EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2261 - April 08, 2010     2 of 5 Launches Store for Rare & Collectible Books

Email This Story to a Friend launched a beta version of the new "Rare & Collectible Books" store that is designed to enhance the shopping experience for book collectors on Amazon. The new store offers the following features:

  • Advanced Search: The search widget on the Rare & Collectible Books landing page is specific to "Collectible" condition books. It includes checkboxes for First Edition, Signed, and With Dust Jacket, in addition to standard fields such as Author, Title, Publisher, Publication Date, and Keywords.
  • Browse: The store-specific browse allows buyers to view lists of only those books that have "Collectible" offers.
  • Community Forums: Collectors can interact through a new Rare & Collectible Books Community advertised on the main store page.
  • Customer Feedback: Buyers and sellers are invited to provide questions, comments, or suggestions through a widget on the main store page.
  • Content about Book Collecting: The store includes specific information for new buyers and sellers to guide them in understanding bookselling terminology and the complexities of determining the value of collectible books.

Amazon said it would be testing new features and gathering feedback from buyers and sellers during the beta phase, and has created a forum for Rare and Collectible Books.

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