Can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since we launched our first Mobile App “Affordable Books” with Apple ITunes.
A day after our 2nd Mobile App “Usedbooksworld” goes live on Apple ITunes, the Android version of “Affordable Books” goes live with Google Play Store.
With years of planning way right after Amazon kindle, the new roadmap of ecommerce with the emerging favorites of Shopify partners and the like just made bookselling finally going to the forefront of mobile ecommerce.
We are also happy to announced that our flagship Affordable Books On Line is finally getting mobile user friendly anytime now.
Books has not been a favorite years back by ecommerce platforms like Channel Advisor etc. as for them there is no money made in the industry. With the domination of the mega book market places on selling penny books by the U.K. Third party drop shippers the bookselling industry has been a non profit endeavor for pledging independent small booksellers. Such mega giants profit from their endless selling. Electronic fees and commissions. With that said even the so called antique and out of print next giants marketplaces followed through. Such places even reinforced themselves on controlling inventory and order management using FTP connection and the like where they would charge thousands merely listing 10000 books regardless if you made $25 of sales that month.
With this new mobile technology partnered with the emerging new ecommerce apps I am very optimistic that finally independent online booksellers can finally start to fight back and slowly gain back market share.
Hopefully, I am calling on the advocacy led by the American Bookselers Association to initiate these discussions on the upcoming Book Expo America at the end of this month at the Jacob Javits in New York.
To our fellow small independent booksellers, let’s grab the traction before the mega giants once again think of killing our growth.