Like many small business owners, my brother and I started RelicRecord.com on a shoestring budget. Nearly five years later, we’re still swinging by that string! We’ve never viewed our business funding (or lack thereof) as a limitation, but rather as motivation to be creative, innovative, and resourceful. For the past five years we’ve relied on the feedback of collectors, dealers, and software users, to help guide and shape the development of our program. Everything we’ve been able to accomplish thus far can be attributed to good ole’ fashion hard work and word-of-mouth marketing. Read more
I recently stumbled upon an article that raised the question: “Is it ever okay for a museum to sell some of its works for financial reasons?” And the answer? Well, according to the American Alliance of Museums’ Code of Ethics, the answer is a murky yes―as long as the proceeds from the sale “are to be used consistent with the established standards of the museum’s discipline, but in no event shall they be used for anything other than acquisition or direct care of collections.” Institutions deemed to have violated AAM’s Code of Ethics risk losing accreditation. Not only that, but what message do such “sales” send to a museum’s financial donors and potential donors of artifacts, artworks, etc.? Read more
Hello everyone. Mitchell here to give you an update on all the work we’ve put into the latest version of RelicRecord to get it ready and out the door. Will and I are excited to get this version out to our loyal customers and hope you find it useful in managing your collection!
“I don’t need an inventory management system, my notebooks and spreadsheets work just fine. Besides, I don’t trust putting my personal info online.”
I hear those objections from time-to-time when speaking with collectors and dealers about our online collectible inventory management system, RelicRecord. And here’s the thing, I get it. We all find comfort in using the same methods that we’ve always used; and for the most part, we’re resistant to change – I’m no different in that regard. After all, Momma always said “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”… right?
RelicRecord.com founders Will and Mitch appeared on American Digger Magazine’s Relic Roundup podcast to share why maintaining thorough records of your collectibles is so important, tips on organizing your collection, and how your feedback can help them build a product you’ll use and enjoy. Listen here…
Since this is the first post on the progress of the web application, it only makes sense for us to start with an update on customer registration and user preferences.
For someone who is interested in using the application, they will have to create a free account. We want to make this as painless as possible, while still keeping the security of our customer’s data in mind. The past few weeks we have focused on the sign up process which included the creation of registration forms and easy to follow instructions for things like password complexity.
What do you collect?
For me, I’ve collected baseball cards (an obvious entry into collecting for a kid), stamps, coins, arrowheads, collectible card games, fountain pens and even buckeye nuts. My collections have never really amounted to much in size or value but I had fun getting them together and inventorying them. My brother is big into “hunting treasure” which is mostly buried civil war and world war two relics forgotten by time. Somewhere in there I’m pretty sure he has a small collection of fossils and arrowheads as well. The folks also have their own collections they have gathered over the years. The running joke in our family is that mom has collected pretty much every antique juicer in Tennessee and probably parts of Alabama. Being a southern family, there are also pocket knives, arrowheads and other relics of a southern heritage. Read more