Ware-Pak and our Chicagoland location have the resources and warehousing solutions for publishers, associations

  • 170,000 square foot distribution facility
  • More than 13,000 pallet locations
  • Over 45,000 SKUs managed daily

Every pallet that comes through our Chicago doors is assigned one pallet ID for as long as it is in our warehouse. Radio frequency technology keeps products moving efficiently, in real time. Order management technology ensures uninterrupted visibility of inventory and orders.

book warehousing

Chicago's Industry Leading Book Warehouse with Productivity & Real-Time Metrics

To ensure efficiency with all of your warehousing needs, Ware-Pak’s Chicago team members are tracked throughout the day and directed to lines with open orders. Access to near real-time metrics and robust data integration will keep you informed and EASE YOUR DECISION MAKING.



Book warehousing significantly transforms the landscape of distribution and inventory management, especially in a city like Chicago, a major hub that connects different transportation networks. The process of systematically storing, protecting, and making books easily accessible has far-reaching impacts on both authors and publishers. Well-organized warehousing ensures that books are kept in prime condition, preserving their quality and integrity for the long term. This meticulous care is particularly important in maintaining the value of the books and ensuring they reach customers in the best possible condition.

Moreover, having a central location in Chicago means that books can be distributed efficiently, reaching their intended destination promptly and reliably. This convenience is beneficial not just for local authors and indie publishers, but also for established publishing houses with wider distribution needs. By utilizing the latest technology in inventory management, a book warehousing service can provide real-time updates and accurate data on stock levels, helping authors and publishers make informed decisions. In essence, book warehousing is not just about storage; it’s about optimizing the entire process of book distribution, from inventory management to final delivery. This comprehensive approach ultimately leads to enhanced customer satisfaction, better management of resources, and a positive impact on the bottom line. The strategic integration of technology and location in book warehousing is, therefore, an essential component in the modern world of publishing and distribution.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ware-Pak’s book warehousing service?

Ware-Pak’s book warehousing service is a specialized storage and fulfillment solution designed to cater to publishers, authors, and associations. We store, manage, and distribute books and materials on your behalf, ensuring they reach their destinations promptly and in pristine condition.

How do I start using Ware-Pak’s services for my book fulfillment needs?

Simply contact our business development team to discuss your needs. We’ll guide you through the onboarding process, including account setup, inventory transfer, and any other specific requirements.

Are there minimum or maximum quantities for storing books with Ware-Pak?

Ware-Pak is equipped to handle both small and large quantities of books. However, it’s best to discuss specific quantity needs directly with our team to ensure we provide the best solution for you.

How does Ware-Pak ensure the quality and safety of books in storage?

We employ state-of-the-art security measures, climate control, and quality assurance protocols to ensure books are stored in optimal conditions. Periodic checks and stringent guidelines guarantee that your inventory remains damage-free and ready for distribution.

Can Ware-Pak handle returns and damaged goods?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive returns management process. Books returned are inspected for damage, and according to your guidelines, we can either reintroduce them into inventory or set them aside for return to you.

Do you provide real-time inventory tracking?

Absolutely! Our system allows clients to monitor their inventory levels in real-time, ensuring transparency and facilitating timely reorders.

How quickly can Ware-Pak ship out orders once they’re received?

Most orders received are processed and shipped the same day. The exact time can vary based on volume and specific requirements, but our team prides itself on swift and accurate fulfillment.

Are there any genres or types of books that Ware-Pak does not handle?

Ware-Pak is equipped to handle books of all genres and types. If you have specific concerns or unique requirements, please consult with our team to ensure the best care for your books.

Can Ware-Pak manage and fulfill orders directly from my e-commerce site?

Yes, we can integrate with most e-commerce platforms to automatically receive, process, and fulfill orders. We have an in-house team of programmers and developers who manage the integration process, providing a seamless experience for both you and your customers.

How are shipping fees calculated?

Shipping fees are based on a combination of factors, including package weight, dimensions, destination, and the shipping method chosen. We work with various carriers to ensure competitive rates and timely deliveries. We negotiate discounted shipping rates from UPS based on our total aggregate outbound UPS volume, which are passed on to our customers 100%.

Reach out to Ysobel Schmidt in Business Development today for more information at or 708-587-4179.

Location Matters

Ware-Pak is located in the central Midwest, which provides many benefits to our clients. Our location enables us to offer overall savings of 5% to 7%. Additionally, we are able to book warehousing for our clients at a much lower rate than if they were to use an out-of-state provider. Our proximity to major shipping hubs also allows us to reduce transportation costs and transit times. As a result, our clients are able to save money and increase customer satisfaction. Contact Ware-Pak today to learn more about how we can help your business succeed!