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Old 08-21-11, 10:43 PM   #1
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easiest way to sell 5000+ of a $4 item on the 'net? (want to avoid ebay)

I'm posting this for my sister who is wondering what her options are for selling a large number of the same item. The format on Etsy would work well, except since she is selling a book I don't think it can technically go on Etsy. She would like to avoid ebay for various reasons.

Most of the people buying this book will be senior citizens who may or may not be internet savvy. She would like to have a simple interface with minimal distractions (one reason why she wants to avoid ebay). Any other ideas for selling stuff? If it matters, this is something she is doing for her day job where the $4 is what her employer is charging to help pay for printing costs. Besides the simple interface she just needs a way to keep track of orders and so on.
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Amazon? They do allow vendors for books, both in dead tree and e-books.
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Excellent idea
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A friend of mine sells empty journals made from vintage books that are re-bound into a new product. He and his SO sell them at craft fairs, farmer's markets and other public events. Getting product as available to your customer as you can is good marketing.
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These guys seem pretty decent for self marketing a book. I've bought from them several times

http://www.lulu.com/
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