To export your Discogs collection and Import it into iHaveit simply go to the Discogs page https://www.discogs.com/users/export and export your collection to your desktop. Then drag and drop the file into iHaveit https://www.ihaveit.io/user/importCollection
Comparison of iHaveit to Discogs
Attached is a summary regarding some of the many differences of iHaveit compared to Discogs and the benefits of using iHaveit
- iHaveit is much easier to buy and sell music. with modern looking search, find and buy functions, presented for every day users that want to quickly find and buy music, Discogs is focused on everything about a item, whereas iHaveit provides a easly to find and buy and collect function for the every day buyer and collector who does not need the words story on every item.
- iHaveit is also much easier to add items to collections, with a much friendlier user capture experience, simply click and add
- iHaveit is a total music collecting platform, for Vinyl records, CD's, tape cassettes, books, posters, autographs, memorabilia, and a assortment of physical music items, whereas Discogs is focused on Vinyl Records, CD and cassette tapes. iHaveit builds a 'total music collection' experience for the collector.
Discogs is mainly a 'physical music database like Wiki for Vinyl Records, CD's and cassette tape music, with a Collecting and Trading Platform, whereas iHaveit is a Music Collectors and Trading platform for all sources of physical music collecting.
- iHaveit provides a comprehenive Music Auction service, enabling members to auction rare and valuable items
- iHaveit interviewed over 1,000 people / companies as part of the process of building the iHaveit platform. Users desire a ‘easier to use’ platform. The main feedback we received regarding Discogs is that users feel Discogs can be complex and is dated and in many cases can be overkill for what average collectors want or need. Our research showed users are seeking a simple, intuitive search, find, buy and collection platform, which iHaveit provides.
- The iHaveit platform is more akin to Amazon come eBay but dedicated solely to physical music sales with a Collectors and music valuation function. iHaveit is focused to provide a 'Record Club' experience, enabling users to connect, communicate and collaborate. For example, we are building integrated social media tools that enable users to show off their new purchases, to promote sales of items, and to share buys and sales.
- Estimated Value Pricing: iHaveit has millions of suggested prices for vinyl, CD’s and cassette tapes, developed from many different sources, whereas we believe Discogs only provide prices based on their trading history. Many record stores believe Discogs are distorting the value of physical music as it gives only the indication of items sold via Discogs and does not take into consideration the many other silos of sales data such as Amazon, eBay, Record Store expenses or sales from other web platforms such as eBay, distributors and other traders.
iHaveit is working with a range of external sources globally to ensure the wider range of financial valuation details are represented, which we believe will develop a more accurate and true value of physical music.
- Social Media Sales: iHaveit has seamlessly integrated with many of the social media channels, enabling users to add items into iHaveit and then promote them on Facebook, Twitter, and many other channels.
- iHaveit is building a music database based pulling data from a large number of global music data sources, whereas Discogs is a a single database source of their own users content. Millions of information database details are added into iHave that may not be in Discogs, over time building a global view of music.
- iHaveit is building artificial intelligence tools that understand what each iHaveit User is interested in, and helps the user build collections, while helping the users connect to the community. For example, let’s assume the user is an Elvis Presley collector and has 32 Elvis albums, iHaveit will show the user what they have and do not have regarding Elvis, and also connects the user to the wider community, (independent record stores, fairs and social media networks, enabling a community experience. This is great for the Collector and great for the person/shop selling the item. Whereas Discogs is focused on buy or sell.
- Over 20million users are buying vinyl, iHaveit is targeting the 'new' user base of buyers and sellers, not limited to the same existing Discogs group. Our focus is to connect first time collectors and buyers to iHaveit. Our new network of music lovers helps shops sell more records as there is a wider 'new base' of buyers outside of the Discogs network.
For Sellers, it is important to recognise that iHaveit is targeting the 20million consumers that buy records, not limited to the 400k Discogs heavy users. (ie an additional 19.6million people), increasing the chance to sell items to a new set of customers.
- iHaveit charges only 6% sales commission or items purchased, Discogs charges 8%.
iHaveit recommends that users continue to sell on Discogs, BUT we recommend users also place their items for sale on iHaveit, simply by dragging their Discogs CSV file to iHaveit. The items for sale are then automatically for sale in both Discogs and iHaveit, expanding without any retyping. Increasing chances of selling items
- Music lovers can buy shares in iHaveit, and can contribute in the roadmap and commercial rewards of owning a trading and music collectors platform. Discogs does now allow the public to buy shares.
- iHaveit is committed to providing profits from the company to helping Homeless causes.
iHaveit provide the same ability to find any variations of a music, but with a simple user experience, targeted the 20million buyers who want to search, find, buy, collect with a few keys.
Our recommendation is USE BOTH Discogs and iHaveit for selling. Imagine if Discogs commercially fails or if Discogs increase their commission charges, what ‘backup’ plan will traders and independent record stores have to continued trading, iHave ensures sellers have a backup plan and contingence?
Sellers can drag and drop their Discogs CSV file directly into iHaveit to expand the sales opportunities and spread long term commercial risks while also increasing additional buyers and sellers.
In suggestion and summary, we recommend ‘Use Both'