On Wednesday, September 18, HarperCollins Publishers announced plans to debut a year-round Quick Reorder Program with Ingram Content Group. Launching in late October, the program will be available on qualifying orders from independent bookstores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and will provide expedited shipment on direct orders to HarperCollins that will be filled from Ingram’s Roseburg, Oregon, warehouse.
All independent bookstores in the designated states placing orders with HarperCollins before 3:00 pm EDT/12:00 pm PDT will have orders expedited and shipped no later than the next business day, so that in most cases they will be delivered in two to three business days, providing books are in stock.
“Quick replenishment is a key ingredient in successful bookselling today, and we are happy to be working with Ingram to offer this program to stores in the western states,” said HarperCollins Vice President of Sales Kathy Faber.
American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher said, “ABA is delighted that our friends at HarperCollins will be expanding their program to quickly replenish store inventory for our West Coast members. These programs have been central to our members’ continued ability to compete, and we’re grateful to HarperCollins and Ingram for their extra efforts to continue this service.”
“We are pleased to partner with HarperCollins on a direct fulfillment program to retailers. By using the Ingram infrastructure and warehouse network, we can help ensure that retailers stay in-stock not only throughout the busy fall holiday season but during the rest of the year as well,” said Ingram Vice President, Merchandise, George Tattersfield.
Accounts should process their HarperCollins orders in the same way they always have; no special instructions are needed.
Separately, HarperCollins will also repeat its Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores in the United States from Monday, October 28, 2019, through Friday, January 10, 2020.
Booksellers can contact their local HarperCollins sales rep for more information.