How to List Books on Amazon FBA

List on Amazon

Use Software to List your Books Quickly

When it comes to listing and pricing items on Amazon, many new FBA sellers turn to Amazon Seller Central as their first choice. However, this approach can be time-consuming and repetitive, and may not fully optimize your resources. As an alternative, we suggest using specialized listing software such as Bulklister to enhance your productivity and efficiency.

With the help of listing software, you can list and price hundreds of items per hour, saving you valuable time and energy that can be used for other important business development activities. Utilizing the right tools is crucial to the growth and success of your eCommerce business, and investing in specialized software can make a significant difference in your business's overall performance.   




Listing with Software

Organizing by condition
When it comes to listing used books and media, it's important to have a systematic approach. The first step is to carefully inspect each item and sort them by condition. Then, create stacks for each condition category. For most used books, we recommend sorting them into Very Good, Good, and Acceptable conditions. However, some items may require special condition notes, such as Good (Includes CD) or Acceptable (Ex-Library Copy).

It's important to keep track of any special condition notes, so we suggest scanning these items and listing them at the end of the process. This helps to keep the labels in the correct order once they have been printed. By being thorough and organized, you can ensure that your listings accurately reflect the condition of your items, which can lead to positive customer experiences and ultimately, higher sales.
Scanning
Place the books face down, with barcodes up. Scan the barcode, flip it, and reposition the book so the barcode is now facing down. This offers a chance to verify the cover art matches the listing. Verifying the cover is an optional step, yet we find it useful to prevent listing errors (many books share ISBN identifiers). 
Preparing for Printing
This method allows for printing labels in a predictable order. When the labels are printed, every book and label will be exactly in the same order. This will reduce the need to hunt for books while labeling.



Condition Notes

As an FBA seller, your condition notes serve as a form of customer service. Each book should have a condition note that describes the item accurately. It is important that customers know what they are buying. The better the condition note, the more likely that book will be purchased. When we grade the books, we separate and put them in stacks according to the conditions below.

Like New - Essentially New Book (New)

Very Good - Minimal signs of use (Looks almost new)

Good - The book has been read and is still in good condition. (Most used books fall into this category)

        Good Ex-Library - Former Library Book

        Good with Dedication - On the first or second page there is an inscription or a dedication.    

        Good with Highlighting, underlining, or notes -  Light markings. (No more than 10 percent).

Acceptable - A readable copy that may have cover damage or bent pages. If there is writing or highlighting, it does not obscure the text at all.


Note: We also keep track of CDs that are included or missing. We place this message on a post-it note and cover the barcode as a reminder. These books are put aside and are scanned last with the condition note tag (CD included) or (CD missing).

Examples

Adding specific details about the items you are selling can make a significant difference in attracting customers. Some customers are specifically looking for items with special features such as bonus DVDs or access codes. Adding these details in your condition notes can make your product stand out from others.

Here are some examples of condition notes that can be adapted to suit your needs:

  • Like New -  Excellent condition, clean, crisp pages. Essentially a new book in gift-ready condition. Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

  • Very Good - Crisp and clean pages without any markings. Tight binding and crease-free spine. Overall great condition. Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

    • Good - Gently used. Tight binding and crease-free spine. Minimal wear to cover and corners. Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

      • Good Ex-Library - Former library book. Item shows light signs of wear from library use but remains in good condition. All pages and covers are intact. Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

      • Good with Dedication -Inscription written inside front cover. Otherwise, this is a gently used book. Minimal wear to cover and corners. Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

      • Good with Highlighting, underlining, or notes -Some light highlighting, underlining, or notes on a few select pages. Overall good condition.  Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.

    • Acceptable - A readable copy with the pages and the cover intact. Pages can include highlighting or written notes (they do not obscure the text).  Free shipping directly from Amazon Prime with hassle-free returns means your satisfaction will be guaranteed.



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