Saving Members Money

The BA has negotiated a wide range of money saving offers and affinity deals for BA members. Often, taken together, the savings you make on these services can outweigh your annual subscription.  The knowledge that the BA has negotiated affinity deals for you can also save you hassle and time - as well as money - and also gives you the support of your trade association if you need help with your relationship at any point.  For further detail, or help, contact
Helen Wilson or Meryl Halls.

Start a new chapter with your health – Healthcare with PHP.
Your Booksellers Association membership gives you access to a bespoke range of health and wellbeing products and services through our healthcare partner PHP. Acting as your personal shopper for healthcare no matter who you are or what size your business. PHP will review the market on your behalf comparing offers from a variety of product providers to find a scheme to suit your budget. Earn a £75 contribution to your annual BA subscription. *

Contact: Nicola Palmer, PHP, Butterfield Park, Otley Road, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 7HE

E: T: 01274 588862 F: 01274 530255 W:  BA Contact: Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 

*PHP will give you a £75 voucher redeemable against your next annual BA subscription for all new clients who appoint PHP to look after their private medical insurance scheme. 


Pensions Advice - Help Prepare Your Business For Auto Enrolment Pensions

The BA has worked together with the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) to provide BA members with an advice service to help you make sense of auto enrolment pensions.  

Make sure your business fulfils its obligations, follow our guidelines below and register for further advice by completing the form at the bottom of the page. 

Click here to see if your employees will need to be automatically enrolled.
Click here to find out your own staging date.
The Independent Retailers Confederation have made arrangements to introduce you to Elliott Sanders of  Copthorne Hundred Wealth Management, a Partner Pra
ctice of St. James's  Place Wealth Management, and BA members have access to this service.

St. James's Place Wealth Management are one of  the leading wealth management organisations in the UK with a national  network of advisers. Using their experience, they offer businesses and individuals a wealth management service, incorporating pension advice. The advice is face-to-face and tailored  to your business or personal objectives.
  • Complimentary initial consultation
  • Face-to-face advice
  • Impartial advice
  • Advice is guaranteed by St. James's Place when recommending any products or services provided by the St. James's Place Group
Phone Elliot Sanders's team on 01372 721616 or email

St. James's Place Wealth Management are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Parcels Service for BA Members from YODEL DIRECT
Yodel are offering out to BA member 20% discount on their new Yodel Direct service.  Billed as the new, simpler way of accessing Yodel parcel collection and delivery services, allows you to book colletions online, without the need to hold on the phone to place bookings, and it also allows you to track deliveries online.  For those times when you need personal help, there is a live chat option on the site, with a real person able to help you with queries.

Further information is available from or



The Bookseller/BA Special Subscription

The Bookseller has an open offer to BA members of a 15% discount on all subscriptions. This is also available to our Irish members at the same cost as the UK. 
A subscription to The Bookseller includes the weekly magazine delivered to your door, biannual Buyer’s Guides, unlimited online access to the e-edition of the weekly Bookseller magazine, the digital version of the biannual Buyer’s Guides, daily email alerts, job emails, weekly book charts, book previews plus exclusive e-book charts. You also receive discounts to The Bookseller Awards, conferences and events. The e-edition of The Bookseller can be read on your desktop, i-pad, smartphone or Android device via an app from Apple i-tunes or Google play store.

Click here to sign up.


BA Launches Lower Cost In-Store Music Service

The BA has teamed up with Amazing Instore to offer you four product options, giving you a choice approaching 100,000 high quality songs, from all genres of music and one with the option of bespoke in- store messaging. BA members benefit from a 15% discount on list prices.
Click here for a full information leaflet  - or or for further information.

Insurance - Tailored insurance cover negotiated for BA members from Willis

Willis UK has been the BA insurance brokers, offering tailored insurance cover to BA members, for over 15 years. Willis are able to offer members of all sizes, large and small, an insurance solution specific to their needs. Booksellers who have used Willis have found them responsive and helpful in a crisis, and the BA can help in any liason with the broker or insurers, giving you extra peace of mind.
For a free quotation or advice on securing cover, contact:
Dan Fidler, Willis Group, Stuart House, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9WR Tel: 0845 074 4115 Fax: 01772 664 048 e-mail: Mobile: 07983 461647
Parcels - Reduced rates for BA members on FedEx Parcel Rates
BA Members are entitled to keen discounts on parcels rates from Fedex – cutting substantial amounts off the standard rates and saving booksellers money.  If you would like to set up an account with FedEx, please contact the BA and we will put you in touch. BA Contact: Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 or Helen Wilson, 020 7421 4695
Credit & Debit Card Rates - Lloyds TSB Cardnet members’ deals
Lloyds TSB offers BA members extremely competitive prices on merchant rates for credit and debit cards, and for most booksellers, the rates are much better than they would be able to secure outwith the BA scheme.  

Contact: Lloyds TSB Cardnet Customer Service 0845 604 2491 or text BOOK and YOUR NAME to 61119
BA Contact: Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 
BA Contact:  Helen Wilson, Membership & Database Co-ordnator, 020 7421 4691 or Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 
Business Support Helpline
The BA’s Business Support Helpline is a FREE service provided on behalf of the BA by Croner Consulting.  Booksellers can call free and an unlimited number of times for help on health & safety, tax, customs & excise, employment legislation and other business-related legislation.  Croner is staffed by highly qualified legal professionals and the time and money saved by using the BSH rather than on obtaining legal advice from solicitors can be considerable, and booksellers have used the service have been impressed and delighted by the Helpline.

Contact: Business Support Helpline 08445 618133, Scheme Number 31937 BA Contact: Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692

Carrier Bags

BAMB bagsThe BA offers plastic and paper bags to members click here to order the Books Are My Bag designs. Please contact Sue Vickers or Stuart Allen for further information.

Display Materials – Special Member Rates from Pennant
BA members can get discounted rates on the Bookshop Basics range of acrylic display holders from Pennant, and off the full range of Pennant items.  Items range from book easels, display cubes and leaflet holders to specially-designed book holders for multiple copies.
Contact: Pennant Shop Equipment Limited, Unit 1 Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY10 8GA tel: 01691 670191; fax: 01691 670192 email: 
BA Contact:   Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 
Healthcare - specially tailored private healthcare from PHP and Patient Choice
PHP offer BA members special rates on private healthcare, and an option for Patient Choice, which offers booksellers the chance for reduced-price, targeted and affordable healthcare without breaking the bank. Contact: Richard Gould, The Private Health Partnership Limited, Butterfield Park, Otley Road, Baildon BD17 7H
E: T: 01274 588862   F:01274 530255  W: BA Contact: Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692 

Utilities Audit and reduced costs
It’s never been more important to check what you pay for your services, and the BA’s utilities broker, LSI, is well placed to help booksellers reduce their energy and telecoms costs.  LSI will undertake a FREE audit of your suppliers, at no obligation to you.  This can save you huge amounts of time, and ultimately substantial amounts of money.  Contact: Barrie Jacobs, LSI Utilities Broker, 01727 877020,
BA Contact:   Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services, 020 7421 4692