Keyboard Builders' Digest

Keyboard vendor database FAQ

The KBD.news Vendor Database is a searchable interface to find keyboard shops and vendors all over the world. It's free. However, if you want to be part of it, we need a little help.

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How to get listed or get data updated?

For now, just send me a mail with your data to the address:
info at golem.hu

To include your shop (free) we need at least some of the info below.

Please, provide as much detail as you possibly can - more data means more transparency and trust.

Additionally, while you can omit some, there's a vendor score in the making, partially based on the completeness of your profile.

Some good examples: Switch Club, Mountain Keyboards, Kirball's Keys.


What are the profile attributes?

AttributeExample & options
Shop nameMagical Keeboards
Shop URLhttps://magicalkeeboards.xyz
Shop intro"Magical Keeboards was founded in 2020 by John (u/KBguy888). It is based in Florence, Italy, and sells keyboards, switches and keycaps focusing on split and ortholinear models."

(avoid relative dates like "2 years ago", "for the last 3 years")

Shop typeOne or more of these:

storefront, manufacturer, showroom

When did you start the shop?Year or exact date if it's known. (If you provide an exact date your shop will be highlighted on that day annually.)
Country/StateItaly
CityFlorence
Postal addressMagical Keeboards, Piazza della Tastatura, 65 - 50131 Firenze - Italy

(Use the general syntax of your country.)

Do you ship globally?Y/N. If not, what part of the world is covered?
Product rangeChoose from this list in order of relevance (delete irrelevant ones):

keyboard, switch, keycap, parts, tools, PCB, plate, case, cable, lube, split, ortho, GB, deskmat, wrist-rest, artisan

Shop runner's name/nickJohn Doe (u/KBguy888)
Shop runner's intro"Hey, I'm John from Magical Keeboards. An avid keyboard builder obsessed with split designs, low profile and logical layout optimizaton since 2018. You can find me on r/mk, GH and Keebtalk as KBguy888."

(avoid relative dates like "2 years ago")

Team size2

(The total number of team members/employees/co-workers at the store.)

Team textOptional, for listing team members: e.g. "John & Jane"
Promo code(s)e.g. KBDNEWS, KBD10OFF

(Shops offering general discount codes for the community are highlighted in the search results. This affects the visits and clickthroughs A LOT!

Promo code detailsExplanation. E.g. "for deskmats only", "one use per customer", "10% off orders $10 or above", "$5 off first orders", etc.
Contact name*Won't be published nor spammed.
Contact email*Won't be published nor spammed.

* An official contact and email address is only needed to clear things up or occasionally announce updates. Sent probably VERY rarely - if ever... Part of your vendor score though.

Ready?

Send the data or request to the address: info at golem.hu.

Thanks for your contribution!

How to get highlighted in the list?

At the moment the following vendors are highlighted:

  • Vendors offering general discount codes for the community (use KBDNEWS, KBDNEWS10, KBDNEWS5OFF or similar codes if possible) - Also, provide limitations if any (one use, for in-stock items only, for first buyers only, etc.)
  • Vendors regularly supporting the project (BMC members)

Don't take this for granted though. This is not a paid service. This is a token of my gratitude towards these vendors.

What is the vendor score?

The vendor score is an upcoming feature. An index with a maximum value of 10. (It's already calculated but not published yet.)

It's components are:

  • Completeness of your vendor profile (the more data provided the better)
  • Your website content (contact, about us, shipping & return policy, faq, etc.)
  • Your response time

How can you support the project?

If you have an affiliate program you can give us an affiliate link.

In addition, while this service is free, we accept donations to keep it alive:

Best regards,
Tamas Dovenyi
info at golem.hu
https://kbd.news