Download Cards for Sellers

What are Download Cards?
How many times can a single Download Card be used?
How many cards can I buy?
How much do the cards cost?
Are these cards plastic?
How should I sell my cards?

What are Download Cards?

Discark Download Cards are small, usually business card sized, cards that you may sell or give away as you would a regular album, single, DVD, audio book, etc. Each card has a unique code printed on it that your fans/customers simply type into the "Redeem Download Card Here" box on the Discark homepage. This brings them to a page where they can download their purchased product.

If you have a music album on Discark, you may sell the entire album or just a single track with your Download Card. Also, you have the option of requiring your customers to enter an email address to get their download. This will help you keep your customers up to date on new products and events. If you don't need their email address, that's OK too.

How many times can a single Download Card be used?

Because your customers may have trouble downloading their purchase the first time due to slow internet service or disconnects, we allow each card to be used up to 5 times.

How many cards can I buy?

As many as you want.

How much do the cards cost?

Please contact us for prices.

Are these cards plastic?

Of course not. They are printed on recycled paper board stock. They are Eco-Friendly!

How should I sell my cards?

Any way you want. You can sell them to your fans at a discount at your next live event. You can give them away for free at a coffee shop to attract new fans. If you're a street performer, you can sell them on a street corner, in a park, or in the subway. You can "shotgun" them to radio stations, so DJs don't have to mess with wasted CD packaging. Give handfuls to your friend and family to have them hand out. Post them on a public bulletin board. Get creative.

How they work

They're as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Contact us.
  2. Decide how many download cards you need. Decide if you are offering a full release or promotional single release. Your release will be assigned to a page on Discark that promotes it and activates your download cards.
  3. Choose how you feel best to distribute your download cards. You can offer them for free, sell them at live events at your normal download selling price, or offer a discount. They're great for handing out or selling at your live events, especially when you or your fans/customers don't want to carry around discs. Your fans then simply follow the instructions on the Download Card from the comfort of their own computer ' They go to Discark.com and enter their unique access code and click a download link. It's that simple.

The Low-Down

Download cards are a great way to promote your release. You can offer basically any digital file you choose that can be reasonably downloaded ' A song, album, audio book, data file, digital photo file, corporate brochures, corporate offerings and more. In a digital data and music world, even though CDs and DVDs are still popular, many people are choosing to purchase or obtain their music or product via a download.

At Discark, you can sell your physical or digital release at the price you choose. Now you have the option of offering download cards that allow you to promote something physical in a physical world that directs your fan or customers to obtain your release digitally from our digital world. Now that's covering all your bases. You can decide whether to give the download cards away for free, or sell them for full price or perhaps discount them.

Download cards help you be environmentally conscious! In the past, many bands and companies would manufacture many discs and 'Shot gun' them to radio, media and press ' flooding them (and our landfills) with unwanted, and sometimes un-welcomed discs. We know this for sure' Our sister company is The CD Recycling Center of America, and we have learned from thousands of supporters that radio, media and press do not want unexpected discs showing up, piling up, and sitting around.

Promote yourself professionally To Radio, Media and Press ' Shot gunning manufactured discs can get costly. You spend significant time and money manufacturing, packaging and mailing discs to try to get as much promotion as possible for your release. The problem when sending unsolicited material to random addresses is most of these people are not expecting your package, and it gets overlooked, discarded or recycled. That's a lot of time, effort and money on taking a chance that your package gets opened and reviewed. With download cards, you can hand or mail them out efficiently, at a much lower cost. Your thin envelope will not get placed in the unsolicited disc pile, and hopefully will get opened sooner than later, if at all. Then' Viola' the person sitting at their computer can instantly use the Internet to check you out, and your release ' on their time and terms that's convenient for them. More importantly, on your back end interface, you'll get to see how many people actually even used your download card. You can chart your results!

Use your download card to promote a free sample of your release ' This is a great way to get attention, attract more fans/customers and generate sales. Sometimes when you give away a little sample of something, they'll come back to purchase to whole enchilada. Discark has programmed the system that allows you to choose if you do or do not want to collect the names and email addresses of those people that actually use the download card you handed out. If you choose to, you'll get the names and email addresses of you potential future fans or customers.

Here's some great ways to make money from your download cards

  • Offer them at a live event for a discounted price off of your regular web price.
  • Offer them at a live event for free when they purchase your physical release there.
  • Offer them at a live event at a discount when they purchase your physical release there.

Here's some great ways to promote yourself using your download cards

  • Send to Radio stations instead of discs.
  • Send to Press and media with a bio instead of a disc.
  • Use your download card to offer a free sample of your release.