I’m sure that if you’ve been listening to us for a long time, you know that we started, with a more “comic” centric show. Going back to our roots recently, and then we got some fun news from Diamond Comics! Well, if you have a “pull” with your local comic book shop, you know that this is probably a welcomed announcement! They have created, and are wrapping up an online “pull” management system. Now, instead of calling the store five different times, because you didn’t realize that you needed to add or take away a book on your pull, you’ll be able to do ALL of that online! That way, if you think of an awesome book that you want to add, you can do it in just a few moments!
“Diamond Comic DistributorsTM, the leading distributor of comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, has announced June 7, 2021 as the official launch of PREVIEWSworldTM PULLBOXTM to consumers, a new service that allows comic shop customers a better way to manage their preorders and subscriptions with their local comic book specialty shop.
The service, which is currently wrapping up beta testing, already boasts an impressive list of existing users. There are currently more than 300 comic shops and 17,000+ consumers using PULLBOX to manage their weekly orders. PULLBOX users are managing more than 225,000 subscriptions on the platform, which supports the full list of products available in Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and beyond, including fan-favorites Image Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, VIZ Media, Funko, Kotobukiya, Mezco Toyz, Diamond Select Toys and many more!
PULLBOX allows fans to use the PREVIEWSworld website to place orders directly with their local comic shop. A suite of easy-to-use tools allows consumers to synch orders with participating local comic shops, manage preorders & subscriptions, place special orders, keep a wish list, and track weekly purchases. It also provides customers with e-mail alerts for order confirmations and when items are available for pickup.
“We took advantage of an extended beta test period to add more features and enhance the functionality of these tools,” said Chris Powell, Chief Sales & Service Officer for Geppi Family Enterprises, a network of pop culture-related companies including Diamond Comic Distributors. “We have heard from many retailers already that PREVIEWSworld Pullbox has increased their sales while also providing added convenience for their customers and I am excited to be rolling it out to a much wider audience with this launch.”