Websites & Hosting

BDS is the expert in building book-related websites and applications for booksellers and the book trade.

We have extensive knowledge of bibliographic data management and our content management system (CMS) can handle all versions of ONIX, both for import and export.

Unique Expertise

BDS specialises in the construction and management of metadata-driven websites, brochure websites and specialised applications for the book trade that work beautifully across a desktop, tablet and smartphone.

BDS has been developing websites for nearly 25 years. With BDS you can sell physical and e-books, create micro-sites per title and mini websites for authors.

We have both modular and bespoke web solutions. This means we can keep costs down. We can create your website from first principles to ensure your web presence is unique in all aspects and directly addresses yours and your clients’ requirements.

We have a longstanding association with Gardners, Ingrams and other distributors and can integrate with their databases via data feeds, as well as with Amazon and other website APIs. BDS contains its own data hub API for 3rd party inbound integrations. Instant and immediate access to metadata catalogues means we can create book trade websites economically, reliably and populate the product catalogue with attractive and current information.


We work collaboratively with our clients to meet their business objectives and combine this with our own innovations to create accessible, dynamic and stylish websites. You can be assured of a website that looks as good as it is functional while metadata can be integrated with ease, leading to a full e-commerce solution.

If you already have your own company identity and design team, we will be happy to incorporate your existing design. At BDS we work alongside you, so you can be assured of the best results for your business.


BDS provides fully comprehensive e-commerce-enabled websites. Buying products online is made easy for visitors because BDS was there at the start of the e-commerce retail boom and we are part of the process that has resulted in the huge growth in customer confidence when shopping online.

We address changing security requirements and specific trading needs while our systems can handle multiple currencies and languages, execute pre-configured rules for discounts and deliver a smooth checkout and fulfilment process including configurable post and packing rules.

Your information gathering can grow through an order history log and current order status information.

You can choose shopping carts, connect to any one of over 200 Payment Gateway providers and sell your range of products, either physical or via download.