Bourse aux Livres opens its doors
Three entrepreneurs are launching the Bourse aux Livres (or book exchange), a start-up that offers a simple new, practical and intuitive solution for (re)-selling used books.
This project came about after observing that reselling books online can be tedious and time-consuming and existing solutions don’t always work very well.
While consumer practices are undergoing major changes and the legitimate demands of consumers are becoming stronger, Bourse aux Livres offers the perfect solution to selling used books on the internet with ease.
After a few months of research and development, their new app went online in January 2020. It offers a simple and intuitive sales experience for reselling your books. How does it work? Quite simply, you give them your books and they sell them for you.
After being given an estimate of the value of the books calculated in real time, the user packs up his books and deposits them free of charge at the nearest pickup point (there are more than 8,500 in France). The company, commissioned for an entire year, takes care of everything else: storage, sale, preparation, shipping, after-sales service etc
And if the books are not sold at the end of the year, Bourse aux Livres have thought of everything: you can have them returned to your home or you can donate them directly to a charity. It's an ideal way to give your books a second life, or simply to earn money while making space in your cupboards.
The service hit the ground running and after the first two weeks the company already had several hundred users and had collected and sold more than 5,000 books. And that’s just the start! In the coming months, the aim is to increase activity five-fold by expanding the service to new multimedia products such as CDs, DVDs, and video games, and also by creating new partner-ships in order to offer a second life to a wide range of second-hand products!
They are getting ready to hold a fundraiser, if you want to know more or want to help out, please get in touch!
Téléphone: +33 6 50 64 52 61
Application iOS: https://apps.apple.com/fr/app/la-bourse-aux-livres-vendre/id1482620926
Application Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.labourseauxlivres.app&hl=fr