BookScouter has a host of preferred merchants, companies to whom we have shipped books and with whom we have had a good relationship. We have vetted these vendors to find ones that offer booksellers the best experience.

Meet Our Preferred Merchant

The preferred merchant for the next few weeks is Bookbyte. Bookbyte launched in 1999, and it’s one of the longest-running online used textbook companies. The business expanded from simple beginnings (a closet in fact) into bigger warehouses as business grew. Currently headquartered in Salem, Oregon, Bookbyte is one of the largest used textbook retailers on the west coast.

Bookbyte consistently offers top prices for used textbooks on BookScouter. Their 14-day Money Back Guarantee for all used and new college textbooks, as well as their 100 percent textbook guarantee, take the stress out of buying books online. Another common cause of stress for online transactions is cyber-security. Bookbyte promises that all online transactions are 100 percent secure. The company makes a lot of promises and commits to “obsess about service” in their core values.

Bookbyte Payment Options

You can receive payment by PayPal or check, and Bookbyte provides a free shipping label. Reviews on their vendor profile on BookScouter indicate that using PayPal is best if you want faster payment for your books.

Charitable Giving

Not only does Bookbyte commit to its customers, but it contributes to multiple charities, including Rotary Books for the World, donating books and supporting literacy programs in Belize, Thailand, Uganda, and South Africa. They support the United Way, the Marion-Polk Food Share, the Garten, the March of Dimes, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Thank you, Bookbyte, for your great customer service, top buyback prices, and charitable support of your local community and causes worldwide.