We have previously reported on the failure of Vault Distribution and the impact it had on the creators that were involved. At that time, we also pointed out that there now an open niche in the market and creators who were looking for someone to help sell their stuff. (As a side note, if you’re one of the small distributors out there, and are looking for some exposure – please use our contact form to tell us your story.)
Yesterday, we received the following press release, sent out by Neil G.
From: [VAULT] Neil g [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:06 PM
Subject: [Press Release] VAULT closed / information
You are receiving this email because you were involved with vaultdistribution.com and/or dominationtshirts.com. We thank all of the people involved for a good 5 year run and are honored to have served and bettered the internet community. Unfortunately, some things come to a tragic end and one of those things was VAULT, as an unexpected, chronic illness snuck in under our noses and disabled several of our key staffmembers for longer than ever expected. Unfortunately, all of our previous contact emails have been shut down, so if you have tried to contact us recently we will not have received the email. VAULT Distribution is now closed for good – details can be found here: http://vaultdistribution.com.
Clients with outstanding invoices will be contacted shortly, and we will work with anyone who needs their merchandise sent back to them or to another distributor, or any other issues that are pending. Health is improving to the point where we can tie up any loose ends quickly and aggressively if neededÂ© with the warehouse closed, we want to get merchandise returned for all accounts that are paid up ASAP. Such clients will be contacted later in the evening.
Thank you for your time – and a special thanks to those who have worked with us over the years for this very interesting experience in marketing.
There is a slightly different version of this announcement up on their website, which contains a list of all the people who had supported them in the past, and deserve your support now. This is a nice gesture, but oddly it includes Neil G’s Robotstories.
I believe that everyone on the list has already found a new distributor – or has one in the works. For example, on Thursday TopatoCo announced that they were taking over distribution for Daily Dinosaur Comics and White Ninja Comics.