Print & Publishing

As the leading UK and European supply chain specialist to the print and publishing industry, we have honed our processes and devised tailored solutions to match the dynamic requirements and rapid pace of the sector's small, medium-sized, and major printers, publishers, and distributors.

  • Book Consolidation

    With decades of book consolidation knowledge under our belts, at WBS we offer a highly specialised and innovative service. We are trusted by the leading names in the industry and we are recommended as a reliable and effective consolidator and shipper across the globe. We sort, individually bar code, process, store, pick and pack, ship, and arrange delivery for thousands of packages every day, and complete all the documentation to suit.
    Offering consolidation from the major publishing sources through our own network of offices and partners, we can arrange weekly services to and from destinations across the globe using our dedicated locations and teams.

  • Distribution

    From storage, to packaging and order fulfilment, we offer a comprehensive and cost-effective range of distribution services. Our global distribution model has been built to meet the publishing industry’s needs, and thanks to our extensive network of industry expert collaborators, we can offer tailored solutions to suit your unique needs. From multi-channel order taking, to stock and sales ledger management, D2C and B2B order processing, domestic and international deliveries, customs advice, and returns processes, our distribution solutions all offer end-to-end online visibility, so you can monitor your shipments every step of the way.

  • Warehousing

    From export consolidation, sustainable packaging, to specialised clearance and innovative stock management systems, our top-tier fulfilment services are available to optimise your supply chain, while minimising social and environmental impact.

  • Returns

    Our bespoke publisher returns service will help you return unsold goods to your suppliers, allowing you to receive and gain those crucial credits in good time and with minimum effort.
    We can arrange collection from your premises and delivery all the way back to your supplier’s door, offer consolidated services or sort your returns at our premises and deliver to the respective suppliers. Detailed proof of deliveries offers you peace of mind and traceability.

  • Customs

    Our in-house customs teams make tariff classifications, duty reliefs, and strategic customs warehousing of all your printed material easy. We guide you on current and upcoming regulations across the globe to reduce risk and cost, and optimise the movement of your shipments.

  • Track & Trace

    Thanks to our cutting- edge IT infrastructure, we offer enhanced Track & Trace services, leveraging our signature ISBN system and digital supply chain management platform to deliver full visibility and control, live reporting, and easy access to all documentation in one click.

  • Sustainable Solutions

    At WBS, we understand the passion and drive of the print and publishing industry to create a sustainable future for the sector. We offer full carbon reporting, optimised supply chain management and alternative transport solutions, greener warehousing and final mile services, and carbon reduction consultancy to help you bring your supply chain into the future.

  • Express Services

    Our dedicated Express Services via air and road take you from print to launch in the nick of time.