How to Sell Used Books on Amazon for Huge Profits [Watch Video]

Method #1 Overview

Now let’s get started with method number one. There are two specific facts about method number one you need to fully understand before we start.

two important facts about Amazon

Fact number one is that more than 80% of Amazon customers only buy Prime eligible products, that is those products with a little Prime symbol beside them.

fact 1 about Amazon

You can see the symbol on the above screenshot, right? So 80% of customers only buy a product if it has that little Prime logo. Another way to say that is…

fact 1b about Amazon

… 80% of Amazon customers have never purchased a non-prime offers. So a giant majority of Amazon customers will not buy unless it’s got that little prime logo.

You or someone close are probably prime members. Whether you’re international or not, what that basically means is you’re signed up to a service with Amazon that allows you to get a lot of perks like free 2 day shipping, and a lot of different potential perks.

In fact, I know a lot of people who are probably like me in the sense that they’ve got the prime filter on, which means they only see prime products.

With prime filter on, you don’t even see anything other than prime. So that’s fact number one. Vast majority have to see that little prime symbol to actually buy.

Method #2 Overview

Fact number two is…

fact 2 about Amazon

… Amazon customers are willing to pay much more when they see that little prime symbol.

So that’s really important to know. Most people won’t buy unless they see prime, and if they do, they’re willing to pay much more when they do see it. Okay, those are the two really important facts.

How Do Products Get that Little Prime Symbol?

Now the next piece that you need to understand is how do products get that little symbol beside them? It comes down to really where that product is.

Difference between merchant fulfilled (non-prime) and prime FBA

There are two different places where it could be: it may be at an Amazon warehouse and it gets that little symbol, or it may not be at an Amazon warehouse and it doesn’t get that little symbol.

That’s the main differentiation between how an offer gets that little Prime logo and how it doesn’t. We call it FBA or Fulfilled by Amazon when it has the little prime logo. So anytime Amazon is fulfilling the product, it’s going to get that logo.

Again, that means the product is in Amazon’s warehouse. If it’s not, we call it MF or FBM or Fulfilled by Merchant. And that means the product is being shipped from the seller right from their house or their business center or their own warehouse, or wherever.

So the two facts – nearly all Amazon customers only buy prime if they see that little symbol, and they’re willing to pay a lot more if they do see that little symbol.

How We Generate Profits

How we generate profits on Amazon

Here’s how we generates profit for ourselves. The above two facts create a perfect profit storm for us. Here’s how…

All we have to do is buy products that don’t have that little Prime symbol and turn them into products that have the little Prime symbol.

…This is because we can buy those really low-priced products that don’t have the Prime symbol and we can sell for much higher by turning them into products that have the little Prime symbol.

A Specific Example of How to Sell Used Books on Amazon

Let me show you a specific example of this, and I think it’s going to be really clear. You may have to click on the “See All Buying Options” button on Amazon to see something similar to the screenshot below.

used book to sell on Amazon for Huge Profit

In the above screenshot, there’s a textbook. We’re going to focus on textbooks. And you’ll see why we focus on textbooks. You can buy it prime for $174 as you can see.

If you’re a typical customer, you’re focused on prime, so you can buy it for $174 okay, that sounds great. Right? Again, textbooks, as you know, are really expensive. If you’ve been to college, you know how expensive these are.

However, if you uncheck the Prime box and look at the non-prime offers you start to see this:

A non-prime offer on Amazon

You can now buy this book for $7 plus $4 shipping. So about USD11 and 52 cents is what we can actually buy this book for without the prime symbol.

So here’s what we’re going to do. We are going to buy this book, non-prime for $11.52 cents. Once we get that book, we will then ship it to an Amazon warehouse and sell it FBA. This is called book flipping or arbitrage.

Remember what happens once Amazon gets it?

We can sell it (or flip it) for that prime price at $174.

Now that we’ve taken this textbook, turned it from non-prime to prime and taking advantage of that, and after all Amazon fees are paid, we’re done for this particular book. We can make $130 profit.

Profit we made after selling non-prime book

So here’s the basic concept of method one and we’ll really dig into this. Okay, we’re going to buy a non-prime (non FBA) textbook for this particular example for a low price. Very few people see this and do this method.

This is what people like Sue are doing.

Sue made $50k part-time after learning how to sell used book on Amazon

She’s already done over $50,000 she doing this part time and she’s got an amazing story. Her husband has been in the hospital for several months and she has been doing this at the hospital earning money and she’s done over $50,000 flipping books like this.

Screenshot of Sales We’ve Made

Let me show you some sales that we’ve made.

sales we made on amazon

As you can see in the above screenshot, people have paid for these textbooks and they got good deals on them. I mean, these are just really expensive books when you’re in college and graduate school.

It’s very common to see high priced books like this and to be able to sell books of that price. That’s just what college textbooks cost. So it doesn’t take very long when you’re selling books at that high of a profit and that high of a dollar figure to get the results.

Like Matthew’s done in the screenshot below:

Matthew made over $75k

You can see he’s done over $75,000 actually, he’s at $100,000 now. Matthew has kids. He coaches people sports and you can see here he said, he’s tried many different opportunities over the years, there hasn’t been one that’s been this much fun.

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21 thoughts on “How to Sell Used Books on Amazon for Huge Profits [Watch Video]”

  1. Wow! Isn’t this just great. The level of income, the success rate, the easiness attached to this work and everything else just speaks of success. I think it’s high time I got out of my comfort zone and get things going with this. The success rate is simply awesome by just selling books and I’m not sure most people are aware of this yet, so this would be a great way to get things up and running for me. Thanks so much for sharing this

    • You’re welcome RoDarrick. Please visit my blog again soon for more awesome topics like this.

  2. Thank you for this eye-opening post. I buy all of my books from Amazon and usually always used. I cannot believe I never thought of this.

    I also love the thought of automation and outsourcing.

    It’s definitely something to add to my growing online business.

    Thank you very much. I’ve bookmarked and will be sharing this post with my husband. He’s into all things Amazon FBA. 🙂

    • Thank you Jade for bookmarking my post. I am publishing another great topic like this again soon so please check back more often.

  3. This is the first time that I heard of Arbitrage. Is this a dropshipping platform? I would love to make that much money in a week, that means I can finally leave my job for good. So, what is the catch with the software? How does it work? I need more information before I am committed to something. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Nuttanee,

      When arbitrage is done online it can also be called dropshipping. Arbitrage is often used in relation to physical stores.

      The software is used to find very cheap that would be good to trade in at very high profit. Please watch the video again or just join our community for more detail of how it works.

  4. Wow I never thought you could do this and turn a profit. I knew the difference of FBA and FBM but never thought it was something you could monetize. It’s amazing what people can do with just internet nowadays. You really opened my eyes on this and it’s a topic I will certainly look deeper in the future in case I consider diving a little deeper into it. Thanks for all the info you provided.

    • You’re welcome Stratos. Thank you for taking time to go through my post today. Please feel free to dive in to it and come back soon for more awesome topics like this.

  5. It’s quite amazing knowing this opportunity, in fact, it’s my first time seeing such an opportunity and I’m really skeptical about things like these. 

    How true is this and how can I learn more about this so that I can also earn income from it?

    I will really like to hear from you at your convenient time.

    Have a nice day.

  6. Hi Lawal,
    Your post makes me happy. It’s truely an awesome and helpful article. This business would help me to earn extra money. It’s not very tough to work here. It’s really perfect for me as I have not much idea about SEO, software, adds and next more. As it needs only a computer and internet connection, I can work on this platform. And there is another plus point for me to work here is that I can work from any place in the world. I like this job very much.
    Thank you so much for sharing such type of helpful post with us.

  7. I first came across this a few days ago. I remember it is from Clickbank itself.

    Their system is easy to understand. hehe.

    🙂 I just want to share my viewpoint about their strategy. I followed their basic and foundational method of making money off of Amazon. I found some used and cheap books from a third party-> and than resold the books as a seller on Amazon website. Easy and profitable!

    It’s very simple too.

    Their customized system does almost 95% of the job. What I do is just looking on Amazon online book store-> find a few text books that have potential to sell quickly-> click on the customized software system button-> see the profit gap provided from their system -> decide which profit gap I wanted to have for a day-> decide how many books I will buy-> how much the profit gap is there for RESELL-> find the same ISBN in the local bookstore or the online third parties like Abebooks-> buy them-> and then send back to Amazon and resell with the mark of “Prime Book” 


    My first impression: this system resells older books very well-> To me, it’s another good way for building a long-term online business.

    Anyway, it’s the best opportunity for making money online. The sky is limitless 🙂 -> Just about individual choices. 

    • Thank you Gnekoda for sharing your personal experience with the system I enjoy it too and could not wait to share such a profitable business with my blog readers like you. Please visit my blog again soon for more awesome discoveries like this.

  8. I’ve always known book flipping can be profitable! I was doing the calculations and wondered, “Boy, would this be a brilliant idea” and then your site popped up telling us how. Out of curiosity, will I take a longer time to make start getting sales since I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to Online Business and terms? 

    • Hi Riaz,

      Give it a try and you find it very easy to make money with, speaking from experience. It’s a cool way to make money online.

  9. This is quite an interesting read! I’ve read each word in each of the 4 pages. 

    These are amazing figures and I couldn’t help but ask myself why I’ve never thought of this before. As an aspirig Amazon Seller (stuck with some few old stock currently :)), you can be sure my eyes sparked with interest when I saw that screenshot from an Amazon Seller’s Dashboard with such attractive sales while the seller is enjoying watching a game somewhere. 

    What I’ve tried before is to sell popular products on Amazon that 3rd party sellers are competing for but without a Prime label- I’d look for suppliers or wholesalers of the same products but now ship to Amazon as FBA. Problem was getting the suppliers/wholesalers to open an account for me. So I stopped this.


    Boniface from AndroidBix

    • I highly appreciate your comments Boniface. You can get started for free if you join through the link in my blog.  Let me know if you need help.

  10. I really enjoyed your article on book flipping. I haven’t for once though that such could be an opportunity, a huge one, to make a difference financially. However, I will like to know more about the program by joining your community group, to interact with other folks who have been making huge money from this. But, as I opened the link linking to your community group, and I tried to register for webinar, it’s not loading beyond 75 percent. I really need to start this on-time before people will start massively joining the program too.
    Please, how can you be of help on this matter.

    • Hi Isaac Ademola O,

      Thank you for your comment and question on my website.
      Normally our community takes new members at the beginning of the year and open to take new members for only 3 months. So we closed at the end of March.

      But I can help you register you with the member privilege I have.

      Membership levels are set based on the number of books you would like to sell.
      The more books you sell the more money you can make. Generally members make between $10k to $200k per month.

      Below is our current membership fees for anyone to join:
      1. 1 to 10 books per month – $99
      2. 11 to 50 books per month – $199
      3. 51 to 100 books per month – $299
      4. Above 100 books per month – $499.

      Let me know if you have questions.



  11. I made my payment with paypal for the book arbitrage program. I must confess that the program is really very awesome. I found you guys in an ebook on amazon. Anyway I got your welcome email and setup instructions in about 24 hours. It’s a mere 3 weeks now after I started selling used books recommended by their wonderful software and I’ve already made $13750 in pure profit. I highly recommend this business of reselling used books to anyone who wants a cool way to make money with Amazon FBA. It’s almost hands-free since I started. Many thanks to the admins.

    Best regards,

    P.S. If you’re not giving me the training at least give me my money back

    • You’re welcome Alex. We really appreciate your participation in our arbitrage program. We look forward to seeing more of your testimonies on my site.


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