Sell on Bookconnect
How it Works
Bookconnect allows students to buy and sell used university textbooks via our online platform. Buyers interested in your book will contact you directly via our website to confirm availability and to make delivery arrangements. Once you are contacted you may choose to conduct the transaction privately or via the safety and conveniance of our website.
Selling via BookConnect
Once a book is purchased you will be notified automatically upon which we will also contact you to make the necessary delivery arrangements. We only claim 15% commission on each sale that is completed through our site. Payments are accepted and processed on your behalf via Payfast with the money kept in escrow until delivery has been confirmed. A courier company will collect books from your premises and deliver to the buyer. After delivery confirmation is received your money is transferred to your bank account.
Starting is easy. First of all you need to create a profile after which you will be able to upload your book/s to our shop. This is done by clicking the "Upload a Book" button. Fill in as much detail as possible and click the upload button after which your book will be available in our store.
We take the protection of your personal details very seriously and every effort is made to assure your confidentiality and to keep your trust. The latest encryption technology is utilized to ensure your confidential information remains secure.
We will take care of delivery for every book sold through our website. Our trusted courier will collect the book from your premises and deliver to the buyer the next day. Delivery cost is covered by the buyer and is automatically added to the price of your book when purchased.
For every book sold through our website you will receive a email informing you of the sale. We will contact you shortly after to confirm a convenient time and place where the book can be collected. All you need to do is to place the book in a padded envelope and print the waybill we send you to handover to the courier.
Sellers are eligible for payment once an order has been delivered and the buyer is happy with his or her purchase. The payment will be made directly into the sellers bank account the day after delivery confirmation has been received. It is important to provide the correct banking details.
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Buy from BookConnect
Buy from Bookconnect and save up to 70% on textbook costs. You have a choice of either completing the purchase privately directly from the seller or via the safety and conveniance of our website.
Buying via Bookconnect
With a friendly return policy, you can have the complete piece of mind of being completely protected as a buyer. Payments are securely processed by PayFast and only paid to the seller once you confirm receipt of the textbook and happy with the quality. Books are collected from the seller and delivered to your door via our trusted courier and therefore a small delivery fee applies. Not happy with what you received? Simply notify us and receive your money back!
Secure Payment is provided by a leading online payment service provider, Payfast. Sensitive data submitted online through their secure server conforms to international 256 bit SSL3 encryption requirements ensuring complete piece of mind.
Sellers are given three business days upon receipt of your order to confirm the sale and ship the order. Textbooks are normally dispatched the following day upon receipt of your order though. You will be notified via email (along with tracking details) once your order is shipped.
We created a policy to protect you as a buyer. Follow the link for more information: Buyer Protection Policy
The Ordering Process
Step 1: Find a Book
Find the textbook you need by browsing the store page or searching for the ISBN or Title in the search bar.
Step 2: Contact the Seller
Click on "contact seller" to confirm the availability of the book and to make purchasing arrangements. You or the buyer may choose to either complete the transaction privately or follow the safe and conveniant route of buying it via our website where we handle the payment and arrange collection and delivery by door to door courier.
Step 3: Add to Cart
Ready to buy and have us handle the rest? Simply click on "Add to Cart" and then "Proceed to Checkout". Fill in your delivery address and place the order.
Step 4: Delivery
All collections and deliveries are conducted by our trusted courier companay "The Courier Guy" and delivery usually takes place 1 - 3 days from order. Once the textbook is delivered and you are happy with your purchase we will proceed to pay the seller.