Fast, efficient, secure

At Batch, we provide cutting-edge supply chain
technology for booksellers and suppliers worldwide.


Many UK suppliers are offering extended terms to independent booksellers during these difficult times, but you can still authorise and pay as normal if you prefer. If you do wish to apply these new terms to transactions that you have already marked as 'Authorised', select 'R' to restore them to 'Open'. These invoices will then remain open in future periods, so you can pay them at a later date. To discuss extended terms, you should contact your suppliers directly – we cannot do that for you. However, do contact us for help and guidance about your Batch account via at any time. Include your phone number if you would like us to call you back.

Authorisation Dates

Note the next authorisation dates for Batch Payments

  • 26 March 2020
  • 26 May 2020
  • 25 June 2020
  • 28 July 2020
  • 25 August 2020
  • 27 September 2020

The April 2020 deadline is coming up in


We understand that being in the book trade can be challenging. Using Batch to take care of boring but essential administrative tasks will leave you free to focus on your business and those all-important customers.


At Batch, we are experts at building low-cost bespoke systems for retailers in the bookselling and entertainment industries. If you require electronic data to be translated automatically into a different format for your trading partners, we can handle it.


The security of your financial and business data is our top priority. Our ISO 27001 certificate ensures that your information is secure to the highest international standards.

The main strands of our business are Payments, Returns and Data Services.

The Batch Payments system reduces overheads in the supply chain and improves communication between suppliers and their customers worldwide. It was created by the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland in 2000 to replace the manual clearing house scheme.

Learn more about Batch Payments...

Batch Returns is an easy-to-use web interface that was specially built to cut down on waste in the supply chain. Whether you use Returns as a bookseller or a supplier, our system will put you in control: we provide the infrastructure, you make the business decisions.

Learn more about Batch Returns...

Behind the scenes, Batch works hard to manage financial and supply chain data so that publishers and booksellers can enjoy the benefits of automation. Automating processes saves time and cuts down on errors caused by manual inputting. It also lowers admin costs.

Learn more about Data Services...


Batch Ltd
6 Bell Yard


Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 4660
Fax: +44 (0)20 7430 9559



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