Independent booksellers in the U.S. can take advantage of the HarperCollins 2016 Holiday Express Shipping Program from Monday, October 31, through Friday, January 13, 2017.
Under the program announced last week, all qualifying orders received by 3:00 p.m. ET will ship out the next business day and will be expedited so that in most cases they will be delivered in two business days, provided books are in stock and the account is in good credit standing. New title laydowns will continue to ship by their established on-sale dates.
All reorders of HarperCollins and Harlequin titles are eligible for the Holiday Express Shipping Program. The minimum for a single order is 30 units. If the minimum order is not reached because HarperCollins is out of stock on any titles and the customer allows backorders, then HarperCollins will still ship the order free freight. If the out-of-stock titles become available within the program timeframe, the balance of the order will be expedited at no extra charge.
Stores should process their orders in the same way they always have; no special instructions are needed to take part in the program. All qualifying orders placed from October 31 through January 13 will receive the special handling.
Questions about the Holiday Express Shipping Program should be addressed to a store’s HarperCollins sales representative.