I was wondering. I'm new to selling college textbooks online and there's so many online websites that you can either post up and sell to people, or there's also these websites that I've seen where they rent the book out to someone.
I'm not sure what's good. There's a lot of popular websites like Half.com, Amazon.com, Chegg.com, and others that you can use to sell textbooks, but which one gives you the best return of your money?
I've seen websites and they appear to charge whenever you post an ad for a book on their website, then they take a cut out of your sale when someone buy's the book from you.
I'm not sure how they factor into shipping costs or if you have to add that to the total cost yourself.
For Rental Websites, do you get to sell your book, and make a royalty or something every time the website is able to rent the book to a student? Or do you only get to get a one time profit from selling your book to their website?
I'm trying to figure out which website has the best return to get as much of your money back as possible while also, being ranked high enough in website comparison sites where they will have a higher chance of listing your ad from their website on the first page or one of the top ones.
i won't fully answer your question because I dont have the experience, but from what i have gathered, I think you can earn a lot of money by selling directly to the students.
What i mean is look into your college and see if they have some sort of site that allows you to post "ads" for your textbook. I go to UCSD and we have a website specifically for this (i forgot what it's called, but we have one); and we also have a UCSD textbooks (Class of 2015) page where we post about what books we have to sell, and usually someone or other posts (and you get multiple offers too). This eliminates the "extra" fees charged by amazon, half.com, etc.
I used Barnes and Nobles but not sure if they buy books anymore. You'd get more advertising on the school's bulletin board. Resellers will give you $25 for a $300 book but a student that needs it would give you upwards of $100 at least.
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I was going to register to sell my book on Amazon.com because they told me they take 6-15% of the sale, which isn't as bad as other places, but this whole time, since talking to Amazon.com customer service by e-mail, no one told me that you cannot sell and list a text book that currently isn't in the database. Unfortunately I have a textbook that is not searchable on Amazon of any previous records and it's from a school class that the teacher wrote, so it's not widely known outside of my school. As an individual seller, are there any other options?
I was going to try Craigslist, but I've never used that before. I heard from some news that there's a lot of crooks that meet up with you from there and there's been some crimes.
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