Everything you need to sell children's books
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Before you sell children's books online, you need to decide whether you want to sell used children's books or brand new kids books. When you’ve decided that, you can create a Shopify store to sell your children's books on. Customize your shop with any of the 80+ themes Shopify offers to differentiate yourself from the competition, and use high-quality images and detailed product descriptions to market and sell your books.
Shopify is an excellent platform to sell children's books online. With the Smart Collection feature, you can categorize your books into categories like young adult, picture books, or early readers. You can also take advantage of features that enable you to have an omnichannel marketing strategy, connecting your site to third-party platforms and integrating with your social media accounts to make managing your business in one place easier.
Yes, you can sell children's books on Shopify. The Shopify App Store offers more than 6,000 apps to help keep your bookstore functional. For instance, the digital download app lets you offer your customers both print and ebook options of a title. Shopify also has 100 payment gateways and countless shipping options so you can receive payment and ship books to your customers wherever they are.
Yes, selling children's books is profitable. Children’s books will always be a necessity, whether for educational purposes or fun. Even if you are selling old children's books online, some of them, especially first edition books, are rare and valuable.
Always check your competition and see how they price theirs books to make sure you're pricing competitively. You can also use Shopify’s free profit margin calculator to ensure you’re not running at a loss.
The most popular genres of children's books that sell the best are children's literature, picture books, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, and more.
Scalable pricing plans
For children's book businesses at every stage and size
Best for new ecommerce businesses with occasional in-person sales
Best for growing businesses selling online or in-store
Best for scaling businesses that require advanced reporting