So, what is Direct by TCGplayer?
Direct is our consignment fulfillment service that handles every aspect of your online orders. Our team of experts takes on the fulfillment, verification, shipping and customer service while you make sales and get paid.
Here’s how it works:
- You receive an order as you typically would on the TCGplayer marketplace.
- We pull the order items from our own carefully managed inventory, and securely pack and ship products to the buyer on your behalf.
- We handle all the customer service related to your order.
- We send you a summary of the sales.
- You ship the items included in the summary straight to TCGplayer HQ in Syracuse, NY to replenish our inventory.
- Upon receipt at our fulfillment center, your payment is initiated!
Direct is built to save you time and resources. TCGplayer takes care of the order logistics and you get paid in the process. Plus, our shoppers love it! And, here’s why:
- Shoppers receive all of their cards in one package;
- The cards are authenticated by our team of experts, including verified for condition, rarity and edition;
- They get free shipping on orders $35 or more in the U.S.; and
- Everything is professionally packed and arrives with a TCGplayer guarantee!
In fact, shoppers love it so much we’re expanding our offering to Yu-Gi-Oh!!
For those who may be unfamiliar, this isn’t the first time we’ve scaled product lines in Direct. We did it with Magic: The Gathering in 2014 and with Pokémon in 2020. So, as it comes time to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! into the program, we decided to take a multi-phase approach to ensure we have the training, inventory and buyer-awareness required for a successful launch.
Right now, we’re pre- “soft-launch,” which means we’re still building our inventory and preparing our teams to ensure we have the match rates and readiness required for “full launch,” which blasts off with much anticipation early next year. The “pre-launch” period is an opportunity for sellers to join Direct and list inventory so they can be among the first to benefit from Yu-Gi-Oh! sales when buyers are initially introduced in early November! Join us on the launch pad as we ramp inventory, collect your feedback and bolster our dedicated teams so we’re all buckled up and ready for a smooth and successful liftoff in just a few months.
We’ll keep you updated on our Yu-Gi-Oh! launch plans as we move through these stages and, in the interim, we hope you’re just as excited as we are to grow the Direct program.
What are you waiting for? Join Direct today! Learn more or sign up here.