Mining for Gems at Book Depot
April 22, 2021
Many of us like a good treasure hunt story. There is great anticipation for what gems might be found with each turn of the shovel or swoop of the metal detector. With all of the “Gold Hunter” shows right now, it is easy to see how people are enamored with the thrill of the hunt. One of my favorite shows is The Curse of Oak Island, filmed on a tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada. The show follows a crew of treasure hunters from Michigan who, week after week, dig for clues that will lead them to elusive treasure that dates back to the 18th century. We are all still waiting eight years later, but the anticipation is just as palpable as year one!
Working through the Book Depot inventory has many similarities to treasure hunting. However, at Book Depot, with a bit of “digging,” it is not hard to uncover plenty of gems. The nature of bargain books is that we often do not know what we will receive from publishers until we begin sorting the numerous pallets. It is always exciting for us to see the great titles roll off the sorting machine and know that our customers will be thrilled to see what has arrived.
X Marks the Spot
With a large amount of inventory available on Book Depot, how does one go about unearthing the gems? We recommend you start with frequent visits to our New Arrivals page. Book Depot uploads on average 750 new titles to this page every day! As the title suggests, this is our latest stock and often the most sought after. Keep in mind that many other treasure hunters are also scouring the website for gems, so do not wait too long when making your buying decisions. You may want to read our Here Today, Gone Tomorrow blog that explains this in more detail.
You may have heard the phrase, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” This statement can certainly be applied in the book industry. Not only do readers have a variety of interests, but our wholesale customers come from a variety of businesses and organizations. Not everyone is looking for the same type of books, so we have created various lists and tools to help you find your unique treasure. One of those areas is our Wishlist. By using this tool, you can input ISBNs of titles that you are interested in, and we will notify you if we get them in stock. Several other areas that can assist in your hunts are our Blowouts, Regional lists, Bestsellers, and Custom List tool, which allows you to create your own curated lists.
Sweat equity is the value of the hard work you put into your business. Thinking back to those treasure hunters that are swooping metal detectors or digging holes, there is no question about the hard work they put in to try to find something valuable. Our goal at Book Depot is to put most of that sweat equity in for you by creating tools so that your treasure hunt experience can be easy and rewarding. No doubt, the more engaged you become with our website, and the more often you visit, the more rewarding your search will be. Happy hunting!
Online Sales Manager