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Ingram Shipping Orders for Chapters/Indigo

So…did any other booksellers get their weekly Ingram shipment in an Indigo.ca box? Apparently, Ingram ships orders for Chapters and Indigo (the Canadian equivalent of Barnes and Noble) and even adds enclosure sheets promoting the in-store Starbuck coffee chain.  That would explain a lot about how they are able to not only offer such a wide title base, but promise to deliver in such a short time: They’re drawing on the warehouse inventory of the largest book distributor in the world.

But it also means that (a) every time I buy a book at Ingram/Spring Arbor, I will be reminded that this is the company that works hand-in-hand with the Canadian company that, if it had its way, would be a category killer to Christian books (or any specialty book niche) as does Amazon; and (b) since my store accepts deliveries through the front door, I may have to explain to my customers that,’No, we do not get our books from Indigo.’ 

To some of you of course, this isn’t news; but to me it is another reminder about the complexity of doing business and the strange alliances that are often forged.

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