Despite the digital age, over 200 million books are still sold in the UK each year. Book lovers expect their next great read to arrive quickly and in immaculate condition to sit pride of place on their bookshelf. Deliver on this demand with our leading book fulfilment service, which takes care of the entire eCommerce fulfilment journey for books and other literature.
At Zendbox, the cost of storing books is charged by volume, based on the cubic metre space your stock is taking up in real-time. This means you never pay for space that you’re not using, so you can put any potential savings back into your business.
Instruct your suppliers to deliver books directly to our secure fulfilment centres in order to reduce lead times and get books to your customers on release day. With a more streamlined supply chain, you can free up time to focus on expanding your business.
Our proprietary Zendportal software makes it simple to view, track and manage your stock, ensuring you avoid under or overstocking books and other literature. Retain maximum control over your inventory no matter how many sales channels you have.
Magazines & newspapers
Recipe & cookbooks
Your book business relies on customers getting their books on time and in pristine condition, so that they can enjoy that fresh-page feeling. Zendbox makes this happen every time, picking books from the warehouse shelf with 99.999% accuracy, packing them securely to avoid damages during transit, and shipping them on an ultra-fast delivery service.
You can send your books to Zendbox knowing that they will be stored safely and securely in our organically certified fulfilment centres. Books remain in pristine condition from the minute they arrive at Zendbox, to the moment your customer unboxes them for maximum satisfaction and a reduced likelihood of returns.
For book lovers, there’s nothing more disappointing than when a book arrives on their doorstep with dents, rips, or water damage. By using robust packaging to pack and ship your books, we can help you avoid this scenario and ensure your customers receive their novels quickly and in peak condition.
Happy customers and 5-star reviews are far more likely when customers receive exactly what they ordered, exactly when they want it. That’s why we maintain an industry-leading order accuracy pick and pack rate of 99.999%, which is just one reason why Zendbox is a Top Global Fulfilment Provider, as awarded by Clutch.
Our powerful Inventory Analysis tool on Zendportal enables you to view your sales and provides recommendations on exactly when you need to replenish your inventory. With a complete stock overview, and live tracking as orders come in and books go out, inaccurate forecasting and overselling become a thing of the past.
We can help you simplify your supply chain by receiving books directly from your supplier and checking them into stock at our secure fulfilment centre(s) within 1 to 3 days. Our rigorous warehouse processes ensure your stock is available to sell without delay or disruption to your day-to-day operations.
Fulfilment from Zendbox makes sending large book orders easy. Books are packed safely and securely to avoid damage during transit, before they are sent via a trusted courier. Time is money – especially during peak trading periods – which is why we ensure high-volume book orders arrive on time, all year round.
Of the 5 million tonnes of plastic waste that the UK produces each year, it is estimated that half of this is packaging. We aim to be the solution, not the problem, which is why we use sustainable packaging to fulfil orders for books and other literature. Discover what else we are doing to make bookselling a greener operation.
Do you sell books as part of a subscription service? Zendbox offers a premium fulfilment service for this too. With custom kitting and assembly options, we can pack your book subscription box exactly as desired to create the ultimate unboxing experience for new or limited-edition releases, and everything in between.
If you sell books to bookshops and other businesses, rest assured that we can take care of the fulfilment process behind this with our B2B solution. This enables you to ship large-volume book orders to book launches, signings, press events, and much more, so you can tap into revenue streams beyond online B2C book sales.
Our premium 3PL fulfilment solution is backed by extensive experience in eCommerce. Explore our Success Stories with leading brands that we support in delivering the best unboxing experience to their customers
“Before Zendbox, it was chaos. Now we’re making smarter fulfilment decisions. It’s like having a whole team of eCommerce experts on hand 🐼”
“Shipping to the EU is as simple as shipping to the UK with Zendbox. Deliveries are timely and reliable for the distances involved.”
“Our previous 3PL was losing our stock, causing delays with our orders and affecting our margins. Zendbox has completely eliminated these errors for us 😎”
Annual logistics savings
“Zendbox ticks all the boxes for us. Every order is delivered on time, every time, which means, more happy and loyal customers for Ghost 👻”
“To have clear and long-term visibility of our stock’s status with Inventory Analysis is enormously powerful 😍”
“Zendbox has been central to our growth and expansion. For a growing FMCG brand, Zendbox’s Inventory Analysis tool is an absolute must 🤩”
“We maximised our inventory performance to reduce stock holding costs and overall billing with the help of Zendbox.”
“Even during the uncertain times we are currently in, the service from Zendbox has been professional, quick and flexible to meet our ever-changing needs 👍”
“Getting a fulfilment partner can make or break you and after a dreadful time with our previous provider, H**oo, losing half our stock, we wish we had gone with Zendbox in the first place."
“Completely satisfied with the helpful training and ongoing support that has been provided by the Zendbox team 🥰"
3PL (third-party logistics) book fulfilment refers to the outsourcing of the picking, packing, and shipping processes for books to an external company. The right book fulfilment service will free up your time whilst saving your business storage and labour costs, so you can focus on other areas of your business such as marketing, product development, and customer service.
We have multiple packaging options available that can be tailored to your individual needs. Whether you require 100% recycled and/or recyclable packaging, or branded packaging for a unique unboxing experience, we can customise our solution according to your specific requirements and pack your books exactly as you would do yourself. We even offer fragile packaging, so you can ensure limited- or first-edition books are delivered to your customers with extra care.
This is exactly what Zendbox is here for. We understand that your chosen shopping platform is the face of your business, but an efficient fulfilment service is what keeps customers coming back. As well as integrating with your Amazon or other sales channels, we can store and fulfil orders quickly, accurately, and cost-efficiently. Your stock levels are automatically adjusted in real-time via our Zendportal inventory management platform as soon as an item sells, so you know exactly how much stock you have available to sell and what products you need to replenish.
This involves picking the books on the order from our warehouse shelves – so long as your customer places their order before 9pm, we will begin fulfilling the order the same day as part of our industry-leading order cut-off time.
There’s no one way to ship books. The overall cost will vary according to the volume of the order, the weight of the order, the estimated delivery time, and the delivery destination, among other factors. Our courier relationships are one of the many benefits you experience with Zendbox. We are partnered with global carriers, so that we can pass on premium delivery services at the very best prices to you and your customers.
Receiving goods in and preparing them for shipping quickly is crucial to avoid missing out on potential sales. We aim to get all book deliveries checked into stock within 1 to 3 days, minimising downtime and maximising your sales potential. This is especially important during peak trading periods like Black Friday or Christmas, or for new book launches when stock is in high demand.