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Regarding selling online, a common query is whether or not an individual may sell on Amazon. The answer to that question is a resounding YES! It’s not just major brands that use Amazon. On Amazon, anyone may sell.

It can be intimidating to begin selling on Amazon, though. For this reason, a lot of people who are skeptical about whether selling on the platform will be profitable start off as individual sellers. Sellers can test the waters before plunging into the deep end of the Amazon Marketplace with this no-risk option. All you really need to get going is a fantastic product to sell.

Recommended: How to do Profitable Amazon Product Research.

Let’s now examine how to register for an individual seller account on Amazon and utilize it to offer goods there.

Amazon individual seller account:

An introduction

Let’s look at what it has to offer before we get into how to build an Amazon individual seller account. You will be given the choice to create an individual seller account or a professional seller account when you register a new seller account.

Individual seller account

The creation of an individual account is free, however each transaction you make on Amazon will require you to pay a $0.99 commission. Every Amazon transaction also includes variable closing costs and extra referral money. Individual vendors are unable to perform the following tasks or lack access to them:

  • Get in-depth inventory reports.
  • Sell restricted products or products in restricted categories.
  • Use Amazon’s advertising services
  • Run promotions.
  • Create listings in bulk.
  • Add multiple users to your account.
  • Create new product detail pages or change existing ones.
  • Set shipping rates.

Although it may seem like a long list of limitations, the benefit of an individual account is that there are no up-front fees.

Regarding business formats, you have a few choices as an independent vendor. The simplest and most typical structure is being a sole owner, but you can also establish a company or partnership. You might also investigate the advantages of an LLC with multiple members as opposed to one with just one for your online business.

Professional seller account

You will pay $39.99 a month for a professional account in addition to additional referral fees and variable closing costs for each sale. ‘Professional’ Amazon sellers do not incur an additional $0.99 for each item sold, in contrast to individual Amazon seller accounts. Among many other advantages, professional seller accounts can run promotions, obtain comprehensive inventory information, and utilize some advertising services.

Note: Amazon receives a referral fee from every transaction, regardless of whether you have a professional or individual seller account. It varies depending on the product category and represents a percentage of the entire transaction.

When to sign-up as an Amazon

individual seller

The most basic seller plan is the Amazon individual seller account. If you sell fewer than 40 things a month, it is affordable, and the pay-as-you-go strategy makes sure you don’t spend any more money than necessary. If and when you begin to consistently sell over forty things, you can always transition to a professional selling strategy.

When they first start selling on Amazon, a lot of vendors do this. To test the waters and determine whether there is a market for their product, they begin as an independent seller on Amazon. Sellers transition to a professional selling plan, which provides them with more tools, information, and the chance to win the Buy Box, once sales start to pick up.

Note: Sellers have the option to alternate between individual and professional selling programs at any time. The $39.99 monthly charge for a professional selling plan is non-refundable and will not be returned if you switch to an individual selling plan.

How to create an Amazon

individual seller account

The procedure of registering to sell on Amazon is simple. It shouldn’t take you more than an hour, and by having the following materials and information close to hand, you can expedite the process:

  • Your legal name, business name, and address: Your ‘legal name’ will not be made public while your business name is the one that customers will see when buying your product. 
  • Government-issued ID: Any proof of identity issued by your government. 
  • Contact information: We recommend setting up a separate email address for your Amazon business. This contact information will be used by Amazon and customers to get in touch with you directly. Have a working phone number ready as well. Amazon will verify your contact information during the registration process.
  • A ‘ship from’ address:  In case you are shipping your products from an address that is not your business address.
  • Bank Account Information: This account is where Amazon will send you the proceeds of your sales. You will usually get your money every 14 days
  • Tax identity information: In the United States, you can provide your Social Security number or your company’s Federal Tax ID number. You have to submit your tax information and have it verified. Keep in mind that Amazon does not file your taxes. The retail giant is required by law to collect your tax ID information so that relevant authorities can be notified of taxable earnings you make as a seller. The responsibility of paying your taxes is yours.
  • You can set your business entity to sole proprietorship, Private Limited, or LLC (Limited Liability Company) and register your account. However, certain entities like LLCs would have financial and legal benefits over others. So, plan and choose your entity wisely.
  • Note: You can stop the registration process at any point and return where you left off.

You can begin building your account as soon as you have all of this information ready to go. Go to sell.amazon.com and look through the underselling plans to establish an Amazon individual seller account. To continue, select “Sign up for individual.” Your seller central account will be the next page you see. To create an account and provide the necessary information, click Sign up if you don’t already have one for Seller Central.

Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to a page where you can complete the registration process.

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individual seller amazon

List your first product as an

Amazon individual seller

Once you’ve set up your account, you can start listing products on Amazon. As an Amazon individual seller, you cannot create listings for products that aren’t already on the platform. So, the easiest way to put your products on the market is to find them on Amazon. 

Search for your product on Amazon and open its product page. On the right side of the listing, you can find the Buy Box. Scroll down until you find the ‘Sell on Amazon’ option, as seen in the image below.

Once you’ve clicked the button, you will be redirected to a page where you will have to add the following information.

  • SKU: You can enter a code yourself or leave it blank. If you don’t populate this field, Amazon will randomly generate an SKU for your inventory. 
  • Price: Set the selling price of your product. Amazon has a handy button that lets you match the lowest price. 
  • Quantity: The default quantity is one unit. You can change the number depending on the number of products you have to sell. 
  • Condition: For most products, you only have two options – ‘Used’ or New’.  
  • Fulfillment method: Here, you enter your preferred fulfillment method. You have the option to fulfill the order yourself through FBM (fulfillment by merchant) or SFP (seller fulfilled prime), or you can let Amazon take care of fulfillment using FBA (fulfillment by Amazon).

All you have to do is wait for the sales to come in after you’ve put your goods on sale. It does lessen your chances of making a sale because Amazon sellers on the individual selling plan are not eligible to win the Buy Box, but if you price competitively, it will eventually happen. Customers are more likely to purchase your product at lower costs.

A number of elements need to be taken into account when choosing the price of your product. If you are using FBA to fulfill orders, you must account for referral, closure, shipping, and FBA fees in the final price. Referral fees are contingent upon the type of product; closure fees are contingent upon the range of prices of the product; and shipping fees are determined by the volume of the package and the distance of the delivery.
You must also account for other expenses like pick and pack and storage fees if you’re using the FBA service (more on that in a moment).

Fulfillment methods: A Note

Regarding fulfillment, Amazon individual sellers are presented with three choices. They have two options: they can use Fulfillment-by-Merchant to pack and ship the goods directly, or they can use FBA to outsource the product’s packaging, storage, and delivery to Amazon.
Each seller that lists a product for sale on Amazon must choose their fulfillment plan. You have the same flexibility to choose between fulfillment options as seller accounts have. You need to be aware of your alternatives when you first start selling on Amazon.

Fulfillment by Amazon

The most favored choice among sellers is FBA. The selling procedure is greatly simplified, but at a price. The FBA procedure is summarized as follows:

  • Sellers procure products and ship them to an Amazon warehouse. 
  • The products are stored at Amazon’s fulfillment center until an order is placed. Sellers are charged a storage fee, which usually depends on the size/volume of the product.
  • After an order is placed, Amazon completes the transaction and updates your inventory. 
  • The order is packed and shipped by Amazon. 
  • Amazon handles customer service and follows up on the order. Returns and refunds are also handled by the retail giant. 
  • You get your profits credited directly to your account every 14 days.

The description makes it clear that Amazon handles the majority of the logistics. The only things left for an Amazon independent seller to worry about are product selection, inventory control, and promotion. While this is an excellent method for expanding your company rapidly, if you’re not careful, storage costs could ruin the fun.

Note: FBA-fulfilled products are eligible for Amazon Prime. This has the potential to greatly increase sales.

Should you be an aspiring Amazon individual seller, you don’t want to be obliged to pay Amazon for storage on a monthly basis. For those who prefer a pay-as-you-go model, FBA may not be the best fulfillment option.

Fulfillment by Merchant 

Let’s examine the alternative: as an Amazon individual seller, you package and ship the product yourself. In this scenario, you will be responsible for keeping an eye on, storing, and shipping your own merchandise in response to orders. If individual sellers are using FBM to fulfill orders, they will also be responsible for managing product returns and customer service. In addition to being labor-intensive, shipping charges are typically greater than FBA. There is a bright side, though: storage costs are nonexistent.

What is the best fulfillment option for Amazon Individual sellers, then? The truth is that there isn’t a definitive response to that query. It makes sense for an Amazon independent seller to think about FBA if they are sure they will see steady sales. It could be preferable to fulfill orders yourself in order to save money on fulfillment and FBA if you’re just getting started and not sure whether to sell on Amazon.

Final thoughts

You are limited in what you can do with an Amazon individual seller account in terms of advertising and listing optimization. Finding the ideal product is the first step towards building a profitable Amazon business, though. You must identify your specialty and offer in-demand goods as an individual seller on Amazon, regardless of whether you have a professional or basic account.

Are you wondering where to look for the best products?

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Is fulfillment-by-Amazon (FBA) profitable for you? Or should you choose FBM for your Amazon products?

Every Amazon Seller calculates his profits before and after launching his product on Amazon. For a profitable Amazon business, you’ll have to do a bit of research and calculations on your initial investments, cost price, marketing and other variable things like estimated sales, etc. to understand your profits and profit margins. Let’s take a closer look and understand your Amazon Selling process and costs better.

  • Product Samples, product costs
  • Cost of goods
  • Marketing costs, product ads
  • Storage, warehousing costs
  • Shipping Costs
  • Maintenance, Security
  • Amazon FBA fees
  • Shipping to Amazon
  • Referral and Closing fees

Amazon FBM requires a firm hand on your selling responsibilities to manage things smoothly as well as make profits. Shipments and customer service must be well handled. Since FBA sellers get a better advantage over FBM sellers you might also have to lower your selling price to compete against FBA sellers with similar products to get the Buy Box advantage.

FBM gives you more flexibility and you are more inclined to build a diverse sustainable business on solid grounds. You have more inventory control, packaging and shipping control. Interact with your customers directly. FBM works best for products with lesser profit margins.

Amazon FBA is great for new sellers who want to stand better in the competition by providing faster delivery and to get access to a much wider customer base, for high-volume sellers and for large and expensive products. Amazon FBA is very useful and gives amazing advantages like Prime eligibility, Buy Box advantages. Also, free time to focus on strengthening your business.

Amazon FBA isn’t free. It can eat up your profit margin if you don’t calculate it right for the products you sell using FBA. FBA charges include fees for Order handling, Pick & pack, Outbound shipping, Weight handling, 30-day storage, Inbound shipping, Prep service.

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