With this option Kudos will purely as a fulfilment partner for your Bandcamp store. You will be responsible for setting up items you wish to sell through bandcamp – following our specifications to ensure the identifiers we need to process your orders and manage stock levels are completed correctly.
The fulfilment-only option is offered to labels at the sole discretion of Kudos Records and only labels who have physical versions for the majority of their releases and who handle their own manufacturing will be eligible for consideration.
Due to VAT regulations which apply to UK fulfilment houses, we are unable to offer this service to companies based outside the EU. However, Kudos can handle Bandcamp sales for labels based in non-EU countries under the distribution option.
There is no change to the way you receive payment for Bandcamp sales. Payments are made directly to your paypal account and subject to Bandcamp’s normal payment procedures and fee structures. You will remain responsible for managing customer services issues and refunds etc.
When a customer purchases a physical item from your store, Kudos will automatically receive a copy of the order and these will be picked, packaged and dispatched from our UK warehouse. At the point of dispatch an invoice is generated detailing your fulfilment charges and postage costs. Fulfilment fees are calculated at £2.50 per order plus £0.50 per item and postage is calculated using our internal matrix (which is designed to minimise postage for multiple items and closely tracks the actual cost of postage via royal mail).
Using our recommended shipping rates should ensure that the amount your customers pay you for shipping will cover the postage cost. However, you are free to set your own shipping rates, allowing you to reduce shipping rates and subsidise the p&p charged to your customers or alternatively use increased shipping rates to offset against fulfilment charges.
Example 1: A customer purchases 1 CD @ £10:
Item Price: £10.00
Bandcamp Shipping: £1.75 [Kudos suggested rate to UK address]
Order Total: £11.75
Paypal Charges: (£0.60)
Paid to Label £11.15
Bandcamp’s Fee @ 10%: (£1.00) [Reclaimed by Bandcamp on future sales]
VAT owed to HMRC (£1.67)
Kudos Order Fee (£2.50)
Kudos Item Fee (£0.50)
P&P Cost (£1.40)
Label Net Receipt £5.08 (£5.08 per CD)
Example 2: A customer purchases 2 CDs @ £10:
Item Price: £20.00
Bandcamp Shipping: £3.50 [Kudos suggested rates to UK address]
Order Total: £23.50
Paypal Charges: (£1.02)
Paid to Label £22.48
Bandcamp’s Fee @ 10%: (£2.00) [Reclaimed by Bandcamp on future sales]
VAT owed to HMRC (£3.33)
Kudos Order Fee (£2.50)
Kudos Item Fee (£1.00)
P&P Cost (£3.45)
Label Net Receipt £13.53 (£6.76 per CD)
These calculations are only illustrations of your net income. You will not receive any per unit net sales accounting from Kudos. All your sales accounting will be available from Bandcamp, while Kudos will simply invoice you for picking and packing on an order by order basis (one invoice per dispatch).