Amazon Marketplace is a great website for selling your books, CDs, DVDs, games and more. If you're interested in decluttering or making a little side income, this mini guide will help teach you how!
There are many benefits for listing your items for sale on Amazon Marketplace including:
- No listing fees
- Exposure to Amazon's buyers (of which there are millions)
- Your listings stay live until they sell or you remove them
- All payment is handled through Amazon, keeping you and your buyer safe.
How to list on Amazon marketplace:
Type the name (or ISBN number which is by the bar code) of your desired item to locate the correct product. If you're lucky, you may even get some results with Qmee installed and earn a little bit extra. On the right hand side, under the normal price you'd pay, you'll see a button that says “Sell yours here”. Click this and sign up for a seller account or log in if you already have one.
Similarly to eBay, you then have to do the folling things:
- Select the condition of your item
- Add notes about it
- Add photos (if you want)
- State the quantity you have to sell
- Select your desired price
Upon completion, you'll be shown the full amount you will receive if your item sells. It is at this point that you should seriously consider your initial desired price – taking into account the postage you'll be charged etc. If you are happy, then just submit your listing and you'll receive a confirmation email. Your item is now listed until it sells or you make it inactive.
What happens once items are sold?
Amazon will helpfully email you once your listing has been sold so you don't have to constantly check yourself. The final selling fees are 17.25% commission and a fee of 86p for each sold item. You have two business days to send your item, and you must confirm this in your seller account on Amazon. You can log in to your seller account to check your inventory. This is where you can easily change the price if you wanted to have the lowest price on Amazon or increase it if you deem necessary.
Have you ever listed your items for sale on Amazon? Were your experiences positive?