Our company policy is to “order on demand”, rather than have an extensive inventory of thousands and thousands of titles. From experience, we have found that, no matter what the inventory levels we might maintain for the titles we carried, a significant percentage of the orders we received would be for quantities which exceed the number of copies we had in stock.
For example, if we kept 100 of a widely ordered title, we would get an order for 200. If we kept 25 of a not-so-popular title, we would get an order for 30. If we kept two copies of an infrequently ordered title, some one would order three copies. So.... time after time, we found it necessary to order the books we needed to completely fulfill orders.
By “ordering on demand” immediately and directly with the publishers, we can fulfill entire orders in a timely manner. Our cash requirements are therefore smaller and we pay less interest to banks.
The result - higher discounts for teachers and schools! Our goal is to help schools save money, stretch their budgets, and obtain more of the books they need in the classrooms. We hope our school children will benefit.