Bookpoint is part of the Hachette UK publishing group and has over 30 years’ experience servicing the publishing industry. With our sister company, LBS, we provide comprehensive distribution services for over 45 publishers shipping in excess of 60 million books globally each year. We supply 1 out of every 4 books to the UK trade. Our ethos is one of partnership with a service tailored to your needs; Bookpoint remains the market leading choice for physical and digital book distribution. Bookpoint is fully committed to continuous improvement to the benefit of our clients and customers alike. To this end we practice lean 6sigma across all areas of the business. We are also a member of the Institute of Customer Service, a professional body dedicated to the promotion of customer service excellence. Our client portfolio gives us a heavy presence in Trade, Academic, Educational, Children’s and Illustrated markets.
We pride ourselves on the commitment and dedication of our Customer Services teams...Read more
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IT Systems and Reporting
Our comprehensive range of systems includes software designed specifically for book distribution and a state of the art reporting system giving you the flexibility to access the data, when you need it...Read more
We are delighted to offer a complete range of inventory management services...Read more
Our market leading distribution service is tailored to support all sales channels and markets...Read more
To support your sales, inventory and marketing teams we offer a range of specialist services to our publishers...Read more
Storage & Warehousing
Combining operational experience and dedication with the latest warehousing technologies...Read more
Hachette UK runs an industry-leading enterprise Digital Asset Management System in addition to physical distribution...Read more
MEET THE TEAM
We’re very pleased to announce that we are launching a brand new Warehousing Apprenticeship Programme for 16-24 year olds who want to join Bookpoint and gain a Level 2 NVQ in Warehousing and Storage!
Hachette UK today announces its plan to consolidate its distribution operations into a new, world-class distribution centre, to be built in Didcot, Oxfordshire, near its existing Bookpoint distribution centre. This substantial investment programme includes the replacement of Hachette’s Vista warehouse management and sales order processing systems, with modern, market-leading software solutions from suppliers including SAP Read more about Hachette UK to build world class distribution centre in Didcot[…]
We’re very pleased to confirm that Richard Bartram is joining the Bookpoint management team in March 2016. With extensive experience of warehousing, distribution and logistics within the retail sector, Richard will be responsible for the distribution operation and logistics functions at Bookpoint.
Hachette UK is delighted to announce Project EDEN, a multi-million pound investment in leading edge distribution systems. This project underpins Hachette UK’s long term commitment to book distribution and publisher services. The new systems will deliver best in breed order fulfilment and warehouse management solutions and is planned for launch from 2018 onwards. Eden Newsletter Read more about Project EDEN[…]
JOBS / CAREERS
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Customer Services Telephone Numbers:
Customer Services Telephone Numbers:
UK trade: +44 (0)1235 400 580
Export Trade: +44 (0)1235 827 828
Primary Education: +44 (0)1235 400 555
Secondary Education: +44 (0)1235 827 720
Mail Order: +44 (0)1235 827 702
Tel + 44 (0) 1235 400 571
RETURNS - Hachette UK
130 Park Drive
M40 Travelling South - Exit at JUNCTION 9
Head southbound on A34 towards Newbury for Approx. 23 miles. Ignore Abingdon North and South Exits.
Take the Didcot/Milton Interchange exit off the A34 and drive in the left-hand lane off the slip road. This road will lead you straight into Milton Park, which is very clearly signposted.
M40 Travelling North - Exit at JUNCTION 8
Head on A40 for 5 miles and then turn off onto A4142 south for 4 miles.
Take the A34 southbound (as detailed above).
M4 - Exit at JUNCTION 13
Head northbound on A34 to Oxford for approx.10 miles. Didcot Power Station (with three giant cooling towers) will be ahead on your right-hand side.
Take the Didcot/Milton Interchange exit off the A34 and follow signs for Milton Park Estate (third exit off roundabout).
At Milton Park Trading Estate
Travel past the Information Centre (on the left next to a large lay-by) and straight over the first two roundabouts. You will now be on a straight road and 130 Park Drive is a short distance on your left. Please stop at the gate and make yourself known to security.
If travelling by train you will need to go to Didcot Parkway station.
Didcot Parkway's railway station is easily accessed using Milton Park's free shuttle bus and provides frequent and fast rail connections to many destinations, including direct services to:
London Paddington - 42 minutes
Oxford - 12 minutes
Reading - 13 minutes
Bristol - 43 minutes
A dedicated shuttle bus runs between Milton Park and Didcot Parkway train station at peak hours. There is a £2 charge for a single trip and a £3 for a return.
A number of local bus services run throughout the Park and information of these services can be found at: www.thames-travel.co.uk There is also a taxi rank outside the station entrance. Bookpoint is located approximately 2 miles from Didcot Station