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Tips for Getting the Most Money for Your Used Textbooks

Whether it’s at the end of a semester or the start of a school year, selling textbooks can be difficult. You want to get top dollar, but don’t want to waste a ton of time coordinating transactions or shipments.

If you’ve ever asked, “How do I sell textbooks online?” there is good news. With a few key tips, you can have a good (and even easy) experience when selling textbooks online. Here is what to keep in mind:

  1. Go Online. That gut instinct that says selling online is the easiest and most effective route is right. By selling textbooks online, you have a way to reach a much larger audience of buyers. The process is simple instead of time-consuming, and you’re able to command the best price for your books. What’s more, when working with TextbookRush, you don’t have to worry about shipping charges or hassles, so selling books is as easy as possible.
  2. Watch for Shipping Charges. When choosing to sell textbooks online, unfortunately, you have to be careful about extra charges. If you’re not paying attention, the company that sells your books could require some hefty shipping costs — so pay careful attention to the way shipping rates are calculated and charged. At TextbookRush, shipping is free. You can use our prepaid labels to send your books to us, then we pay via cash, PayPal or store credit.
  3. Focus on Books in Good to Fair Condition. You’ll get the most money for textbooks that are still in good to fair condition, so to get the most for your sales, keep your books in good shape. While a little wear is normal, take care of your books in order to keep them primed for resale.
  4. Consider the Benefits. The benefits of having a little extra money are obvious — money for trips, entertainment, eating out and more. Though even beyond that, selling textbooks also frees you from keeping, storing and transporting books you no longer want or need. Why haul suitcases filled with textbooks to your next apartment or dorm room when you can trade them for cash instead?
  5. Work with TextbookRush. When you’re looking for the best site to sell textbooks, come to TextbookRush. Our company is proud to be the premier place to sell books for various reasons, from great prices to free shipping to easy payment options. To sell textbooks with us, just go to our website and follow the instructions.

Do you have textbooks you want to get rid of? Are you interested in selling books online with TextbookRush? Get in touch with us today to get started!

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About the author

Alison Blankenship
Senior Marketing Manager
I graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with degrees in Marketing and Communications. I’ve been working in the textbook industry for over 10 years, and my work has been featured by College Confidential, Mercy College of Health Sciences, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Tribune, Montana Technological University, Oregon Live, and other organizations.

I’m an obsessive lover of dachshunds and a passionate reader of books. I’m an avid Pinner and poster, and I’m all over our Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram and Pinterest.