To help you along, we have prepared a quick checklist of everything you
need to provide to us before you start selling on AbeBooks.
- Step 1 - All about your bookstore on AbeBooks
- Step 2 - Your books - here, there and
- Step 3 - Start the ball rolling!
- Step 4 - Tap into our extensive bookseller
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All about your bookstore on AbeBooks
Your bookstore information is a window into your shop - make sure that
buyers see accurate and up-to-date information on your services by reviewing
your store details below.
- Terms of Sale:
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.
To see examples, please search for a book on AbeBooks and
click on the bookseller name on the search result.
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- Payment Methods Offered to Buyers:
The methods of payments that you accept are displayed to the buyer during the purchase process. All orders are available for purchase by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB. You can also choose to offer additional payment methods, such as check or money order.
A payment service fee is charged on all credit card transactions processed by AbeBooks. You receive the following benefits with AbeBooks′ Payment Service:
- No hassle processing
- We assume the risk of charge-backs and fraudulent transactions
- Weekly payments made to you
- Low payment service fee of only 5.5% of the total order value
- Shipping Rates:
We provide a unique service in the industry to meet the
needs of the international bookselling industry - the Adjustable
Shipping Matrix. We offer default rates, top country destinations
and shipping speeds. You can alter all the shipping information
as needed - simply enter the change into the appropriate
field click [Save].
Buyers will use this information during the purchase process
to select their desired shipping speed and rate.
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- Paying Your Fees:
Sign up for our hassle-free payment program. Your monthly
fees can be automatically charged to your credit card every
month, and a summary of the monthly charges will be e-mailed
Note: Your first month subscription fee is applicable
as soon as you become a bookseller on AbeBooks.
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Your Books - Here, There and Everywhere!
We offer opportunities for you to sell your books through multiple sales
channels. Our Web sites bring your books to international markets, allowing
you to tap into large buying markets in around the world.
All your books are automatically listed on our international Web sites
- AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr AbeBooks.it, AbeBooks.co.uk and IberLibro.com.
If you have any questions, please contact
Start the Ball Rolling!
In order to successfully sell your books on AbeBooks, we suggest that you
complete a few things:
- Enter your books into an electronic format
If you have not already entered your books into an electronic
format, this is the time to do so. We recommend that you
use AbeBooks HomeBase as your inventory management software.
Download AbeBooks HomeBase
If you choose to use another format, please see Bookseller
Help and review the information on managing your books with
other inventory software (accessible from the Managing your
Books link under the 'Contents' tab).
- Send us your file
Once your file is prepared, you can send it to us via FTP
(file transfer protocol) or by e-mail. FTP is our preferred
Uploading your books to AbeBooks.
- Process your order
AbeBooks tries to make fulfilling an order as simple as
You will receive an e-mail notice of your order. Simply
follow the instructions in the e-mail and on the Web site.
If you require assistance, further details are provided in
our Bookseller Help.
Tap into our extensive Bookseller Community Resources
Review the latest announcements, help tips and hints, and statistics in our
exclusive Bookseller Central area.
Talk with your fellow booksellers; review and seek the advice of the community
mentors; interact with AbeBooks management and staff.
Visit the Bookseller Forum
Become a Booksleuth. Assist buyers in finding their long lost books or
just chat with them in our Booksleuth and Community Forums.
Maximize your sales by implementing some tips compiled for our bookseller community
- including tips about condition codes, pictures, ISBNs, fulfillment rates
Review our Selling Tips
We have summarized everything you need to know in our help documentation. If,
at any time, you need assistance quickly, our help pages are the best place
If you are unable to find the information in our help documentation, please
do not hesitate in contacting us with a question.
Join our Bookseller Advisory Group and tell us what you think. Learn
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