This no-cost program is simple and straightforward.
You gather and box your surplus materials, and Better World Books coordinates and pays for items to be shipped to our warehouse in Mishawaka, Indiana for resale. Items are sorted and scanned, and each saleable item is listed on 53 channels. Better World Books handles all aspects of inventorying, marketing, selling and shipping these materials, and you receive a commission from each sale.
Why market your library's discards and donations to the world at no cost to you? The answer is quite simple: You get "more bang for your book." On top of that, we donate a percentage of each sale to the non-profit literacy partner of your choice. You will be part of a network of over 3,000 libraries (across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland) that have partnered with us to give books a new home. We sell your books for what they are truly worth, thereby optimizing the revenue potential for you and a non-profit literacy partner. Leave the book selling to us and you'll have more time to spend around the library, in the community or
What are the costs of the Discards and Donations Program? Zero! There are no sign-up, monthly or one-time fees. You and your literacy partner will be paid a percentage of net sales. Some of our partners earn
$25 a month, others earn $25,000. Net sales are defined as the sale price of the book minus any marketplace commissions. For example, a book sold on Amazon.com for $10 would have a net sale price of $8.50 (after Amazon's 15% marketplace commission).
Our proprietary sales software is called Indaba, which means "gathering to do business" in Zulu. And doing business is what Indaba is all about. This online sales software not only showcases OR highlights your material, it sets unique rates on each site and prices your most popular titles up to five times
a day, optimizing sell-through.
BetterWorldBooks.com is our own sales site that offers free shipping and carbon balance for every shipment. Along with a great shopping experience, customers can support their local libraries through the purchase of your books via the Online Sidewalk Sale. They are able to find your library by zip code and specifically shop your online bookstore. This feature also gives you the opportunity to share what you are doing with your community and generate revenue through your online store. Make sure to ask about this special feature. A representative can help you with your own Online Sidewalk Sale.
Which marketplaces does Better World Books utilize? As one of the largest online bookstores, Better World Books currently sells on over 53 channels. In addition to Amazon.com, Alibris.com, Half.com and eBay.com, books are listed on BetterWorldBooks.com where you can fund literacy, care for the environment and get a fair price on the books you want.
Created specifically for you, we have developed a web portal that will allow you to generate prepaid UPS labels, schedule pickups and run reports. Daily reports track the number of books in inventory, number of books sold, top sales, marketplace commission, commission payable and various environmental metrics.
In partnership with Commission Junction, BetterWorldBooks.com now offers an Affiliate Program. This gives you the opportunity to set up a link directly from your website to BetterWorldBooks.com and earn a 5% to 8% commission on all purchases made through this link. Check with a representative to see if you qualify.
Better World Books has over 100 libraries that participate in our What Matters for Libraries group, which consists of a range of online and offline ways ways to help us shape the programs and services we offer our library partners. Because what matters to you matters to us. If you are interested in being a part of our What Matters for Libraries group, please let a representative know.
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