Amazon requiring invoices for textbook sales

Discussion created by paulc on Jun 29, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 by paulc

I've heard that Amazon is now starting to send emails to sellers requesting that they provide Amazon with copies (3 to be exact) of the purchase invoices for books that sellers list as NEW on Amazon.  I've done a little digging and tried to find more details, but I haven't found much beyond that some sellers claim that this may be coming to sellers that list USED books too.  


For sellers like us, that buy books back from students at the end of the term and then sell those books online, we have no invoices to provide and thus wouldn't be able to list our stock, the same way that sellers who buy from garage sales and flea markets wouldn't be able to provide invoices for their purchases.  I was wondering if anyone that is selling books on Amazon has received one of these notices and if so, are you selling NEW and/or USED and how are you handling the notice?