Money savers

ABA member benefit partners offer members a wide range of business services at a discounted or low price. The ABA is continually refining our suite of member benefit partners to ensure that we are offering benefits that help members operate profitable businesses. If you are a member and would like us to investigate a partnership not currently on offer please contact us to discuss.

Retailer support

National Retailers Essential Membership for ABA bookshop members

ABA bookshop members can enjoy the benefits of an NRA Essential Membership with access to a suite of membership benefits, including:

NRA’S workplace relations hotline - 1300 738 245

Unlimited telephone advice for non-complex queries from the experienced workplace relations advisors and advocates of NRA Legal in relation to a diverse range of employment and workplace relations issues including, but not limited to:

  • Award terms and conditions of employment
  • Performance management of employees
  • Trading hours requirements
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination laws
  • Management of injured employees
  • Work health & safety
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Technical standards and product safety
  • General Australian consumer law information
  • Training and workforce development

Member resource portal

Access to the extensive online member resource base of fact sheets and templates, forms and checklists, wage rates, webinars and helpful links.  Log in below to access the portal.

Legal advice, representation and advocacy               

Discounted rates for complex workplace relations matters.  Access to NRA's specialist advisors and lawyers is available to members at competitive rates, often 50% lower than the top law firms.

Tenancy solutions

Specialist telephone advice on all tenancy and related issues including matters relating to tenant’s rights under a shop lease or as prescribed by relevant retail shop lease legislation. The NRA can also assist in the drafting, renewal, and negotiation of leases and liaising with landlords at discounted member rates. 

Log in below to access the portal and additional information about benefits.

Books + Publishing subscription offer

Special ABA member subscription to Books+Publishing/Weekly Book Newsletter 

Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry.

Advance reviews
Bestsellers
Features
…and more!!

Since 1921 Books+Publishing has kept subscribers up to date with the latest book-industry news, trends, events and job advertisements. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian books – publishing up to 30 advance reviews a month.

Log in for the link and details.

POS & stock management

Sign up with Circle Software  member offer

Current ABA members - If you are not yet signed up to Circle, make sure you say you are an ABA member prior to joining and Circle will cover your next full year of membership.

Not an ABA member?  Sign up with Circle and let them know you wish to take up the ABA member offer and they will contact the ABA, or simply note it on your application form under the 'Member Benefits' section and we will do the rest!

Circle produces a complete point of sale, stock management and online sale solution for booksellers. It is ideal for bricks and mortar stores that want to be online, but don't want the hassle of managing a website and the shop floor independently.

With Circle, all sales (in-store or online), are managed through a single cloud-based system that is accessible from anywhere. It knits with existing business systems for email, accounting and EFTPOS and functions on any device.

Australia Post eParcel scheme

Make significant savings on domestic and international eParcel rates with the ABA member's Australia Post eParcel scheme. Sign up to an Australia Post ABA sub-account to send orders to customers, as well as returns to suppliers and publishers.

Contract includes:

  • Discounted domestic eParcel rates
  • Discounted international eParcel rates including International Standard, Economy and Express

Other benefits include:

  • Australia Post will pick up from your business if your nominated lodgement point is an Australia Post Business Hub.
  • You can also charge any purchases made at an Australia Post outlet to your account.
  • An additional freight insurance scheme is also available for ABA members.

Freight provider

Couriers & Freight

ABA has an excellent member discount freight deal with digital freight management company Couriers and Freight..

Couriers and Freight is a comparison site that allows users to compare rates across multiply providers and then make pay as you go bookings. Users can either use the service for 'one-off' bookings or set up 'a pay as you go' or 7-day credit account with additional features such as stored addresses and reporting.  The website is backed up by a IRL customer service team that can assist with bookings.

This service is ideal for sending multiple box returns to publishers or for smaller packages when Australia Post delays are a concern.

For the member DISCOUNT code plus 'pay as you go' or a 7-day credit account forms log in below.

Freight Forwarder

Magnum Book Services

ABA members have access to a specialised rate system and use of Magnum Book Services’ consolidation services which not only simplifies the logistics process but provides cost effective options.

Magnum Book Services has over forty years accumulated experience with global offices in Australia, UK and USA. They are specialists in handling books and offer shipping solutions tailored to the specific needs of the publishing industry. They offer air freight and sea freight consolidations both in and out of Australia, warehousing and distribution services and so much more.

Members can view the rates below.

Insurance services

The all-in-one ABA business insurance package combines typical coverage options into a standard package. Pay one single premium, priced significantly less than separately purchased coverage. Correspond with one specialist broker for further simplicity.

Let Cover Force (formally PPIS) take care of your insurance and receive the following benefits:

  • Personalised service for all your insurance needs
  • Broader cover to meet the requirements of booksellers
  • Easy and quick quoting process
  • Tailored insurance solutions designed specifically for bookshop retailers 

Payment processing

ArtsPay

Member stores will have the opportunity to reduce their payment processing fees and help support the arts, thanks to a partnership between the ABA and payment processing company ArtsPay

ArtsPay is a new for-purpose payment processing company that uses the fees from every transaction to support the arts. Its mission is to build a sustainable new source of funding for independent artists and small arts organisations.

At least 50 per cent of the profits from ArtsPay will be distributed to small arts organisations and independent artists through a new charitable Foundation, the ArtsPay Foundation.

Merchant rates

The ABA partnership with Tyro offers members very competitive rates on Merchant services, EFTPOS rental and access accounts.
A custom deal will be tailored to you to make sure you receive the lowest possible rates plus take advantage of Tyro's great reporting functionalities.

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Website design

epidote – website solutions

Does your business need a web guy? On a budget? Like our new website and online shop? 

Epidote can build and maintain a website tailored to any requirements and budget and will work with you to customise a solution best suited to your specific needs.

www.epidote.com.au 

Distributor services

Booktopia Publisher Services

Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS) is a division of Booktopia and offers publishers a wholesale distribution solution to the Australian and New Zealand market. Since its launch, BPS has come to represent a range of publishers from both Australia and overseas.

For a full list of titles distributed by BPS, please click here

ABA members who purchase through BPS will receive wholesale discounts on books distributed by BPS plus a further discount on the sale price of any book on Booktopia not distributed by BPS.

Computer hardware

Great discounts from Dell Australia

Dell Australia offers ABA members excellent rates for all your IT requirements, from laptops and desktops to servers and software.

Shop fittings

Shop for Shops is Australia’s leading retailer of shop fittings, shelving and display solutions. With a vast range of off the shelf products and tailored custom solutions, Shop for Shops provides customers with quality, practical solutions. Generous discounts are available for ABA Members.

www.shopforshops.com