Big picture: Invoice management can be a time-consuming process.
Batch for Books streamlines the process, saving you time on these administrative tasks. Batch organizes invoice and payment information so it’s all in one place, and it ensures the accuracy and reliability of information. Batch also integrates with QuickBooks.
What to know:
- Batch is a free, publisher-supported service. Booksellers do not need to download any additional software to use it.
- Batch is growing month by month. Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins are on Batch. As more booksellers sign up, Batch will be able to bring additional vendors onto the service.
- Training is available one-on-one via phone or video call. There are also training documents available online.
- Using Batch, all your invoices and credit notes are centralized within one location, making it easy to search for both paid and outstanding transactions. You can also make claims for order mistakes or damaged books through Batch. (Note: Penguin Random House requires claims to be submitted through their business website.)
- You have complete control over authorization and payment. Batch will not remit transactions that haven’t been authorized.
- Getting started is simple — take a look at how it works here.
Handouts and a recording of this session are available on the Education Resources page on BookWeb.org, which includes a live demonstration of the program from Nathan Halter, program manager for Batch for Books U.S.