Bertrams administrators claim change in Amazon purchasing contributed to demise

Bertrams administrators claim change in Amazon purchasing contributed to demise

A statement from Bertrams adminstrators, published on Companies House, has outlined some of the reasons why the wholesaler collapsed, claiming the “aggressive practices” of Amazon and the collapse of The Book People contributed to the company's demise. 

Joint administrators Martin Armstrong and Andrew Bailey of Turpin Baker Armstrong stated: “Book wholesalers have suffered from demand in recent years due to changes in the distribution model for literature, and the rising popularity of e-books. Further, the Group began experiencing increased financial difficulties in September/October 2019 ...

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