If you produce, or want to produce physical cds or dvds and have them sent to your individual customers, you need a manufacturing and fulfillment company. TrepStar.com cdDVDfulfillment is one of those companies.
Here are some common terms that may help you sort out whether you need a company like TrepStar.com or not.
1) Do you want 500-1000 cds or dvds sent to you so you can distribute them to people yourself? If so, you want to look for a duplication company. Google "cd duplication" for example. Duplicators burn the discs. The cost is more than if you needed 1000 or more, but the real cost with short run or small run jobs like this is the setup time. You're not paying so much for the actual cost of the materials, but more for the time/effort it takes to setup short run projects.
2) Do you want 1000 or more sent to you? If so, google "dvd replication". You really start to save if you need thousands or more. Replication is a word used to describe taking a master, making a glass master, and making lots and lots of copies. It takes several hours to setup the replication process. They use very expensive machines to do this (up to a million dollars each). Your unit cost really goes down when you need over 5000 units. Basically, you're paying a fixed cost for setup. After that, it costs virtually nothing to make that next 1000 units. For example, it may only cost 25 cents per disc in actual material costs including the dye printed on the disc surface etc. With each of these methods, what you are paying most for is labor.
3) Do have several titles, or only sell a few per day or week, and plan to send them to individual customers? If so, this is called just in time, or on demand cd or dvd fulfillment. There are plenty of fulfillment companies that can take any product you produce, take orders, and send them (fulfill the order) to your individual customers. Many of these fulfillment companies need you to make the product, and have it sent to them for warehousing. This costs you time and money (you'll have to either duplicate - 1000 or less, or replicate -1000 or more) and send them to the fulfillment company.
What's different about us, is we actually make them for you as well. In other words, we make your cd or dvd on demand, at order time, and send them to your individual customers that day (or next day if it's late in the day). You don't need to worry about having stale inventory, or dealing with the hassle of making and shipping product.
To setup a project, you fill out a form on our site. You include information like your product title, and specify the files we will burn on the disc, as well as the graphics we print to the disc and/or dvd case etc.
When you're ready to take an order, you click the order button, fill out customer information, and submit. We then burn your files to the disc, print postage, package it up, and send it out. We can help you automate this as well so you don't even have to fill out customer information.
Our process is very automated, and gives you full control of what is burned. If something changes with your product, you can simply upload the changed files, and the next order that goes through gets the updated files!
If this is what you're looking for, visit TrepStar.com to day and create a FREE account. We've been in business since 2002. We shop our competition to ensure we have the lowest (or very similar) pricing.
We want you to shop the competition. Once you have, please consider this: The first few orders we get from a new customer cost us the most money. Why? Because there can be problems setting up the project, or customer support email. In other words, it costs us a lot to get a new client in terms of labor, support, setup etc. We HAVE to be price competitive because the last thing we want is to incur the cost of getting a new client, just to have them leave for our competition if they were to find out our prices were too high. We would be out of business if we could not keep our customers happy. The way to do that is by good customer support when new customers sign up, and making sure we have the highest quality, best shipping, and lowest price so our current customers never have a reason to leave us!