Hi! Uh, I was wondering if you could help me. . . I know that you use Book Depository and could you, uhm, explain the mechanics to me? Thanks! It would be a great help to me if you'll reply. :)
Sure! The site is here for a general reference.
Creating an account isn’t necessary though I strongly recommend it. It saves a lot of time having your details saved (it’s 100% safe) and you can add books to your wishlist, write reviews, etc. Do so by going to login/register at the very top of the webpage and follow the necessary instructions.
Browsing for books is self-explanatory. You can use the genre links on the left hand side and explore the books featured on the homepage, or search for the book/author manually. Generally Book Depository has a wide range of books and several editions are available so ensure that you check you order the right one. When you’re happy, add to basket and go to checkout. The rest is - again - self explainatory.
Shipping is free worldwide - it might be best to check this list before you get too excited though generally it covers most countries. There are no additional delivery costs on top of that, though I’ve known there to be additional tax within some of the smaller countries.
You will receive an email after your order has been placed. If there are any issues, contact them as soon as possible. They will ship your books within a few days of you placing the order. Sometimes it’s quick, other times they have to wait for more stock. If it takes longer than a week, I advise contacting them. You will receive another email telling you when the book has been shipped. If you pre-order a book, it will not be shipped until its release date. It’s rare for it to be shipped prior to the specified date.
You can track your order here with the order number. You can also track your order through ‘order history’ if you have an account.
These are the timelines for delivery as Book Depository ships from the United Kingdom:
Standard delivery United Kingdom 3-5 working days
Standard delivery Europe 7-10 working days
Standard delivery US & Canada up to 14 working days
Standard delivery Australia 7-10 working days
Standard delivery South America 10-15 working days
Rest of the World 7-10 working days
Only contact them if your book exceeds the above.
Replies to queries/issues are generally quick and helpful. You may also contact them if there are issues with your book upon its arrival. The easiest way to do so is through the online contact form.
If you have any other questions, let me know!
As a new book blogger, I want to give away books from Quick Reads. I’m reading one of quick reads: A Sea Change by Veronica Henry (Book of the month!!) and so far it’s great. I want you to have the same chance to read the book too. If you want to know more about Quick Reads, you can go here.
- You have to follow this tumblr (imawesomenerd)
- Reblog this post once a day until this giveaway is close (31st May 2013) and I will use a random generator.
- This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE as long as BookDepository ships to your country.
- I will pick one winner and the winner can choose on of those books. Make sure your ‘ask’ section is open :)
Amazon eats Book Depository, and by the way, you've been ripped off
You may have heard that Amazon, the world’s biggest online bookseller, has just purchased Book Depository, the world’s cheapest online bookseller. Some people are upset about this, because monopolies are bad, or because the prices on Book Depository might go up, or because the range might go down, or because they might stop selling books all together. Amazon certainly seems to be phasing them out in favour of apps, Blu-Rays and whatever this is:
No joke, this item has a four-star rating and is called “Hillbilly Butt Pads”.
There are five places i regularly blow my pay…. so i thought i would share :-)
First we have:
This store has some ridiculously well made/cute items - in particular, they have these gorgeous little woolen cat ear-phones… so adorable. I’m yet to purchase… but, soon…. my precious…soon.
for those who love to read, these guys have some great books, and they are easy on the budget!! and, HELLO free shipping!!! They post books out individually (what the?) but they are a great source for buying books if you’re like me and pay a lot of fees at the library for overdues - might as well just get it here!!! hehe…
Third on thee liiist:
maybe i should have put this one FIRST… because i have been OBSESSED with this shop for years, and it was actually a seller from this page who inspired me to start making my own sculpy creations… so i love this online AWESOME shop FOREVER. seriously. check it out. SO cute…. all handmade awesome designers.
ok this site/shop deserves MAD props. Although it says Hunger Site, think of it as the “Greater Good” site - which is a combination of the Hunger Site, Breast Cancer, Animal Rescue, Veterans, Autism, Child Health, Literacy, and Rainforest website. I used to go to the website to click the ‘give for free’ button everyday… but then i realised that if you buy some of their free trade and awesome goodies, some of the profits goes toward that particular fund/cause. They actually have some amazing things on there, and it’s a great idea for giving presents, because then you get to tell your friends that their present helped keep a child in school, or helped to save a stray animal… or donated 30 cups of rice to a starving family… or whatever.
Last but not least:
you should ALL know this one ^.^ but just in case you don’t, here it is! Etsy is an AWESOME place for people to buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art, and supplies. It’s amazing - i sold sculpy items on here for a while and i had a GREAT time finding all the different artists from all over the world. They also have an alchemy page, so if there’s something you’ve wanted for a while, and you don’t have the skills to make it yourself, you describe what you want made on the alchemy page, and people will BID to be the person to make it for you! It’s GREAT!!!
HAPPY SHOPPING!!!! (re-blog and give these shops the credit they deserve)