A Step by Step Guide to Joining AbeBooks
Becoming a bookseller on AbeBooks is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply follow our recommended steps to begin selling on AbeBooks.
Step 1Select an inventory management software. We recommend our signature software, AbeBooks HomeBase. It has been designed to work with AbeBooks as well as other online listing services and it is free of charge.
Enter your books into AbeBooks HomeBase or your selected software.
Whether you have selected AbeBooks HomeBase or other software, please review the information included in our help pages under the Getting Started section. Information includes how to format your book listings, what to include in each of your book records, and assistance on identifying first editions and pricing.
Register for a bookseller account on AbeBooks.
The information you will provide us is:
View our Registration Checklist
Review our Quick Start Guide. This Guide is a great resource with a summary of all the information and links to further details on how begin listing and selling on AbeBooks.
All books are available for sale by Visa and MasterCard. AbeBooks accepts payment for orders purchased using Visa and MasterCard. A payment service fee of 5.5% of the total item amount is charged for the first $500 ($1-500) and 3.5% on the subsequent value.
The benefits for this service are:
You can also choose to offer additional payment methods to your buyers. These include options like check, money order, PayPal, and other credit cards like American Express or Discover. If you choose to accept other credit cards, you'll need to provide us with the name on your merchant account.
You will be able to update your payment methods at any time.
Our Shipping Matrix is unique within the bookselling industry and meets the needs of booksellers in the international marketplace. The shipping matrix includes our default shipping rates, speeds and destinations. Once your bookseller application has been processed you will be able to update the matrix at any time to address your unique shipping requirements.
Sample matrices are available from the links below.
Download AbeBooks' FREE HomeBase™ software for book inventory management.
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