Welcome to Batch!
Batch is the BA’s online payment system that saves booksellers time and money – and it’s FREE to members. Join today to start enjoying the benefits.
Register with Batch and all your accounts with suppliers can be paid in a single monthly transaction, cutting admin costs and time wasted on the phone. You can see every invoice, credit and delivery note online 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and, if you need paper copies, simply print them out.
Batch Integration Software (BIS)
BIS is a program that allows invoices and credit notes to be downloaded from your Batch account to a PC. The transactions are then imported into Sage Line 50 Accounts or Instant Accounts and each transaction is applied to the appropriate supplier record in the purchase ledger. (Charges apply.)
FREE to BA members, Batch Returns was developed specifically to reduce waste in the process. Instead of waiting for a publisher’s rep to authorise returns, simply send a list electronically from the Batch Returns website and get an answer within hours. Then print out a bar-coded label and return the stock.
“The main reason I use Batch is because it is simple, straightforward, free and very easy to use. Batch saves time and so therefore it saves money. It’s a no-brainer. Invoices can be authorised online at any time up to the payment deadline and once done you can forget about them. There are now 18 Batch suppliers that I use from time to time. For an additional £2 per week I use BIS (Batch Integration System), which automatically links to my Sage accounts. Invoices from Batch suppliers are downloaded into Sage, paid on line in Batch and automatically updated on Sage. I don’t have to type any of these invoices up manually. It’s the best £2 spent because it literally saves me hours each month and frees me up for other things.” - Geoff Wallace, Maranatha Christian Bookshop
Information on all Batch services can be found at www.batch.co.uk