Discogs Supports Local Record Stores During Social Distancing

You might have noticed, things are a little weird right now. If you’re a record seller or store owner who’s had to shut up shop to respect social distancing directives for the foreseeable future, we see you, and we want to help.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a resource for you to find up to date information on current postal service statuses around the world, a letter from our founder and CEO, Kevin Lewandowski on how we plan to get the Discogs community through this thing together, as well as some basic health information.

Support For Record Stores

We’ve also rounded up and listed all the record stores we know of by region in the world. With the needle being lifted on the physical world right now, we know being able to sell online is more important than ever. By bringing more visibility to those we imagine are feeling the pinch more than anyone, we hope to keep the flow of orders coming so you can keep your business healthy and keep doing what you love. To ensure your shop appears here, make sure your VinylHub page and Discogs profiles are linked (more info on how to do that here), or fill in this online form.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and if you need additional help or support, our Community Support team is here for you. We also encourage you to take advantage of being part of the Discogs’ community by getting involved in the forums. We’re all in the same boat and sometimes it’s nice to have a chat and be reminded of that.

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  • Mar 24,2020 at 17:01

    If you want to support sellers that are hurting financially, then your solution needs to be a financial one.

  • Mar 23,2020 at 08:47

    hey there .. italy here.. the present situation sucks badly… fortunatelly we have the music and our records to make us feel li’l better!! Keep saling and never give up the fight!! ciao everyone

  • Mar 23,2020 at 05:17

    The way I see it is if stores get lower rates then Discogs prior clients should also get lower rates, frankly I rather not have the extra competition.

  • Mar 23,2020 at 05:14

    Not true. Discogs is providing them a platform to sell and their current clients have been paying fees all along. You don’t like it then don’t sell here!

  • Mar 23,2020 at 05:12

    I don’t agree. I have maybe 1/10th of what a record store has as far as merchandise. So I don’t think that it is fair that they add all of their merchandise to compete with my small business and they don’t pay the same fees. This forum gives them a platform to be able to make sales and it isn’t free for us so it shouldn’t be free for them either. More competition for the people that have been doing business with Discogs all along and now you want better rates. Obscene! If you don’t like the fees go sell on eBay where they charge way more.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 22:01

    I agree with all the comments on here lower the fees for record stores until this nightmare is over this is no time to make big profits these stores could easily go out of business do it NOW!!!

  • Mar 22,2020 at 21:40
  • Mar 22,2020 at 21:11

    Soooo… you’re doing nothing to help then? If you really want to help, lower/suspend the fees for sales so these record stores don’t go under.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 21:07

    This is just a slap in the face.
    Support? Lower them damn fees man!!!

  • Mar 22,2020 at 20:42

    Even Bandcamp took out all the fees. Free selling…Discogs makes millions every day and can’t even have an real supportive attitude with the ones that make them millionaires.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 20:38

    yes, if DISCOGS don’t have nothing to say just don’t say it, if DISCOGS want to help, LOWER FEES. Don’t see how this article can be a support for sellers. Shame

  • Mar 22,2020 at 19:39

    …en serio? esto es una noticia de ayuda?
    Ayuda, si, para seguir engordando su cuenta de ganancias
    Bajen las tarifas, y no obliguen a los clientes a pagar a traves de ‘paypal’, eso si seria ayudar

  • Mar 22,2020 at 18:35

    I’m not a seller/store owner, just an objective observer.
    What Discogs calls “support” actually looks like trying to profit on this, by increasing sales on Discogs.
    Support would be lowering fees, or something like that.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 17:10

    What a joke. I read the title “Discogs supports local record stores” and thought hey, finally, a little financial help for stores from the site. Not a bit of it. If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 10:15

    Yes, lowered fees would be helpful, particularly as orders have REALLY slowed down for sellers!
    Give a little back to the vinyl community.

  • Mar 22,2020 at 05:34

    I totally agree that it’d be a pretty cool thing for Discogs to temporarily lower their fees. For some shops, it could be the difference between having to shut down or staying open.

  • Mar 21,2020 at 23:29

    I hope i’m wrong but you will have to update this article soon. I’m active on Discogs in both Panama and Italy. In Panama postal offices are closed at the moment. It’s impossible to ship any record. In Italy postal offices are still open, but it can be a big harm to go there. The only thing to do, for me, was to close my Discogs shop.
    These measures may affect many other countries soon.

  • Mar 21,2020 at 22:45

    You’re right!

  • Mar 21,2020 at 14:23

    Why don’t you lower fees through May 1? To 2 or 3%? A lot of record stores are having to go more online so their brick and mortars can stay open.

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