Retailer ADLE International (United States)
Rare, Out of Print, First Editions
ADLE International's humble beginnings started in Portland, OR on the summer of 1998.Right after his tenure as APEC Youth Representative and Co-Chair of the APEC Young Entrepreneurs' Association, Alex Esguerra wanted to continue his advocacy on youth development towards preparing the youth in becoming future business leaders. He then decided to open a small bookstore starting with textbooks and antiquarian and out of print collectible books. The vision was to specialize and offer a unique collection which were focused on book buyer's wants' and needs. Together came one on one customer interaction, great consistent quality, exact description accuracy and a mission to be "Affordable" even to limited income earners. This was also the time the Internet E-Commerce age was taking off and book selling online for independent booksellers was another platform to expand it's business. The company's flagship took two years in the making using java scripts, css, etc. Affordable Books On Line then took another two more years in 2016 to finally be re-designed to become mobile enabled and friendly. The site also saw the partnership with the American Booksellers Association on it's literacy and advocacy through books. In 2018, the company again expanded this partnership by coming up with an Indie Commerce platform. The main focus of ADLE INTL was accessibility to it's loyal customers and followers to be able to search and buy their choices on about 9 million books to browse on this new website at any given time.Today, ADLE International has a wide portfolio of online web stores offering from new book releases, bestsellers, to it's rare, out of print, vintage and hard to find books. Each website has found their own niche category like Fiction, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Automotive, Transportation, History, Textbooks, Political Science, Games, Music CD's, DVD's to Electronic accessories. In 2017, the company also announced the launched of it's mobile apps accessible with the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Usedbooksworld and Affordablebooks. Moving forward, the company is on development on more mobile apps for the rest of it's online bookstores. We are also carefully working a more customer loyalty rewards program for our wide range of customers as announced by it's Director of Sales and Marketing, Carlos Rodiriguez. We had just recently finished compliance on the EUGPDR as the European Union started changes to it's General Data Protection Regulation. Our presence Europe and partnerships with book selling sites like Livre-Rare-Books and Maremagnum invigorates also our founder's root's in Germany where we have a hub for fulfillment operations in Europe.