Popular online college bookstores include Amazon, Chegg and BigWords. These stores allow students to purchase both used and new textbooks, often at a discount price from the price of books purchased at a university's campus-based store.
Amazon is a popular online bookstore for college students because of special benefits and features provided to students through the Amazon Student program. These benefits include reduced membership costs to Amazon Prime, free digital storage space and free two-day shipping on eligible products. Amazon sells both new and used textbooks as well as Kindle versions of many commonly used class books.
Another popular online site for college books is Chegg. This site allows students to compare costs for different options, such as buying new, used or e-book versions, as well as renting a textbook for the semester. To rent a textbook through Chegg, students must maintain the book in good condition and return it to the company at the end of the contract period.
BigWords is an online book-selling site that allows college students to find the most affordable option among different booksellers. One benefit of this site is students can use BigWords to sell their books back to the highest bidder when done with the class and book.