Step 1: Register
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.
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 and shipping costs
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 the status New Order. You must now take the time to set the shipping costs and issue the buyer an invoice. If you have Automatic Shipping Policies set in place, the shipping costs and invoice will be issued automatically, and the order will immediately be 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?.
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 a U.S. seller and payment was made with Discogs Payments, you will not be issued an invoice, but rather paid the order amount minus your seller fees. Please review our Discogs Payments help documentation for more information: Discogs Payments Program.
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.
Step 8: Go buy more records with the money you’ve made!
Okay, well, you don’t have to buy records, but we’re guessing you’re tempted!
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