What's in the eBook?
You may know how to sell, but that doesn’t mean you know how to sell on Amazon.
Amazon sellers need to abide by different rules, and learning the ropes can be tough. This guide will walk you through the steps you need to take to start growing your own successful Amazon business.
This guide reveals essential tips for:
Setting up an Amazon seller account
Choosing your inventory
Creating a product listing
Determining the appropriate quantity
Setting up a shipping plan
...and much more!
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Our easy guide makes it easy for you to get started selling on Amazon by explaining what tasks you need to do and what lies ahead.
We support you through the process of how to become an Amazon seller by breaking down large tasks into subtasks. With these pointers, you can confidently start and grow your own Amazon business!
While we can’t realistically cover every single aspect of being an Amazon seller, we will cover what you need to know and do in our easy guide for selling on Amazon. In this how to to start selling on Amazon for beginners tutorial, we’ll explain key eCommerce terminology such as, dropship, private label products and retail arbitrage. We’ll also explain Amazon-specific terms such as FBA, Buy Box, and more. You’ll be able to figure out what type of Amazon seller you will be, Individual or Professional, and what type of fulfillment method will be right for you (at least to start). So basically, you can consider it, how to start selling on Amazon FBA.
Not only that, but our eBook will help you decide on what types of products you should sell. Does it make more business sense for you to sell brand name, handmade goods or private label product? How do you know the demand levels, shipping costs and marketplace fees? How can you quickly find out if a product is recommended to sell on a specific marketplace.
By reading our eBook, you will be able to confidently complete the Amazon seller application process and start on your way to becoming a successful Amazon seller.
Why We Wrote the eBook
There are a lot of people who dream about becoming successful Amazon sellers. Hey, there is a huge world of opportunities, why not. But unfortunately that’s where many people stop.
We all know that simply daydreaming is not going to get you any closer to your goal, you need to start acting.
You can listen to social media and webinars until the cows come home, but if you don’t start taking steps to work toward your dream, it will simply stay as a dream.
This is exactly why we wrote this eBook, Getting Started with Selling on Amazon. While it’s simply not feasible to sit with each one of you and walk you through each step of the process, we can provide the closest possible substitute by providing a guide that gives you the basic information you need to answer questions, plus plenty of tips to get you started selling on Amazon.
Our guide contains chapters on the following topics:
Setting Up an Amazon Seller Account
Sending Products to an Amazon FBA Warehouse
Following are some of the highlights of each chapter.
You have to understand that not all sellers are the same. We provide a lot of background information to decide what type of Amazon seller you want to be (at least at the beginning).
This is where we discuss terms like drop shipping, handmade goods, private label products, wholesale goods and retail arbitrage. You will understand the trade offs between the types of goods you plan to sell, who you buy from and the type of fulfillment method you choose, both in terms of costs, time to market and profit margins.
This chapter also introduces Amazon Fulfillment Methods. You will learn about the meaning and benefits of the Fulfillment by Amazon option. You will understand why many people choose to become Amazon FBA sellers. You will also find out how the Buy Box can influence your decision.
This chapter is meant to help you decide what to sell on Amazon by discussing the process of researching, assessing and procuring products that can be sold for a profit.
If you already sell online or in a brick-and-mortar store, then you may already know what products you would like to sell. But you will still need to research whether your products will perform well on Amazon.
In the search for the perfect products to sell on Amazon, we give tips about what to look for in a product that will help to make the best use of your inventory budget and turn that into the highest profits. We’ll even take you through a specific example of researching a product to sell on Amazon. You’ll quickly see that price should not be your only consideration. You’ll need to factor in market demand, a product’s best seller rank, product ratings, competition, marketplace fees and other costs, and more.
We’ll also introduce you to product research solutions and how they can help you make the best product sourcing decisions, so you know what products you should sell where to become a successful Amazon seller. And more specifically, we will show you the advantages of using Algopix for your Amazon product research solution.
Lastly, we cover some points for you to consider to help make sure you wind up with good suppliers that meet your needs for quality and delivery times.
Setting Up an Amazon Seller Account:
To sell on Amazon, you need a special seller account. It’s a relatively easy process that shouldn’t take too long but if you go through it completely on your own, without knowing what to expect, it can be daunting.
We help you decide whether you should subscribe to Individual or the Professional plan by explaining the differences and when it makes more sense to choose one or the other. We walk you through the information that you will need to provide so you can have it all handy before you begin.
Listing ProductsCreating a product listing will bring you one step closer to selling your first item. We explain the two ways to create a product listing and even explain where to find them so you won’t have to waste time looking. We also go over the specific information you need about your product in order to complete your listing - whether it is based on an existing listing or a completely new product in Amazon’s catalogue.
Sending Products to an Amazon Warehouse
As discussed, many Amazon sellers chose to become FBA sellers. You must be an Amazon FBA seller to make your product Amazon Prime-eligible. This means that you must send your
inventory to an Amazon warehouse.
This chapter recaps what Amazon’s FBA program provides, including order fulfillment, returns and related customer service. It also covers choosing, creating and working with a shipping plan. It will also walk you through the process from selecting your packing type to creating shipping labels - whether you ship to Amazon from your own warehouse (or house) or use the services of a freight forwarder.
As you can see, this isn’t a high level one page overview. This eBook is full of valuable information and tips for realizing your dream of becoming an Amazon seller.