3 Steps to Sell Preloved Books Online

Anytime is the perfect time to start decluttering your home, and aside from clothes and appliances, there’s another thing that could really help you in your quest for a tidier house - books. From school textbooks to novels, these items often collect dust and occupy space. So if you’re thinking of getting rid of them, a perfect way to do this is by selling them, and we're here to help! Check out these simple steps to make selling your books online faster and easier.

KonMari your Books

The tidying technique of organizing consultant Marie Kondo has recently taken the world by storm. With its core principle of keeping anything that "sparks joy," you could really benefit from this technique in choosing which books you’d want to keep and which you'd be willing to sell. Just gather your books and hold them one-by-one and see if you feel any kind of special connection to it - in short, if it sparks joy. If your answer is no, then you have to let it go and put it together with the pile of books that you’ll sell. Yes, it will be a bit difficult, but it would be surely be worth it.

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Post them Online

Now that you’ve selected which books to sell, time to post them online. There are many Facebook buy and sell groups which could help you reach people who might be interested in your preloved books. However, Facebook also has a Marketplace feature which could help you reach a wider range of customers. If you are a bit wary of who would own your preloved book, just publish on your personal account to keep them exclusively for sale to your friends. You can also try selling them to third-party apps such as Carousell which is a dedicated buy and sell platform with thousands of users. Keep the price low and the photos clear to make your potential customers interested. Also, try adding keywords such as “preloved books,” “for sale,” or “buy now” so that your listing would go higher on the search results.

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Deliver with Lalamove

If you followed these straightforward step-by-step guide, you’d surely attract customers by now, which means it’s time to get paid for your efforts and for your customers to get their book! You can do a meet-up, but this could be troublesome, and dangerous. Good thing Lalamove is here to help! Our many different features can really help you make an easy transaction. You can offer COD to your customers for convenience, and if they ordered a bunch of books, you can get a FREE insulated box to keep them safe. All in just one on-demand delivery app! 

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With this, not only can you get the books out of your hands, and earn some extra cash, but you’ll also be able to share the knowledge and stories in the books that you previously owned to somebody else. It’s a win-win situation! Enjoy selling 🧡 

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