BookPeople Buying Group is an opt-in monthly subscription group-buying service for members developed to help member booksellers improve their businesses by achieving better trading terms with publishers. It is designed primarily for independent booksellers who do not benefit from franchise central buying.
BookPeople Buying Group provides:
3. Inclusion of members in the curation of group marketing
The Buying Group is open to member booksellers who are not part of other buying services. Booksellers who choose to become part of the buyng group need to sign a service and non-disclosure agreement and pay a monthly subscription fee.
“I’m rapt with the service. It’s brilliant that we are getting such a great discount off the new releases and also the best-selling backlist titles. We have ordered the Summer Guide – it looks terrific and the titles are wonderful.” Nicole Maher, Great Escape Books
“We are loving it! Already it is helping us make two fundamental changes – the restock and pick up of new backlist titles that we were reluctant to on our usual base rate, and it has moderated our over-ordering on new release lists. Previously we would order multiples to achieve a bit more margin, and our returns would reflect this. A very attractive feature of the BookPeople program is the ability to order directly through our usual purchasing system (Circlesoft) to achieve the discount. Most of all, I like the fact this program is collegiate and that any (independent) member of the BookPeople can join.”
Libby Armstrong, Beachside Bookshop