Turning you passion into your job. This is something that Roger Willems has managed to pull off. He and his business partner, Mark Manders, launched their publishing house Roma 15 years ago. Roma has made a name for itself due its amazing editions which are sold world-wide.
Roma launched a webshop in 2008 to expand their sales options in addition to museum shops and specialised bookshops. Roma is a relatively small publishing house and that is why Willems decided to hire a third party to run both the webshop as well as organising storage and fulfilment services. It was a reluctant decision.
Roger: “Our books are special. They need to be treated with care. That is why I find it hard to let other people deal with our products. The professionalism which Hexspoor shows when dealing with our books helped ease some of my concerns.”
Selecting the right partner isn’t a choice you can make overnight. Willems: “I wanted to get to know the people at Hexspoor. I wanted to know if they were a good fit for our company. Hexspoor has an amazing storage facility and their staff are extremely knowledgable. This creates a certain amount of trust. They are also extremely flexible as no two assignments are the same. Hexspoor feels like an extension of my office. They make me feel very comfortable.”