It is a very attractive notion to work completely from home. No more getting dressed up in the morning and wasting gasoline by rushing out to some rat race that is completely exhausting. No more bosses, either. A nice, calm yet fun lifestyle from home while running one’s own profitable eBay business is the best type of business to be in. Perhaps this is why many have looked to the question of how to sell used books on eBay.
Books are all around us. It is possible to pick up amazing deals on interesting books when one is looking out for them. People get tired of their books and sell them off inexpensively or even give them away. Anyone who is a book reader for entertainment normally goes through many books a year and requires a constant supply of them. Some people read for entertainment, some read for enjoyment while still others merely read to relax and unwind. It seems that book lovers can never get enough books.
For anyone who would like to own a business selling used books on eBay or half.com, there are many possible sources of used books. For one thing, a good place to start is by thoroughly cleaning out the house and selling your own old books. Next, try perusing flea markets for good bargains on books. Also, consignment stores may have interesting books at great prices.
Once the book has been purchased, or even while the business owner is making the decision whether or not to purchase the book he could look up the book on www.abebooks.com in order to help determine the potential market value of the book. Some experts feel that the best books to purchase for resale are nonfiction books with the dust jacket still on and the backs or “spine” of the books should be unbroken. These are the books that have the greatest potential for resale and profit.
After researching and purchasing the book, it is really the simple process of obtaining or taking a nice photo and following through with the listing process as outlined by eBay.
This is similar to the listing process for selling any other item. As with any type of sale, it is important to design the ad attractively and list the benefits to the buyer. Buyers seem to like the ‘best price’ option. Also, the ‘buy it now’ option could be used. Buyers are always comforted by the money back guarantee option. Equally popular is when the seller bears the shipping fees. It is up to you if you want to do these things. Business owners must consider whether or not they can afford to offer these benefits to your customers.
One of the best parts of having a business selling used books on eBay or half.com is that there really is no major startup funding required. How much could a used book cost? If a business owner is buying the book for the purpose of resale, then it is not advisable to spend over one dollar to buy it. There are some exceptions to this obviously, as in the case of an extremely valuable book which could be an investment piece. However, more than one dollar is not wise nor is it advised as expenditures for beginning business owners.
The above is some advice on starting a business selling used books on eBay. Follow these suggestions and use your own selling experience as a guide as well. Selling used books on eBay can be a profitable and very fun business that can be run from home.