Many new FBA sellers choose to list and price items using Amazon Seller Central. This was also our initial approach. Over time we found that Amazon's listing and pricing tools are not optimized to help sellers save time or resources. In contrast, the process is repetitive and requires more work than necessary. For this reason, we recommend using specialized listing software such as Bulklister.
We use Bulklister to list books, media, and other products. This software helps to streamline our operations, making it possible to process hundreds of items per hour. Time is of the essence, and this allows us to focus more effort on business development activities.
Listing and pricing is a time-consuming process and can be an obstacle to business growth. Specialized listing software is designed for efficiency and can drastically improve your workflow. This helps to eliminate wasted time, effort, and resources. Therefore as your eCommerce business begins to grow, it is imperative to invest in tools that help you grow your business.
If you are listing used books and media, first inspect then sort by the condition. Next, organize the items into stacks based on condition. Regarding used books, we stick to Very Good, Good, and Acceptable for the majority of books. There are special cases when you may include specialized condition notes to better describe an item. An example would be Good (Includes CD), or Acceptable (Ex-Library copy). Any book with a special note should be scanned at the end. This helps to keep the labels all in the right sequence once they are printed.
Place the books faced down with the barcodes up. Scan the barcode then flip and place the book down again recreating the pile with the barcode now facing down. This provides an opportunity to verify the cover art matches. Although optional, we find it useful to prevent listing errors (many books share ISBN identifiers).
This listing approach creates an exact and predictable order for labels. When labels are printed you’ll find every book and label in exact order. This will help to avoid hunting for books while labeling.
Condition notes are your form of customer service as an FBA seller. Make sure you do this part well. All books should have a condition note. Customers want to know what they are buying. The better the condition note the more likely the book will be purchased. When grading books, we separate and put the books into stacks based on the conditions below.
Note: We also take note if there is an included CD or Missing CD. We write this on a post-it note and cover the barcode as a reminder. These books are put aside and scanned last with the tag (CD included) or (CD missing).
Here are examples of condition notes that you can use or alter to fit your needs. If there is a CD or Access code be sure to add (CD Included) or (Access Code Included) before the general description if you’d like. This may entice customers to buy your copy over competitors.