Co-op is known for its dizzying array of publisher rules, policies and deadlines.
And is, we believe, best managed by or in collaboration with someone who is steeped in the process in order to maximize all the different types of co-op available for your store. We love helping indies thrive by mastering this task and pride ourselves on doing the best job possible. To this end, we guarantee our work, are highly results-driven and happy to share 20 years of best practices in making your co-op success our main commitment. We offer a free evaluation and reasonable rates. Call or email for a complete list of services and customized quote.
Co-op Solutions Services
We offer a full range of services and time-honored method for managing co-op with outstanding results. Our program for helping stores manage co-op includes but is not limited to the following steps and services:
- Submit indirect purchase reports to publishers which adds to your earned annual pools
- Gather all pools into your Annual Co-op Potential Portfolio
- Create a customized plan for how to reach your co-op goals
- Manage pools and administer all claims paperwork
- Monthly reporting of new claims submitted and co-op balance information
- Seasonal Bonus Co-op Kit which adds significantly to your overall co-op receipts
- Free unlimited phone and email support along the way
The Benefits of working with Co-op Solutions to help manage co-op for your store:
- Discover Your Store's Annual Co-op Potential: To quote Bookselling This Week, “Co-op management is 2nd only to inventory management as a way to make your store more successful and profitable.” We believe it's important to know how much co-op is at stake for your store every year. Our program gives you that answer.
- More Successful Events & Marketing: Our co-op tools give you the resources to be creative in all the ways you reach out to customers and serve as an annual advertising budget. What could be better than getting paid to promote your favorite authors and books?
- Understand How Co-op Really Works: Our program illustrates the entire scope of co-op in a way that makes it easy to understand. We demystify the process and help you get traction claiming co-op quickly and easily.
- Our Fee Is Paid for with Co-op: We help stores maximize their co-op by keying into 6 different kinds of co-op including co-op most stores don't track. This allows you to get your arms around all of your co-op and covers our fee with the extra co-op we find for you.
- It's Off Your Plate: It's easy to avoid co-op. Moving co-op off your plate and onto ours frees you up to focus on other things, yet gives you the psychic benefit of knowing it's being managed effectively every month with continuity.
- Ripple Effect: The best thing about co-op is that it is designed to help pay for your advertising and sell more books. But even better, is the ripple effect that has. The more promotions you do = the more books you sell = the more books you purchase = the more co-op you earn the following year!