School is coming up and businesses are starting to ramp up their textbook services.
Here is an excerpt from BigWords.com press release on their latest textbook search system that is saving students an average of $45/book:
“Maverick Online Textbook Resource Launches the Most Advanced Price Comparison Engine; Adds Web 2.0 Usability, Minimum Quality Standards, All Marketplace Offers, Flexible Shipping
ANNAPOLIS, MD–(Marketwire - August 8, 2007) - BIGWORDS.com, the leading textbook price comparison search engine since 2001, announced today that its new, more powerful, easier-to-use website using AJAX technology, provides the greatest choice and best textbook prices on the Internet, saving students $45 per textbook on average. ”
Click here to read the full release
I ran across this post on the eBay’s Strategy Blog
In summation, it reports that eBay is now considering “neutral” feedback scores as negatives. From a selling perspective, that concerns me. We try our darndest to ensure all customers have a good experience. Unfortunately there are always going to be people who are unsatisfied. They didn’t have a negative experience, they just weren’t in a particularly good mood and the product wasn’t free.
I personally appreciate receiving a neutral score in situations like that rather than a negative.
Scot Wingo’s article is much more articulate than I can be - if you sell on eBay, I sincerely recommend you read this post
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Here is an interesting discussion from Book Square on whether or not classifying books into genres helps or hurts sales.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“When I think of book shopping as I think of website shopping, sure, it’s a lousy analogy. You can argue that readers are free to wander the aisles of bookstores with wild abandon. The serendipity factor is alive and well when it comes to human behavior. Of course, it only works if the customer wanders to the specific aisle, specific shelf that houses a book of interest (it also only works if the book is in stock and whatnot). ”
Read the full article here
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