Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:50
Connect Books has restructured its departments in order to increase profitability.
The wholesaler has made a number of notable changes to the way it operates in a bid to arrest falling sales. The latest move involves organising the business by channel into four units: Wordery, Bertram Books, Dawson Books and International Businesses...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:59
The UK is the world’s second biggest online exporter, new data has revealed.
Research by the British Retail Consortium and Google suggest the UK is the second biggest online exporter in the world, beaten only by the US, as retailers are investing further in international online experiences, localized websites and faster...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 06:25
Book wholesaler Bertrams has reported that total revenues increased by 9.7% in the 19 weeks to 11th January, helped by the success of online retailer Wordery.
The Norwich-based company said that while total revenue increased by 9.7%, like-for-like sales decreased by 0.4%.
While new acquisitions and the growth of the new...
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 09:30
Wholesaler Bertrams' latest financial results have seen growth from online traders, its Wordery off-shoot and international expansion. However sales to libraries were down 10%.
The Norwich-based book supplier reported that its revenues were up 7.8% to £187.9m in the 12 months to 31st August, while underlying profit was up 6....
Fri, 27/09/2013 - 09:28
"Independent" global online retailer Wordery launched this week, undercutting existing prices for new releases on Amazon.co.uk by up to 10%.
The direct-to-consumer website is a partnership between book wholesaler Bertrams and former Book Depository IT director Will Jones. The company said...
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 09:58
Amazon is to drop a clause banning third party Marketplace traders across the EU from offering products elsewhere more cheaply as of tomorrow (30th August).
The move follows trading standards investigations in the UK and Germany triggered by numerous complaints from traders that the rule was unfair. The Office of Fair Trading said it...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 07:20
Bertrams' move into online retail with Wordery is necessary, the wholesaler said, although independent booksellers have been quick to criticise the move, describing it as "alienating".
The Norwich-based wholesaler unveiled Wordery last Monday (22nd October). It is a joint venture with former Book Depository finance...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:25
UK book wholesaler Bertrams is teaming up with former Book Depository IT director Will Jones to found a new "independent online bookseller" called Wordery.
Wordery will start out trading on marketplaces, launching first on Play.com, and is looking to launch its own transactional consumer facing online site,...