How To Sell on BookBid

Selling on BookBid is really simple. We have built our site to make listing, bidding and selling your books as easy as possible. Just about everyone has piles of books lying about their homes. Give someone else a chance to enjoy reading them by selling them on BookBid.

Follow this simple guide to give your items as much exposure as possible.

  1. Take a picture of your item (a phone pic is fine as long as it shows the cover)
  2. Decide on a price
  3. Click on ‘List Your Books For Free’ above
  4. Choose a listing package that suits your needs
  5. Follow the online listing instructions
  6. Be honest with your description, if the book has some damage, let the buyer know.
  7. Do not post your item until you have confirmed payment (check your PayPal account)

You will need a PayPal account to use this site to pay for fees and get paid by the buyers.

We charge a final sales commission of 5% – this will be automatically deducted from the payment you receive from a buyer. With our basic listing package, you can list as many books as you want and only pay the commission when they sell.

Posting your item

IMPORTANT! You must post out your item to the winning bidder as soon as you can.

We strongly recommend that you post your item via recorded delivery (Royal Mail, Yodel etc..). Make sure your book is well packed. You can buy Jiffy bags and/or packing materials from any post office. Keep hold of your proof of postage receipt incase you need it.

If you are unsure of how to pack your book, take it your local post office – they will be able to help you.