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What requirements Does a Beginner Need to Become an Amazon seller?

Orville KristensenOrville Kristensen asked 2 months ago
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Dani Avitz Staff answered 1 month ago

To meet Amazon Seller requirements, beginning sellers must have the following: business info (name, address, contact info, etc.); a valid email address (you will receive emails from Amazon on a regular basis, so maybe you’ll want to open an email account exclusively for that purpose); credit card, phone number, Tax ID & State ID.  You need to decide what type of Amazon account you want: individual seller account, or professional seller account.  The individual seller account is more suited for beginners, as you do not have to pay fees in advance or by bulk (more or less “pay as you go”, $0.99 for each product you sell).  In addition, you need to have a product you want to sell, know where you want to sell it (which Amazon marketplace), and then decide what type of shipping you want to use: FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) or FBM (Fulfillment by Merchant). Each has its own pros and cons, and you need to decide which is more beneficial, and less costly, for you. The important thing is, as a beginner, to understand how it works, the legalities of the marketplace you are selling, and how your competition is selling similar products.