World of Books

World of Books

Careers at World of Books

Our Group It all began with a bag of books, rescued by book loving entrepreneurs from a charity shop bin destined for landfill. Our founders recognised an opportunity to save books from waste by reselling and rehoming surplus stock that charity shops are unable to sell. In 2008, World of Books was founded with an ethos to do good, to help charities and to make a positive impact. Since then, we have grown from a start-up into a leading global seller of quality used books and pioneers in re-use and recycling. Our inventory has grown to over 6 million in stock - we sell a book somewhere in the world every two seconds and recycling about 80 million books each year, equivalent to around half a million trees. We achieve this through three direct-to-consumer e-commerce businesses, supported by our own technology. Find out more about the World of Books Group here:

World of Books Is the UK’s largest seller of used books online; selling to over 190 countries through our own website, marketplaces and wholesale partners. World of Books inventory is in excess of 6 million books, purchased from UK charities in return for payment and saving their waste disposal costs. For those books we cannot sell, we ensure they are recycled and turned into products such as newspaper, cardboard packaging and tissue products. Find out more about World of Books here:

Ziffit Established in 2013, to buy unwanted books, CD’s DVD’s, Blu-ray and console games directly from consumers via its market leading app. The smart technology enables consumers to use their mobile device to scan a product bar code or to simply tap in an ISBN code from a book for an instant valuation. Ziffit has also been developed to power instore ‘buyback’ (trade-in for credit) partnership programs in new book shops; further closing the loop on new book purchase, use and reuse. Ziffit sells all its books, CDs, DVDs and games via World of Books own website or partner websites such as Amazon and eBay. Find out more about here:

Shopiago Shopiago is an online sales software product that is utilised by charities to generate additional revenue for good causes and enable more goods to be reused. Find out more about Shopiago here:

Our Technology Our success is underpinned by our technology. We have developed bespoke software solutions to tackle changing market conditions and pricing. Our technology manages our warehouse, streams our stock and extends our reach to over 20 global marketplaces.

Our Vision To be the leading seller of used book globally, while helping people to reuse and recycle for less through innovation and technology.

Our Values Responsibility: We work responsibly, value each other and treat the planet with respect. Action: We take actions that improve our business for customers, colleagues, partners and shareholders. Pioneering: We find new ways to better ourselves, lower our costs and grow our business.

Business for Good World of Books Group is committed to using its business as a force for good in the world and we take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. Our business model is designed to do good: helping charities, the environment and providing access to literature. As our business grows, so will its impact across these areas. We are a certified B-Corp, a business that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In short, we care about people and the planet.  

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