I've been introduced to this website recently, BookUp.my which triggered my interest as it works to resolve the current dilemma that the majority of students in Malaysia are facing in recent times. In fact, a decade ago I was already feeling the heat of expensive university textbooks, and the only workaround that time was to source from outgoing seniors and sometimes that's hard to come by.
|BookUp: Your Online Source Of Secondhand Books In Malaysia|
Textbooks are actually pretty expensive and at the end of every semester, students may have no use of it. This is not applicable to all though, some may want to keep it for future reference, but that's another story all together. Some of us give it to juniors, but most of us kept the unused textbooks at home collecting dust. We need a better way to clear the textbooks, so that they can be in good use for others who need it. This is actually a win-win situation for both parties, juniors getting their textbooks at a discount, while you get to clear off your old textbooks.
|Essentially a portal for buyers and sellers to buy and sell their college or university textbooks|
BookUp is the project brainchild of two everyday Malaysians that wants to make a difference in the society, more specifically, the students society. What is BookUp exactly? BookUp is a website which sells textbooks as well as books for up to 70% cheaper. Not only that, for those of you who have too many books lying around and have no idea where to sell them, BookUp will handle that for you.
|Free Delivery for Orders above RM50|
BookUp allows people to sell their books and buy used books through few simple steps:
- To buy books: Once buyer identified the books that they wanted to buy, they just have to complete the payment. Books will then be sent to them.
- To sell books: Sellers will only need to go through this three simple steps >> http://bookup.my/sell-books-online
The website at http://bookup.my is pretty simple and easy to use, with obvious buttons showing “I want to buy” and “I want to sell”. Only THREE SIMPLE steps were needed to to sell your used books:
- Submit your books ISBN
- Ship for free (T&C applied)
- Get paid
|A screen capture from the site, with prominent and big 'BUY' or 'SELL' buttons|
BookUp is currently based in Ipoh, Perak and still in the process of expansion to other states. Starting from January 2014, BookUp will be going around to universities and colleges to engage with students. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org , so do check out their website, which I feel is a pretty good effort to help the students in Malaysia.