It's never too soon to start preparing for the festive season. To help you to sell more online this Christmas, here are a few ways you can make your books stand out to online Christmas shoppers over the coming weeks...
Put Your Best Items Online
If you have any signed books, first editions or titles you have been wanting to put online, now is the perfect time! Upload them to AbeBooks now to take advantage of Christmas shoppers and to avoid missing out on any pre-Christmas marketing features.
Reassure buyers that your books are in the condition they want (very important for presents!) and exactly the copy they are looking for by providing a photo or scan. Only books with photos can be used by our marketing team in newsletters and features.
Enhance Your Descriptions
Your description is your chance to sell your books to potential buyers. Help them to get a better idea about your book by including detailed condition information and storylines or synopses. Include an ISBN for ISBN books so we can add synopses, reviews and other important information to your listings.
Include descriptive keywords with your listings such as themes, subjects, and, where it makes sense, main characters or place names from the book.
Review Your Shipping Matrix
Postage costs and accurate delivery times are important to gift-buying customers. Be sure to adjust your rates to reflect accurate and competitive delivery speeds and postage costs. You may wish to consider offering free postage to make your li, let us know and we'll add you to our Free Postage website.
Check Our Books-Wanted List
Every day shoppers who can't find the books they're searching for leave us Wants. Review this list from time to time and, if you have a match, upload it right away.