June 01, 2020

Due to the Covid 19 many things have changed, many changes have accelerated, and many are still to come. Therefore, Logista Libros, in order to respond to the demands of booksellers and publishers in this new and complex situation, in which the growth of e-commerce has accelerated, has launched its new Dropshipping service.

With this system, Nacex, the leading courier and documentation firm in its segment and part of Logista, will deliver directly to readers homes the books they may have purchased in their reference bookstore, either through an online or physical store. The Dropshipping Model allows bookstores to increase their catalogue without incurring the associated costs of physically disposing of them and ensuring the availability of the titles.

This service brings advantages to bookstores: 

  • ​It increases their assortment without increasing the investment and without taking up physical space in the bookstore.
  • Guarantee of availability to be able to attend the orders of its clients.
  • Source of financing for bookshops. The book is charged to the reader and will be paid to Logista Libros with the usual maturities.

Another aspect that Logista Libros has considered key is the revision of the production models, as many publishers have seen their liquidity reduced and, therefore, the start-up of the machinery will be more difficult. In addition, publishers will have to rethink their editorial strategies for launching new products and review the production model. The company, which belongs to Logista, went ahead and proposed two possible solutions to this problem years ago:

  • ​Direct distribution model. With a single centralized warehouse, Logista Libros guarantees direct access to the entire channel of bookstores, chains and online stores. 
  • Virtual stock system. A publisher can have physical stock in Logista's warehouses or virtual stock on the servers, which allows him to have stock and to secure it for the bookseller without the need for investment until the moment of sale. This virtual stock system is nothing more than transferring to the publishing sector the Just In Time model that adjusts to the maximum production and demand. The system allows us to say that there will never be out-of-stock books.