B-Logistics offers discount to ALTAFF members

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/01/2012


Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160


PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is welcoming B-Logistics to its family of corporate sponsors.

B-Logistics helps libraries sell, donate and recycle unused books and media. B-Logistics is offering ALTAFF members a $105 freight discount coupon for pick-ups or shipments made from May 1-Aug. 31, 2012. The offer includes up to three free local pick-ups (typically $35 each), or $105 off any single third party shipment coordinated by B-Logistics. Local pick-ups are defined as those within a one-hour radius of one of B-Logistics’ 10 plants nationwide. To check for the nearest location, visit www.blogistics.com/library_book_logistics.php.

To qualify for this offer, ALTAFF members should accumulate 10 boxes or more of books for local pickup. Non-local shipments should consist of 25 boxes or more and should be palletized. Materials may include weeded, donated and/or post-sales materials.

B-Logistics helps libraries and their Friends groups and Foundation affiliates earn a 50 percent commission on net proceeds through online sales to multiple e-commerce channels. Unsold materials are donated and/or recycled responsibly.

“We are pleased to be working with ALTAFF,” says Bart Crawford, founder of B-Logistics. “The no scanning or sorting option is particularly popular with our library partners who love receiving the detailed monthly reports…and checks!”

For the special offer from B-Logistics, ALTAFF members should log into the Friends & Foundation Zone or the Trustee Zone at www.ala.org/altaff.

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/altaff, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.