Book Depository

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Book Depository
The Book Depository
Type of business Limited company
Type of site
E-commerce
Available in English
Founded 2004 (2004)
Headquarters London, UK
Area served Worldwide
Industry Bookselling, Online shopping
Products Books
Revenue £69 million (2010)[1]
Employees 150[citation needed]
Parent Amazon (2011–present)
Website bookdepository.com
Alexa rank
Launched 2004
Logo until 2016

Book Depository (previously The Book Depository) is a UK-based online book seller with a large catalogue offered with free shipping to over 160 countries.[4] The store was founded by a former Amazon employee; in 2011 it was acquired by Amazon.[5]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2004 by Andrew Crawford and current Chief Operating Officer Stuart Felton; its motto is to make "All Books Available to All".

On 4 July 2011, Amazon reached an agreement to acquire Book Depository.[1]

Awards[edit]

In 2012, it was a finalist for the Retail/Leisure business of the Year Fast Growth Business Award and won two UK Startup Awards, Online Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year.[6]

In 2013, it was ranked 5th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.[7]

In 2009 and 2010 it won Direct Bookselling Company of the year at the Bookseller Industry Awards[8] and the Queen's Award For Enterprise.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wood, Zoe (5 July 2011). "Booksellers fear 'stranglehold' as Amazon snaps up British rival The Book Depository". London: The Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Site Info". BookDepository.com. Alexa Internet. 
  3. ^ "Site Info". BookDepository.co.uk. Alexa Internet. 
  4. ^ "Which countries do you deliver to?", Help, The Book depository .
  5. ^ "How does the Amazon acquisition affect The Book Depository customers?", Help, The Book Depository .
  6. ^ "Start-up Award". UK: Startups. 
  7. ^ "Bookdepository". 100 List. UK: Fast Track. 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Bookseller Award". Events force. 
  9. ^ "Bookseller Award" (PDF). Business Link. [permanent dead link]

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