How to Create an Amazon Seller Account 

How to Create an Amazon Seller Account 

Amazon seller account

So you’ve decided you want to create an Amazon seller account and it’s time to learn how to create one. Here is what you need to know about how to create an Amazon seller account and the sign-up process.

How to Create an Amazon Seller Account 

You’re going to first you are going to need to know how to create an Amazon Seller Account before starting an Amazon business. Once your Seller Account is up and running, you can start making money on Amazon and take your business to the next level. This guide will walk you through the steps to sign up to sell on Amazon, whether your goal is to earn passive income or to run a fully operating Amazon business. Once you’re up and running you can take your business to the next level and start earning some money. Here are four steps to get you started. 

  • What’s your selling plan 
  • Fulfilment Method to suit you  
  • What to sell  
  • Create an Amazon Seller Account 

1. What’s your selling plan 

Amazon offers two selling plans: the Individual Plan and the Professional Plan. This may seem confusing, and you might be thinking “What’s the difference?” we have described each plan below. This is a crucial step before you think about creating your Amazon seller account. The choice you make is not set in stone as this can be changed at a later date to suit what kind of seller you want to be. 

Individual Plan 

The Individual Plan is best suited for someone new to online selling. This type of seller usually doesn’t need or want access to advanced selling tools, as they may not be sure what they’re going to sell yet. The Individual Plan costs 75p per sale. The Individual Plan does not give you access to the Professional Plan’s inventory management plans. 

Professional Plan 

If you’re an experienced dealer who intends to sell more than 40 items per month then the Professional Plan is for you. Here you will have access to APIs and fully developed sales reports. The Professional Plan charges a flat monthly fee of £25 ex VAT. This plan gives you access to inventory management tools and order management tools. You can upload, receive reports, and use API functions via the Amazon Market Web Service. Amazon promotions, gift services, and other special listing features are also a benefit of the plan. 

2. Fulfilment Method to suit you 

Fulfilment Method to suit you 

Fulfilment is a process of shipping sold items to customers and Amazon offers three basic methods. If you have no space for inventory, then fulfilment by Amazon or FBA for short is suitable for you. With FBA your product is automatically eligible for Prime shipping the downside is you won’t be able to brand your packages and you will be charged by Amazon for holding your inventory. 

The next method is Fulfilled By Merchant or FBM. If you can manage the fulfilment process and like to customise your packaging whilst holding the inventory then this works best for you. It can be cheaper, but handling the logistics of fulfilling orders can be time-consuming. 

Last on the list is Seller Fulfilled Prime uses a third-party fulfilment (3PF) partner. This uses a third-party shipper but still allows you to customize and use Prime shipping.   

3. What to sell 

You can find software that helps you find a product to sell or validate that the product you want to sell is a good seller through Amazon or a third-party software. In addition to the product itself, it is important to look at the pricing of Amazon products the best way to do this is to check the performance of your competitor. 

4. Create an Amazon Seller Account 

It’s finally time to learn how to create an Amazon seller account. Before you start be prepared with: 

  • Business email address or Amazon customer account 
  • Credit Card 
  • A government-issued identity card 
  • Your tax information 
  • A phone number 
  • A bank account to which Amazon can send your sales proceeds 

Choose which plan you want, as discussed above this is between the Individual and Professional Plan and enter your business email. Then select “Create a New Account.” Add in your business location and business type then add your name and contact information, credit card information, and identity document. 

Billing information is the next step this includes a current bank account number and credit card number. Click “I Understand” and move on to the next page where you will need to verify your bank account by entering the credit card information. 

You will be asked for a little more information about your store so provide your store name, whether you are using bar codes for your products, diversity certificates, and own or manufacture your products. If you do, there will be questions about your trademarks.   

Now, you will have to upload images of your government identification documents. Once uploaded, hit ‘Submit.” Your next step is to reverify your business address. After you confirm that, the system will send you a postcard with a code. When you receive it, enter that code in your account, and your Amazon Seller Account will be up and running. 

If you enjoyed this blog, we have more available on our website. You can book a discovery call with our founder Kerra to see how we can improve your listings. 

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