Thank you very much for taking the time to visit thecomicmint.com since our launch in early December 2015.
I wanted to take just a moment to review with you our core mission, what has happened since our launch, and what you can expect from thecomicmint.com in the months ahead.
As some of you may know, our site is a marketplace where individuals can buy and sell comics and pop culture related collectibles. We aim to nurture our wonderful hobby through fair transparent policies that ensure both buyers and sellers have excellent, worry free transactions. We also have a monthly blog on the state of the comics market from investcomics.com and video content to educate and entertain from the variant comics youtube show.
To provide value to our customer base, we have partnered with highly respected companies, each of whom has committed to discounts off of their services for our users. These include CBCS comics (comics grading), Desert Wind Comics, (obtaining creator signatures on books), Gemini comic supply (comics shipping supplies), and Collector’s Resource (comics frames) and AveryComicPressing (comics pressing).
In addition, thecomicmint.com will support any worthy cause as it relates to comics. During our December launch, we sold over 70 cbcs 9.8 copies of Star Wars 1 for 29.95 and donated 100% of the proceeds (over $2,000) to the HERO initiative. You can expect these activities to continue in the future.
Unfortunately, our launch was hindered by several significant design and coding flaws that at times made the use of our site difficult if not impossible. This was extremely disappointing to us and was not consistent with the world class user experience that we were expecting. A thorough analysis of site function since our launch has made it clear that we need to reconstruct the site under the guidance of a new development team.
I am pleased to tell you this process has been underway for several months. Although thecomicmint.com has been, and will continue to be, “live”, our new version of the site launching this June will offer a much better user experience, and greatly increased features in the buyer and seller account managers. These features will make leaving feedback, communicating with trading partners, printing shipping labels, tracking orders, and navigating the site MUCH easier.
Finally, in order to say THANK YOU to all who have stuck with us through a rocky launch, we have made the decision to initiate a ZERO percent commission rate at our re-launch. It is our hope this gesture will greatly increase the reach of potential users for thecomicmint.com.
We are quite hopeful that YOU will help support thecomicmint.com as we prepare for our new version. I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in getting more information about thecomicmint.com or if there are features YOU may want to see in an online marketplace. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.