Many small businesses choose to sell their goods on Amazon as it’s an easy way to reach lots of different customers. It’s quite straightforward to start selling but there are a few different options you’ll want to consider along the way. This guide shows you how easy it is to get set up on Amazon marketplace and start selling your products today.
The first thing you’ll need to do to start selling on Amazon is to register your seller account. To do this, you’ll need a few things handy.
- Phone Number
- Credit/Debit Card
- Bank Account Information
- Company Registration Details
- Primary Contact Person Information
- Beneficial Owner Information
During this time, you can also choose whether or not you want to sell in the UK only, or in all 5 European marketplaces looked after by Amazon. If you have the resources to sell outside of the UK, it’s always beneficial to do so.
Choose Your Account Type
During the registration process, you’ll also want to consider what type of account you’d like. If you’re planning on selling 30 items or less each month, then a basic account is going to be your best choice. This account charges you 75p plus VAT on every item sold.
If your business is likely to sell more than 30 items a month, then you’ll benefit from investing in a pro account. At £25 a month plus VAT, you’ll have access to extras such as tracking your inventory in bulk and eligibility for ‘featured seller’ status.
Listings And Delivery
Use Amazon’s web-based tools or text files to upload listings onto your chosen marketplaces. Next, consider the different types of delivery options you want to offer your customers. It’s best to give them the choice between faster but costlier shipping and the standard, slower delivery option. This way, you can fulfil everyone’s needs.
Fulfilment By Amazon
Another added benefit of using Amazon marketplace to sell your goods is that you can opt in for their fulfilment by Amazon service. This service allows you to store your goods at a central Amazon warehouse for an extra fee. Then, every time something is ordered, they’ll pick, pack and ship your goods for you.
So there you have it, four easy steps onto the Amazon marketplace. It really is as simple as that to get started.