Allsorted provides helpful SOLUTIONS to retailers who need to buy a selection of suitable best selling books for their particular type of store - be that Garden Centres, Department Stores, Visitor Attractions, Zoo & Aquarium, Cathedrals & Abbeys, Farm Shops, Gift Shops, Card Shops or Toy Shops and so forth.
Allsorted intends to be unquestionably the best wholesaler distributor of gift books and kids books in the gift trade in the UK & Ireland.
It’s all about providing you with a hassle-free way of growing your sales, and helping you to become more & more successful, by making books as valuable a part of your offer to your customers as possible. Gift books and kids books can - in a surprisingly diverse range of retail environments – prove to be one of a retailers most important categories when measured in terms of pounds per square foot.
At Allsorted we believe in books, and we believe that books make great gifts.
THE ALLSORTED STORY
Allsorted Ltd was founded in 2010, and launched to the trade in 2011. Lincoln Exley, having spent 37 years working for the family gift book publishing company Helen Exley Giftbooks, long the way starting a number of card and gift companies, selling into the UK gift trade, with lots of exporting, spotted a significant gap in the market for a book wholesaler. The business was formed to help retailers in the gift market be more successful with their gift books and kids books. Of course this was competition in the form of a number of well run book wholesalers in the UK, and in Ireland, but Lincoln knew of gift book wholesalers in other export markets offering a combo of products and service that simply was not all being delivered in the UK in the way it could or should be.
AND WHAT MAKES ALLSORTED DIFFERENT?
So there are others whose offer includes some aspects of what we do, of course. We believe we have put together a business model – with a value proposition – that is unique among the competition. This won’t ‘fit’ with every prospective customer we meet with, though you might like to consider how you would benefit from:
IMPLICIT IN THE NAME ‘ALLSORTED’ IS THAT WE INTEND TO GET EVERYTHING RIGHT FOR YOU, FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME.
AND IF YOU EVER DO EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS, THEN WE GET THEM SORTED FOR YOU, QUICKLY.
Yes, we are in the business of buying and selling books, but ultimately it’s all about the service we give. Allsorted does all our customer service from Watford, with a small team of 8. We use a specialist computer software company that has built a state-of-the-art system especially for medium and large gift trade wholesalers, manufacturers and importers. So, we generate orders, and these are sent electronically to the warehouse where they are picked, packed & despatched. Interactions with our customers are handled by our head office team – invoices, delivery notes, credits, queries, meta data, payments etc.
FULFILLMENT …AND HOW WE DELIVER ON OUR PROMISES?
Allsorted is unusual – perhaps even unique among book wholesalers – in that we choose not to run our own warehouse. We do this to focus as much energy as we can on the core areas of our business – which we see as buying and selling the right books and then matching them to the right customers.
We use a CONTRACT WAREHOUSE called Trade Counter Distribution, who are based in Suffolk, and who have:
So, all this gives Allsorted flexibility, as we grow and expand, to take on new business without worrying that our warehouse will be too small. (Or conversely, without the financial risk of taking on a big warehouse that is too big for purpose, only then to become a financial millstone.) And on a day-to-day basis, we are better prepared to cope with the natural ebbs-and-flows of orders, so when we get a surprise wave of unexpected orders we are better placed to cope with this surge in demand.
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READY TO ORDER ONLINE If and when you are ready to order online, then you need to have first registered. You will also of course need to fill in online a simple standard set of questions, and agree to our straightforward Terms & Conditions. We do go through a simple credit checking process which takes a short while, if you want to speed this all up, you can choose to pre-pay by credit card.
AN INTRODUCTORY MEETING? Is there a good ‘fit’ between what you need, and Allsorted? Would you like to fix a short Introductory Meeting with one of our sales reps or sales managers?
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Then please email or phone our customer relations team and we will arrange this with you and for you.
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