Free Carriage, No Minimum Order Value: the new Christian trade supplier standard?

As more and more Christian publishers and suppliers are offering us free carriage with no minimum order value, I figured a round-up of those suppliers might be helpful. No doubt there are some I’ve missed: please use the comments to add any others that you’re aware of or to provide feedback on your experience of working with these suppliers.

Where known I’ve included further details including imprints, labels and/or publishers distributed along with links to facebook and twitter pages.

A-Z by company name:

  • Alban Books: Distributors via Marston Book Services for Abingdon Press, Augsburg Fortress, Orbis, Eerdmans, Ave Maria Press, Baylor University Press, Hendrickson, Templeton Press and Westminster John Knox.
    Trade Info Page | Facebook
  • Cambridge University Press: Bibles, prayer books and more. Free carriage with no minimum order  standard for all UK Trade Customers. International Trade orders also supplied carriage free to the customer’s nominated shipper within the UK.
  • Elevation: Own label products including ICC Recordings from events such as Greenbelt, Keswick, New Wine and Spring Harvest. Distributors for Vineyard Records UK. 2nd class post standard, 1st class available for a “nominal fee”; normally same day despatch on orders placed by 11am.
    Facebook | Twitter
  • IVP: Own imprints (IVP + Apollos) and distributors for Bible Society, Crossway, Dorling Kindersley, The Good Book Company, HarperCollins, IVP USA, Matthias Media, NavPress, Penguin and Piquant. Same day despatch / next day delivery for in-stock items on orders placed before 12 noon, weekdays.
    Trade Info Page | Facebook
  • Kingsway: Own label including Soul Survivor plus former Authentic Music and Fierce Distribution lists. Distributors for Hillsong, Moody Press, NavPress and What’s in the Bible? Carriage free extended “until at least the end of June”.
    Facebook | Twitter
  • Leprosy Mission: Own gifts and products + variety of others. Free carriage for trade customers now offered for a for trial period until 31st Dec 2010. No minimum order value but orders over £10 preferred if possible.
    Facebook | Twitter
  • Norwich Books & Music: Own imprints (SCM + Canterbury Press) and distributors for Cairns, Church Publishing, Church House Publishing, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CBTI), Darton Longman & Todd (DLT), Epworth, HarperCollins, Morehouse, Religious and Moral Education Press (RMEP), Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and Sisters of the Love of God (SLG Press). Same day despatch / next day delivery for in-stock items on orders placed before 12 noon, weekdays.
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10 thoughts on “Free Carriage, No Minimum Order Value: the new Christian trade supplier standard?

  1. Hi Phil,
    Please could you add Caritas Music Publishing to your list of suppliers too? Since I started Caritas in 1998, we have never had a minimum order requirement and no charge for carriage, therefore encouraging shops to order more often.
    web: http://www.caritas-music.co.uk
    Email: caritas@caritas-music.co.uk
    Trade details from: http://www.caritas-music.co.uk/agents_and_dealers.html
    Blog: http://blog.caritas-music.co.uk
    Many thanks
    Katharine Douglas @ Caritas

  2. Cambridge University Press offers free carriage is free with no minimum order to all UK Trade Customers. CUP also pay for International Trade orders to reach the customer’s nominated shipper within the UK.

    Please could you add us to your list?

    Thanks

    AMANDA

  3. Hi Phil,

    All of our partnership shops get free shipping on every order and an extra 5% discount in exchange for limited commitment to stocking our titles.

    Non partnership shops need to hit the £50 mark.

    David

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