Purchase Order Guidelines


Purchase orders are accepted for organizations within the US that meet the following requirements: 

  • Accredited School (K - 12), School District, College, University, or Public Library.

Consideration will be given to organizations that are existing Better World Books clients if the criteria above do not apply.

Purchase Order Terms

  • The minimum requirement is $50, and the maximum is $500
    • Outstanding purchase orders and balance may not exceed $500
  • Payment terms are Net 30.
  • Prices shown on the website do not qualify as a price quote; item prices cannot be guaranteed until the order is completed. At this time, prices are continuously updated according to their availability, sales rank, and condition.

When browsing through our selection, please keep in mind that orders are filled exclusively with used inventory shipping from the US. New books, digital goods, and items shipping internationally are excluded from Purchase Orders and cannot be considered for fulfillment. 

Information Due on Request

  • Name of contact person.
  • Phone number of contact person.
  • Hours contact person may be reached.
  • A signed and approved purchase order.
  • A tax exemption number and certificate.
    • If your school or organization is NOT tax-exempt, please state as such when submitting your order.
  • A list of the titles and ISBNs you wish to order.
    • Titles and ISBNS are required for each item.
    • List must be provided in an editable format.
    • Scans or screenshots of product pages or shopping carts are not accepted.

A Note on Availability 

  • Substitutions: Due to the nature of online sales, please keep in mind that items may be out of stock at the time of processing for the specific ISBN you've requested, and may result in a replacement with alternate editions. If we ever need to make a substitution, we make sure to choose a replacement that is as close to the original price and format as possible. 
  • If you don't want any substitutions: That's okay too! Please state as such when submitting your order and we will simply exclude any out-of-stock items. If no preference is given, any unavailable items will be excluded.

How To Request:

  • Send your approved PO, item list, and tax exemption information via fax to 574-208-6827 or by email to (email is recommended).
    • We are unable to process any purchase orders submitted via physical mail at this time.

Please note: Any purchase orders submitted within two business days of the end of the calendar month will not be processed until on/after the first day of the following month. 


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