A Step-By-Step Guide For Selling Books On Amazon

Positive news! 

It is not too late to begin selling books on Amazon. Amazon is in charge of around 50% of book sales alone in the US.

It is the most reliable place for selling books online thanks to its authority and varied pricing choices for sellers. There’s always a niche. There’s always an opportunity.

The main issue often asked by the beginners: is selling books on Amazon worth it

Figuring out if you’ve got the required resources for creating a successful online store is the only way to answer this issue.

In this step-by-step guide, you will find the necessary things to know before jumping into selling on Amazon. 

What Kind Of Books Can You Sell On Amazon? 

Finding books what books you should list on Amazon is normally pretty easy. But, you don’t want to waste time listing books that are not going to be sold. That is why it is necessary to learn how to find the best books for selling on Amazon. 

These few tricks will help you.

Check Out The Book’s Best-Seller Ranking

Every product on Amazon receives a ‘‘Best Sellers Rank’ (BSR). Products with lower BSR get more often sold on Amazon.

For instance, a book ranked No. 1 on Amazon sells 1,400 copies every month. While, a book ranked No. 1,000,000 may not sell even a single copy for years— if ever.

You can find the book’s best-seller ranking on the book’s page listing in product details.

Estimate The Book’s Possibility To Sell

Estimating the book’s probability before selling on Amazon is a crucial step. And how to do it? You can estimate the possibility of a book to sell by using some online tools that are available easily.

How To Sell Used Books On Amazon

When it comes to selling old or used books on Amazon, one crucial factor to remember is that the books deteriorate easily when they are not preserved from color fading, mildew, and other agents. Although people purchase used books, they’ll still expect them to be in a good condition.

Requirements are the same for selling the new books as well as the old ones – Amazon seller account, fulfillment method, and the inventory is what’s needed.

For successfully selling used books on Amazon, the following points here should be kept in mind when pricing 

  • Amazon pricing, Competitor pricing, and ratings should be analyzed. It’s a well-known fact that customers ratings are very important to sales so make sure to do everything possible for receiving good customer reviews. 
  • The quality of books decides its worth in price. The lesser tear and wear, the higher you can price. 
  • Your goal must be winning the Buy Box since most of the purchases are made by it and this will improve your likelihood when selling old or used books and lead to higher sales.

How To Ship Books 

At The Beginning, Ship With FBM

While you are still a beginner, use FBM (Fulfillment by Merchant) for shipping. That means that you are liable for the packing and shipping of every order. Since you’ll just have a little inventory and a few orders to fulfill, the workload will be manageable. 

Keep in mind that when you go for FBM, you are managing everything, including customer service. 

Established Sellers Should Ship With FBA

The time required for packing and shipping expands with your expanding business.

Shipping might be one of the necessary parts of customer service, however, at the end of the day, it is just busywork that you can outsource.