How a Fulfillment Service Can Help You With Book Fulfillment

September 16, 2021 1358 views 10 Comments 5 Shares
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If you need a solution for your book fulfillment needs, you need to consider partnering with a fulfillment company. Book printing can be tough to arrange, but a book fulfillment partnership with the right company can take care of your production requirements. Authors might not know about this great option for their book fulfillment needs as most people assume only traditional book printers can take care of this.

If you have been struggling with your book printing needs, a fulfillment service might be right for you. Fulfillment services can take all of the guesswork out of your shipping and product delivery needs and processes. It’s like a one-stop-shop.

How a Fulfillment Service Can Help You

Book fulfillment for many authors is handled by Amazon or possibly through a printing company. This can be a good solution for your needs but might not always take care of all of your printing requirements. You might still be struggling with mailing books, taking back returns, dealing with damaged product, along with quality control.

This is where a fulfillment service can help you to get your books printed, sold, and processed correctly. You can also store your product in their warehouse which can save you a lot of time and energy, allowing you to focus on other things in your business.

Customized Services

Fulfillment companies can work with you to create the right fulfillment contract for your needs. There is no one-size-fits-all fulfillment contract and your provider will work with you to handle the volume of needs as well as the servicing requirements that you actually need. Paying for services you can’t or don’t want to use is not beneficial or efficient and you will find that fulfillment companies can really help you to save money.

For authors, digital press functions through fulfillment services can offer the chance to create beautiful and unique books that would not be possible to print at many other printing companies. Specialty books can be printed by these services and you can add in special shipping and mailing processes.

If you want to send your book in a unique kind of box with unique included items, you will want to work with a fulfillment company. This is the kind of shipping solution that is required to handle this kind of specialty printing need. Amazon and other services will not take care of your unique printing and shipping needs for this kind of branding.

Kitting services are the best offering that you will have access to as an author using a fulfillment service. Kitting is not offered with other printing services and you will have to handle your own fulfillment processes if you are not using a fulfillment service for this kind of unique need.


If you are not sure if you can afford to have the help of a fulfillment service for your book printing and shipping needs, you can always call for a quote. Quoting helps you to be aware of the total costs that you will have to pay for this service and helps you decide if you can afford this valuable service.

You might also be able to work with the company to craft the right affordable fulfillment cost for your needs. This can make it possible for you to get access to the shipping and kitting services that you have been trying hard to find, even if you are a small author just starting out.

Shipping Quality Matters

Working with a fulfillment service will help you to get the benefits of fast shipping, quick return processing, and improved shipping reliability. When you are shipping your own items, you might run into issues with slow turnaround times as well as product loss and disgruntled customers. Being able to access the services of a fulfillment entity can help smooth out the customer service experience exponentially.

If you have been struggling to find time to write because you are so busy working on shipping your books out, or trying to navigate Amazon’s complex rules, you need to consider working with a quality fulfillment business for these needs. Having the right shipping and handling process on your side can make all the difference in your business management needs.

Spectra offers ideal solutions for publishers and companies that are looking to do Print on Demand (POD) or smaller book runs. We ship extremely fast and we are very responsive to our partners.

Get a quote today.

10 responses to “How a Fulfillment Service Can Help You With Book Fulfillment”

  1. Simon says:

    Hey, I talked to a printer about printing some books for me and he said I had to print like a 1,000 books and it was really expensive. Can you guys do smaller quantities?

    • Julie Coyle says:

      Sure we can. Our shop is 100% digital and we’re designed to handle smaller runs which are less costly and can help you avoid obsolescence.

  2. Emerson says:

    I’m looking for a company to print my books. Can you tell me if digital printing is cheaper?

    • Julie Coyle says:

      Yes, digital printing is definitely cheaper than offset printing. It’s a faster process because we don’t need to make plates for a press and therefore, it’s a lot cheaper. Great for smaller quantities too.

  3. Dylan says:

    I don’t quite understand the difference in digital printing vs offset printing. Can you explain?

    • Julie Coyle says:

      With digital printing, digital files are transferred from a computer directly to digital presses for printing. No plates or color correcting make readies are needed. This is a faster process and less costly.

  4. Aidan Butler says:

    I’ve been researching book printing on demand. Can you tell me how that works?

    • Julie Coyle says:

      I sure can. Print on Demand or POD, is a printing process that allows publishers, authors and companies to do smaller runs on books and other print projects. POD involves digital printing vs traditional offset printing. Digital printing also allows for special finishing techniques on book covers.

  5. Bell says:

    Hi there, I’m looking for a place to warehouse my books and fill orders. Can you help me?

    • Julie Coyle says:

      We absolutely can. We are a book fulfillment company and we can receive your orders, package them and ship them out.

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