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Becoming a BookScouter Vendor

BookScouter.com is the most comprehensive website of its kind and the largest referral site to many of the Internet's largest book and textbook buyback companies. Our ongoing efforts to include as many book and textbook buyback companies as possible ensure that users are provided the necessary information to make an informed decision as to where to sell their books.

If you own a book buyback company, we'd like to include your prices on BookScouter.com. Below are the requirements.

Vendor Requirements

  • You must have a buyback website that allows a customer to complete a transaction.
  • Your company must demonstrate the ability to correctly price, receive, and process buyback transactions.
  • You must provide an API from which BookScouter.com can obtain prices; and it must be capable of handling hundreds of thousands of requests daily.
  • You must pay a $1,000 implementation fee. This fee is waived if you have an affiliate program.

Preferred Vendor Status

"Preferred Vendors" on BookScouter are those that are displayed by default in the ISBN search results page. Vendors with Preferred status account for over 87% of all clicks on this page. However, know that in order to achieve Preferred status, we have some additional requirements to ensure that BookScouter.com users have the best possible selling experience.

  • Vendor must maintain excellent feedback ratings on BookScouter.com.
  • Vendor API must be able to process over 400k requests daily.
  • Vendor website must be capable of handling large quantities of orders.
  • Vendor must offer a competitive affiliate program with a good payment history.
  • *NEW* Vendor must provide an opitmized mobile experience for sellers.
  • *NEW* Vendor website must be capable of receiving an ISBN parameter from BookScouter to display the corresponding book(s) on their website once a user leaves BookScouter.com.

If you would like to become a BookScouter vendor or suggest a site be added to BookScouter.com, please let us know.