July 7, 2011
June 30th marked the end of IVP's 2010-2011 fiscal year. As is our yearly custom, we held our annual Inventory Day on June 27th to start the new year and end the old one with an accurate account of our book inventory. The distribution center team worked tirelessly in the days leading up to the big day, and volunteers from around the office signed-up to help out with the counting. Check out these pictures from Inventory 2011:
For those who are wondering what exactly goes on in a publisher's distribution center, here are the facts. The IVP warehouse is 34,000 square feet and currently has 11 full-time employees. This year, these employees picked, packed and shipped over 2,538,000 books!
To receive and ship all these books, we use a ton of boxes. To be more precise, we used 29.84 tons of cardboard this year, or 58,710 pounds. All this was compacted and recycled, saving 264 cubic yards of landfill space, according to www.cardboardrecycling.org.
IVP is ready to start all over for 2011-2012, but first, we'd like to say thank you to our loyal customers by inviting you to participate in our 50% off Summer Sale! Make that summer reading list a little longer with a selection from IVP Books and IVP Academic. This offer is only available online through the end of July, so check it out today and save!
Posted by Leah Kiple at 10:05 AM