Physical Goods Update

It’s just too cool seeing all the success you guys are having selling physical/digital bundles through Bandcamp. We expected the feature to catch on gradually, but here we are a little over a month since its launch, and the quantity and variety of goods being sold (and we do mean sold, not simply listed) through the system is astounding. There’s zombie ukulele jams on 7″, CDs in miniature pillow cases and TV dinner trays, music-to-fall-asleep-to in handmade packaging, bundles with silkscreen posters, t-shirts and coloring books, beautifully executed album pre-orders, and discs of jazz from Poland, ambient piano music from Italy, and post-classical electronic from Iceland. The average price paid for all these packages is more than double that of digital albums, and package sales are already 20% of overall system sales for December. A random sampling:

Oh, and congratulations to Malajube, whose limited edition vinyl EP Contrôle sold out in a heartbeat. Awesome.


  1. Posted December 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! Yeah it’s great. Nice to be in the random sampling! :)

  2. Posted December 29, 2009 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Likewise! Thanks for including us in your pics. Got a proper flush of excitement when I spotted that.

    Now, to tweet & blog (and gloat a bit to friends and family).

    Many thanks,

  3. Posted December 29, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks for including us in the list!


    Mad Tea Party

  4. Posted December 29, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    You’re very welcome guys, our pleasure. Thanks so much for bravely jumping in and being amongst the first to make use of the feature!

  5. Posted January 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I just wanna say thanks to bandcamp for the best musik-upload site on the web.

    Best wishes for the future, I’m spreading the word:))

  6. Posted January 15, 2010 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Brilliant work guys, as always. :)

    Just a quick query – might there be a chance that BC will support some sort of cart system when ordering different products? Would be the icing on an already very tasty cake. Thanks!

  7. Posted January 19, 2010 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    That’s absolutely true! The new features just make our life easier! :)

  8. Mike P.
    Posted January 23, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    (From the initial thread about physical sales)
    > if you expect most of your transactions to be over $12, a normal PayPal account will incur less fees than a micropayments account.

    Would love to have this “both ways”. A suggestion – how about letting us specify *two* PayPal accounts within Bandcamp – one for normal and one for micropayments. Then, at purchase time Bandcamp determines on the fly which PayPal account to route the purchase to based on minimizing fees.

  9. Posted January 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    We love the physical option and how well it integrates with the digital sales. The option I would love to see is the ability to have more than one physical option for each album so that we could do one with the CD + digital and another that’s CD + digital + T-shirt.

  10. Posted January 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Yep, on our to-do Kendall. No ETA just yet though.

  11. Posted February 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I’d just like to say thanks to everyone at bandcamp! The whole service is great, and these new developments are amazing.

  12. Posted March 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    When multiple physical packages are possible, I will be ridiculously ecstatic… just sayin’…

  13. Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Any update on comment 10? Would definitely like to have multiple options of physical merch alongside one album on bandcamp.


  14. Posted March 26, 2010 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Hey Ethan,

    Any updated ETA on multiple packages? I have everything ready to go here. Just waiting on you guys :P

    – Mark

  15. Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink continues to be number one in awesome!

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