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How to start a business on amazon?


Arden Yook

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Starting a business on Amazon is quite easy as well as highly profitable. But there are a lot of things you should consider in advance for a successful business on Amazon. It is imperative for you to understand how business on Amazon functions. Take time in understanding the process of how selling on Amazon works.

Slowly and steadily, Amazon is becoming the number one choice for both retailers and customers. If you’re confused as to where to start, here are a few tips and tricks to help you start your own successful business on Amazon.

Following are the costs that you would have to invest to start an Amazon business. These costs include:

  • Inventory costs
  • Amazon account ($39.99 per month. However, if you sell as an individual, you’d have to pay $0.99 per sale plus some other selling charges)
  • UPC Codes
  • Product Photography
  • Logo
  • Product Branding

     If you’re just a beginner, start selling as an individual. Once you establish yourself, you can change your plan from individual to professional.

2. The process of selling your products:

  • Find the products you want to sell. After that, you may start the process by registering yourself. Click on this link and then click on the option Selling on Amazon given below.
  • You’ll get two options: “Sell as professional” and “Sell as Individual”. You may choose whatever choice suits you.
  • Fill in all the details and start selling on Amazon. You can also choose FBA services (Fulfillment by Amazon). In this case, Amazon will ship the orders for you.

3. Difference between Individual and Professional Sellers

Individual Sellers

Professional Sellers

Free Registration

Monthly Fees of $39.99

Can sell only up to 40 items in a month

No limit on the number of Sales

Can’t create listings

Can create listings

Can’t use advertising feature

Can use advertising feature

Have to pay $0.99 per sale along with referral fees and variable closing fees

Have to pay referral fees and variable closing fees

Cannot apply for FBA and prime account membership

Can apply for FBA and prime account membership

4. Increase your product offerings
Increase the products on your page. You can also create a website for your brand once you grow on Amazon. This will help in building loyalty and will attract more customers.

5. Protect yourself from scams
Don’t fall for websites that offer courses on how to start a business on Amazon. Always do some online research and read Amazon’s help articles to understand the functioning of business on Amazon.

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