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Devin Funches Joins Z2 Comics and Rolls Out a Direct Sales Program

Devin Funches

Z2 Comics has announced a new fulfillment facility in Denver, as well as the rollout of a direct sales program geared toward comic book specialty retailers and independent record stores. Joining the team to lead this program is comic book sales and marketing veteran Devin Funches.

Devin Funches most recently served as sales manager for the Oni Lion Forge Publishing Group for five years, establishing and positioning Lion Forge at retail to usher in tremendous growth across markets just before the companies merged. Prior to that, he spent six years at BOOM! Studios in sales and marketing and e-commerce positions. Devin brings with him a wealth of experience from the book trade, specialty, international, direct, digital, and institutional markets. Prior to a successful publishing career, he began his professional life at Acosta and Coca-Cola.

To support this program, and increased web sales, the company has also opened a fulfillment center in Denver, CO to be overseen by co-founder Sridhar Reddy. The warehouse team is led by Isaiah Kelley, with a fulltime staff to oversee the company’s shipping of orders to both retailers and consumers.
 
Starting today, in addition to Z2’s books being made available to retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors and Simon & Schuster, stores can order product direct from Z2 with competitive shipping rates, discount tiers based on volume, and returnability across all titles after only 60 days. Additionally, Z2 will offer non-returnable exclusive deluxe retail packages unique to stores that participate in this program with no minimum order per account. Participating stores will also have the first opportunity at hosting touring Z2 musicians, inclusive of signings, possible in-store performances, and more.

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