WHERE DO YOUR CUSTOMERS FIND THE BOOKS THAT AREN'T IN YOUR BOOKSTORE?
22nd January 2001
(Victoria, BC) - Millions of customers each year walk out of bookstores,
without the book they were looking for in hand. This leaves booksellers
with a dilemma: how do you fill every customer's needs when you
can't store thousands of extra books or track down every long-lost
title? Some bookstores attempt to find these obscure books for
their customers, at a great cost of time and effort. Others have
to turn customers away.
Abebooks.com, the world's largest online community of independent
booksellers, presents a free solution to this long-standing problem.
Abebooks.com is offering a new turnkey partnership that will give
bookstores discrete access to millions of books online. Without
adding a penny to their overhead, booksellers can now unearth
more of the books their customers want.
"Many book buyers aren't yet aware of the availability of
these books, so when bookstores are able to find them, they are
offering a premium service," said abebooks.com's Director
of Marketing and Business Development, Judy Kam. "This will
change the face of bookstores across North America, as booksellers
will meet their customers' needs faster and more frequently."
Bookstores do not need to be abebooks.com members to be eligible
for this program.
Abebooks is the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million
books. With offices in Canada and Germany, abebooks provides independent
booksellers with business support, technological infrastructure
and international marketing, enabling booksellers of any size
to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through
its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks, now abebooks Europe, the
company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via
web sites in English, German, and French. Abebooks was launched
on the Internet in May of 1996 and offers consumers the most complete
collection of rare, used, and out-of-print books available anywhere.