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Print Locally. Grow Globally.

Distribute and Print books destined for the North American market from Canada.

Webcom’s strategic location and years of experience in working with publishers on revenue maximization and inventory cost reduction have put Webcom on the map as a “go-to” print partner in North America.

Expectations of Global Publishers

  • Increase revenue

    Make titles available in local markets when and where they are needed.
  • Simultaneous global release

    Reduce time to market to end users in North America.
  • Supply chain optimization

    Optimize supply chain to reduce costs.
  • Risk reduction

    Reduce risk of lost orders: capture demand for any local orders instantly.
  • Inventory management

    Improve inventory management of front- and backlist titles.

Discover how we can optimize your inventory

We offer a proven distribute and print publishing solution that helps international publishers optimize and sustain their reach to North American markets. We provide access to new sales channels and significantly improve inventory management.

 

 

Creating Your Success Story

 

For more than 40 years, publishers have trusted Webcom with their printing and distribution needs in North America. How do we do it?

We invest in technology and to ensure the highest print quality. We offer competitive pricing in local currencies, with no tariffs on books, no taxes and no customs fees. Our proximity to Canadian and U.S. customers means you can reach the market earlier and secure a simultaneous launch of titles in North America without incurring extra shipping costs.

Our Process

  We start with understanding your business needs in North America by delving into your goals, requirements and biggest threats.

 Then we help you evaluate the challenges of the North American market. We work in partnership with you to develop a tailored short-run print solution that will make your international business more profitable. To apply this solution to your business needs, we may need access to your internal business information under a non-disclosure agreement.

 We are proud to service many global and independent publishers, such as Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, McGraw-Hill Education, Canadian Scholars’ Press, Nelson and many others. Through these           relationships, we have gained tremendous insight into the unique needs of our customers and have developed cost-effective products and solutions to assist them in today’s rapidly changing market.

Want to grow book sales in North America?

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Case Study: A Large U.K.-Based Reference Publisher

A large U.K.-based reference publisher with over 2,000 books in print was looking for ways to improve their inventory management and distribution in the North American market. Traditionally, all their books were printed in London, U.K., then shipped to their warehouse in California, where they were delivered to end users across Canada.

Customer’s Original Inventory Management Model

 

Challenge: Eliminate the complexity of bringing books to the Canadian market, improve time to market and reduce operating costs.

Solution: Use Webcom’s end-to-end publishing solution for short-run orders, and take advantage of Webcom’s strategic location in Toronto as a publishing distribution hub in North America.

Results:

  • Eliminated freight cost into the warehouse
  • Reduced turnaround time on most orders to 7 days
  • Consolidated customer orders to improve order management and logistics
  • Achieved zero lost sales in Canada for a one-year period

By printing locally at Webcom in Toronto, the publisher reduced their perating costs by 35% and shortened time to market by 4 days