The average NEW textbook is purchased by the college store for 78.84% of list price and yields a gross margin of 21.6%.
The average USED textbook is purchased by the college store for 48.75% of list price and yields a gross margin of 35%.
The average student prefers to purchase a USED textbook, rather than a NEW textbook.
The average college store prefers to sell a USED textbook to increase margins.
The average book listed on the ValoreBooks.com Marketplace is sold for 33% of list price.
Over 2 MILLION college students sold textbooks through online buyback in 2013. Why limit your textbook buyback efforts to just your campus? Start buying textbooks back direct from consumer nationwide via the ValoreBooks Textbook Buyback Program. Get the textbooks you need at your price, and only pay for the books you receive. It is really just that easy! Provide ValoreBooks with a textbook list that includes ISBN, price and quantity and update it as often as you like. When buyback orders are placed on the site and you have the winning bid customers ship their books to a ValoreBooks facility and they are consolidated into one shipment and sent to you.
Your ValoreBooks.com representative will contact you within 1 business day to set up your account.
Your list can be sent in any file format. The file must include the following fields: ISBN-13, Price/Bid, and Quantity (Click here for a Sample Buyback List). This list can be updated at any time!
Once live within the program, you will receive an expected order file daily with the orders placed on the site for which you have the winning bid.
Books begin to arrive at our warehouse within 4-14 business days, but can take as long as 30 days.