Originally set-up in 1986, Compact Disc Services is a long-established mail-order operation that services a large community of satisfied customers all over the world, and from a vast home database of almost one million titles amassed over 25 years in the trade, it's not just CD’s we sell either!
The company was primarily set up to aid music fans in their efforts to source and replace their Vinyl LP collections with CD copies when the new Compact Disc format arrived in the early 1980's - A time when, due to a very limited range of titles being available, it was not so easy to find what you really wanted to buy on the new digital format. Since then we have slowly expanded the range of formats we offer, and now DVD and Blu-ray discs are also high in our sales figures, plus, in total contrast to our activities when CDS first opened its doors for business, we are now delivering HQ Heavyweight Vinyl LP's to a market that still believes the sound from Vinyl is best - All going to prove that in an age where the ‘download’ would seem to have taken the world by storm, there’s still a vast market out there for the "physical" audio and video product!
With a reliable door-to-door delivery service, and a system that makes ordering as simple as possible, we take pride in the knowledge that we are giving our customers the benefits of all of our knowledge and experience in the General Rock & Pop areas of the music retail business, plus ‘Specialist’ areas such as: Ambient / Electronic, Canterbury Music, Euro / Kraut-Rock, Progressive / Symphonic-Rock, Psychedelic / Space-Rock, Synthesizer / New-Age and much more.
As well as being known for our skills in the sourcing and supplying both Domestic and Import titles of harder-to-find product by a vast range of by established, well-known artists, we are also held in high regard by our clients when it comes to promoting and introducing new talent to them from their favourite areas of music.
A good deal of our time is spent promoting music by exciting up-and-coming new musicians and bands, many of which become future favourites within the collections of our customer base!
In the early years of CDS this was achieved by using our own ‘Specialist’ catalogues to channel our wares, then via our initial ‘on-line’ venture in 2004, closely followed by our now long-established email marketing services, which in fact, proved to be one of the most successful promotional tools we have ever used!
Having re-evaluated all our years of experiences in the music-by-mail business, in 2012 we launched our brand new on-line store, designed to emulate much of what we had been doing “off-line” for 25 years, but using the scope that “on-line” marketing can offer. This store is more informative and much easier to navigate than our previous one, plus we now have our own simple shopping cart system that offers several options to order and make payments, plus of course, it gives you the comfort of a smooth and safe on-line payment process via secure trading.
In the new Compact Disc Services on-line store you will find all the ‘General’ and ‘Specialist’ departments housed under one roof, with extra areas featuring: New & Recent Releases, Special Offers, Rarities and an amazing Bargain Basement where you are bound to find some great CD’s and DVD’s at cheapo prices!