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The Catholic Word Advantage
Our mission at Catholic Word is to build up the Church one soul at a time by offering top quality Catholic resources. We are dedicated to excellence in products and service, and we cultivate relationships in all distribution channels, including resellers, parishes, schools, apostolates, media, individuals and others.
Catholic Word is dedicated to making our partners successful through the many personal relationships we have developed since our founding in 1996. Catholic Word alleviates the need for your own in-house operations. We are your sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, warehouse and fulfillment departments for all sales channels. Collaborating with us is as easy as working with an office down the hall.
Catholic Word serves as a "one stop shop" for buyers, offering combined billing, shipping, ordering and invoicing under the Catholic Word umbrella. Unifying these processes provides direct savings to our buyers, with increased order volume and order quantities to our publishers.
At Catholic Word, our success is tied to yours through the sale of your products. We do not get paid until you do. Our standard services are offered in a straightforward, percentage based fee. Additional premium services are available upon request.
Our motto is to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason.
Our professional sales teams specialize in the distribution channels which they represent, and their expertise allows them to determine the salability and target markets for our partners’ products. Partners are encouraged to provide direct education to our sales team on new products.
Marketing and publicity efforts are coordinated with our partners to maximize impact. Catholic Word offers representation at select trade shows, which strengthens personal relationships and provides greater reach.
At Catholic Word we take extraordinary care of our customers. We follow the 4 "P"s of customer care providing prompt, personal, polite and professional service.
Catholic Word’s marketing team works hand-in-hand with our sales teams to increase awareness and demand for your products. All products are included in our full-color print and online catalogs and featured in select digital outreach. We promote your products through various means, including our extensive list of media contacts, sales campaigns, targeted emails, and our social media network.
Invoicing and accounting can be frustrating, difficult and time consuming, especially when dealing with multiple price points across many sales channels. Catholic Word eliminates this burden by managing all billing, invoicing, accounting and collections. Partners receive monthly statements, detailing sales, income and inventory movement. Our percentage of accounts receivable is well below the industry average, with the majority of collectibles being resolved within 90 days.
Partners retain ownership of all inventory warehoused at Catholic Word. All decisions regarding product, including inventory, pricing, discounting and terms of sale are made in collaboration with our partners.
The warehousing of your product line is included with our standard services, and we assist you in maintaining the appropriate inventory levels to meet your specific needs and seasonal demands.
All product is inspected upon receipt, and damaged product is handled respective to the wishes of individual publishers. Year-after-year, our warehouse department has maintained an average 1% shrink rate.
Catholic Word ships domestically and internationally and negotiates volume discounts with all major carriers. Partners can have their printer ship directly to Catholic Word, preventing double-shipping costs. The Catholic Word warehouse can manage drop shipments and fulfill orders from partner websites, taking advantage of our lower shipping rates.
Partner with Us
For more information on becoming a part of the Catholic Word Group, contact us at 800-932-3826 ext. *336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.