Red Pepper Online is a well-known, recognised supplier of books to libraries (academic, corporate, government, school and public), companies, schools and private individuals across Southern Africa.
Red Pepper Online was formed as a subsidiary of ProcureTrade (Pty) Ltd in November 2015 through the amalgamation of a team of skilled and passionate individuals with over two decades of combined experience in the book industry.
At Red Pepper Online, we believe that books are the cornerstone of society. We believe that books really do change lives. We believe that as a company we have a moral obligation to grow readers in our country, to get people excited about books, and to remind people of how powerful they can become, simply by absorbing the wisdom contained between millions of pages.
Books are the grand messengers of the world. We’re here to help spread those messages. And we’re taking a portion of every book we sell and ploughing it back into society into projects that fund education and literacy in South Africa.
As a librarian, we know that you’re not just a person standing behind a counter wearing a pair of spectacles issuing books to patrons.
Red Pepper Online provides services that help librarians and information specialists get their jobs done faster and more efficiently. We specialise in library-supply and offer a guaranteed hassle-free service.
We do not hold stock of books, but if it’s out there we’ll find it, order it, and deliver it to your door. We have excellent relationships with publishers and book distributors across the world. Whether it’s a hardback or paperback, an e-book, an audio book, sheet music, a standard or even a set of conference papers, there is very little that we are unable to supply. Simply tell us what you want and we'll find it for you! Our team of highly-trained book specialists know exactly where to start looking.
If the book you are looking for has gone out of print, we are able to find and supply second hand copies of books from our used book network across the world.
We know how precious your time is, and because of this, we’re here to simplify your life by offering:
And we’re not talking about lip service. We genuinely care about our customers and know that giving great service extends far beyond simply ordering a book. Our team of highly trained book specialists have been working with libraries for over two decades and know what you want, how you want it, and when you need it. Every customer has a dedicated customer care representative looking after their account. We believe in people—not numbers.
Our systems are integrated with INNOPAC/ Millennium, so should you be using these systems in your library, we are able to process any orders received via EDI. If you are using the INNOPAC system, we can have you set up within 24 hours so that you can start transmitting your orders to us.
Does the thought of tattle-taping and date sheeting send you running for the hills? There is no need to rush off, because we can do that for you too! We have been successfully offering this service to academic libraries since 2008
Red Pepper Online is an official Snapplify and VitalSource® partner.
Books published internationally are supplied within 4-6 weeks from date of order. Books published and distributed in South Africa are supplied within 7-10 days. We will gladly arrange for books to be couriered into South Africa from abroad should you require a faster service on an urgent request.
To request price and availability on ANY book, email, fax, or phone your request through and receive a response within 24 hours. All customers have a dedicated customer care representative dealing with their account
Outstanding orders are followed up on a regular basis, and monthly feedback reports are provided.
It is important to us that our customers are kept up to date with information on new books in their subject areas. Regular newsletters showcasing new books in are emailed out on a weekly basis. We can also supply you with catalogues and printouts of books in your areas of speciality and interest on request.
Should you have an abundance of empty shelf space or you need to quickly spend your annual book budget, we would love to take you on a shopping spree. We work closely with the major book distributors in South Africa who have warehouses overflowing with locally and internationally published books, waiting for you to pay them a visit and pluck them off their shelves.
We deliver to your library, no matter where you are, at no extra charge.
We offer special discounts on bulk orders. Regular clients will also receive special discounts.
Red Pepper Online is a Level 4 BEE provider, and we are registered on the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD).
Red Pepper Online operates from an office park at Unit 4, Block A, Baobab Business Park, 86 John Vorster Road, Randpark Ridge Extension 30 (opposite Randridge Mall), Randburg, Gauteng.
Red Pepper Online employs a team of fully-trained book professionals with many decades of experience working with libraries, schools and readers across Southern Africa.
Red Pepper Online accepts the following methods of payment:
Approved customers may place their orders by using an official purchase order, and are entitled to payment terms of 30 days from date of statement.
EFT/ Direct Deposits Should you library be purchasing from petty cash or other cash funds, we gladly accept payment by EFT or direct deposit.
Payment by Visa or Mastercard is welcome