Our full product range is supported by Gardners established CDF fulfilment service, which launched in 1997 and sees us annually ship millions of parcels on behalf of retailers to consumers worldwide. Orders placed by 15.00 Monday to Friday for in-stock titles can be picked, packed and despatched that working day. Contact us to find out more.
To aid our customers in title selection we produce a variety of publications throughout the year including our monthly Select new title guide, promotions and IBAP brochures and annual specialist catalogues. They feature title information, relevant publisher advertising & editorials and supporting promotions. All of this information, alongside additional curated lists and promotions, can also be found within the logged in section of our trade website.
The Independent Booksellers Affiliate Programme (IBAP) is the umbrella of the initiatives Gardners provide for independent booksellers. This includes providing www.hive.co.uk, our support for the BA Christmas catalogue, sponsorship of the Independent Bookseller of the Year Award and much more. 2017 sees the 7th year of this popular scheme, which is supported by around 50 publisher members. They submit titles every month to a panel of keen UK indies, who read through their submissions and choose their top 20 titles. All titles submitted are supported by high promotional discounts exclusively for independent retailers.
Founded by Gardners in 2011, Hive is an online consumer facing website promoting Independent High Street Booksellers to online shoppers. The site is home to a network of hundred’s of independent retailers across the UK’s bookselling community, with the consumers chosen shop, receiving a percentage of their sale made through the website. Speak to your Gardners account manager or visit www.hive.co.uk today to find out more.
In 1996 we led the industry with our first version of EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) software. This software turned a normal computer into a full cash register, offering booksellers a level of sophistication never before seen at this price point. Come forward 20 years, and the current version has evolved massively with the integration of our shop management Gardlink software.
We work closely with the Booksellers Association in the UK to put on an annual tradeshow alongside their conference, which we sponsor. Our trade show brings together 50 publishers and 100’s of independent booksellers on a Sunday afternoon in September, to talk all things book and take a first look at the big titles for Christmas!
Gardners current & prospective customers can register their interest to attend the show here
Gardners proudly supports many exciting trade initiatives and awards, through sponsorship,
distribution of point-of-sale, promotional activity and creating awareness amongst our customers
As well as providing many supporting services for our customers, we also attend
exhibitions and conferences around the world every year and welcome the opportunity to meet with you.