How To Start Selling Items on Amazon

Twenty Years ago if you heard the word  “Amazon” you would most likely think of the river or rain forest bearing it’s name. These days, however, any normal person would probably first think of the worlds leading online retailer. was formed in 2004 and has continued to grow rapidly in the number of products it offers and customers it serves on a daily basis. Most of us who shop online will first check before any other site when looking to make a purchase.

In efforts to continually expand now offers sellers like you and me an opportunity to partner with them. There are thousands of items that you and I can sell on, utilizing the gigantic platform and quality customer service experience that Amazon provides.

So, how do I get started?

Simply visit and click on Sell:

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Here you will see that there are two options for becoming an merchant:

Professional Seller and Individual Seller

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Each have their own benefits and I will get into that further in a future article. If you are just trying to test the water and slowly start selling items then I recommend the Individual Seller account which does not have a monthly fee and instead charges a small fee per item sold (on top of the other fees Amazon charges to every seller).

Simply click on the button for which type of seller account you would like to pursue and begin the sign up process. Since most of us start as with the Individual account I will show you that process. If you are not already signed into your account you will first have to do so and then you are taken to this screen:

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The whole process is quite simple and I will break down the steps for listing your items and determining which selling method to use in a future post. Now that you see how simple it is to sell items on Amazon are you going to give it a shot?

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