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
- We understand that Discogs has circa 596,229 users, whereas iHaveit has over 200 million active buyers in our network.
- iHaveit is a music, media, and entertainment buying and selling marketplace, supporting nostalgia-focused buyers
iHaveit is a marketplace, providing a single place to buy vinyl records, CD's, DVD's, cassettes, blue-ray, games, jigsaw puzzles, autographs books, comics, posters, music memorabilia, clothing, art, toys, and much more related to music, media, and entertainment.
- iHaveit is a next-generation marketplace, focused on music lovers who typically buy music for sentimental memories or gifts for family and friends.
Whereas Discogs is predominantly a place for record stores, independent sellers, and collectors to trade collectible and specific versions of physical music.
Feedback from record stores who also sell on both iHaveit and Discogs is iHaveit sells a wider variety of inventory that does not typically sell on Discogs. Click here to read testimonials from Record Stores.
- iHaveit also provides an inventory promotions platform that automatically syncs inventory across multiple marketplaces including eBay, OnBuy, Wish and other leading platforms, helping sellers reach 200million+ buyers,
Whereas Discogs is an insular self-focused marketplace that does not promote inventory outside of Discogs.
- iHaveit is a music promotions aggregator. removing the time-intensive manual data entry processes of selling across many selling platforms.
- iHaveit is much easier to buy and sell music. with much simpler and modern search, find and buy functions, presented for everyday users that want to quickly find and buy music, Discogs is focused on everything about an item, whereas iHaveit provides an easy to find and buy and collect function for the everyday 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
- 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. They are broadening what they sell, but is very unstructured. Whereas iHaveit provides a holistic music and entertainment market place and collecting platform,
- iHaveit interviewed over 1,000 individuals as part of the process of building the iHaveit platform. Users advised they desire an easier to use platform. The main feedback we received regarding Discogs is that users feel Discogs is dated and can be complex, in many cases can be overkill for what average buyers need. Our research showed users are seeking a simple, intuitive search, find, buy, and collection platform, which iHaveit provides.
- iHaveit's has artificial intelligence that translates seller inventory data spreadsheets into comprehensive detailed listing information that iHaveit, Marketplaces that buyers need, then automatically lists seller inventory on iHaveit and other marketplaces.
A seller spreadsheet inventory file typically includes only the artist name, title, catalog number, condition description, and price. iHaveit translates sellers' spreadsheets into comprehensive product listing details including images, tracks, and a large range of information that helps buyers search and find items for sale. iHaveit enables sellers to bulk list a few items or thousands of items for sale, within seconds, resolving the issues of how to quickly and easily enable web 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.
- iHaveit is building a music database based on pulling data from a large number of global music data sources, whereas Discogs is a single database source of their own users' content. Millions of information database details are added into iHaveit 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.
- iHaveit is committed to providing profits from the company to helping Homeless causes.
- iHaveit provides 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, iHaveit 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'
Click here to learn how to export your Discogs collection and import it into iHaveit