What is a project?

Updated 1 month ago by Support Team

If you're an artist or a label, the way to use Qrates to press your vinyl is through a project. There are 3 different types of projects you can create using our website

  1. Crowdfunding
    A crowdfunding project can be started without any upfront manufacturing fees and must reach its goal amount of pledges in order for the vinyl to get pressed. If your project doesn't reach its goal, its backers do not get charged, and the vinyl will not be pressed.

  1. Press & Sell 
    Press and Sell projects have the option of creating a pre-order period before retail sales. The benefit of a pre-order period is that you will be able to collect pre-orders from customers through your Qrates project page while the vinyl is being pressed. Unlike crowdfunding projects, customers who order from a Press & Sell project are guaranteed a record as it does not have a pledge goal amount to reach. Press & Sell projects require upfront payment to start the vinyl pressing process.

  1. Press Only 
    With Press Only, you can order your vinyl pressing without publishing Crowdfunding or Press & Sell project on Qrates. Records can be shipped to 1 location directly from the pressing plant.


Selling Inventory with Qrates Storage

Additionally, if you choose to stock inventory in your storage after your pre-order or crowdfunding project, those records can be sold at a retail price and will be displayed as Sell Catalog on your project page. When you run out of inventory, your project will be labeled as "sold out."  

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What is a Crowdfunding Project?

What is a Press and Sell Project?

What is a Press Only Project?


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