FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some common questions about selling on the Part-Time Press Marketplace
What do I need to do to create a shop?
It’s easy to set up a shop on the Part-Time Press Marketplace. Register and if you don’t have one, sign up for a PayPal account. Login to The Part-Time Press Marketplace, visit your vendor dashboard, set up your shop (enter your PayPal email address), choose a shop name, then create a listing. We’ll use your PayPal email to pay you the money you earn selling your books. As a seller on the Part-Time Press Marketplace, you describe, store, and ship your items yourself.
What can I sell on the Part-Time Press Marketplace?
The Part-Time Press Marketplace provides a convenient online marketplace for college faculty, students and others to buy and sell new and used literary, scholarly and academic books. IMPORTANT: only book publishers (higher education, academic association, college/university press, etc….) and approved distributors may sell new literary, scholarly and academic books in The Part-Time Press Marketplace.
Do I need a credit or debit card to create a shop?
No, a credit or debit card is not required to create a shop. To be verified as a seller, you do need a PayPal account so your buyers and The Part-Time Press Marketplace can send you money. You will not incur any commission charges until you sell your books.
How do fees work on the Part-Time Press Marketplace?
Registering as a vendor and listing literary, scholarly and academic books for sale on the Part-Time Press Marketplace is free. There are three selling fees:
- A transaction fee (paid to The Part-Time Press Marketplace) when a book is sold.
- A payment processing fee (paid to your payment processor, i.e. PayPal, based on your agreement with that company).
- A shipping fee (paid to the company you choose to ship your books to your buyers, i.e. UPS, USPS, FedEx).
A listing lasts until the item is sold or removed by the seller. Once an item sells, there is a fee paid to The Part-Time Press Marketplace on the sale price (not including shipping costs).
What are you waiting for? Sign up today and take the first steps to selling on the Part-Time Press Marketplace! There are step-by-step tutorials to take you through each step of the process.
Check out the tutorial page and the tutorial videos here.