From the beginning, Biblio has strived to find ways of supporting independent booksellers. What booksellers need these days are more orders and fewer fees. To that end, we are proud to introduce Commission Free member to member sales on Biblio!
Booksellers are among the best book buyers. A significant number of the orders placed through Biblio are placed by registered Biblio booksellers buying stock, filling special orders, or just buying books for their private collections (booksellers are also book collectors, of course!). In the past, we’ve offered CashBack on purchases, but we want to do an even better job of increasing bookseller to bookseller sales on Biblio. Effective September 1st, all qualified purchases made by a BiblioDirect Member are commission free!
So what is a qualified purchase?
- As a selling bookseller: You need to offer at least a 10% member discount and maintain at least 150 books for sale on Biblio on average. This should be easy since Biblio isn’t charging you commission. As long as you are passing some of that commission savings onto other bookseller members by offering a member discount, you won’t be charged commission on orders coming from other BiblioDirect members.
- As a purchasing bookseller / customer: You need to be logged into your Biblio bookseller account when you place your order. When you are logged into your Biblio bookseller account when ordering, you will see the BiblioDirect member discounted price, and the bookseller you are ordering from pays no commission on the sale. Only Biblio’s payment processing fee applies if Biblio is processing the payment on the order.
That’s all there is to it!
To make this possible, we are phasing out fulfillment discounts and cashback purchasing incentives. Since the largest fulfillment discount that any bookseller could earn was only a few dollars per billing period, it wasn’t enough to be meaningful to most booksellers. Cashback incentives were effective, but weren’t as effective as we felt they could be. Instead of rebating a small percent of each purchases, we will simply be not charging you to begin with! By offering Commission Free Member to Member sales, we expect that Biblio booksellers will all see more orders and greater savings offered via BiblioDirect Member Discounts.