The end of a school year is a great time to evaluate what you have in your homeschool that you no longer have a use for. I spend a day going through the bookshelves pulling out old curriculum and books to make room for the new. One way I fund our homeschool supplies for the next year is by selling used Homeschool Curriculum Online. This is a win-win for me because I gain more space and make some of my money back. This also helps someone else out because they get discounted supplies. Check out these tips for selling used homeschool curriculum online.
Tips for Selling Used Homeschool Curriculum Online
Ebay, Amazon, or Forums
There are many outlets to sell your Used Homeschool Curriculum Online these days. Many homeschool forums that have a section for selling which is great if there is a huge audience. However, the most popular places to sell online are Amazon and Ebay. Amazon offers simple listing and many eyes on your items but they charge a higher commission rate than Ebay. Ebay gets a ton of homeschool traffic and shouldn’t be underestimated. This is typically where I find the best deals and sell the majority of my items.
Shipping is HUGE when you are selling online. The cost of shipping needs to be factored in a few ways. You will need to package and ship your item so factor in the cost of shipping and supplies when you are listing. Also, think about it from a buyers point of view. There are times when the cost of the item and the shipping combined just aren’t practical. For those items, you may want to try to find a local buyer.
Take detailed photos of what you are selling to show any wear and tear. Buyers appreciate the honesty and the details before they make the purchase and end up with a surprise.
Details & Condition
Include as many details as you can about the item and the condition of it. This covers the same thing as the photos. For instance, I had a math workbook that was missing a page. ONE PAGE. I did add that to the details page so the buyers wouldn’t leave me negative feedback or be disappointed when they received their items. Being as specific as possible is a huge benefit because the buyers can see you have put some effort into your listing and will trust you more to make a purchase.
As a homeschooling parent, you know that people are looking for new curriculum over the Spring and Summer. That is when you want to list to get the biggest bang for your buck. Post your items for sale when the largest crowd is shopping to get the best price possible.
Once your item sells be courteous to the buyer. Ship their items promptly, have great communication, and leave them a positive review if the transaction went smoothly. This will encourage return customers for years to come.
I hope these tips for selling used homeschool curriculum online have encouraged you to clean off those bookshelves and make a little extra money for the new homeschooling year ahead!