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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I select specific books in my wholesale order?

No, we only offer 4 book categories at this time. Details of these categories can be found here: World Of Books

What is the minimum order requirement?

The minimum order requirement is a pallet box or a pallet of small boxes, this equates to 1/3 tonne.

Is there any way I can purchase specific books in bulk?

Yes, you can make a bulk order on www.worldofbooks.com , to qualify for a bulk order you must order 50 or more books at one time. For more information on this please send an enquiry through our submission form on the contact us page (Link to contact us page)

Will I still get the discounted price if I chose a mixture of categories in the same order?

Yes, the pricing structure is based on the total quantity order over all categories.

Do you sell new books?

No we only sell used books.

What quality of books should I expect to receive?

All the books we sell through wholesale are rated as very good.

How much does a pallet box weigh?

A pallet box weighs between 330 kg – 350 kg.

How many boxes will fit into a container?

Our wholesale products are sold by weight however we are able to provide an estimate of the number of books in a filled container.

A 20ft container will hold 20 pallet boxes or approximately 430 small boxes.

A standard 40ft container will hold 44 pallet boxes or approximately 850 small boxes.

A High Cube 40ft container will hold approximately 1000 small boxes.

What’s the maximum weight you can fit in a container?

A 20ft container will hold approximately 11 tonnes in small boxes.

A standard 40ft container will hold approximately 22 tonnes in small boxes.

A High Cube 40ft container will hold approximately 24 tonnes in small boxes.

Do you organise shipping?

No, we understand that our customers may already work with shippers they trust but we do work closely with a few companies that we can recommend on request.

Shipping is handled as Ex-Works, this means all charges are aid by the consignee at the destination the order is being shipped to. Click here for more information (link to shipping page)

What are my payment options?

We accept bank transfer or PayPal (please be aware that all payments are made by PayPal are subject to an additional 3% charge)


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Why buy from Used Wholesale Books?

We are determined to provide the best product for our customers and will work closely with you to make sure that you select the right products for your business.

We’ve developed long lasting relationships with all of our customers who have come to rely on our high standard of quality and great customer service.

We're the largest online seller of used books in Europe.

We have over 2.5 million happy customers worldwide.

A great variety!

We have over 2.4 million individual products in our warehouses and we are growing.

We have the formula!

We have specially designed computer algorithms to make sure that our Premium and Prime products include top authors and bestsellers.

Top Quality!

Our books go through three stages of quality control to make sure our customers get the very best!


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