Services: Customized Financial Arrangements
Absolute provides the financial flexibility necessary to accommodate your specific budgetary requirements. Below are just a few of the financial options readily available to your library.
Blanket Purchase Agreements - If your library experiences delays and administrative costs each time you generate a purchase order, you may want to consider a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) on an annual basis. Absolute will provide the necessary billing requirements to establish one purchase order to be utilized throughout the year. Together, we will arrange amounts, designate individuals authorized to place orders and establish unique identifiers for each order/shipment.
Budget Forecasting - In the event your college, university or corporation has expanded its horizons, your library may be expected to accommodate this new subject or field of endeavor. How many new subscriptions will you add? Do you plan on back ordering two, three or perhaps five years of these new titles? Absolute can help you forecast the affiliated costs and the likelihood of obtaining the desired material.
If your library is planning on downsizing its current print collection, Absolute will assist in searching the market for your deselected materials. Downsizing could be due to budgetary restrictions, space limitations or your library may be transitioning titles to microform or e-journals.
Credit Cards - For your ordering convenience, we now accept ALL major credit cards.
Deposit Accounts - Although you may not see the costs of generating a check for each order/invoice directly, administrative costs in producing a check can exceed $50.00! Therefore, a single $10.00 issue could actually cost your library $60.00! Absolute can save your library hundreds of dollars each year by establishing a Deposit Account. You designate a dollar amount you would like to set and each time Absolute ships against your authorized orders, you receive an account balance summary. It's an effective way to manage your replacement budgets.
Your library may also need to encumber year-end monies or you may receive special funding from benefactors or grant allocations. Historically, as budgets near an end, libraries may find a surplus available that needs to be utilized in a set period of time. Absolute will customize our invoice to accommodate your needs in order to avoid losing year-end money.
International Proforma Invoicing - All international orders require prepayment. Simply submit a list of desired titles - Absolute will research and issue a Proforma with firm fixed pricing. Generally our Proformas are valid for 60 days and subject to prior sale.
All international orders are shipped via DHL and are guaranteed for their safe arrival. Absolute can also ship to your designated freight forwarder within the United States if applicable. Should your budget restrict us from shipping by either of the above methods, we shall be glad to make alternative arrangements.
Standard Domestic Invoicing - For domestic college, university and corporate libraries, Absolute will ship and bill your required material. This method saves you time and money by utilizing one source for back volumes and issues. Absolute supplies what is available from our inventory and then orders the balance from vendors and publishers alike making any necessary prepayments. We then receive, inspect, consolidate and ship the titles to your designated address. Our consolidated invoice then follows under separate cover. All RUSH orders (orders requiring shipment(s) overnight) are subject to a $25.00 "rush order fee." Terms are net 30 days and our Federal ID# is 04-3324132. It has never been so easy to fulfill all your back order requirements!
Wire Transfers - In the event that your library wishes to pay by wire transfer, please contact us at 1(508)384-0122.