How To Sell Music On Discogs

Step 1: Register

Registering is free and easy. Get started!

Once your account is registered, be sure to then set up your Seller Settings. Note that all sellers on Discogs must have a Verified PayPal account and complete Shipping Policies for the countries they wish to ship to.

More information can be found here:

Listing is free, and once a buyer creates an order with you, we charge you an 8% fee (based on your item price in USD), with a minimum of $0.10 and a maximum of $150.

Step 2: Find what you want to sell

To list an item for sale, use the search bar that’s at the top of every page to look for the item you’d like to sell. Make sure the copy in your hand exactly matches the entry in our database. 

  • Already in the Database? If you’ve found the right release, simply click on the Sell button on the right side of the release page.

  • Not yet in the Database? Nice, you have a unique release! You’ll need to first submit it to the Database before you can list it for sale. You can view our separate help documents about contributing to the Database here.

Quick Tip! Once you’ve gotten used to this process, you may want to give our Quicklister a try! This is an efficient way to list multiple items for sale in rapid succession. Check out this video here to learn more:

Step 3: Describe the condition of your item

Select the condition of the media and the sleeve from the dropdown menu.

Condition comments are optional, but will help your buyer better understand the exact condition of this item. If you’re a larger seller, you may find it useful to add private notes, such as the physical location or reminders about that particular item. 

Step 4: Set the item price

Beside the box where you can enter the price, you’ll see an automated suggested price. This price is based on the media condition you’ve selected for your item, along with the recent sales history of this item in similar conditions. Click the price to automatically fill in the Price box. Otherwise, set a price you think is fair!

Note that the sales fee is calculated based on the price of your item in USD. Currency conversions are based on present day exchange rates.

“Item weight” and “Count as” will be automatically filled in based on the information from the database listing. Usually, you won’t need to change the information here.

Click the green “List item for sale” button and you’re done! You’ve listed an item for sale on Discogs. Items are generally added to our browse/search pages within 5-10 minutes. 

Step 5: Progress the order

When a buyer purchases your item, an order page will be created and set to "Invoice sent". 

Once you have received payment from your buyer, you can set the order to Payment Received. When you have shipped the item, set the order to Shipped. If you’d like to know more about order status, you can visit our document What Do The Different Order Statuses Mean?.

With the new PayPal integration system, the status of the order will automatically updated to "Payment Received" when an order is paid for.

Should an order not work out and you need to cancel, please select the appropriate cancellation type. For more details on how to properly cancel an order, please review this document: Types Of Order Cancellations. Discogs also offers an automated Non-Paying Buyer cancellation feature. You can learn more about it here: What Is The Automatic Non-Paying Buyer Feature?


Step 6: Leave feedback for the buyer

Feedback is optional, but should be left once a transaction has been completed so that other sellers may benefit from your experience. It’s important to remember that once feedback is left, it becomes a permanent part of the user’s profile.

You should always try to work out any problems with the buyer before leaving feedback – most issues can be resolved through good communication.

If you have any questions about how to leave feedback or our feedback guidelines in general, please see our Feedback Guidelines document. 

Step 7: Pay your invoice

Once a month, Discogs will issue you an invoice with your previous month’s sales fees. Please make payment directly from your billing page. There, you can also see the date of the month when we will always send you your invoice.

Please note that you have 10 days to make payment from the day that we issue you your invoice. If there are orders on your invoice that shouldn’t be, contact the Discogs Community Success Team who will adjust the invoice for you.

If you are using the new PayPal integration system, there will not be any sales fee invoice. When an order is paid for, Discogs' sales fees and taxes that are collected by Discogs will be automatically deducted and directed to the appropriate party.

For more information about the new PayPal integration system please visit here Paypal Payment Solution FAQ

If you are a seller located within Japan or the European Union, Discogs has to charge VAT for all Discogs sales transaction fees (not for the order itself). Certain US sellers may also have to pay local sales tax. Depending on the state, this needs to be arranged themselves, or Discogs will collect and remit the taxes for you. Please review our U.S. Sales Tax document for further information.


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