Coming Soon to eBay – COMC

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Who wants to sell more cards?

For nearly 5 years, our sellers have enjoyed the ability to cross-list their inventory on Amazon, and COMC quickly became the #1 seller of trading card singles on the Amazon marketplace. Get ready, because starting today, we’re about to do the same with eBay.

COMC sellers can now easily have their cards listed in the COMC_Consignment eBay Store by opting in to List on eBay beta.

List on eBay (BETA)

We want our sellers to have an opportunity to try out the new List on eBay option for free, so during the List on eBay (BETA) period, you can have us list your port without any per-item listing fees. By turning on the List on eBay (BETA) option, you’re agreeing to automatic 20% off offers when an item sells on eBay, just like with Amazon.

While you’re enjoying an increase in sales on eBay, we’re going to monitor the sales to help us finalize a brand new commission structure which introduces a Final Value Fee on every sale to better support high end cards. That means you’ll earn the same amount of Store Credit from an eBay sale as you do from a COMC sale. Additionally, our current 20% Cash Out fee will be significantly reduced and even eliminated, in some cases. We’ll announce more details as we get closer to the end of the beta period.

How to opt-in

If you’ve already opted in to List on Amazon, you don’t need to do anything to List on eBay. You already agreed to take 20% off offers when items sell on Amazon, so we opted you in to List on eBay (BETA).

However, if you don’t currently have the Amazon option turned on:

  1. From your Dashboard, go to your Account Menu and select Profile & Options
  2. Scroll down and look for List on eBay (BETA) and Amazon
  3. Click on the radio button that says “Yes – I will accept 20% off offers from eBay and Amazon”

That’s it! Throughout the coming months your cards will gradually be listed for sale in our eBay store in addition to Amazon and COMC.com.

Note: As we’re ramping up, you may notice many of your cards aren’t listed on eBay right away. We’re actively working on trimming many of our descriptions down to fit eBay’s maximum 80-character requirement while still retaining the important searchable terms. We appreciate your patience as we make our descriptions more eBay-friendly. And don’t worry, the descriptions you see on COMC.com won’t change.

To keep things simple at first, items for sale on COMC will be Fixed Price listings on eBay. After everything is in place and running smoothly, you can expect to see additional options like Best Offer support, eBay auctions, and customizable listings.

We anticipate those of you who list on eBay will see a significant increase in your sales volume. When you expose your inventory to eBay, your cards will be seen by a whole new group of buyers who have not yet learned about the tremendous benefits of shopping on our site, like the ability to buy over time and combine purchases into a single shipment. Not only will we provide eBay buyers with our industry-leading customer service, we’ll also include marketing material in their shipments to educate them about COMC.

So head on over to your Profile & Options and turn on the List on eBay (BETA) and Amazon option. We’re thrilled to take this next step with you and can’t wait to see how listing on eBay helps your cards find a brand new market of collectors.

The COMC Team

 

COMC’s Spring Cleaning Sale

Happy Spring everyone! This has been a busy year for us at COMC and we have quite a few exciting things coming up. But first, we want to announce our Spring Cleaning sale, a great chance for you to take advantage of significant markdowns while our sellers clear out some stock and make room for more inventory. So hop onto comc.com between June 3rd and June 5th for great deals on millions of cards!

Free Shipping

COMC members can receive FREE shipping by placing a shipment request of 20 or more items and selecting the Spring Cleaning Special shipping option. Due to the high volume of orders during the Spring Cleaning Sale, domestic customers should expect their Spring Cleaning Special shipment to arrive near the end of June. International orders may take up to an additional month.

Note: The Spring Cleaning Special free shipping option is ONLY available to COMC members who purchase items using COMC Store Credit and place a shipment request on June 3rd-5th. If you’re not already a COMC member, head on over to register for your free account.

Sellers

This year, create a Spring Cleaning Sale Promotion for only one penny! In addition to the reduced listing fee, we’re waiving the normal 3% final value fee on the items you sell. You can configure your sale today. Just sign in to your COMC account and go to your Promotions Manager to get started.

We hope you’ll join us this weekend for one of our biggest sales of the year. Happy collecting!

The COMC Team

COMC Closed for Memorial Day

file8111275178613Hello Everyone! Memorial Day is next week, and for this reason:

Customer Service will be closed Monday, May 30th & will reopen Tuesday, May 31st

If you need to contact us over the holiday, please email us at staff@comc.com or leave a voice mail message at 1-800-517-3540.

To all who served our great country, past and present, we are grateful for you and thank you for your service!

51st Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo

We are proud to announce our attendance at the 51st Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo on April 8th, 9th, & 10th. 

COMC is growing, and we are test driving a bigger booth. Visit us in at Booths 501 a & b (across the lane from Grosner). We are not in our usual spot nor as indicated in the Expo magazine & website.  

Visit us in the corporate area where we will be happy to answer your questions. There will be free giveaways and scratch off cards for everyone who stops by – one per person per day – as well as store credit draws and more gifts for all registered COMC users – while supplies last.

We will also be accepting drop-off submissions so you can save on the cost of shipping. Please use the Mississauga, ON – Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo drop off location on step 5 of the Submission Wizard to expedite processing. We are looking forward to seeing you at the largest hockey card trade show in the world.

For more details on the Spring Expo, check out http://sportcardexpo.com/

COMC – How We Process Cards

 

In our last video, I spoke with Tim and Geoff about our record-setting Black Friday and our shipping department. Now in this video, I sit down with Jim, our processing manager, to share information about how we process the cards we receive. Please join us in this conversation about condition notes, declined cards, handling procedures, and what we can all do to have the best COMC experience!

 

 

Check Out Who’s Hiring – 2/3/16

We are looking for a few good people to add to the COMC Team.  Are you looking for a fun job, working with fellow collectors, for a company that’s going places?  Do you know someone in the Seattle area who would be a great fit?  All interested parties should email their resume to hr@comc.com.

Identification Specialist 1

Do you know the difference between a refractor and an X-fractor?  Can you identify a short printed card?  Could you tell a parallel from the base set?  The Identification Specialist will help us to accurately sort, identify, and list sports trading cards. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about collectible sports cards and have an exceptional attention to detail. Familiarity with computers & 10-key / data entry is a strong plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Sort received inventory, and add condition notes accurately where required
  • Identify unlicensed, unsupported, counterfeit, altered, or suspicious inventory
  • Identify the catalog information for many thousands of trading cards each week with the aid of a sophisticated computer system
  • Correct or update database information where appropriate
  • Maintain excellent communication within the identification team
  • Review work at all stages to ensure accuracy
  • Maintain accurate records of all activities

Qualifications:     

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent training and experience
  • Extensive knowledge of collectible cards is required. Individual must possess functional knowledge of diverse collectible card brands (including but not limited to Topps, Upper Deck, Panini, Leaf, Fleer, Donruss, Bowman, Goudey and other sports and non-sports brands)
  • Strong computer skills required; knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus
  • Strong 10-key and data entry experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary ranges from $12-14/hour depending upon experience. After 90 days on the job employees will be eligible for medical benefits, dental benefits, 4 weeks of PTO/year, and other employee benefits.

Processing Team Member

This full-time position will help us to accurately sort, identify, scan, and organize our incoming inventory.   Our ideal candidate will be focussed, observant, self-directed, and passionate about all types of collectibles.  Processing Team Members deal directly with incoming customer consignment items and coordinate efforts using a sophisticated computer system.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to stay on task for extended periods
  • High visual attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Maintain two-way communication within the identification team
  • Review work at all stages to ensure accuracy
  • Identify and help to investigate issues
  • Maintain accurate records of all activities
  • Help with projects for other teams as needed

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Familiarity with sports and/or gaming cards a strong plus
  • Solid computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary ranges from $10-$12.00/hour depending upon experience. After 90 days on the job employees will be eligible for medical benefits, dental benefits, 4 weeks of PTO/year, and other employee benefits.

Order Fulfillment Team Member

This full-time position will provide warehouse support, assisting with all shipping activities in a safe, accurate and dependable manner.  Ideal candidates will have high attention to detail and dexterity to work quickly using both hands processing small, valuable items.

Responsibilities include:

  • Retrieve and process warehouse orders through a computerized system
  • Provide fast and accurate retrieval and processing of outgoing orders
  • Demonstrates delicate manual dexterity, handling small, fragile inventory with great precision and care over extended periods of time and at a swift pace
  • Report errors and missing inventory to shipping lead
  • Interpret and prepare invoices
  • Participate in the inspection and physical count of incoming and outgoing materials
  • Verify goods received against purchase orders or invoices
  • Maintain inventory, and handle items with care
  • Assist leads and managers in all organization projects

Desired Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent training and experience
  • Familiar with sports cards, gaming cards, or collectible items preferred
  • Ability to multitask and excellent hand dexterity
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Positive work attitude and strong team player
  • Basic mathematical skills

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary ranges from $10-$12.00/hour depending upon experience. After 90 days on the job employees will be eligible for medical benefits, dental benefits, 4 weeks of PTO/year, and other employee benefits.

COMC and Upper Deck e-Pack Launch

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COMC is very pleased to announce that we have partnered with Upper Deck on the release of their e-Pack version of the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey card set. We are working as the fulfillment center for this product, which allows us to leverage our extensive knowledge and systems to provide the best experience for thousands of new customers. We have already processed thousands of cards in preparation for this launch, and we can’t wait to start shipping them out to you.

The e-Pack Rundown

The e-Pack release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Cards is very similar to the physical product, but with some new twists:

  • Packs, boxes, and cases can be purchased online through the e-Pack site
  • At least one physical card per pack, with new exclusive e-Pack inserts:
    • Code to Greatness (1:10 e-Packs) and
    • Instant Impressions (1:10 e-Packs)
  • Physical copies of inserts and parallels transfer instantly to your COMC account, or shipped out worldwide
  • Digital-only versions of base cards can be combined for exclusive e-Pack exclusive Silver Foil Border cards

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It can be a hassle to deal with the large quantities of base cards that can accumulate when ripping any amount of product. To cut back on this frustration, when you collect 10 copies of a digital-only base card, you may combine them through the e-Pack site for a Silver Foil Border. Similarly, some combinations of physical cards will allow for other exclusive cards like Young Guns rookie cards – including Connor McDavid!

What COMC Users Need to Know

Starting today with the release of the e-Pack site, you can transfer from your Upper Deck e-Packs directly to your COMC account. The transfer is absolutely free. Once the card is in your COMC account, it is treated the same as any item that has been purchased into your COMC account, you can list it for sale, ship it, or even send it out for grading.

Fans can try e-Pack for free just by registering at www.UpperDeckEpack.com. Once registered, users can claim a free pack every day – just for logging on.

More information, including detailed e-pack functionality, exclusive e-Pack content and  a list of e-Pack achievements users can obtain can be found at www.UpperDeckEpack.com.

Edit: 2/4 – Cards transferred to your COMC account act as cards purchased, not as cards consigned.