While scraping through our search enquiries this month, we came across an intriguing cluster of queries. Queries like:
It makes sense; Amazon is the world’s biggest bookseller after overtaking other retailers like Waterstones and WHSmiths. They dominate the market by selling their books and fulfil orders for other booksellers while taking a small percentage.
There are two popular questions people ask when they’re trying to use Amazon to sell their books, which are:
Let’s look at the first question:
The short answer to this is no. Amazon will not offer you a cash exchange for any book. In the US, you can exchange your books for an Amazon trade-in voucher, but the service has been closed since 2015.
The trade-in system worked a little like We Buy Books, except you’d trade your books into Amazon who’ll give you a customer voucher to spend on their website. Instead of getting the cash, you got a coupon.
For Amazon, no. As a customer, you have to ask yourself whether you want cash or a voucher as well. Did it close for lack of popularity? We’ll never know, but the door is firmly shut at the minute.
Selling your books on Amazon is something that’s available to anyone. This could be one of the reasons Amazon closed the trade-in programme; it takes out the leg work for them!
There are four ways you can sell books on Amazon, which fall into four categories:
Becoming a publisher, online store, or self-published author is something that takes several years to achieve. It’s a refined craft, especially when Amazon is taking a fee for the sale.
It is possible to shift some of your old books on Amazon, but is it worth it?
Yes, there are plenty of alternatives to selling used books on Amazon and options that are much quicker.
We Buy Books have been buying your second-hand books for a long time; we knew there was a demand for our service and we’ve been fulfilling it ever since!
Selling your books to us is easy, no hidden costs, fulfilment centres or vouchers:
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