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AbeBooks is a global online marketplace for books, fine art, and collectibles. We enable the sale of books, art, and collectibles by connecting sellers with buyers all around the world. Our community of sellers is always growing and we would love to have you join us!
Sell globally to new customers
As a global marketplace, AbeBooks connects you with millions of potential customers from around the world.
AbeBooks offers a range of free, online tools to help you build your inventory and showcase your unique items.
First class seller support
Our Customer Support team is here to making your selling experience easy and successful.
You make the decisions
As a seller on AbeBooks, you are free to describe, price, store, and ship your inventory yourself. You are free to decide what shipping rates and costs will best benefit your business.
AbeBooks sellers pay a monthly subscription fee, and a commission fee for each order. Any order processed with a credit card will also include an external payment service fee.
Our monthly subscription fees start at US $25 per month and will allow you to list up to 500 items. The rate will then increase depending on how many listings you have online.
The commission fee is 8% and applies to all sales, including shipping and any extra charges.
For all credit card sales through the AbeBooks.com and AbeBooks.co.uk web sites, an external payment service fee of 5.5% will apply for an order up to US $500. Orders that exceed US $500 in total value will have a fee applied at 5.5% for the first $500, and 3.5% for the rest of the order ($500.01 and up).
For all credit card sales through the AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com web sites, the external payment service fee is 3.5%.
How are Payments Made?
AbeBooks provides payments on a weekly basis via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for most countries. This means you get a direct deposit to your bank account each week when you have sales.
During the application process, you can state how you plan to provide your listings to AbeBooks. We can accept listings in a variety of formats, from almost any inventory management system, including:
If you have any questions about your inventory management options, a member of our Customer Support team would be happy to help you determine the inventory management method that best suits your needs. You can contact Customer Support through our online form.
The first step to applying is to create a free AbeBooks account!
Once signed up, click Start Selling at the top right hand corner of the website. On the next page, click ‘Sign Up Now’to begin your application.
You should also have ready:
Have Questions about the Application?
Are you stuck somewhere on the application? Visit our Application Help Page for more information!
You Submitted the Application! Now What?
Our Registrations team will receive your completed application. If they have any questions about your application, they may contact you before activating your account.
Application processing usually takes 1-2 business days, but may be longer depending on the volume of applications we receive.
As soon as your application has been processed, your account will be active, and you will receive an email welcoming you to the AbeBooks marketplace!