Retail Book Ordering Services

Access to a huge inventory is great, but what makes it even better is how simple Ingram makes it to get the content from our warehouses onto your shelves. We’ve got you covered so you never miss a beat.

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Search. Discover. Order. Track.

We are here to help make your ordering process as smooth as possible. By using Ingram’s easy-to-use online search, order, and account management platform, ipage®, you’re able to free up time and so much more.

Here’s How:

  • Search extensively by publisher, language, category, and more
  • Order quickly and easily with ipage’s One-Click option
  • Check stock availability in real-time for each warehouse
  • Access all available formats for a particular title on one page
  • View invoices, track shipments, and make payments
  • Browse and shop Ingram’s trade catalogs
  • View estimated times of arrival for backorder titles

Take the Guesswork Out of Managing Your In-Store Inventory

Integration with most major POS vendors allows Ingram to offer you more ways to order. There are some unique ordering options available when using POS systems.

Here’s How:

  • Real-time POS inventory management
  • Access to more content
  • Ship directly to your customers*
  • License plate receiving; visibility to carton details and tracking numbers*

*Participation varies by POS vendor

Get Speed & Accuracy with Efficient Ordering Systems

Through a team of dedicated EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) specialists, Ingram communicates with all major automation systems to ensure efficient order placement and acknowledgment. Ingram also supports both basic and enriched ordering via EDI.

Never Miss a Sale

Ship books directly to your customers’ doorsteps worldwide with Direct to Home™ ordering. Increase your product offering without additional inventory costs.

  • Access to millions of titles for immediate shipping
  • Send special orders from our warehouse directly to your customers’ homes
  • Send gifts to customers’ out-of-town friends and family (gift wrapping is available)
  • Ship items to most countries in the world
  • Order easily 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Manage Your Inventory with Ease

Spend less time browsing and get the most out of Ingram’s extensive inventory with New Title Notification Programs. Backed by expertise and technology, we will provide you with the latest programs to save you time and fit your needs – all with zero commitment.

  • Full integration with the industry’s leading ordering system, ipage®
  • The best new titles in the categories you want to see
  • Choose between email notification or automatic shipment

Stay in The Know

Get the relevant and timely title news you need with Ingram’s family of print and digital trade catalogs. These pieces showcase new and upcoming titles alongside editorial content and product news.

Customize Your Inventory

Build your own new title notification program. iSelect® assists you in selecting the types of new titles appropriate for your store and gets them to you fast.

  • Fully customizable to meet your needs
  • Based on Ingram’s buying level of pre-publication titles
  • Select only the categories and buying levels you want to see
  • View new titles from specific publishers
  • Receive notification when Ingram makes purchases according to your selections

Simplify Specialty Orders

Located on all title detail screens, the Single Holding Order option is useful for special orders and especially useful when reserving low on-hand inventory. Knowing this option is available is very beneficial when trying to reach free freight minimums.

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From authors to publishers, retailers to libraries, manufacturers to printers—if books are your passion, Ingram helps you keep the whole world reading.