Step-By-Step VinylHub Submission Guide

VinylHub is the biggest community-built database of record stores across the world. Whether you’re the owner of a record store, a big fan your local shop, or have just discovered a hidden gem that you want added to the VinylHub database and Explorer map, you can submit the data to VinylHub.

VinylHub is also a great resource for record fairs and events. You can add and promote your event online in the VinylHub database and use the forums to communicate with the community.

Submitting A Record Store to VinylHub

Shop Name and Address

Type: Free Text

The shop’s name and address are the only required fields in the form. This is so the store can be placed and found on the Explorer map. Please be accurate and precise with the address input so the shop can be mapped properly and other users can find it easily.

(Please note, our map is powered by Google Maps. If you have entered the address accurately but it’s showing up in the wrong location on the map, please report the discrepancy to Google.

Description

Type: Free Text

Be as clear and detailed in this field as possible to give potential visitors and customers a good impression of the store - as well as helping search engines understand the information on the page and the the store better.

Genres

Type: dropmenu

You can add as many genres as you wish if the store specializes in a few different types of music. Other users browsing record shops can filter the database on location and genre, making it easier for keen diggers to find the store. As this is still a relatively new field on VinylHub, it’s still fairly under-used, so including genre could go a long way in terms of discoverability.

Also Sells

Type: Free Text

If it’s a record store that also has a book selection, vintage clothing section, antique teacups - or anything else - add that here. This is a great way to differentiate your store and appeal to different types of diggers (or help.

Phone Number

Type: Free Text

Include area code to make it as easy as possible for other users to get in touch with the store.

Hours

Type: Dropmenu and free text

Use 24 hour time. If the store is open every day of the week - or close to it - click ‘Initialize’ to produce a list of hours for Monday-Sunday. You can simply remove any days that the store isn’t open on. If the store breaks in the middle of the day (e.g. on Mondays it’s open from 9:00-14:00, then 16:00-21:00), you can add more than one time in each free text box -> HH:MM-HH:MM

URLs

Type: Dropmenu and Free Text

Adding as many links here as possible will make the store more discoverable online and help interested users find how to follow you on social media or purchase from the store on Discogs. Select the name of the site from the dropmenu, then in the free-text field next to it, paste or type the URL of your site/profile.

Closed

Type: Checkbox

Record stores that have already closed are also welcome in the VinylHub database! If the store is closed, ensure you check this box.

Preview, or Save to add to the database.