Amazon Renewed: 2021 Guide to Selling Refurbished Products on Amazon

Selling used and refurbished products on Amazon just got a whole lot easier. Before, selling used products on Amazon (other than books) was a huge headache. Most customers only want to purchase new products and hardly bother looking at used ones. Even Amazon’s Buy Box algorithm gives priority to sellers selling used products. In 2021, Amazon is trying to revamp its resell market with the launch of Amazon Renewed. Amazon recently launched its new Renewed marketplace, where sellers can register to sell high-quality products that are still close to new conditions. The new marketplace provides sellers another avenue to increase their sales and grow their Amazon businesses, with some added benefits.

This blog will break down how Amazon Renewed operates and how you can start making sales on Amazon by selling like-new and refurbished products with Amazon Renewed.

What Does Amazon Renewed Mean?

In general, used and refurbished products are difficult to sell. Especially on Amazon where customers are accustomed to buying brand new products, selling anything different can be tricky. One of the issues with used products is that no one wants to buy a potentially broken or defective product. Even products that are “newly refurbished,” come with a ton of preconceived notions of potential product issues. Amazon Renewed is hoping to change the way Amazon customers perceive and buy used products.

When Amazon launched its Renewed marketplace, they played a heavy emphasis on their testing process of used products. Any used or refurbished product sold on Amazon Renewed must undergo serious trials and evaluations to be approved to sell. Every pre-owned product on Renewed is inspected and tested by one of Amazon’s qualified suppliers and third experts. Each product comes with Amazon Renewed Guaranteed, confirming that every product is completely working “like-new” along with a 90-day warranty. After undergoing and passing a refurbishment process, products are cleaned and repackaged and then are available for purchase on Amazon Renewed.

Why Should I Sell Like-New Products?

Used and refurbished products can be extremely beneficial to sellers by providing new avenues of growth. Here are some of the key benefits from selling like-new or refurbished products on Amazon Renewed:

Low Competition and High Potential

The amount of sellers on Amazon is increasing every day, and as the competition rises, the sales of each Amazon business can take a hit. With the Renewed program, used products have to go through a strict testing process to ensure they are working properly. The marketplace has more strict quality criteria and testing in place, which allows Amazon to prevent any bad actors from joining. This is great news for professional or eager sellers who are currently struggling with the competition on Amazon. Amazon sellers can join a more exclusive marketplace that has a lot less competition and more room for growth.

Access to Amazon

Along with growth opportunities, Renewed sellers will still have access to all of the benefits of selling on Amazon. This includes access to Amazon seller tools, Amazon FBA and Prime shipping, and the millions of Amazon customers around the world. While you won’t be selling new products, there will be tons of customers searching for your used products.

Certified and Trusted Products

Amazon Renewed testing process can validate your used products to increase brand trust and sales. Selling refurbished products on any other e-commerce platform can be tough. Since most other marketplaces don’t offer any refurbish guarantee for third-party sellers, there is a lot less trust between sellers and their potential customers. As we mentioned above, no customer wants to purchase a potentially broken or defective product. But with Amazon’s Renewed Guarantee, customers will be more confident in purchasing used products on Amazon.

Growing Your Catalog

Expanding your Amazon inventory can be tough when there are too many sellers selling the same products as you. But if you sell used products, it provides another opportunity for product sourcing and expanding your inventory. With new products, sourcing enough inventory can also be really expensive. Most used and refurbished products can be purchased at a discounted rate through online sellers, thrift stores, garage sales, and more. By selling used products on Amazon Renewed, you can potentially source more products with higher profit margins at a cheaper cost!

Do Customers Want Used Products?

Looking back, you would think customers are shying away from used products, but in reality, it’s the exact opposite.

In a study done by Global Data Retail, it was reported that resale marketing is growing 11x faster than traditional retail markets. In 2030, it is estimated that the resale market will be worth roughly $84 billion.

This change isn’t surprising when looking at the primary reasons behind reselling used products. The two biggest benefits of used and refurbished products are the potential economic savings and the impact on the environment.

It’s no secret that used and refurbished products are always cheaper than their new counterparts. With the current buyer market, more and more shoppers are looking for affordable alternatives rather than paying full price on goods. Used and refurbished products that are “like-new” provide that perfect middle ground where shoppers can confidently purchase high-quality goods without breaking their wallets.

Along with the monetary savings, lots of customers are thinking of the economic impact of buying new products. One of the biggest eco-issues is the production of electronic waste (e-waste). We even discussed this topic in our previous article on Amazon’s Trade-In program where e-waste contributes 20 to 50 million metric tons of pollutants is disposed of worldwide every year. To combat e-waste, many shoppers are becoming more environmentally conscious, purposely choosing to purchase used products instead of new ones.

The market for used and refurbished is there, and it is growing fast. As more and more customers are looking for cheaper, more sustainable, and eco-friendly resale products, Amazon Renewed provides a huge window of opportunity for Amazon sellers.

How Do I Sell on Amazon Renewed?

Here are the steps to apply and register for Amazon Renewed:

Step 1: Register an Account on Amazon

This process is quite simple. Head over to sell.amazon.com/programs/renewed and click on “Sign Up.” The registration process is quite simple and should only take a couple of minutes.

For our existing Amazon sellers, you’ll need to submit a form providing details about your current Amazon business. Click the link below for the application details and get started:

https://sellercentral.amazon.com/renewed/apply?ref_=sdus_soa_prog_renew_apply_i&initialSessionID=apay%3D139-5083702-9538159&ld=NSGoogle

Step 2: Meeting the Criteria

As we mentioned before, this program is a lot more exclusive to sell on, which is why there is a lot less competition. To qualify and sell on Amazon Renewed, every seller must fulfill the following criteria:

– Supply invoices showing a minimum a total value of $50,000 in qualifying refurbished purchases in the previous 90 days from the date of the application or 180 days for sellers selling Home, Tool, Lawn & Garden, and Kitchen products.

– Less than a 0.8% Order Defect Rate in the past 90 days

– Minimum of 8 professional images for your products and their packaging (for factory refurbished products)

– Agreement to Amazon Renewed Guarantee and their policies

– For Apple products, sellers will need to provide invoices from the past 90 days that total $2.5 million in Apple refurbished products

Step 3: Approvals and Listings

For sellers who meet these requirements, your application will be approved in a couple of days and you can begin to list and sell your refurbished products through Amazon Renewed. If a customer decides to purchase your product, you can either fulfill the order yourself (FBM) or use Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers (FBA).

Which Products Can I Sell?

Amazon Renewed currently accepts select products and product categories. The most commonly found products on Amazon Renewed include:

  • Phones
  • Cameras
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Computers
  • Video Game consoles
  • Televisions
  • and more

To find a complete list of permitted products you can sell on Amazon Renewed, you can refer to Amazon’s program details and guidelines here.

In addition to the product categories, all products sold on Amazon Renewed must pass their quality check and evaluations. This means your products have to meet the “Amazon Renewed Guarantee” which have follows Amazon’s Global Quality Policy. Some of these requirements:

  • No signs of cosmetic damage (scratches, dents, etc.) should be visible when the product is held 12 inches away.
  • Any potential refurbishing operation should only use the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part.
  • All markings on the product must be intact (e.g. product logo). No additional markings (e.g. supplier logo, engravings, etc.) are allowed.
  • When present, batteries must have a capacity that exceeds 80% of the new equivalent
  • Products must include all accessories that come with a new equivalent.

This is just a short list, but Amazon has a ton more requirements to abide by. You can find the entire list of restrictions in more detail here.

Growing Your Business with Amazon Renewed

We understand that the seller and product criteria may be a lot for some sellers. But, it is well worth it. Amazon Renewed is at the forefront of the rise of resale, used, and refurbished products. While Amazon’s marketplace becomes busier and more competitive, Amazon Renewed may be the lifeboat that can protect and sustain your business among the competition.

If you don’t qualify for Amazon Renewed now, don’t panic! There’s still a lot of time to build your sales and qualify for Amazon Renewed in the coming months. But to get there, you need to start selling high-quality products now. Go to Sellgo.com and look into our seller tools like our Search Management tool to bulk analyze supplier catalogs. Then, use the Profit Finder to hunt down the best and most profitable products to source and sell. Once you build your inventory and sales history, you’ll be eligible for Amazon Renewed in no time!

Until next time, take care and good luck on your Amazon seller journey!

Amazon Direct Shipping: Why Are Sellers Giving Away Free Products?

An annoying aspect about Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is paying Amazon’s outrageous storage fees. Depending on the month, storing your products at Amazon’s warehouses can cost as low as $0.75 to $2.40 per cubic foot. While the cost may seem low, the cost can be higher depending on the products you sell and how much space your inventory requires.

But that’s not the end of it. What’s worse is Amazon’s long-term storage fees which charge a premium price of $6.90 per cubic foot or $0.15 per unit, whichever is greater. These horrendous rates apply to every single product that is in an Amazon warehouse for over 365 days. To avoid paying these premium rates, Amazon sellers are getting rid of their inventories using Amazon Direct Shipping.

What is Amazon Direct Shipping?

As their excess inventory gets closer to the 365-day mark, Amazon sellers begin to panic at the thought of paying Amazon’s long-term storage fees.

What can you do? Your products are stuck in a warehouse, they aren’t selling, and now you’re about to be charged Amazon’s long-term storage fee for every unit stuck in their warehouses.

Then Amazon sellers came up with a unique idea: why don’t we give our products away for free? This is where Amazon Direct Shipping comes in. Instead of letting their inventory collect dust in a warehouse and getting charged long-term storage fees, Amazon sellers take their extra products from these warehouses and directly shipping their products to random customers. These sellers are essentially giving away their own products for free, and in exchange, they clear their Amazon inventory and avoid the storage fees. These “free products” are commonly known as “freebies.” And there are tons of customers hungry for free products.

Cutting Down Storage Costs with Direct Shipping

You must be thinking, why would any seller ever give away their products for free? Aren’t they losing money? Well, technically yes. But you need to look at the long-term advantages of Amazon Direct Shipping and freebies.

For starters, getting rid of excess stock allows sellers to avoid Amazon’s long-term storage fees. Remember, these fees charge whichever fee is higher. So if a seller has 1,000 excess units sitting in a warehouse, they can be charged $150 ($0.15 per unit, 1,000 units) or more. And this fee is applied every single month your products continue to sit in long-term storage. While sellers are losing money on freebies, they can protect themselves from losing more money in the long run if they get rid of excess products sooner.

Another thing to note about Amazon storage is every seller has a max storage capacity. To better manage their warehouses, Amazon limits every seller to 10 cubic feet of storage. This means unless you sell your products quickly, the rest are just sitting in the warehouse. If a product has been sitting in a warehouse for the past 365 days, this either means your products have poor sales or that you ordered too much inventory. Regardless of the reason, this inventory is now occupying space that could be used for better-performing products. By giving away freebies, sellers can take that space and reinvest it into products that could make you money.

Although it might not make sense to give away free products in the short-term losses, it might save sellers money in the long run. Sellers can also take those savings and invest in better products that will make them more money.

How Customers Can Get Freebies

Amazon Direct Shipping happens entirely between the seller and the customer, Amazon is not involved in direct shipping. If you are a seller looking to get rid of excess stock, you can start giving away freebies to interested customers. Before you give away freebies, communicate with the customer to discuss shipping costs and procedures. Most sellers giving away freebies using Amazon Direct Shipping meet customers through 3rd party websites. There are dozens of Facebook groups, Reddit threads, and even websites dedicated to giving away freebies.

Both sellers and interested customers can connect and communicate through these 3rd party websites. Then both parties must negotiate any potential costs and shipping logistics. If you are interested, simply head to one of these sites or Google and search for “Amazon Freebies”. You’ll find tons of groups filled with both sellers and customers trying to get rid of their products.

Remember to negotiate the shipping costs and get the shipping address from the customer. Then the seller should notify Amazon to directly ship the freebies from the warehouse to the intended customer. We suggest Amazon sellers do this weeks in advance before their 365 days are up. That way, you can clear your inventory before you accrue any long-term storage fees.

How Sellers Can Reduce Freebies

For sellers worried about accruing long-term storage fees and want to avoid Amazon Direct Shipping, the best solution is to forecast your sales and order the proper amount of inventory. To forecast sales, monitor your product’s sales over a 30 day, 90 days, and 12 month period. By analyzing your product’s sales performances, you can estimate the sales of any product and purchase enough inventory to meet the demand. We recommend sellers stock at least 3 months’ worth of inventory if possible. This is enough inventory to meet demand while providing a safety net if you sell out quickly.

If you just started selling or cannot forecast your sales, we suggest you check out FBA seller tools. While there are many seller tools on the market, we highly recommend using Sellgo’s Product Tracker. The Product Tracker evaluates any product on Amazon and tracks its sales performances for you. You will be able to utilize the Product Tracker to track the Average Daily Sales of any product you sell. Then, you can use the sales estimation to restock the perfect amount of products.

With the Product Tracker, you will always know how much inventory to purchase and never have to worry about excess inventory or Amazon’s long-term storage fees again.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive

While Amazon Direct Shipping is a great solution for sellers dealing with overstocking and storage fees, it should never reach this point. Freebies may help get rid of excess inventory and protect sellers from fees. In the end, sellers are still losing money giving away products. By being proactive with seller tools like the Product Tracker, you can prevent giving away freebies. You will always purchase the perfect amount of stock to meet demand and prevent long-term storage fees. Your Amazon business will thank you.

Head over to Sellgo.com and check out the Product Tracker to be proactive and prevent any freebies in the future.

How to Sell Textbooks on Amazon: A Step-By-Step Guide

It’s no surprise that books are one of Amazon’s top-selling product categories. Since the start, Amazon’s was built on selling books online. Founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos argued the importance of selling books, stating books are the most diverse and plentiful product category on Amazon. We mentioned this in our last Amazon book article, where we broke down the 2021 Guide to Selling Books on Amazon. We want to continue with our book-selling journey by getting into the specifics of how to sell textbooks on Amazon.

Like any other book on Amazon, textbooks can be an extremely profitable market Amazon. But, textbooks have an innate advantage over other books that make them easier to source and even easier to sell. For new and inexperienced Amazon sellers, textbooks provide a highway of sales and profits you can start collecting now. Let’s get into why you should sell textbooks on Amazon!

Why sell textbooks on Amazon?

In our 2021 Guide to Selling Books on Amazon, we provided a ton of different benefits and reasons to sell books on Amazon. Textbooks are no different, they carry the same benefits as other books.

Easy to Source

For starters, textbooks are extremely easy to source. Sometimes even easier than other books! For our college and high school students or our college graduates, you probably already have a bunch of textbooks in your house. Throughout your academic career, you have probably come across dozens of textbooks for various courses and lessons. After you finished a course or school year, you probably kept that textbook laying around and aren’t sure what to do with it. Selling them on Amazon is a great way to get rid of those pesky textbooks that are collecting dust on your shelves. If you don’t have any textbooks laying around, don’t panic. Textbooks, like all books, can be found at garage sales, thrift stores, or even online marketplaces for extremely cheap. You can easily stock up and build a textbook inventory!

High Demand in Academics

Another benefit of selling textbooks is the high academic demand. As mentioned, textbooks are commonly used for academic courses and lessons. Most curriculums use specific textbooks and center their lesson plans around the textbook chapters. There are hundreds of schools teaching the same courses and lessons that all use the same textbooks. And lesson plans usually stay constant from year to year. Every year, there will be classes that require your textbook and even more students trying to buy your textbooks. Textbooks are one of the only books that can truly take advantage of this high academic demand.

Requires Less Resources

Selling textbooks also require a lot less financial resources to sell on Amazon When selling on Amazon, you typically need at least $500 – $1,000 to get started. This is mainly to pay for your seller plan ($39.99 for Professional plans), source products to sell, and pay for shipping, storage, and fulfillment costs.

If you are only selling a couple of textbooks a year, you don’t have a lot of upfront costs. Because your inventory is a lot lower, you only need to invest in the Individual plan, which costs $0.99 per unit sold. So if you sell 10 textbooks, you would only have to pay $10 compared to paying for the $40 Professional plan. In addition, you aren’t paying to source a lot of products. You may already have old textbooks to sell without having to buy new inventory. Most importantly, limited stock means you don’t have to enroll in Fulfillment by Amazon, which includes shipping costs and warehouse storage fees. Textbook sellers can enroll in Fulfillment by Merchant, where the seller directly ships to the buyer instead of going through Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

Sellers can also store their limited stock in their houses or garages which saves a ton on storage. Ideally, you could start selling your textbooks for $1*.

*Note: sellers will also need to pay Amazon a referral fee for every textbook sold. For any book sold, Amazon charges 15% of the selling price + $1.80 closing fee.

Earn Extra Income

The most important benefit of selling textbooks on Amazon is the extra income. Textbooks are easy to sell, in high demand, and don’t require many resources to get started. For students or recent college graduates, this is a great way to make some extra cash without requiring too much work or time.

Opening Your Amazon Seller Account

Opening an Amazon Seller account is the first step to selling textbooks on Amazon. We have a whole article to help you get started on your Amazon Seller account.

Along with the article, we want to touch on your Amazon seller plan, which will play a key role in determining your business model. Your seller plan is the first potential upfront cost of your Amazon business. Amazon currently offers 2 different selling plans:

The Individual plan

Costs $0.99 per unit sold. We recommend the Individual plan for new sellers with little to no sales history, sellers with limited stock, or sellers who don’t plan on selling long-term.

The Professional plan

Costs $39.99 upfront, no matter how many units you sell. We recommend the Professional plan for sellers with consistent sales history, sellers expecting more than 40 sales per month or serious sellers who want to sell long-term.

To determine the best seller plan, estimate how many products you plan a selling per month, your long-term goals, and experience. Remember that this plan can be upgraded later on if necessary. So if you are unsure which plan would be best, we recommend starting with the Individual plan and upgrading to the Professional plan as needed.

Picking Books to Sell

Now that you have your Seller account set up and the seller plan picked, the next step is to pick which textbooks to sell on Amazon. We recommend looking at the competition, selling price, and profitability of your textbook.

Step 1:

Find your textbook’s International Standard Book Number (ISBN). This is a 13 (ISBN-13) or 10 (ISBN-10) digit code found on the back of your textbook underneath the barcode. Each textbook and edition will have a different ISBN.

For example, our textbook “Campbell Biology – 11th Edition” has both an ISBN-13 (978-0134093413) and ISBN-10 (0134093410).

Step 2:

Find your textbook’s listing on Amazon (if available) by searching the ISBN.

Step 3:

Find how many sellers are selling your book in the same condition. We are selling our textbook in Used-Acceptable condition. We see that other sellers selling the same book are listing it for $59 – $145.

Step 4:

Determine the profitability if you were to sell your book with competitive pricing. Competitive pricing is usually 15% higher than the lowest selling price. The lowest selling price for our textbook in the Used-Acceptable condition is $59. From this figure, we estimate the cost to sell and ship the product.

Selling price – $68 ($59 + 15% more = $68)

Delivery cost: $3.99

Referral fee: $10.65 ($59 x 15% + $1.80)

From this equation, we subtract the selling price ($68) by the delivery cost ($3.99) and referral fee ($10.65) and we get a profit margin of $53. This is what we would make if we sold this textbook.

Fulfilling the Orders

Before you create your listing, you will need to decide which fulfillment method you want to use for your textbooks. You have two options: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM). We discuss both of these shipping models in our blog on FBA vs. FBM that you can read here. If you are still unsure, we suggest you ask yourself the same questions from the seller plan section above.

If you are planning on sell a couple of textbooks a year and do not have plans to sell consistently, we highly encourage using Fulfillment by Merchant. Although your products won’t be eligible for Prime Shipping, you end up saving a lot of money not paying for fulfillment costs or storage fees. Since you only have a couple of books to sell, FBM makes a lot more sense.

Fulfillment by Amazon is a great model for sellers with a lot of inventory, no storage capacity, or sellers anticipating consistent sales. FBA will provide you with warehouse space to store your inventory (for a storage fee) and will handle all of your shipping for you. All you need to do is create your listing, select FBA, and ship your inventory to one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

This is a quick overview and recommendation. Depending on your model, goals, and inventory, you may prefer one fulfillment model over the other.

Adding Your Listing

With your profit margins in the positive and have a fulfillment method, you know that this product will make you money, The next step is to create a product listing for your textbook.

Step 1: Head over to your Amazon Seller Central dashboard and “Add a Product” under Inventory.

Step 2: Find your textbook on Amazon by searching for the ISBN. If your textbook is not on Amazon, you can also create a new listing for your textbook.

Step 3: Set the pricing and condition for your textbook. For our textbook, we would use our competitive price of $68 and set the condition as Used-Acceptable.

Step 4: Most importantly, set your fulfillment method. If you want to ship directly to the customer, use Merchant fulfillment. If you are an FBA seller, you can select that option as well.

Once complete, hit “Save and Finish” and your listing should be live!

Textbook Lessons for the Future

Textbooks provide great opportunities for new and aspiring Amazon sellers who want to get their feet wet in the Amazon selling game. Whether you’re still in college or a recent graduate, selling textbooks on Amazon is extremely easy, has a low upfront cost, and can be very profitable.

For sellers who want to get serious about selling on Amazon, the opportunities are there and we can help! Sellgo provides Amazon seller tools to help you find high-demand, profitable products like textbooks that can drive your sales and increase your profit margin. Your future awaits at Sellgo.com!

Amazon Trade-In Program: Amazon Credit for Used Products

With the technological advances made in the past 40 years, one issue that has arisen from this innovation is the mass production of e-waste. Electronic waste has become an environmental disaster. It is estimated that 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year. The main culprit behind e-waste: cell phones and electronics. Many electronics contain harmful metals and components including mercury, lead, nickel, and more that get disposed into the environment. As a result, many industries and companies worldwide are looking to start new programs and initiatives to address the issue of e-waste.

One way Amazon is trying to address the e-waste issue is through launching its Amazon Trade-In program. The Trade-In program allows anyone in the world to trade in their old electronics in exchange for Amazon credit. If you would like to help reduce e-waste or would like to receive some credit for your old electronics, keep reading and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to participate in Amazon’s Trade-In program.

What is Amazon’s Trade-In Program?

The Amazon Trade-In program tackles the issue of e-waste by providing a credit incentive for turning in old electronics. Amazon will give their customers and sellers Amazon gift cards in exchange for thousands of different electronic products. This includes Amazon devices, cell phones, video game consoles, and more.

Amazon credit can then be used to purchase discounted Amazon devices or any product sold on Amazon.

What products can I trade-in?

Amazon’s Trade-In program accepts thousands of different electronics ranging from Amazon devices to video game consoles.

Amazon devices are the most common trade-in products, including Kindle e-readers, tablets, streaming players, Echos, Ring devices, and wireless routers. You can find the complete list of eligible Amazon products here.

In addition to Amazon products, the Trade-In program also accepts other product categories including cellphones and gaming products. You can select the “Cell Phones” or “Gaming” categories to find othe eligible products. This is where you will identify your product’s manufacturer, product model, and product details.

Following your product details, you will then be asked questions regarding your product’s current condition. Once complete, you will receive a Trade-In Estimate you would receive if you decide to turn in your product. Note that this estimate can change upon arrival and inspection of your product. So you may end up receiving less than the estimated amount if there are any underlying issues revealed during evaluations. We encourage all participants to be as honest and accurate when answering questions regarding the product’s condition. By answering honestly, you will receive the most accurate estimate possible.

If you can’t find your product under any of Amazon’s devices or other trade-in categories, you can also use the “Find more item” option located next to the Gaming categories. This will allow you to directly search for your product and see if you are eligible for the product. If your product is not eligible, it will state “Currently unavailable to trade in.” under your product listing.

How much credit do I receive?

Your product’s trade-in credit will be based on the product, model, and condition. The maximum amount you can earn in one transaction is $1,800 .

When you select an eligible device to trade in, Amazon will provide you the maximum amount you can earn for your product. For example, we are trading in our used Nintendo Switch console, and were given an estimate of “Up to $140.”

As you answer the questions about your product’s condition, that estimated value may stay unchanged or may decrease. In our example, we stated that our Switch has some “cracks or physical defects on the console,” decreasing our estimate significantly to $35.

In some cases, your answers may reveal that your products are no longer eligible. For our Switch, we marked that our device cannot “power on” and is not “fully functional”. Amazon then noted our broken Switch was no longer eligible for any trade-in offer.

As we mentioned earlier, you to answer these questions honestly. If you don’t answer truthfully about your product’s condition, your trade value will be revoked when they evaluate your product.

Where can I send my products for trade-in?

Amazon currently offers 2 different methods to trade in your electronics.

The first method is through Amazon shipping. After you select the eligible product you want to trade on the Amazon Trade-In page, you will be prompted to answer a couple of questions about your device’s condition. Then, you will be offered the estimated value for your product, and if approved, Amazon will send you an email including shipping instructions and the shipping label that can be reprinted if lost. While you will need to supply your shipping materials (boxes, packing tape, etc.), you will not have to pay for the shipping cost.

The second method to turn in products is through one of Amazon’s participating drop-off locations. While these locations only accept select electronics and Amazon devices for trade-in, the dropoff method may be more convenient for you. You can find the entire list of eligible dropoff locations here. Specifically for Amazon Kindles, these e-readers will also be accepted by Amazon Book and 4-Star store locations as well. Once you arrive at the dropoff location, simply talk to a store associate who will evaluate your product’s condition and give you an offer.

Why should I participate?

There are plenty of reasons why you should participate in Amazon’s Trade-In program.

For starters, the Trade-In program is great for the environment and promoting sustainability. When trading in old electronics, you are helping reduce the amount of e-waste being disposed into the environment. Trade-in products in working condition can be refurbished and resold in “Used” condition to other customers. Even if your product cannot be restored or resold, Amazon will ensure old electronics will be properly and responsibly disposed of through an Amazon-approved recycler. You can support sustainability and look out for the environment by simply trading in your old electronics.

Along with the eco-friendly mission, the Trade-In program allows you to earn credit for products you have no use for. Rather than collecting dust, you can rehome your electronics to an eager customer and earn something back in return. With all of the trade-in options whether it be through Amazon shipping or their drop-off locations, Amazon makes it easy to dump old electronics and quickly earn credit back.

Lastly, Amazon also offers discounts on their products if you decide to trade in and earn credit. Amazon wants to allow customers to try out Amazon products. When you trade-in your old products, Amazon will provide a discount off of a new Amazon device, up to 25% off. For our Amazon fans, this is a great and affordable way to buy a new Amazon Echo Dot, Kindle, Ring device, and more. Amazon has a plethora of devices you can get at a discount with their Trade-In program.

Eco-Friendly Amazon Shoppers

Whether you’re turning in your products for credit or you want to get rid of your products, Amazon’s Trade-In program is just one of many ways you can help the environment and become an eco-friendly Amazon shopper. Even if you’re products are not eligible for Trade-In, you can still dispose of your old electronics responsibly. Amazon provides free shipping to recycle Amazon devices and electronics to any of their certified recyclers.

Thank you for reading and being an eco-friendly Amazon shopper!