Strenghten your cash flow and take advantage of the US holiday season and sales peak events. Don’t miss out on hundreds of millions of new customers! All without the need to set up a business entity in the US.
With a North America Unified Account, you can conveniently switch in Seller Central between Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.com.mx selling partner tools to list products and manage orders in multiple marketplaces. You have the option to list in one, two, or all three of the available North American marketplaces.
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Get answers to the frequently asked questions about selling in North America.
What products can I sell in North America?
It depends on the product, the category, and the brand. Some categories are open to all selling partners, some require a Professional Selling partner account, some require approval to sell, and some include products that cannot be sold by third-party selling partners.
To sell branded products protected by copyright, trademark, or patent, you must be the legal owner of the brand or an authorized reseller.
Should I start in just the U.S. or sell across North America stores?
Choose where to begin based on your business’s specific situation, taking into consideration your product category, distribution rights, resources, and other factors. Many selling partners have successfully launched immediately across all of Amazon’s North American stores. Amazon tools and services, like Build International Listings (BIL) and Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) services in North America, make selling across all North American stores much simpler. Of course, if you’re not comfortable selling across all 3 Amazon services yet, or if your distribution rights don’t cover all stores, you can start with one or two of them. With a North America Unified Account, you can conveniently switch in Seller Central between Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.com.mx selling partner tools to list products and manage orders in multiple stores. You have the option to list in one, two, or all three of the available North American services. When managing your Amazon inventory across Amazon's United States, Canada, and Mexico stores, it is important to understand the difference between the Global SKU and the store-specific SKU in Seller Central. You can find more information on these topics here.
What are the differences between selling in Europe and selling in the US on Amazon.com?
Amazon has designed its marketplaces worldwide so that the process of selling is consistent and similar, no matter where you’re selling. Many services and processes that you’re familiar with in the US, such as Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), Prime, and Sponsored Products, work similarly on Amazon’s North American stores.
However, due to differences in regulations, culture, and language, each store has unique differences. Here are some of the main ones to consider:
Product compliance: When you select an Amazon store in which to sell, you’ll need to understand whether your product is appropriate for that country. First and foremost, make sure you comply with all laws in each country. In addition, product standards differ across countries. For more information visit this page about Restricted Products.
How hard is it to get started selling in North America?
Getting started selling in a new geographic region such as North America is a serious undertaking. However, for many selling partners, the initial time they invest in researching and handling requirements can pay off in sales to millions of additional customers. Amazon provides a variety of tools and services that simplify launching in North America.
Just like when you started selling in Europe, your success in North America will vary based on factors unique to your business, including product category, margins, and regulatory requirements. It’s important to take the time early in the process to fully consider all the pros and cons involved in selling in a new store. Our guide to crafting a store entry strategy can help.
What do I need to do to sell on Amazon in North America?
There are four main steps to begin selling in North America:
Decide where and what to sell, including considering local tax and regulatory requirements.
Register an account and list your products.
Ship your goods and fulfil orders.
Manage your business, including customer support and returns.
Can I use my current Dutch account to sell in North America?
No, you will need to register a North American account.
Can I transfer my Amazon.nl product listings over to Amazon’s North American marketplaces?
Yes, you can do it using our Build International Listings tool. The Build International Listings tool saves you time managing listings and enables you to create and update listings at the same time across multiple Amazon services with your Unified Account. Once you’ve launched and created listings in your source store, you can then select these listings and identify a target store in which you currently have no offers. Build International Listings performs the following automatic functions:
It creates listings in multiple target stores based on products you are selling in the source store.
Whenever you add a listing or delete a listing, it updates listings in the target stores.
It adjusts prices in your target stores based on changes you make to the source store’s prices, according to pricing rules you set.
It adjusts prices in the target stores to reflect exchange rate fluctuations with the source store currency.
Do North American product listings require a new ASIN?
No, not usually. Product ASINs are “global” and are different only if the product is materially different from the original ASIN. For example, if you had three product versions that varied by the type of outlet plug—Europe versus NL versus US—each version would have its own ASIN. However, if the products are not materially different (e.g., color variations), then each version would not have its own ASIN.
I am approved to sell products that require approval for my category in the Netherlands. Do I need to get approved again to sell these products in North America? What documents do I need?
Yes, you will likely need to be approved again for North America because different countries have different regulations. You will be prompted to provide the appropriate documents during the application process.