Adding physical versions of your albums allows fans to hold their very own copy of your CD or vinyl in hand. With the Pro and Standard plan, you’ll be able to sell and send physical copies of your albums directly to your fans’ doors.

This help article includes the following:

  • How to create a new physical album item using the ‘Store’ feature
  • How to associate a physical album item with a digital album
  • Details to include in your physical album item
  • How to change your physical album details
  • How to delete a physical album
  • Reporting physical album sales to SoundScan

Create a new physical album

You can use the ‘Store’ feature to create a stand-alone physical album. You’re welcome to associate it with a digital album you have on your site, or start from scratch.

  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. Next to ‘Type’, select the product type from the dropdown options, either CD or Vinyl
  6. You can choose from the following options:
    • Pick an existing album from the dropdown: If you’ve already created a digital version of your ‘Album’ using the ‘Music’ feature, you can inherit the ‘Album’ details by choosing it from the dropdown.
    • Create a new album: Create a stand-alone physical album.
  7. You can now complete the following details:

    • Product name: Your item will automatically appear as ‘Album Name - CD’ or ‘Album Name - Vinyl’ unless you adjust this field. In grey text below, you’ll see how your product name will appear.
    • Purchase type:
      • Free: Allows fans to purchase your physical album for free. Shipping will still be applied on checkout.
      • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the product.
      • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the physical product. A minimum amount can be set here.
    • Subscriber sale options:
      • No: No sale price for subscribers
      • Yes: Set a subscriber purchase price type and choose the lowest ‘Subscriber tier amount’ for which subscribers can purchase for the sale price
    • Description: Add any details or notes about your physical album here.
    • Images: Upload your main album image and other images for your album. A mini photo gallery will be created if you upload multiple images.
    • Status:
      • Available: Sets your item available for purchase
      • Not available: Displays your item on your page, but it is not available for purchase
      • Hidden: Does not display the item on your page
    • UPC code: Add the UPC Code for the physical album. Check out our help article to learn more about UPC codes.
    • Download: Your digital album will be automatically associated and will be included as a digital download if the album is set to allow download/sale
    • Track inventory:
      • No: Does not track inventory
      • Yes: Set the number of items available in stock. If your stock goes to 0, the album will be set to ‘Not available’ on your site.
    • Attach a free download: If desired, choose an additional file to include with the album download
    • Shipping:
      • Don’t charge shipping
      • Custom shipping price: Set a charge for the first item, additional items, and an international shipping surcharge
      • Use my EasyPost shipping
    • Weight: You can specify the item's weight in ounces here; this will help calculate shipping charges if you have connected to EasyPost. You can learn more about shipping merch here: Shipping Merch
    • Handling surcharge: This is an optional fee to cover any additional shipping costs like materials and packaging. It can also be used to add shipping charges to non standard items that are light but sizable where charging for shipping by weight doesn't work.
    • Tariff code: Tariff harmonization code associated with whatever product you are shipping. You can search for them on hts.usitc.gov. You only need this if you are using Easypost to make international shipments.
    • Taxjar category: To be used if you are connected to Taxjar.
    • Allow direct linking:
      • Yes: Creates a unique page for your album, with a unique url
      • No: No unique link for your album, but it can be seen on the page you place it onto.
  8. Click 'Save'

Associate an ‘Album’ feature

Once you have added a digital ‘Album’ to your site, using the ‘Album’ feature, you can associate a physical CD or Vinyl with it easily. Follow these steps to get started.

  1. Click on any of your pages where you’ve placed a music ‘Album’ feature
  2. Click directly on the ‘Album’ feature
  3. In the top right of the ‘Album’ feature, under 'Associated CDs/Vinyl', click 'Add CD/Vinyl'
    • Your digital ‘Album’ will be automatically associated with the physical CD or Vinyl and will be included as a download with purchase. Your physical item will inherit details from your ‘Album.’
  4. On the next screen, click 'Add Product'
  5. In the 'Type' dropdown, click on either CD or Vinyl
  6. You can now complete the following details:
    • Product name: Your item will automatically appear as ‘Album Name - CD’ or ‘Album Name - Vinyl’ unless you adjust this field. In grey text below, you’ll see how your product name will appear.
    • Purchase type:
      • Free: Allows fans to purchase your physical album for free. Shipping will still be applied on checkout.
      • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the product.
      • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the physical product. A minimum amount can be set here.
    • Subscriber sale options:
      • No: No sale price for subscribers
      • Yes: Set a subscriber purchase price type and choose the lowest ‘Subscriber tier amount’ for which subscribers can purchase for the sale price
    • Description: Add any details or notes about your physical album here.
    • Images: Upload your main album image and other images for your album. A mini photo gallery will be created if you upload multiple images.
    • Status:
      • Available: Sets your item available for purchase
      • Not available: Displays your item on your page, but it is not available for purchase
      • Hidden: Does not display the item on your page
    • UPC code: Add the UPC Code for the physical album. Check out our help article to learn more about UPC codes.
    • Download: Your digital album will be automatically associated and will be included as a digital download if the album is set to allow download/sale
    • Track inventory:
      • No: Does not track inventory
      • Yes: Set the number of items available in stock. If your stock goes to 0, the album will be set to ‘Not available’ on your site.
    • Attach a free download: If desired, choose an additional file to include with the album download
    • Shipping:
      • Don’t charge shipping
      • Custom shipping price: Set a charge for the first item, additional items, and an international shipping surcharge
      • Use my EasyPost shipping
    • Weight: You can specify the item's weight in ounces here; this will help calculate shipping charges if you have connected to EasyPost. You can learn more about shipping merch here: Shipping Merch
    • Handling surcharge: This is an optional fee to cover any additional shipping costs like materials and packaging. It can also be used to add shipping charges to non standard items that are light but sizable where charging for shipping by weight doesn't work.
    • Tariff code: Tariff harmonization code associated with whatever product you are shipping. You can search for them on hts.usitc.gov. You only need this if you are using Easypost to make international shipments.
    • Taxjar category: To be used if you are connected to Taxjar.
    • Allow direct linking:
      • Yes: Creates a unique page for your album, with a unique url
      • No: No unique link for your album, but it can be seen on the page you place it onto.
  7. Click 'Save'

How to change your physical album details

If details about your album change, for instance, a UPC code, liner notes, etc., you can easily update your album details by following these steps:

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page your physical album is on
  2. Click on the ‘Store’ or ‘Album’ feature displaying your item
    • If nestled in a digital album, click ‘Manage CDs/Vinyl’
    • If in a ‘Store feature’, click directly on the album to edit
  3. Make changes to your item
  4. Click ‘Save’

How to delete a physical album

If you’d like to delete your item, or remove it completely, follow these steps:

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page your physical album is on
  2. Click on the ‘Store’ or ‘Album’ feature displaying your item
    • If nestled in a digital album, click ‘Manage CDs/Vinyl’
  3. Click on ‘x’ icon next to the item
  4. Click ‘Remove’ or, ‘delete the product completely.’

Reporting physical album sales to SoundScan

In your CD or Vinyl settings you’ll be able to add the unique UPC code to report your album sales to SoundScan. To learn more about UPC codes, read through our article on reporting sales to SoundScan.