How To Sell On Amazon For Beginners – Lesson 2
Lesson 2 concludes the short series on How to Sell on Amazon for beginners. The previous lesson told you what you are going to need to register as an amazon seller, this lesson I will show you how to get started with the registration process as an Amazon seller, and a few other odds and ends.
First, you’ll need to go to the >Sign Up Page<
You will be prompted to sign in, I just signed in using my Amazon Prime Login info and that worked perfectly fine for me.
Second, You will be brought to a page that looks like this Depending on which Business type you are going for.
Types of businesses
- Publicly- Listed Business
- Privately- Owned Business
Personal Information that Amazon is going to need
- Country of citizenship
- Country of birth
- Date of birth
- Address of Business/Individual
- Active phone number for verification.
Bank Account And CC
Active Bank Account info.
- Same business name and or primary account holder name.
- Will be used to deposit and withdraw from money between Amazon Payments account and bank account.
- Will also need to provide a bank statement. (Nothing to be alarmed about here folks. It is standard procedure.
Credit Card/ Debit Card
- Will be used to pay for the plan fees. (Must Be active)
I hope that this has been helpful in getting you started.
I don’t want to take up much of your time with a how to sell on amazon step by step for the registration process. For the most part, it is really straight forward and they walk you through the process very well. I just wanted to give you some value and some hints on things that you are going to need in advance. But also still provide you with some amazing resources too.
Take Advantage of the Amazon Seller Central!
This tool is going to help you with so much of the inventory process, by helping you keep track of your inventory and update your listings with their easy to use Inventory tab
You are going to have access to custom business reports, as well as be able to bookmark templates that you use more frequently.
It is going to provide you with the opportunity of becoming more familiar with your customer metrics, keep track of your daily sales for all the products you sell on Amazon, not to mention be able to contact Selling Partner Support and take advantage of the case logs.
Don’t be too intimidated by all of these things if you don’t know much about them just yet. You will have time to grow with your company. Even the folks at Amazon had to, and still are growing as the market changes.
Become familiar with the >Fees<
Time to list your first product
One of the first steps to selling a product on Amazon is to create a “product listing.” This is the page that is created on Amazon for your product. You will be able to include all the details about your product, reviews, pricing, and shipping options. Therefore, this page is extremely important in determining whether or not somebody buys your product or not.
With your new account all set up and your first product created, you’re ready to start listing. As mentioned in the previous lesson, there are two types of Amazon sellers: Individual and professional sellers. So depending on which route you went with, you’ll have different options.
You will have to list products one at a time.
You can use bulk uploading to save time and connect your seller account directly to an FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon Business) or other third-party inventory management system. If you’re updating a product listing for the first time, you’ll want to select Individual seller, since the bulk upload method isn’t a good fit for modifying your existing listings.
Here is some more info that is going to be helpful for you to know ahead of time.
What is a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)?
Basically, it is a fancy term for product IDs. Amazon uses them to identify the exact item you’re selling. You might hear them called UPC, an ISBN, or an EAN. Which is basically an International Article Number. most often you will see them associated with some kind of barcode.
You might need to purchase a UPC number you’re adding a product that’s new to Amazon. You could head over to SNAPUPC.COM to purchase those. As with most things, the more you buy the cheaper they are.
In addition to the Global Trade Item Number, you will also need
More important information goes into each product listing.
- Product title
- Product description and bullet points
- Product images
- Search terms and relevant keywords
Shoot me an email right quick if you would like a tool that helps people create amazing product descriptions!
Give someone a fish, they eat for a day. Teach them to fish? They eat for a lifetime.
I hope that you have found value in this lesson folks. I know that there are so many amazing products that aren’t out in the market yet. And we are waiting for you to put them out there! Whether you decide to do that with Amazon or with Shark Tank, I don’t really care! But the world needs you to live your best life and as always I hope that I can help inspire you to reach for your dreams! Please come back to The At Home Business Ideas Blog at any time to look for more inspiration!