Alibris

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to get started?

    IT'S EASY. All you need is an email address and a credit card or debit card to open your account. Of course, you'll need books, music or movies to sell, too!

  2. How do I list my items?

    You may either upload your inventory listings to Alibris in a database file, or enter them individually through the "Add Items" tool.

  3. Will Alibris help me price my books?

    YES! Once you upload your inventory to Alibris, you can use a "real-time pricing" link on each listing to easily compare your books' prices against those of other online marketplaces. With this tool, you can quickly search your listings and identify any that are over or under priced. If you'd prefer you can even set your own pricing preferences and Alibris will automatically reprice your inventory every day based on the current market rate for your item.

  4. What types of products can I sell on Alibris?

    You can list any (non-digital) books, music, and movies you have. Virtually all conditions and formats are OK. You can sell new, used, hard-to-find, or collectible items. You can list hardcover, paperback and audio books, CDs, vinyl records, cassettes, VHS tapes, DVDs, laserdiscs, Blu-rays and more.

  5. Where will my inventory be listed if I sign up with Alibris?

    When you list with Alibris your items will be seen on our extensive Partner Network; including Alibris for Libraries, Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, Books-A-Million, Chapters Indigo, Waterstones and other great shopping sites. This gives your items maximum exposure, increasing the likelihood of generating sales.


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