, only one physical version will be reported.

Here are a few examples of bundles and how they would be reported:

  • Digital download + CD bundle: 1 physical sale reported to SoundScan
  • Digital download + vinyl bundle: 1 physical sale reported to SoundScan
  • Digital download + CD + vinyl bundle: 1 physical sale reported to SoundScan
  • Digital download + t-shirt bundle: the sale cannot be reported to SoundScan

If you plan to sell a physical CD or Vinyl along with a digital download, and want your music reported to SoundScan, be sure that you have UPC codes added to both digital and physical versions of the same album.

To be sure your digital music sales are reported, you may want to sell digital albums on their own. To learn more about how sales are reported, please view: Reporting Sales to Soundscan.

When to use bundles

Combining products can be useful for an artist in many ways. Use bundles to offer sales in an innovative way, to create a crowdfunding campaign, or to move more merchandise along with your albums.

You can bundle earlier music releases, offer a discounted rate for buying multiple products, or set up a combination of similar products for your fans.