Rack Up Savings: ABA Business Management Services & Products

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As individuals and businesses nationwide look to counter the effects of the struggling economy, the American Booksellers Association reminds booksellers to check out the dollars-and-cents savings available to all Regular Bookstore Members. In addition to extensive educational and informational resources, IndieBound marketing materials, and other advocacy efforts, ABA offers members an array of business management services and products through affiliate relationships with companies such as Bank of America (credit card processing), PartnerShip (small package and freight shipments), and Above the Treeline (inventory management software) that can cut the costs of doing business.

 LIBRIS Business Insurance

  • Dividend program based on the experience of the ABA group
  • "Preferred" rating for members

Bank of America Credit Card Processing

  • No annual membership fee ($75+ savings)
  • No monthly minimums (up to $25 monthly savings)
  • No statement fees ($5 to $15 monthly savings)
  • No cancellation fee
  • Free supplies and free delivery ($50 to $200 savings)
  • Rates as low as 2.04 percent for credit card authorization, and 1.69 percent for debit and check card
  • Preferred pricing on equipment

Certegy Check Services

  • Electronic check discounted rates of .81 percent to .87 percent
  • Enhanced warranty and statement discounted rate of .75 percent

PartnerShip: Discount Shipping & Printing

  • FedEx Express -- save up to 26 percent
  • FedEx Ground -- save up to 30 percent on inbound packages and 25 percent on outbound packages
  • FedEx Home Delivery -- save up to 10 percent
  • Yellow Transportation (large freight) -- save up to 64 percent
  • UPS Freight (large freight) -- save up to 64 percent
  • FedEx Kinko's save 20 percent off all color and black/white printing and copies, and 10 percent off on signs, graphics, and finishing services


  • Free! Comparable benchmarking studies cost up to $1,800 for participation and reports
  • $50 rebate for completed surveys

Above the Treeline Inventory Management

  • Set-up fee waived for ABA members
  • 10 percent discount off the monthly subscription fee

Constant Contact E-mail Newsletters

  • 60-day Free Trial
  • ABA bookstore members receive yearly rebate
  • Unlimited e-mails (fee based on list size, starts at $15)

W.G. Ellerkamp Paper & Bags

  • Special member rates and terms on custom and standard shopping bags
  • Specialty giftwrap

AAA Label

  • Save on custom low-tack book sticker rolls from ABA's exclusive supplier

CDW Computers

  • Discounted prices through group-buying program
  • Online store for valuable comparison shopping

ABA Direct Order

  • Mary Engelbreit paper Gift Certificates

BookExpo America Discounted Convention

Registration (2008 rates)

  • 3-day Bookseller/Bookstore pass
  • ABA Member $75 / Non-Member $125 (a 40 percent savings)
  • 1-day Bookseller/Bookstore pass
  • ABA Member $40 / Non-Member $70 (a 43 percent savings)

For information about these ABA business services and more, visit www.BookWeb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 6645.