Operating an
Amazon Book Store For Profit

By Joe Waynick

To earn a living with an Amazon book store you either need scale or quality.

But ideally, over time you can build both and own your own highly profitable online bookselling business.

It can take several years to incorporate both quality and quantity into your business model.

There's no easy way to build a profitable business website except through hard work directed by strong business instincts.

However, you can save precious time by following the suggestions in this article that will help you build your business fast!

Scaling Up With Quantity

It takes more than just carrying the next best selling fiction book to build a successful Amazon book store. You need depth and breath to your offerings as an Amazon vendor.

That means lots of books across lots of different genre's. One of the quickest ways to accomplish that is to buy bulk used books by the tractor trailer load.

Each load will contain approximately 30,000 books in various conditions. It's your job to sort through them and separate the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Obviously, you only want to sell the good ones. But did you know you can also make money with the bad and the ugly ones too?

It's little-known tricks like that that can mean the difference between making a profit and taking a loss.

Focusing On Quality

It's not all about numbers. To be successful, you need to build an inventory of quality used books for your Amazon book store too.

The best ones are available at better booksellers that are sold for at least $20 each.

Many will be rare out of print books that fetch $50, $100, and $200 or more. You'll need to develop considerable expertise about books and book collecting to be successful.

Collectibles are considered the "high end" of the industry, and being an expert bookseller is critical to doing well. For example, you'll need to know about issue points and first editions to spot the truly valuable titles. You'll also need to know which books to stay away from, like book club editions, if you truly want to learn the best way to sell books.

Making a Profitable Website

A lot of detail goes into starting your own business selling online. For instance, you'll need Amazon pricing software to stay competitive with Amazon prices offered by other sellers.

You'll also need an Amazon sales tax calculator to ensure you pay the proper amount of tax on monthly revenues.

Also, you can have the best selling book in the world in your Amazon book store but if you drop the ball on customer service when selling online you'll most certainly fail.

That's because Amazon fulfillment quality standards are very high. If you don't conform, you'll lose customers and Amazon will cancel your selling privileges.

Fortunately, Amazon provides free small business management software and tools on their website to help you grow.

Be sure you take full advantage of everything they have to offer the small independent seller. There's no sense in reinventing the wheel when there are free resources available to help you.

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