The IBAP was started by Gardners in 2011 because we firmly believe bookshops are fundamental to our high streets; that’s why we have made it our mission to give them the very best chances to compete on new titles. We are passionate about supporting independent booksellers; this is reflected in many of our innovative services, such as Gardlink, Hive and Home Delivery.

After 10 years, we wanted to refresh this initiative, breathing in a new life by broadening the offering to customers. The Booksellers Circle is about inclusivity. We are all united in our passion for getting books to readers and promoting the love of the experience of an independent bookshop. These are the key features that we have to offer our independent bookseller customers:  

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Gardners CDF (Home Delivery) services provide an efficient way to ship your customer orders worldwide; equipping you with a well-organised, cost-effective way to boost your online business, expand internationally and ultimately meet your customers delivery expectations.

Gardners CDF services are available to all our customers, via our internet FTP and this website, giving you access to our extensive on-hand inventory, with orders picked, packed and despatched from stock on the day of receipt (for orders received before 3:00pm Monday - Friday).

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We offer a privilege returns allowance for our customers quarterly on the following dates:

January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st.

Your returns allowance is based on 5% of the retail value of books or dealer value for DVDs, of the amount you have spent with Gardners in the 3 months preceding one of the returns dates listed above. This figure is calculated across your stock, new title and Customer order purchases.

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Gardlink was first released way back in October 1990 we were the first wholesaler to realise the benefits that electronic ordering and a stock control system could offer the modern bookseller.

Gardlink 4 continues this legacy with many new and existing facilities and features. Gardlink 4 has been completely re-written and redesigned to include a full EDI suite catering for ordering, goods-in and returns functions electronically, a completely new and intuitive user interface and designed to cater for the very latest technologies in both software and hardware. 

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Gardners is a leading digital distributor of eBooks and digital audiobooks and can help you enhance your offerings and maximise revenue, in this expanding digital market.

Gardners Digital Content Services provide an easy, simply packaged solution, which offers thousands of retailers, public libraries and educational & academic customers worldwide, the ability to provide direct to consumer purchase and library loan services under multiple licences.

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