Book Sellers on Amazon: Sourcing Books on eBay

If you’re a bookseller on Amazon (whether it’s novels, textbooks, used or new), many of you source your products on eBay. In this video, we’ll be talking about some of the issues that you face as a bookseller if you’re sourcing on eBay.

I understand that it could be cheaper buying from eBay and that it ends up being a profitable margin for you whenever you’re able to resell that book on Amazon. Unfortunately, the risks you run into tend to be along the lines of counterfeit books. It may end up being something that has been used that you sell as new. There’s a bunch of different things that can fall into this.

So one of the things we try to say is while we understand that it is super profitable when you do end up turning it around is that you should try to limit it as much as you can with the understanding that if you do end up buying from eBay, just make sure you have your ducks in a row. Look at and make sure you’re joining the right listing actually under the correct brand owner so you’re covering yourself from any IP complaints.

Also, if you’re sourcing your products on eBay, you really need to make sure that you are evaluating the books. You really can’t be drop shipping from eBay where you don’t touch and look at each product. It’s a really dangerous game.

You need to have a system in place to check out the quality and books have certain ratings on used books. You have to make sure you really are nailing it because if you need to let Amazon know if you need to show them where you sourced your products and it’s coming from eBay, it’s not the best invoice/receipt that you could have in the world.

So buying from eBay, there’s a lot of money to be made. We’re not telling you not to do it, but you may want to limit it a bit. You’ll also want to make sure that you are evaluating each and every book, or at least you have a system in place to evaluate your inventory as it’s coming in.

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