The ABA has extended its relationship with Commonwealth Bank. In addition to offering you special rates for EFTPOS services, ABA members now have access to a business banker from Commonwealth Bank who can arrange for you to receive tailored advice on a range of services, including:
Day-to-day banking: Get the right business accounts and payment solutions for your business.
Asset finance: Buy equipment or vehicles without eroding your working capital.
Commercial finance: Choose from finance options that help cover cash-flow shortfalls, finance business expansion and build wealth for the future.
Investment products: Choose from a variety of short, medium and long term investment opportunities.
ABA members are also entitled to a free Business Financial Health Check. A business banker will look at every aspect of your business to ensure you have just what you need to help you succeed.
What’s more, by taking up these bank services via the ABA, you are helping to support us in providing you with access to industry initiatives such as a wide range of resources and information, our annual Conference and Trade show at affordable prices.
To arrange for a Business Banker to contact you, email our
Officer or download this form.
The Commonwealth Bank is pleased to make a special offer to ABA members for merchant services.
Electronic Credit Card Rate 0.70%
Debit Card $0.00 per transaction
Reduced monthly rental is also available for EFTPOS terminals.
International Freight Consolidation Scheme
The ABA offers members an international freight consolidation scheme for importing books from the US and UK via air and sea. The scheme is operated through Books Systems International (BSI).
Members receive substantial benefits from using consolidated volumes to gain the same freight buying power as larger volume importers.
As a a member of the ABA you can enjoy the exclusive benefits on your health insurance with our health insurance partner nib.
Switching to nib is easy for ABA members.
If you join or transfer to nib on an eligible cover you can:
Avoid the usual 2 and 6 month waiting periods1
Receive an 8% discount on the cost of your cover
Offer applies to new nib corporate customers of any combined hospitaladn Extras package ofr Extras services that normally require a 2 or 6 month wait. Excludes hospital services, Overseas Student Health Covers and Overseas Visitors Health Covers. Longer waiting periods apply for some services including oral surgery and major dental.
Dell Australia has offered ABA members excellent rates for all your IT requirements, from laptops and desktops to servers and software.
Australia Post Parcel Post Scheme
The ABA has negotiated substantial discounts for members on Australia Post Domestic and International Parcel Post rates. These discount rates apply to deliveries of small and large parcels to metropolitan and country destinations throughout Australia.
Australia Post offers a free pick-up service if the total parcel bill (for any one pick-up) is $38.00 or over.
This scheme significantly reduces the costs of posting returns to publishers, and is also a very attractive option for booksellers with a large mail order business.
Please contact the National office for a schedule of contract rates for your area.
Members can log in to view or download the current rates.
An online freight management and dispatch system designed to streamline the distribution of your products that require tracking and proof of delivery.
Each parcel is given a unique barcode making it easy to identify and track and the parcel is scanned at various stages to facilitate the tracking sequence. Both the account holder and the recipient can track the progress of delivery if their email address has been supplied on the consignment.
This service is available for any sized account and Australia Post provides the software and mailing labels required.
Oamps Insurance Brokers Book Shop Insurance offers an extensive range of industry specific business insurance coverage for ABA members nationwide.
Special discounted premiums represent substantial savings on any full business insurance package.
The ABA administers a national book voucher scheme which enables booksellers to offer for sale a range of distinctive vouchers (plus matching envelopes) that can be redeemed anywhere in Australia. Bookshops purchase Australian Book Vouchers from the ABA at face value less 10 per cent, which provides a 10 per cent return on their sales of vouchers to customers.
All ABA members agree to redeem Australian Book Vouchers at face value less 10 per cent. By redeeming ABA vouchers, booksellers have the prospect of making sales they might otherwise not have made, as well as generating add-on sales.