Affordablebooks Mobile App is now live

For Release 12:01 AM

06/10/2018

Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com.

ADLE International launches its 3rd Mobile App

San Francisco, CA— 06/10/2018 —Today in a live feed from Zittau, Germany’s warehouse, ADLE International’s founder announced to our US team Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com.

“Affordable Books even to limited income earners,” said Alex Esguerra, Founder. Affordablebooks is now on the Apple App Store. A month ahead as plan for the company’s 18th year foundation, we are extremely proud of Affordablebooks our mobile app for https://www.affordablebookdeals.com..

Positive Customer Impact

Many customers have already benefited from deploying Affordable Books for https://www.adleinternational.co in 2016 followed by Usedbooksworld in 2017. Both of these two apps are now also available in the Android Google Play Store.

“Alex continued in stressing that our apps are very generic and not sophisticated looking. The idea is ease of use in the eyes, basic navigation and simple one to two clicks, in addition, the simplicity extends our primary purpose of affordability and accessibility even to limited earners. After all these free apps are intended to shop our vast collection of books as we are not selling the apps.”

Founded in 1999, ADLE International was founded by Alex Esguerra in Portland, OR right after his tenure as APEC Youth Representative. The company vision continues his philanthropy initiatives for the youth, and people living from paycheck to paycheck. By sourcing and offering Affordable Books that are new books to very rare books with affordable competitive prices, book lovers, students, disabled, seniors and low-income earners can buy them with their limited resources.

In May 2018. The company started to offer through it’s branded websites free standard shipping in the United States if customers orders at least US$15.00. On top of our best quality for brand new books, we have been upgrading our regular standard shipments to expedited or using UPS as incentive. We have also started to create more and more discount deals for our newsletter subscribers as well as customers who opt in our mailing list and accept marketing while at the same time we have been tedious in compliance with the GDPR EU privacy law, says Carlos Rodiriguez, Director of Sales.

ADLE International although known as a rare, out of print, hard to find bookseller has also gotten a big market share in selling new release books. Sarah Walker, Director of Retail in the company’s main office in Portland, OR clarified on the company’s partnership sites with Etsy.com through https://www.affordablebookfinds.com and https://www.affordablethings.net

The 2 websites have a lot of brand new books, but they are rare, out of print and vintage books as we have books dating back from the beginning of the 19th century until 1998. She explains that this is also Etsy’s timeline in the vintage category but a lot of today’s buyers in this category still has the idea that vintage books are all “Used” which we are not. Though we have of course used books in these websites, we carry a lot of brand new books, so the main key is really reading our listings for the words, “New Books or Used Books” etc.

https://www.affordablebookdeals.com is our main website that highlights our mission of education on health, fitness, arts, crafts, culture and good healthy eating habits. A big majority of this site focuses on cooking vegan, keto, gluten, diabetes diets, medical discoveries, sewing, potteries, travel, culture with a touch or art and political science.

https://www.usedbooksworld.com on the other hand focuses on students, educators, children and lifestyle. As the title says, we have a varied collection of used antiquarian, rare used books, heavy on textbooks and study aids to Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction books.

https://www.adleintl.com which was recently launched this year as well is our Indie Books site partnered with the American Booksellers Assn, https://www.bookweb.org where we have searchable database of all brand-new books of 10 million titles that customers can shop from.

https://www.adleinternational.com which is our main site is where the rare, out of print to new just release books can be shop from. This site is heavy on history and politics which is a conduit of our founder’s blogs, books and advocacy on political issues and current events/issues. It also embodies what we offer from our Etsy partnered sites except the books we have on the site are now from 1998 to the present year and month. We have also a section dedicated on mechanical engineering, automobiles and craftsmanship which was envisioned by our 90-year patriarch, our founders’ father.

From this writing, the website had already started a Father’s Day Discount deal where if customers bought two books from the selected Father’s Day book collection, they will get 30% off and get them ship free in the USA.

For more information, press only:

Carlos Rodiriguez

415-874-5637

info@adlegroup.com

Time to Disable USPS as preferred shipping for books

Effective 9/20/2017 starting from our Affordable Book Finds

we will slowly delete and disable our preferred books shipping methods using the United States Postal Service

The never ending issue on the inaccuracy of the USPS website tracking website had been costing us time, money as well as negative feedbacks and straining customer relations especially for new first time customers. The website’s messaging on “invalid”, “incorrect” “pre-shipment” will never get fixed. Not only the information finally gets updated until after or on the same day as the items are delivered but the buyers commonly thinks We never shipped the item. Most importantly especially on new first time buyers online they believe the information even though it’s not accurate as the agency is a reputable body of the government.

We realized attempting not to use the USPS as the most economical shipping courier will result to lesser sales on our part but then again our commitment is great customer service, experience and retention.

Moving on, the ADLE International online selling websites will gradually shipped to our preferred shipping couriers UPS and FedEx

Nevertheless our retail selling prices will still strive to offer the best most affordable books even to limited income earners.

Alex Esguerra

Founder

Usedbooksworld’s Mobile App Goes Live Today

Usedbooksworld by ADLE International made the announcement at 12:01 AM today that it’s well awaited mobile app is now live at the Apple Itunes Store.

With the vision of specializing on rare, out of print, hard to find new and used books affordable even to limited earners, Usedbooksworld is the second mobile app in the last 30 days released by the ADLE International group.

“Our hope is to have a simple, user friendly, clean mobile app especially for our limited earners like people with disabilities, seniors and the young teens” quoted from it’s founder, Former APEC Youth Representative, Alex Esguerra.

Carlos Rodiriguez, ADLE International’s Director of Sales says that this app is just second on the series of apps they will be releasing. The next app on the works is for Affordable Book Deals  in time for the mobile friendly version of the company’s original flagship site, Affordable Books On Line

This year the company has growth phenomenally and finally getting the recognition in becoming a one stop shop for excellent book deals, fast delivery and finding books one cannot find elsewhere.

Our hope is that more and more consumers buy using our mobile apps and the apps of independent online booksellers in response to the big marketplaces controlling pricing, quality and domination when it comes to bookselling. We will continue to work hand in hand with other independent online booksellers and be an advocate together with the American Booksellers Association. We look forward on the success of the upcoming Book Expo 2017 at Jacob Javits at the end of May, Carlos continued.

For now, we are all excited in this 2nd app release and many thanks for our ever loyal customers.

 

The Future of Online Independent Businesses

From the Independent Business Org’s reviews and surveys for 2015 it looks like the future is very promising yet as any small independent business lies the challenges.

With the recent numbers of low unemployment paving the way for hiring comes still the lack of funding to sustain operations. Coupled with that is the tough competition online specifically on online book selling where the big online giants eats you up alive by selling lower than what publishers or distributors sell new books for example.

Sometimes, one may wonder how can they do that but the word “BIG” comes with the saying meaning they have the promotional expense funding to utilize so who cares. What’s really funny is with the so called giants comes the big consignors also dropping down prices favoring the atmosphere and if they can sell even new books for $0.01 they will.

I recently had a town hall discussion on our small shop and I raised the question as any independent bookseller would. “If your shopping online e.g. books and your browsing on description and price what do you normally look for and what’s important?”

The brave souls then responded, “We’ve even consider buying acceptable book conditions as long as they are the cheapest price in there” So as gracious as I want to feel, what can I say as for all these years our “Affordable” wasn’t cheap as cheap but “quality” comes with it.

So my take on this as we prepare for Book Expo America through the American Booksellers Association initiatives on May 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago is it’s time to re-express what book selling and book lovers is about. Quality, experience, joy and great service should still be jointly capitulated on our initiatives and expressions and continue to educate the retail and online consumer what it’s all about.

After all 3 out of 10 online cheapest price sales comes with either the return or negative feedback and guess what? Today even feedback are no longer are deterrent as the culprits invade the cheapest price market on book selling.

The Future of the internet towards human nature

 

The future has began with the digital technology age today.  From video-cams, landlines, instant messaging and reading, the internet has transformed a new way of life.

With online virtual communities and social networking, one does not need to travel thousands of miles to meet and learn about society and culture.

Expressing emotions and ideas are ways to create  a real sense of healing especially when humans go through difficult times in their lives.  Understanding human ordeals is hard especially if we have never experienced the same hardships and situations.

It is no longer assumptions towards realities and analyzing trends but listening to people.  On the other end, the listener has to have the compassion and sentiment to elicit a more positibe attitude.

This is not just about the business aspects of creating niche but also sharing personal experiences over life.  The key is simply accepting what is present and then move on towards a new beginning. This is the real message depicted on the ideology behind why we have constantly promoted the online virtual community.

The Economics of being an emerging online business model

It started back in 1999’s stock market collapse, the rise of the dot.com empire’s and yet we were nobodies.

Came 2001 right after 9/11 then 2004 when two major online business empires almost ruled the world online to include advertising.

Enter 2006, good riddance to more pro-small business models like Google,  Yahoo, Windows, Live.com,  My-space and Facebook including our book notables like Abebooks, Alibris.com, Biblion.co.uk, Choosebooks, Valorebooks, A1 books, Tom Folio.com  and the ABA (American Booksellers Association) when venture capitalists in Silicon Valley where the king of the jungles influenced by the big shot major online players.

Yet, 2007 came start of the great recession after 1931 and a gradual change in the socio-political climate of the world in terms of technology and business.  Fall of 2008 made history having the 1st online high tech 44th President of the United States, a darling of the poor, a new robin hood in technological times and realization that even micro enterprise start-ups have the potential to someday experience the lives the king’s and emperors of silicon valley.

Today, 2009 brings a new generation of emerging online business models ala the dot.com period where emerging start-ups which was snob by venture capitalists before came to rule the world.

As we had continously emphasize our mission of affordability to the limited income earners, our social networks, and the people who have the kind generous hearts of supporting us at http://www.affordable-booksonline.com all we can say is a big hug of thank you’s.  Be it in terms of search engine rankings with Google’s book partner programs, yahoo’s small business team or Amazon’s virtual generosities, to you all we say thank you so much for being there during this phase as we shall forever remember all this good gestures.

As http://www.adleinternational.com and http://www.alex-esguerra.com emerges truly as a new social network for affordability in terms of fighting for low income earners,  be it in terms of advertising or seed capital now is the time to invest when the door opens as it will closed being a privately held company.

Is this economic reality really happening in America?

Sometimes,  people are still asking me if the sign of the times are real or are they just experiencing a sudden dream or

nightmare.   Unfortunately, all I can say is yes this is what is the reality is going on.     Even in major cities, businesses

are closing their doors from left to right.      Either it be a gasoline station, car washing, boutique, even food chains and

discount store chains that a month ago was still bustling with people and customers.   Suddenly, they seemed to be  closed,

abandoned, and some at least have signs saying they are closed for business.    This is why people seem to be on a deep

paranoia if this was real.    At least, there are good signs though when the businesses with loyal customers based and those

online brick and stores brands and independents are able to hang on. This means persistence, stability and survival of

the fittest.      Only days after the new hardworking 44th President of the United States which is the first high tech pres. has

been working almost night and day.     As he said it will get worst then better which is the best way to face the reality of

 what has happen with the US Economy and now that the UK has finally admitted to be on the bandwagon of recession.    This 

is the time that we have to be solid and compassionate towards each other.  And when hope for the best of the outcome as

a nation yes we can.

Affordable Books Online.com another milestone at President’s Day 2008

Affordable Books is finally live through the hard work from http://www.chrislands.com/

Thanks a million to Lance for putting the idea of nature and simplicity for the main theme.

Through http://www.artofbooks.com/ state of the art inventory book management software, you will be able to see some rarer books from http://www.biblio.com/

Of course, do not forget our ALIBRIS BOOKSTORE and ADLE’s main site.

We hope that you can just give us patience as we are carefully loading new inventory meantime.

It was bad news that a couple of newspapers in San Francisco Bay area are laying off people due to the recession.

Keep hoping as there is hope.

Again, congrats to my team at Affordable Books.