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Why sell books online

Selling books online in the Philippines can be a profitable business as there is a growing demand for books among Filipinos. With the increase in literacy rates and the popularity of e-readers and online bookstores, more people are turning to the internet to purchase books.

With the rise of self-publishing and independent authors, there is a wide variety of books available for sale online, making it an attractive market for entrepreneurs.

In addition, the rise of e-books and digital reading devices has opened up new avenues for online book sales. Selling books online also allows for greater cost-effectiveness in terms of inventory management and shipping,

How to sell books online in 5 steps

1. Build your online store

Create your brand using a business name generator and logo maker (if you have not decided) then choose a theme to suit your branding.

2. Publish product pages

Upload your product images and descriptions to showcase your books in the most presentable way to drive conversions.

3. Choose your shipping methods

Connect to Shopboxo Delivery and use delivery service providers that has been integrated into the system.

4. Select your payment gateway

Choose from multiple payment gateways and e-wallets (Gcash, Maya, GrabPay) to receive payments from your customers securely.

5. Promote your online book store

Market your brand through social media platforms, email marketing, and other marketing channels to boost sales.

Mobile interface sample for an online book store with order and payment boxes
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Effective management

Make mass edits in batches when uploading your products, or updating your order statuses. Save time by managing your inventory in one platform.

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Unified delivery system

Our platform makes it easy to schedule and fulfill deliveries all in one place, without the need to visit multiple websites for shipping quotes.

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Secure payments

Shopboxo ensures that all payments are collected and deposited safely into your bank account, eliminating the need for your customers to worry about manual bank transfers.

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Work on any device

Manage your store on any device. You can publish your inventory on desktop at the comfort of your home or on your mobile on-the-go.

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Learn more about selling books online

How can I start selling books online?

There are several ways to sell books online. You can sell your books through your own online book store by creating it using an ecommerce builder like Shopboxo. You can leverage on the traffic of online marketplaces such as Shopee or Lazada to sell your books. Consignment with independent bookstores like Bookshelf PH is also an alternative. Finally, you can also join online bookselling communities and Facebook groups to promote and sell books.

What are the popular types of books to sell online?

You should sell books from different genres to target the wider audience. Popular genres include fiction, non-fiction, self-help and educational books. Also conduct your research on independent bookstores like Fully Booked to identify local authors and popular categories that you can explore and potentially sell in your own online book store.

How do I package and ship my books?

Always wrap your books with bubble wrap to prevent any dents or damage to the book spine. If the book you’re shipping is thin, slot it between two cardboards to prevent the pages or cover from folding during shipping.

What are some tips to promote my online book business?

Promoting your online book business on social media platform will be a good start considering the cost is low. For a new brand, offering opening promotions and discounts is another way to attract customers to your online book store. Use email marketing and focus on excellent service by ensuring prompt deliveries with no damages to your books is a good way to build your customer base.

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