When a buyer creates a Want, we will match that Want against all listings currently available on AbeBooks. We will then subsequently match that Want against all new listings uploaded by all sellers. Buyers are notified of all matches by email.
Whenever you upload a new listing, or when a buyer adds a new Want, and a match is made, a record of the match is added to your account and saved for one week. To view your match reports, click [My Books Matched Against Wants] in the ‘My Books’ section of your Members Menu.
The match report will default to today’s date. To view matches for previous days in the current 7 day period, use the ‘Select date for matches:’ drop-down menu to change the date and click [Show Matches].
While the buyer is not identified, there are several ways sellers make use of these reports. Here are the Top 3: