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Students are now opting to not just keep buying new books for school. There is now a market for students wanting to buy used books, and older students who want to make money by selling their old ones. Thus, the textbook buyback system is becoming popular. With online bookstores offering students an outlet for used books, more and more students are going online to sell books.
The difference between selling books online and in the actual bookstore is that you do not just hand over your books and get paid. You have to go online, input the ISBN numbers of your books and prepare them for shipping. You will be given a packing label that you will attach to the boxes used for shipping your books.
Since you are sending your books for selling, it is vital that your books arrive in the same good condition as when you sent them. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing that money you could have made out of selling your books. Packing books properly is the key to making sure your books stay in good condition and profitable.
You can follow these packing tips and keep your books in good selling condition:
1. Since you will be shipping your books in a box, the box is the most important aspect of your packing. Make sure that your box is not weak and will be able to support the weight of the books you are sending. Although sending books at the same time saves you money, if the site offers free shipping, then you can still opt to send them separately. This is because packing books separately makes it more secure and protected against mishandling damage.
2. Ensure that all the freebies and extras that came with your books are all complete. This increases the value of your book during textbook buyback. Make sure that the fragile ones like CDs, are tucked in between your book to make sure they do not get damaged.
3. Protect your book against water and handling damages – a good way is to wrap them in bubble wrap. You can also use plastic or Styrofoam to cushion the books. Never use newspaper, as the ink may stain your book.
4. Pack tightly, if your book is packed too loosely, it gets tossed around and might get damaged.
5. Insert a copy of the packing slip and label in the book, just in case the box gets opened and the book gets lost.
6. Wrap the box with enough packing tape to protect it firmly against water and tear.
By protecting your books when you ship them, you are already ensuring that you will get the full value of your books when you participate in textbook buyback. Follow these steps and pack them like a pro.
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