Gardners Books

Summary

Gardners’ is an international wholesalers of books, eBooks, music and film. They work with multi-channel retailers worldwide, both online and on the high street, to supply physical and digital products. They offer back to store or direct to consumer on their behalf through a consumer direct fulfilment service.

Gardners
TypeLimited company
IndustryBook and Entertainment Wholesale
Founded1986
Headquarters,
Revenue£206 million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
709 (2016)[1]
ParentThe Little Group
Websitewww.gardners.com

Gardners are based in a 350,000 square foot facility in Eastbourne in South East England. They offer access to over 500,000 products in stock for same day dispatch, as well as over 1.5 million eBooks available for instant fulfilment.

HistoryEdit

  • The company was founded in 1986 by Alan Little.
  • In 2010, it opened Hive.co.uk, a direct retail store that shares profits with nominated independent UK book stores, from which it allows local pickup.
  • In 2020, it became the UK partners of Bookshop.org.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gardners' annual revenue up 8.5% | the Bookseller".
  2. ^ Flood, Alison (November 2, 2020). "'This is revolutionary': new online bookshop unites indies to rival Amazon". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077.

External linksEdit

  • Gardners official website