Getting started as a seller with Amazon is very simple. In order to start selling on Amazon, you need to follow the below steps:
First, choose your selling plan based on the number of products you think you will sell per month. We offer two types of plans: individual and professional. We even have an easy Sell on Amazon Fee Calculator to help you understand how much you can earn with each plan for a certain number of products sold.
Next, you will need to complete the registration process. This requires your Amazon customer account or a business email address, as well as your (or your company's) credit card details. You will also need to submit a valid ID document (a passport copy or a national identity card, for example). In case you run a company, you will also have to share your company registration details including tax certificates (such as a VAT certificate). Lastly, you will need to share your phone number and bank account details.
Once your registration is complete, you’ll get access to your Seller Central account from where you can manage your business.
Next, you’ll need to list your products by adding a product ID, SKU, Product title, Product description, Product images and search terms and relevant keywords, and the cost of each product.
Then you’ll need to choose the right fulfilment option to deliver your products to your customers.
Now you are ready to start selling on Amazon.
Is Amazon right for my business?
The short answer is: yes. The largest household brands sell on Amazon. So do emerging brands that will pop up on your radar soon. Small and medium-sized businesses thrive here, and they account for more than half the units sold in our stores worldwide. Whatever your business - and whatever size it is - we’re excited about you growing with us. Find your fit and start your online store today.
How long does it take for Amazon to pay its sellers?
Amazon settles the account balance 14 days after you register your Seller Account. This means that Amazon will initiate a payment to your bank account on your settlement date. The settlement process repeats every 7 days.
How much does it cost to sell a product on Amazon?
The selling fees you pay depend on your selling plan and the types of products you sell.
Selling plan fees These are the fees you pay for your selling plan, and they vary depending on which plan you select. If you choose the Professional selling plan, you incur a flat fee of £25 per month and no per-item fee (this means you only pay £25 each month regardless of how many items you've sold). If you choose the Individual selling plan, you pay a 75p fee for each item you sell on Amazon.
Selling fees These fees are charged per item sold, and they include referral fees (which are a percentage of the selling price and vary depending on the product’s category), and variable closing fees (which apply only to media categories).
Shipping Fees When you fulfil orders yourself, Amazon shipping rates apply. We charge these shipping rates based on the product category and shipping service selected by the buyer.
How much money do Amazon sellers make as beginners?
"While there is no single correct answer, the fact is that Amazon offers you unlimited potential for growth. As soon as you start selling your products, there are multiple ways to grow your Amazon business.
Immediately after your Amazon Seller business has been launched, we offer you numerous tools to help you take your business to the next level. As a brand owner, you can generate more revenue with the Perfect launch plan while getting benefits of Amazon's new brand bonus"
Do I need an LLC to sell on Amazon?
No. To sell on Amazon, you don't need an LLC (limited liability company). You can immediately begin selling under your name as a sole proprietor. A sole proprietorship is fine if you're just getting started in e-commerce and want to try your hand at selling on Amazon. You can learn more about selling on Amazon through Seller University.
How can I register as a seller on Amazon ?
To get started, you will first need to complete your registration. Please ensure you have the following handy:
Business mail address or Amazon customer account
Chargeable credit card (international cards are also accepted)
Valid passport or ID (Identity verification protects sellers and customers)
Company registration details, including VAT number
Our handy beginners' guide has detailed information on everything you need to know about becoming a seller on Amazon.
Which items need approval to be sold on Amazon?
Some categories are open to all sellers, while others require a Professional seller account. There are also some categories of products that require official approval by Amazon for you to start selling. There are also certain categories of products that cannot be sold by third-party sellers.
Find more detailed information about adding products on this Listing Guide page. For more detailed information, visit Seller University to learn how to succeed as an Amazon Seller.
Who can sell on Amazon?
Anyone can start selling on Amazon! Both emerging brands and some of the largest Fortune 500 organizations call Amazon home. Whatever your business - and whatever size it is - with us you can reach the hundreds of millions of customers who visit Amazon to shop every day. Whether you're an individual or a professional, you can get started with all the information you need here.
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You can now reach millions of customers through your Seller Central account. Your registration gives you access to European and other international marketplaces. In your account configuration, all European countries are enabled for selling. You can sell on all these marketplaces with no additional subscription fees. After registration, all you need to do is create product listings on your home marketplace and eligible product listings are automatically recreated on the remaining seven marketplaces via our Build International Listings tool. If you want to change the countries/marketplaces where you offer your products, go to the product listing settings page and update your preferences here (login required). Due to the introduction of a customs border between the United Kingdom and the EU, Amazon will not be able to fulfil FBA orders across the UK-EU border from 1 January 2021. To sell with FBA in both the United Kingdom and the EU, you must ship inventory to fulfilment centres in both the United Kingdom and the EU. Click here for more information (login required).