Before World of Books there was a bag of unsold books in a charity shop, rescued by our founders and given a new chapter. Since the beginning, working with and supporting charities has been ingrained in what we do - forming the very heart of our ethos.
We are a for-profit company that is proud to support charities - from local grassroots organisations to the big household names.
Our charity collection and recycling service works with 400 charities across over 4,300 charity shops across the UK.
In the financial year 19/20, we paid £1.4 million to the charity partners we work with.
Sussex has the UK's highest rate of homelessness outside of London. It's also where our head office is based.
Our people experience the reality of this growing issue every single day. We've partnered with Turning Tides, a Sussex based charity, so our team can volunteer to help them on their mission to end homelessness in their community.
Through Ziffit, our free trade-in service, we partner with Virgin Money Giving. The merging of our technologies allows the value of traded books and media to be donated to a chosen charity.
The partnership has for far raised thousands for good causes across the UK.
Charities are the true pioneers of re-commerce, with the first opening in the UK after the Second World War. We’re committed to supporting charities grow vital income through e-commerce.
We're helping charities unlock the power of online sales and open their shops to the world through our Shopiago technology - the UK's only online sales software designed to meet the unique needs of the charity sector.