During which, they had a new service to announce. The Manga Shop Locator Service.
As the Comic Shop Locator Service is about to hit its twentieth anniversary, the Manga Shop Locator will showcase retailers who include manga in their product lines, and enable potential customers to find them online quickly and easily.
Stores that place a qualifying initial order of manga titles each month will automatically be listed on the locator.
They also announced that retailers will soon see itemized freight charges on their Weekly Invoice Recaps, rather than the current single total figure. And it will also display the amount of freight a customer is billed for their weekly shipments and direct ship reorders, plus the amount of any freight credits their account has accrued. This should help retailers judge and track their freight costs more accurately…
- And Diamond will introduce a free Retail Market Analysis Program to help retailers determine an ideal market for opening a new store or expanding their existing business.