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If you’re looking for an easy way to make extra cash, consider selling your books on Amazon.The site hosts a huge number of third-party retailers, made up of individuals or businesses that sell their goods using the platform.

Pick a selling plan

Before you start selling on Amazon, you’ll need to decide which seller plan you’ll need.

Sellers can pick one of two plans: An individual plan of $.99 for every item you sell, which may work for you if you just have a few small stacks of reading material to unload.

A professional plan costs $39.99 per month, which may work best for you if you plan to sell more than 40 books a month.

The pro plan also includes advertising, sales data, and inventory-management tools for those looking to run a business selling on the platform.

Amazon also charges a referral fee for each item sold, on top of the plan cost. For books, the fee is 15% plus a $1.80 closing fee. When you’re pricing your items, you’ll want to keep that fee in mind.

Open an Amazon Seller’s Account

Once you’ve chosen a plan, you can either sell from your existing Amazon customer account or open a separate Amazon Seller’s Account.

A seller’s account lets you direct proceeds to a separate bank account and use a business email to track sales, so they don’t get lost in your personal inbox.

This is a good option if you plan to sell a large volume of books or like to keep your personal and professional correspondence and finances separate.

Download Amazon Seller

Before you open the account, download the Amazon Seller app which is basically the sales equivalent of your Amazon buying app.

It lets you track sales, fulfill placed orders, correspond with your customers, and create listings. You can also take and edit photos through the app, so you don’t need to sit down at a computer to get your books up and ready to fly off your shelves.

Start listing your books

Since books are an unrestricted item on Amazon, you can sell new and used books, magazines, textbooks, magazines, even the sheet music your kids stopped using two months after they begged for lessons. The Amazon seller app can walk you through how to list them.

A product listing includes the book’s ISBN number, a description that includes price, condition, and shipping options, and additional identifying information.

Make those sales

Once you’ve got your books listed, it’s time to get selling. How actively you do that depends on your goal. If you’re interested in moving a large volume of books as a side hustle, you may want to use some of Amazon’s user reviews and advertising capabilities to draw more attention to your products.

Source: Good Housekeeping.Com