Unit Editions is an independent publishing venture that retails hard backed books for an international audience of designers, design students and followers of visual culture.
Unit Editions books are only available via their website and a handful of specialist bookshops, therefore a warehousing, fulfilment and mailing partner was sought to help them reach their international client base.
Belmont Press were chosen as Unit Editions favoured storage, fulfilment and international mailing partner in 2017. Our solution was chosen due to our large in-house storage facility, our in-house fulfilment team and competitive international mailing rates.
Unit Editions also required their chosen partner to integrate within their shopify account, retrieve orders automatically and process them daily for despatch all over the world.
Belmont Press warehousing
Belmont’s internal IT department provided the necessary experience and skill set to write a bespoke application programming interface key (API), which would provide the right solution.
Due to the high-quality nature and retail value of their publications, Unit Editions also needed the assurance that all case bound books would be despatched in superior protective packaging to ensure arrival in pristine condition to clients located worldwide. Our box converting equipment was employed to manufacture made-to-measure cartons for each order, while larger format books were shipped with protective corners.
Orders are received directly via shopify, collated, carefully packaged, and shipped from our own warehouse. The dedicated operations team at Belmont Press source the most cost effective route to market for mailing and delivery to ensure the cost and service meets the requirements set by Unit Editions.
Stock level figures are instantaneously updated, allowing Unit Editions to log on to a bespoke customer facing stock management system called Dashboard.
This enables clients to monitor stock levels held in our storage facility, keep track of orders and access proof of delivery reports.
Detailed reports are generated via Dashboard, listing all transactions within a set time frame which are sent with accompanying monthly invoices.
Unit Editions fulfil a unique niche, creating and distributing high quality publications on a wide variety of topics that are generally neglected by mainstream publishers. The efficient system built in partnership with Belmont Press ensures safe storage and reliable distribution to their clients around the world.