Ingram Content Group (Ingram) has announced the launch of Ingram Wholesale Services in the UK. In September, Ingram started rolling out its services supporting booksellers by offering wholesale options for books for any title currently supplied from its operations located in Milton Keynes, UK.
Booksellers have access to up to 10 million titles available to order directly from Ingram Wholesale Services, with more titles being added continuously. Initially, available titles include a list of stocked, popular UK titles and print-on-demand titles supported by Ingram’s Lightning Source. Supply is available with fast delivery and clear availability messaging to the book trade. Orders received by 12 noon will dispatch the next working day. Print-on-demand titles will benefit from an enhanced turnaround time of next-day shipping for both paperbacks and hardbacks.
“Ingram Wholesale Services in the UK is another way of connecting great content with more retailers locally and efficiently,” states David Taylor, Senior Vice President, Ingram Content Group UK.
“Put simply – our global strategy is part of supplying more books to more booksellers, locally,” says Donald Roseman, Vice President of Commercial Sales and Operations, Ingram Content Group. “Publishers produce the content, we supply it as quickly and closely to the customer as possible, and good availability messaging supports local demand.”
Ingram Wholesale Services in the UK sits alongside two other key offerings from Ingram Content Group UK. Ingram Publisher Services UK continues as the sales and distribution service supporting publisher clients, and Lightning Source, which provides print-on-demand services.
For more information on Ingram Wholesale Services in the UK:
- Retailers, please use: IngramUKWholesaleRetailers@ingramcontent.com.
- Publishers, please use: IngramUKWholesalePublishers@ingramcontent.com.
See also Ingram UK wholesale service launches as rival to Gardners by Ruth Comerford in The Bookseller 11 October 2022.