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February 02, 2011

ELT book service gets makeover - best on planet?

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-ELT" A new version of ELTBOOKS.com has been launched. The online store (a sister site of ELTNEWS.com) has been specially re-designed to meet the needs of teachers when browsing and searching for teaching books, according to Shigemi Takanashi, customer service manager for the store. "We realized that the way that normal online stores work just isn't ideal for teachers wanting to buy multiple copies of various components of numbers of courses," Takanashi noted. "After careful analysis, we organized the materials data and search algorithm so that a search accurately finds what you are looking for - really fast - and you can then view results organized by series, with components organized by type within levels inside that series. In addition, you can add multiple copies of multiple items to your cart using our EasyOrder form system. So now ordering a selection of Oxford Bookworms or items from Let's Go, for example, is easier than on any other site on the planet - and designed for Japan. We're very proud of how it all works."

The store provides detailed data on books where it has been supplied by publishers and is fully bi-lingual. A raft of user interface improvements have been added and the number of books in the online catalog has been dramatically increased. The store claims to be able to supply any western ELT books available in Japan.

ELTBOOKS.com continues to offer a 20% discount off all western books and supports ETJ with charitable donations and logistical support. The store now also accepts payment by credit card and COD as well as bank transfer, and is set up to accept orders from public schools and universities.

Reported by: Russell Willis

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