Batch Ltd is the online payment system that saves time and money – and it’s FREE to members. Booksellers can take advantage of several services that will help with invoice systems:
Register with Batch and all your accounts with suppliers can be paid in a single monthly payment, reducing banking costs and time spent on the phone. All invoices, credit and delivery notes from suppliers can be viewed online, and copies printed if required. Members can also become part of the Booksellers’ Clearing House (BCH), a manual system that allows shops to make payments to 300 smaller suppliers with one payment.
Batch Integration Software (BIS)
BIS is a program that allows invoices and credit notes to be downloaded from your Batch account to your 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.)
Batch Returns Initiative
FREE to BA members, Batch Returns was developed specifically to streamline the returns 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 a few hours. Then print out a bar-coded label.
Further information on all Batch services can be found at www.batch.co.uk