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Amazon Pre-Order Coding
viggen




msg:4518331
 2:07 pm on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hello,

due to my lacking of knowledge on this issue, i wonder if smart people here will know the answer...

I wonder if it is possible to implement a system on my site where people can pre order (and pre pay me) an upcoming book.

When the book is available on amazon, i than buy all the books for the people that pre-ordered and they get their books shipped via amazon.

Advantage i see is that with one huge order rush i might climb the ladder in daily amazon ranking and than the books should sell itself...

NOw is this possible or will i have to end up doing it manually?

thanks

 

LifeinAsia




msg:4518362
 5:00 pm on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Usually with credit card processing, you are not allowed to charge the card until the product is ready to ship. And since you are taking orders for inventory that you do not even have (and no guarantee that you will have it), it sounds risky to me.

As a consumer, what advantage do I have by pre-ordering from your site instead of Amazon directly?

viggen




msg:4519801
 10:09 pm on Nov 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

As a consumer, what advantage do I have by pre-ordering from your site instead of Amazon directly?


for example you can chat with the author, attend online reading sessions, you have the right to vote on which cover for the book we use, have a honorably mentioning in the book etc...

cheers
viggen

LifeinAsia




msg:4519804
 10:29 pm on Nov 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

So you're talking about pre-selling a book that YOU write? I thought you were talking about pre-selling general books.

As a consumer buying directly from the author, I'd be wondering why I couldn't buy directly from the author at a cheaper price than through Amazon.

I'd be surprised if Amazon doesn't have something in place to factor in a lot of orders placed by the same person and discounting those orders in its ranking process.

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