The iRead Online Bookstore began operations in July 2010 as an innovative online print publication retailing platform to promote reading and the sustainable dissemination of knowledge. We live by the belief that the transformative power of reading verbally nourishes the spirit and beautifies life. Our goal is to become the most boldly innovative and forward-thinking online print publication retailing brand working to promote Taiwan's publishing industry and offer book lovers something fresh to look forward to every day!
Member data security assurance
iRead places great importance on the security of individual member information in accord with the Personal Information Protection Act. iRead members do not need to give their mobile phone number when joining iRead or buying products. The entire process of placing an order, modifying the order and picking up purchases at President chain stores involves notification only by email.
Generous Bonus Point Plan
Bonus reward points can be earned with each purchase. iRead members can earn 1 to 4 percent reward points depending on membership level; and can earn 8 percent reward points on purchases of NT$800 or more, making iRead the largest issuer of reward points among domestic book retailers. Each reward point is equivalent to NT$1 in value, and can be used to discount the total purchase price in each member's online shopping cart other than shipping costs.
Authoritative reading recommendations by publishing professionals
Every book has a topic, but no single book can exhaust any topic. iRead believes that topics can link books with customers. Thus, the vast sea of books can be distinguished by first price, and then value, and this construal of value allows customers to become discerning individuals based on the editing and operation of those who create publications every day. Thus, iRead is collaborating with the social platform Babel, which shares a similar philosophy and which is devoted to providing publishing industry editing and operators operating individual brands to provide "topical reading curator" content recommended by what iRead politely refers to as "publishing professionals" on a weekly basis for sharing with iRead members. iRead hopes to use diverse cross-platform cooperation to assist iRead members in finding "that book" in order to discover and fully enjoy the joy of reading, so that reading becomes a life style.
Better than market price recyclability—Guaranteed 20% of original price for recycled publishing professional recommended books
Books recommended by Babel publishing professionals that are purchased via iRead are guaranteed to earn 20% in reward bonus points of the original price based on iRead member purchasing records if recycled back to iRead within 90 days of being picked up at a President chain store.
*Pertinent preferential activity terms based on notice posted on iRead Online Bookstore website.