How to Sell Used Books on Amazon

Open an Amazon seller account and choose which countries you want to sell in. You’ll need to provide personal info about your country of citizenship, country of birth, and a form of ID such as a passport or driver’s license number, as well as info about your bank account (for Amazon to pay you for your sales) and your credit card (for Amazon to deduct the selling fees).Then, you’ll select one of Amazon’s two fulfillment methods:

FBS requires more work on your part, but you’ll also have the freedom to choose your own shipping service, which could save you money.

How Much It Costs to Sell Used Books on Amazon

Amazon offers two selling plans:

For every item sold, Amazon sellers pay the company a referral fee, which is a percentage of the total price. For books, the referral fee is 15% in addition to a $1.80 closing fee. You’ll pay that in addition to the selling plan fees.

Fulfillment Fees depend on which fulfillment method you choose:

In addition, you may end up with refund fees, high-volume listing fees or a rental book service fee. A full breakdown of the other costs can be found here.

What You Need to Know Before You Start

Who Should Sell Used Books on Amazon?

If you have a lot of new or gently used novels to sell, Amazon may work for you. However, if you only have a handful to unload, you may want to look elsewhere, as Amazon can end up costing you more in fees than you’d make from sales.


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