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This page outlines best practices for booksellers to have their inventory included in Collections and to utilize Collections as a selling tool. Only listings with both an associated catalog and at least one associated image will be considered for Collections. The tips below will help you give your Collections the most exposure to potential buyers on AbeBooks.
Bookseller catalogs on AbeBooks are groups of listings of unique to your store, created by you, to classify & segment your inventory. You can think of it like organizing a bookstore into different genres and sections of inventory. Your catalogs are displayed on your AbeBooks Storefront, where buyers can use them to browse your inventory.
Important tips for the catalog name you pick:
Important tips for the listings inside your catalogs:
For a listing to be valid for Collections, it must have at least 1 associated image. We prefer to use an image that you provide but if that’s not an option, we will try to look for a stock image in our repository using the listing’s ISBN (if there’s one). We highly recommend to that you provide your own high quality item photos with your inventory.
Not only is Collections is an exciting new browse experience, it is also a great tool for you to visually share your unique inventory with your customers. Web addresses (URLs) for your Seller Collections are unique to your inventory. You may easily copy the URL of one of your Collections from the address bar of your browser and share it with your customers and colleagues.
Suggestions for sharing your Collections: