AbeBooks offers booksellers several locations to enter key information that will assist with book sales. We expect all information listed in these fields to be true and accurate to the best of the booksellers knowledge.
- Book Descriptions
Providing effective book descriptions attracts buyers and contributes to increased sales. Descriptions must include only information related to the book. At AbeBooks' discretion, listings containing non-book related information within the descriptions may be edited or removed.
Terms of Sale
- Year of publication
- Place of publication
- Dust jacket - yes or no
- Condition of dust jacket
- Description of details otherwise not stated or implied by the above attributes
Booksellers may use the Terms of Sale field to state their business policies such as payment options, Return policies, and other important information potential buyers should know. The terms of sale are viewable on the book details screen and the seller info page. Return/refund policies cannot conflict with the terms outlined in the AbeBooks Bookseller Agreement and the Returns policy.
The shipping terms field allows booksellers to communicate their shipping information to buyers throughout the checkout process. This can include average weight of a book, how items are packaged, if pricing includes insurance, etc. The shipping terms field is viewable from the book details page, and through all of the checkout pages.
Inappropriate Use of Information Fields
All information must be provided only in the fields designated for it; information about shipping and returns cannot appear in a books description. No fields can contain information contradictory to AbeBooks policies. AbeBooks will, at our discretion, review and edit these fields to remove HTML code and any unacceptable text.
Contact information must only be included in the specified contact information fields. AbeBooks provides designated fields for the following information:
- Email address
- Phone and fax number
- Web site URL
- Terms of Sale
- Shipping Terms
Booksellers may not redirect buyers by any means to another web site or alternative sales channel as an alternative to AbeBooks for making their purchases. Any bookseller found to be redirecting customers to another web site or alternate sales channel is subject to a warning and possible removal from the AbeBooks web sites, at the discretion of AbeBooks.
In addition, booksellers may not include email addresses or web site URLs in any field other than those specifically intended for them.
Examples of redirection include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Bookstore name: MyBookstore.com ~OR~ MyBookstoreDotCom ~OR~ www.MyBookstore ~OR~ wwwDotMyBookstore.
- Terms of Sale: We guarantee all books as described or money refunded through MyBookstore.com.
- Shipping Terms: Reduced shipping available on smaller items with prior contact at firstname.lastname@example.org ~OR~ salesATmybookstore.com.
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