Have you considered running a business on Amazon lately? Are you stuck on the AMZ registration procedure? Are you going to start selling as a side hustle or as your main income? These are questions that many novice sellers often face. And to succeed on a platform as huge as Amazon, it is vital to be proactive in searching for answers to them.
As an aspiring and new merchant, it’s okay to have such questions. But don’t worry! This guide is all you need to create your Amazon seller account in no time. Then, check out how to do it in 10 simple steps.
1 Go to Amazon’s Main Page
You can register as an individual or professional merchant on Amazon’s sign-up page. You will find each option on the page; however, pressing the orange Sign Up button fast-tracks you to professional registration.
2 Choose between an Individual and Professional Profile
If you create your profile, it will be either Professional or Individual. Your choice largely comes down to how many goods you plan to sell. For more than 40 items per month, pick the Professional plan. For anything less, you will need the Individual subscription. Features and pricing differ, but AMZ provides you with a straightforward comparison.
3 Make Your AMZ Seller Account
Now fill in your email address and password for your AMZ profile. You will get a one-time password validation, so enter this to prove it is your email address. Then, click on Create Amazon Account button. There you go!
4 Input Your Business Type
Then, you have to enter your business type and location. Next, it is the state in which your company is registered or your state of residence. You will most likely be an individual or privately-owned business, though ensure you review these categories. Then, enter the full name of your business.
5 Include Personal Details
The marketplace’s policy is for merchants to add their personal details, including their ID. It can be either your driver’s license or passport. This step is rather simple.
6 Choose Your Marketplace
Your AMZ marketplace is the location where you are going to sell – UK, USA, Canada, etc. Tick the box and choose Next.
7 Enter Billing Info
Another aspect of AMZ’s merchants’ guidelines is requesting credit card info. It is for billing goals and to confirm the seller’s identity. Just fill in your information as you might elsewhere.
8 Enter Product Information
Next, you will be asked a couple of questions about the planned AMZ store. They include:
- Your AMZ store name
- Whether you have barcodes/UPC for your goods
- Whether you are the owner or manufacturer
- Whether your goods are trademarked
Again, those are rather simple questions needed for entering the marketplace.
9 Confirm the Address
The final stage in setting up your selling account is to validate your business address. It will ask if your address is correct and if so, you will get a postcard. It includes a verification code that you should enter to launch your account. It’s a waiting game, although the marketplace is pretty fast at getting this card sent out. You will be in your Seller Central profile as soon as you enter the code.
10 Log in and Sell Goods
Now that your profile is active and verified, you can begin setting up your items. Log into the AMZ Seller Central page. It’s your main hub for creating product listings, adding deals, and tracking your account. If you already have a few items lined up, keep in mind to build outstanding listings so you can hit the ground running.
Once you register an AMZ profile, you can get your manufacturers and suppliers to provide stock and start making your product listings. To become successful in the marketplace, it is critical to developing a strategy and action plan to increase retail sales. So, if you want to know more about setting up your Amazon seller account and running your business, feel free to check out other posts on our blog.