Gearing Up For Black Friday – Helpful tips and Processing Postal Deadlines

Hello COMC Nation, 

We are about three months way from our annual Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale, our BIGGEST sale of the year! Buyers turn out in record numbers each and every Black Friday Sale, making this the most opportune time to be a seller on COMC. In order to ensure that our sellers have the best experience possible, here are some helpful tips and our processing postal deadlines to make sure that you get your consignment submissions submitted in time to be listed for sale during Black Friday.

Processing Postal Deadlines

Bolstering your inventory with fresh, new cards is a sure-fire way to attract more eyes to your COMC seller page. We want to make sure that you have ample time to prepare for the upcoming Black Friday sales period. Below is a schedule of when COMC needs to receive your consignment submissions  in order to be posted in time for Black Friday. This means that your submissions should be in the mail prior to these dates to ensure that they are delivered to COMC on or before the dates below.

Basic Service: September 20th.
Current Year Basic: October 20th.
Select Service: November 6th
Current Year Select:November 13th
Premium Service: November 15th

Competitively Price Your Current Inventory!

Are your items competitively priced to sell on COMC? The best way to ensure that your existing inventory doesn’t become too stale is to get in a good habit of routinely spot checking your prices against others selling similar items.  From within your inventory manager, sort your inventory by ‘Price Modified Long Ago’ to view your items that may have outdated asking prices.

Catch us on the Road in Montreal!

A quick update for our Canadian customers! COMC will be attending the AntiExpo at Stade Uniprix in Montreal, Quebec on October 13 & 14, 2018. We will have free giveaways for everyone who stops by – while supplies last – as well as prize draws for all registered COMC account holders. We will also be accepting drop-off submissions, so that you can save on the cost of shipping.

All Current Year Basic, Select, Current-Year Select, and Premium submissions received at the show will be uploaded into their owner’s accounts prior to Black Friday. Visit www.antiexpo.com for more details on the show.

Promote Your COMC Portfolio on Social Media!

Be sure to share the link to your COMC seller page across your social media accounts to increase visibility of your items specifically! You can locate your link by navigating to ‘My Port’ from within your COMC account dashboard, or you can use the template link below and replace ‘YourUsernameHere’ with your COMC username:

https://www.comc.com/Users/YourUsernameHere

Stay Connected!

Be sure to stay connected to the COMC Blog and our social media accounts for updates and more Black Friday announcements such as deals and free promotions, as well as other news, events and contests!

Blog: https://blog.comc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/COMC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheckOutMyCards
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/checkoutmycards/

Black Friday – Cyber Monday is Coming! Details inside!

Black Friday Kickoff Sale – November 24th
Black Friday Weekend Sale – November 25th & 26th
Cyber Monday Last-Chance Sale – November 27th

THREE SALES EVENTS OVER A FOUR DAY WEEKEND!

We’re committed more than ever to helping you get the cards that you want at the prices you want to pay! Sellers will be slashing prices on millions of items across the COMC marketplace. When you buy more, you save more because this year our popular FREE SHIPPING on orders of 20 or more items returns all throughout the four-day sales event. The action gets underway at 12:01am on November 24th and doesn’t stop until 11:59pm PST on November 27th.

FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEKEND LONG!

All orders of 20 or more items placed with your COMC account will be eligible to receive free shipping. Items must be purchased in in Simplified Shipping Mode to qualify. Be sure to place your shipment request for items in your COMC account by 11:59pm PST on November 27th to take advantage of the savings! Orders that qualify for our Free Black Friday shipping promotion will ship on or before December 15th.

All non-qualifying shipments of 20+ cards will still receive free shipping, but will still incur regular per-item S&H fees. Orders shipped to Canada are subject to the delivered duties paid fee.

DO MORE WITH YOUR COMC ACCOUNT!

The best deals will go fast, so don’t hesitate.  With savings of up to 90% off, using your COMC account will be the quickest and most efficient way to score items before someone else does. Keeping your account funded with store credit will allow you to purchase items all weekend long and request a shipment of all your items at your convenience. With millions of items marked down, you’re not going to want to miss a minute of the action.

Don’t have a COMC account? Click Here to check out why you should have one and then create an account. It only takes a minute!

FREE SALES PROMOTIONS FOR SELLERS!

This year, we’re offering our consignors the opportunity to run three FREE separate sales: one for each of our Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, and Cyber Monday sales periods. If you haven’t already done so, you still have time to set up your FREE Sale Promotions now!

CUSTOMER SERVICE THROUGH BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

Any questions? Our friendly Customer Service Team is always ready to help out!  In order for us to most efficiently and effectively handle the increased volume of requests over the Black Friday weekend, please send an email to staff@comc.com and allow for up to 48 hours for response. Please note that our offices will be closed on November 23rd in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday. To best prioritize the increased number of customer service requests, our team will only be responding to email requests from Thursday – Monday.  Phone service will resume on Tuesday, November 28th

COMC @ The 54th Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo Nov 10th-12 in Mississauga, Ontario!

Happy Halloween COMC Nation!

We are proud to announce our attendance at the 54th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo onThe-Great-Pumpkin November 10th, 11th, & 12th in Mississauga, Ontario.  We will be located at Booth #3300 in the Corporate Area.  The expo will be held at The International Centre (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario) and will feature over 400 “boo”ths!

Free Giveaways!

Stop by our booth each day of the Expo as there will be free treats for everyone!
– One per customer per day (while supplies last.) –

Prize Wheel!

In celebration of the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial, we are offering 15 chances to win various Toronto Maple Leaf cards that are worth howling at! Some of these cards include:

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Hat Trick or Treat! 

2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns #201 Auston Matthews RC

2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns #249 William Nylander RC

2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns #468 Mitch Marner RC  

Please note that you must have a COMC account to participate.  You can create an account at our booth, but we recommend that accounts be created prior to the event as queues can form while creating accounts at the event.  Limit one magical spin per COMC account per show.  All participants will receive a COMC branded storage box (while supplies last).

Winners will be drawn the week of November 12th and will be announced on our Facebook page.

Second Chance Store Credit Draws in time for Black Friday November 24, 2017!

Black Friday is the greatest buying opportunity of the year on COMC as thousands of sellers will be running sales and offering huge markdowns on their inventory.  Having your account funded with store credit will ensure that you not only get fang-tastic deals on COMC, but you will also be able to take advantage of all of our Black Friday promotions (to be announced soon!)

All COMC members at the Expo without a winning prize wheel spin will have a wicked second chance at winning one of five store credit prizes valued at up to $100.00!   Details will be announced at the show.  

Games For The Kids!

Young collectors accompanied by a COMC account holding parent can spin-to-win COMC branded items such as fidget spinners and beanie hats as well as 2017 Upper Deck Toronto Maple Leaf Centennial cards (while supplies last).  Hair-raising details will be announced at the show.

Drop Off Consignments Accepted!

As always, we will be accepting drop-off submissions at the Expo to help our consignors save on the frightful cost of shipping. Prior to dropping off your submission please follow the steps below:

  1. All submissions must have complete and accurate paperwork. Please use the ’Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo drop off location’ option on step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing
  2. Ensure your submission is packed securely within a secure card box.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the most spook-tacular hockey card trade show in the world.  For more details on the Toronto Fall Expo, check out http://sportcardexpo.com/

Black Friday Deals are Live!

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Happy Black Friday COMC Nation!

We have seen a frenzy of sales already to kick off Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend on COMC!  With our consignors slashing prices on millions of items, cards are changing hands at a whirlwind pace today. To better assist your experience this weekend, we’ve extended our Customer Service support to be available on the 26th and 27th by email only.

Be sure to take advantage of our Black Friday Deals through Monday, November 28th, 11:59pm PT. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, we wanted to remind you of all of the promotions we are running:

 

  • Free Sales Promotions for Sellers!
    • Be sure to take advantage of the free sales promotions that are available from within your Promotions Manager page. There is still time to set up your Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday sales!

 

  • Free Shipping on all orders of 20+ cards!
    • Orders of  20 or more items purchased on COMC and shipped Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be eligible for our free Black Friday shipping promotion. (all non-qualifying shipments of 20+ cards will instead receive a $3.99 discount, a $4.99 discount for international orders. Orders going to Canada will need to pay the delivered duties paid fee.)
  • Scratch to Win Cards in every standard shipment. One in every four cards is a winner!
    • Scratch to Win Cards are redeemable on our site for a chance to win up to $100 on COMC STORE CREDIT
    • Ordering just a few cards? Get one chance to win!
    • Buying more? Get one scratch card for every 20 cards in your order

COMC Nation! This will be our biggest and final promotion of 2016! Be sure to take advantage of these great specials and have a fantastic weekend!

Black Friday 2016: Free Sales Promotions for all Consignors & Free Shipping for all Buyers!

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With Black Friday right around the corner, it’s time to announce the specials that COMC will be offering to both buyers and sellers this year! We’ll be offering THREE free sales promotions for sellers and free flat-rate shipping for buyers throughout the Black Friday weekend as well as a last chance for free shipping on Cyber Monday!

SELLERS!

The Appetizer: Give your prospective buyers a taste of what’s to come with an opportunity to run a FREE promotion from Monday, 11/21, through Thursday, 11/24. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to get the eyes of prospective buyers onto your inventory.

The Feast: Help us once again set the bar for cards sold in a single day by running a Free Black Friday Promotional Sale! These sales will run all weekend long from Friday, 11/25, to Sunday, 11/27. Offer your deepest discounts and give buyers a reason to come back for more!

The Cherry on Top: Because everyone has room for dessert, right? We’re offering you one more opportunity to mark down your inventory with our Free Cyber Monday Promotional Sale!  

The free sales promotions will be added to sellers accounts shortly and will be available from the Promotions Manager page.

BUYERS!

What a time to buy on COMC! SAVE UP TO 75% OFF of original asking prices all week long!

Millions of items available on the COMC marketplace will be marked down for this week-long event, but the best deals will go fast, so Register for a free COMC account if you haven’t already and purchase Store Credit! With Store Credit, you’re able to buy deals as soon as you come across them, and then ship them all later for one low, combined shipping rate when you’re all done.

Choose FREE SHIPPING for qualified orders Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Any order of 20 or more items purchased on COMC and shipped Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be eligible for our free Black Friday shipping promotion. Whether it’s twenty cards or a thousand, they all ship for free!

*Please note that all non-qualifying shipments of 20+ cards will instead receive a $3.99 discount, a $4.99 discount for international orders. Orders going to Canada will need to pay the delivered duties paid fee.

COMC Scratch Cards

We will be adding one COMC scratch card for every 20 cards in an order that you ship from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. COMC scratch cards can be redeemed on our website for store credit prizes of up to $100 of COMC credit.

COMC Black Friday Results

Hello COMC Nation, it’s Nathan with COMC.

Black Friday was an enormous success! We beat last year’s record by 23 percent. Over the one week surrounding this promotion, we had a spike of five times the number of items requested for shipment. Please join Tim, Geoff, and me as we discuss what made this years sales so special.

And, as a returning addition, the blooper reel!

Black Friday Deals are Here

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Here at COMC we have already started kicking things into high gear. On Thanksgiving alone, we had four times the average number of cards requested for shipment – and with the weekend coming up, we are expecting this to tick even higher. To support all of our users, Customer Service will be available by email on the 28th and 29th.

Take Advantage of our Black Friday Deals through Monday, November 30th, 11:59pm PT

To make sure that everyone has the best COMC experience, we wanted to remind you of all of the promotions we are running:

  • Up to 75% off discounts on millions of cards
  • Free Standard Shipping on domestic orders of 20+ cards
    • Items must be purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode to qualify. All non qualifying standard shipments of 20+ cards will instead receive a $3 shipping discount.
  • Scratch to Win Cards in every standard shipment
    • Scratch to Win Cards are redeemable on our site for a chance to win up to $100 on COMC STORE CREDIT
    • Ordering just a few cards? Get one chance to win!
    • Buying more? Get one scratch card for every 20 cards in your order!
  • COMC Shipping Bonus Credit
    • For every 100 cards purchased with store credit and mailed out in November, we will credit your COMC account with $5 on the first of December. This is your opportunity to be paid to buy big!