If you have products around your house that you don’t use or need, sell them on Amazon and make money.
However, you might have many questions: Is it safe to sell used items on Amazon? Does Amazon even allow me to sell used items?.
Well, to get the answer to all of your doubts, you need to check this article completely to know what you can sell as used on Amazon.
Let's say you want to sell a product on Amazon, how do you know whether it is profitable or not. Have you heard of Amz Online Arbitrage?
Amz Online Arbitrage has developed the free chrome extension, Amz Online Arbitrage Multi-Tool, with that you can find profitability in seconds.
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That sounds great. Let's dive to know more about the used items on Amazon.
WHAT CATEGORIES YOU CAN SELL AS USED ON AMAZON?
As known, Amazon is a customer-centric e-commerce giant which has many rules, and regulations in place to ensure the satisfaction of customers.
Amazon only allows certain categories of products to be listed as "used", and those are:
Automotive & Powersports
Camera & Photo
Cell Phones & Accessories
Home & Garden
Industrial & Scientific
Tools & Home Improvement
Video, DVD & Blu-ray
MYTHS OF SELLING USED ITEMS ON AMAZON:
1. NOT WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT
While probably you've heard a lot about selling new items on Amazon, it doesn't mean that selling used items is a waste of time.
It's all about the product and category you choose to sell, not depending on the item condition you desired to sell.
Let's say, if I bought a used board game for $2 and can sell it as a collectible for $40, then it makes sense and all I have spent is a few minutes to check whether there are every piece available.
When it comes to used books, you only require an extra few seconds of your time to flip the book and note if there are any highlights, notes, folded pages, etc.
2. PEOPLE NEVER BUY
There are still people who look for used products because they will cost less. Many local retailers who are selling used items are still getting a profit and earning money.
When it comes to toys, some parents prefer used items because they know their kids will probably destroy the toy in no time.
To satisfy your consumer (their kid) they will go for a used item and pay less.
3. AMAZON SUSPENDS YOUR ACCOUNT
No, it won't. Have you checked the list of the categories that we've mentioned above? Those are the list of categories you're allowed to sell used items on Amazon.
As long as you follow the Amazon used condition guidelines and sell the above-mentioned categories then you'll not get your Amazon seller account suspended.
However, be transparent, don't indulge in practices such as listing your used items as new.
4. COPYRIGHT & IP CLAIM
That's crucial and important to know. If you’re selling a used item that you purchased from a garage sale or thrift store, then chances are you only have one of those products.
Most of the items that get these claims are from sellers who are selling multiples of an item and are new items that are very popular.
5. AMAZON WON'T ALLOW
That's not the case, but that's the case for a few. Confused? As mentioned earlier, you're allowed to sell used items for certain categories. Be sure to check the Amazon Seller Guidelines.
Used items are also not allowed in Toys & Games, but they do allow “used” items to be sold as “collectibles.” Be sure to check the Amazon Seller Guidelines and make it much clear.
It's clear that you can sell used items on Amazon, however, you're just allowed to sell certain categories only.
Be sure about the Amazon guidelines and rules before listing used items on Amazon. Also, don't forget to use Amz Online Arbitrage Multi-Tool to check the limitations of the products.
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