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Company Info
The Book People

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Posted by The Book People on 11.10.2015
Job ID: 793905
Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Sales, Marketing
Salary: per year
Job Views: 2217
Post Code:
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.10.2015

Job Description

A distributorship with the Book People is an ideal opportunity to set up and run your own business as a self-employed independent bookseller. The Book People will simply be a supplier of yours, giving you an exclusive territory to operate in, titles that are exclusive to the Book People in the direct sales industry and all the support you need to operate a successful and profitable business.

The concept is simple. We will supply you with a range of titles for you to visit customers in their workplace such as schools, hospitals and offices. Samples of 12-16 titles are left with customers for them to browse through and order. Orders are then delivered on collection of the samples a week later. It's a service appreciated by many organizations and customers alike as we offer them the best titles on the market at massively reduced prices.

You will receive stock on a sale or return basis, where by you will need to account for any sales weekly and deduct an appropriate rate of trade discount then settle your invoice from us. It's worth comparing this opportunity to that of a franchise, because we do not require a start-up fee, which reduces set-up costs to that of paying for a storage unit and a van.

The business is entirely yours, meaning that you take on the responsibility of the stock once you receive it.

Area Focus

The Book People currently have distributor positions available within a number of areas throughout the UK!

Full training and on-going support will be given to welcome you into the Book People family. Your area manager will devote time and focus to you and your business passing on valuable knowledge and sales experience during your time with us.

This is fantastic opportunity to join a great team, with a brilliant earning potential.

Realistic earnings potential is £25,000 to £40,000 with a very realistic opportunity and scope to increase over time as your business grows.

You will require a van to operate your business with most distributors using a medium to long wheel base van. Many distributors have a van with a high roof allowing them to stand up and move about in the back freely.

There are there three options for you to consider; an outright purchase, contract hire or contract purchase/lease. Again as this is an overhead to the business it is worth making sure you are getting the best deal. Make sure the van is

Presentable so that it makes a good impression on customers
Reliable, as you don't want to incur the cost of repairs and be stopped from working
Buying a second-hand van can be the best way to start your business as generally £5k-£6k can be enough to secure a good van.

To apply for this position please click the 'Apply' button below.

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