FAQ for Create-A-Book dealers

Additional FAQ for sites pre-loaded with Create-A-Book

If I don't carry a product, should I DELETE it?
It is your option to choose which products you’d like to promote and sell, however, we recommend leaving all products ACTIVE. If you sell it and don’t have it in stock, a drop shipper could have the order out in 1-2 days. The drop shipper charges less than retail, so YOU make a profit and YOU gain another potential repeat customer. Plus showing more products gives your customers a better impression of you business, and increases the chance they'll find something else they want to order at a later time.

I accidentally deleted a product, how to I add it back.You'll follow the same steps to add a new product. The image will still be in your IMAGE vault, and you can get the product description on our demo site Savicab.com by finding the product and copying the description.

I still have books that have been discontinued from CAB but they are not on the website
Since Create-A-Book no longer has licensing agreements with books that are discontinued, and we’re a Create-A-Book website, we cannot legally add those images in the default selection. However, you are not bound by the same contracts and are allowed to scan the book cover and add product and image to your website. 

If you don't have a scanner, you can also get the images from Google. Open google and select "images" link so it will search for pictures, and type in book cover you need. Find picture you like best (make sure to "view larger image" if available), and right click on the image and select "Save As." This will save the image to your computer. Then you just have to follow the normal steps to "Add product" (view video tutorial).

Why Doesn't CAB set a "minimum" retail price? (from John Hefty)
Because Create-A-Book is not a franchise, and therefore, because the dealers are independent retail sellers, there is no way that we could control, set, fix, or limit the prices of the products in the market place. The Sherman Anti Trust Act does refer to this, and it is illegal. If I owned all the stores, and all the dealers were my employees, then I could set the price for all the books, but it would then only be one company setting the price. Many companies (dealers with business licenses) sell the books and it is not legal for me to require a set price from the dealers.

Here's what I found on Google, under "price fixing"

Price fixing is an agreement between business competitors to sell the same product or service at the same price. In general, it is an agreement intended to ultimately push the price of a product as high as possible, leading to profits for all the sellers. Price-fixing can also involve any agreement to fix, peg, discount or stabilize prices. The principal feature is any agreement on price, whether expressed or implied. For the buyer, meanwhile, the practice results in a phenomenon similar to price gouging.

Price fixing requires a conspiracy between two or more sellers; the purpose is to coordinate pricing for mutual benefit at the expense of buyers. Sellers might agree to sell at a common target price; set a common "minimum" price; buy the product from a supplier at a specified "maximum" price; adhere to a price book or list price; engage in cooperative price advertising; standardize financial credit terms offered to purchasers; use uniform trade-in allowances; limit discounts; discontinue a free service or fix the price of one component of an overall service; adhere uniformly to previously-announced prices and terms of sale; establish uniform costs and markups; impose mandatory surcharges; purposefully reduce output or sales in order to charge higher prices; or purposefully share or "pool" markets, territories, or customers.
Generally, price fixing is illegal.

Why don't you list distributor's on your web site?
t's been a tough decision to keep our dealers separate from our website. We've tried in the past to link dealers but this has resulted in many broken links and complaints. It didn't look good for Create-A-Book as a whole. So, we can share information that other dealers share with us and try and pass on everything that will help other dealers here, in newsletters and in our manual online.

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