Sell children's books online

Start, run, and grow your children's book business

Get the training, tools, and support you need to build the children's book business you’ve always wanted.

Everything you need to sell children's books

Free resources

Learn at your own pace with on-demand courses from Shopify Compass, and with other business owners on the Shopify Community forums. Find answers to your questions on the Shopify blog, or in our comprehensive guides.

Professional tools

Create an online children's book store that reflects your unique brand with over 4 customizable and responsive themes. Efficiently manage your inventory and process customer orders all from one unified dashboard.

Smart marketing

Grab your customers’ attention with targeted marketing campaigns on social media and Google. Make sure customers can find your children's book store by using Shopify’s built-in SEO tools and integrated blogging.

Award-winning support

Connect with Shopify customer support over online chat, phone, or email. Support is available 24/7, and can help with almost any challenge your children's book business encounters.

Learn more about selling children's books

  • 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.

  • A good example of an online children's book store is Books of Wonder, which sells a whole range of books for children and young adults.

Scale your sales

Powerful apps

Showcase your children's books with professionally edited photos or build customer loyalty with rewards programs. With over 80 options in the Shopify App Store, you can customize your store experience and test for success.

Sell everywhere

Sell your children's books online, in-person, and wherever your customers are. Quickly accept payments, view sales, fulfill orders, and track inventory with the Shopify POS app—no matter where you sell.

Scalable pricing plans

For children's book businesses at every stage and size

Basic Shopify

Best for new ecommerce businesses with occasional in-person sales

$29per month

Shopify

Best for growing businesses selling online or in-store

$79per month

Advanced Shopify

Best for scaling businesses that require advanced reporting

$299per month

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