Amazon was incorporated by Jeff Bezos in 1994. The company went public in 1997 and Jeff Bezos has never looked back since. Amazon is the most valuable public company in the world ahead of Apple. The company started out by selling music and videos and had an online bookstore in 1998. Today it is the largest e-commerce marketplace in the world and the biggest employer in the United States. Companies like Amazon are key to our advances in globalization. Amazon makes buyers meet sellers and makes buying anything accessible to a click of a button on your mobile phone. Amazon caters to 190 million viewers every month and has promoted millions of business small and big. To get started there are a few steps one needs to take. Before you register there are three steps you need to take.
- Decide What You Want To Sell
Before jumping onto the Amazon train decide what exactly you want to sell as Amazon has twenty product categories and has a further ten categories for professional sellers.
- Choose A Selling Plan
Amazon has two selling plans it gives you an option to either be an independent seller and sell one item or you could be a professional seller and you could sell an amount you want. The professional seller pays $39.99 USD monthly subscription fee and can sell an unlimited number of goods while the individual seller is charged no monthly subscription fee but instead pays $0.99 USD per item sold.
- Register and Start Selling
Create your account on Seller Central, the Web interface where you will manage your selling account and launch your business on Amazon.
After Registering, you need to take the next four steps.
You can add products to the Amazon Marketplace Catalog depending on the type of seller account you have. If you have an individual Seller Account then you can list products one at a time but if you have a Professional Seller Account you can list a large bulk of items using bulk tools. There are two ways to list products on Amazon. Products that are already on Amazon and products that are not on Amazon.
Payment for the balance of your orders after deducting the Amazon fee is deposited to your bank account, and you receive notification by email when it is.
Amazon notifies you when customers place an order. You can either ship the product yourself or you can use FBA and let Amazon do the shipping.
- Get Paid
Amazon notifies you whenever it does deposit payment into your bank account at regular intervals.
Follow these seven steps to becoming a registered seller on Amazon and once you have a Seller account, individual or professional, you can start selling for money or sell to become a recognized strong e-commerce business operating on Amazon. Many small businesses avail this opportunity every day as Amazon grants you a market audience that is gigantic compared to what you can do on your own.