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How to Sell on Amazon [Ultimate Guide for Beginners]

Amazon is a well-known marketplace for retailers. In response to increased seller demand, Amazon launched its FBA service to solve warehousing and shipping challenges.

This solution allows sellers to use the platform’s wide distribution network and large customer base to achieve their business goals. FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) means that Amazon will keep your products in stock, fulfill your orders, and even provide customer service.

In this guide to selling on Amazon, you will learn about:

  • The basics of becoming an amazon seller
  • How to set up an amazon seller account
  • How to find products to sell
  • How to list your products on amazon
  • Resources for amazon sellers
  • The shipping process:
  • Choosing to send products to an amazon fulfillment center
  • Shipping your products to an FBA prep center
  • FBM: ship your products one at a time from your home or physical store

The Basics of Becoming an Amazon Seller

Once you’ve decided to sell your products on Amazon, you’ll need to do the following: create a seller profile, add your items, and find buyers.

While we’ll go through the procedure in greater detail, here are some highlights:

  • Select and pay for a plan, either as a one-time sale or as a subscription model with the Professional plan.
  • Choose a strategy, such as selling your own brand or reselling others.
  • Create a seller account to identify your business and simplify payment operations.
  • List your products, including full descriptions and any technical details that are necessary.
  • Set your pricing and entice customers by using one of Amazon’s numerous marketing add-ons.

How to Create a Seller Account on Amazon

Step1: Go to https://services.amazon.com/

Click the “Start Selling” button.

Step 2: Fill out the brief form. Enter your name, the email address you wish to receive Amazon messages from, and your password twice. Click the “Next” button.

Step 3: After selecting Next, you will be prompted to provide your company’s, tax, and banking details in order to set up your account. Go over the parts of the seller’s agreement and fill out all of the required information.

Congratulations! You have officially signed up as an Amazon Third-Party Seller.

How to find products to sell

Do you have existing products to sell? If not, there are a few ways you can get an inventory:

Private Label: This approach entails having a product made for you by a manufacturer. Choose an already-existing product and have the manufacturer “white label” it (put it in their boxes).

Wholesale: This method entails purchasing from the manufacturer or a distributor at a lower price than retail. If you can establish relationships with the correct suppliers, you can frequently make a profit on the products even after Amazon deducts their commission.

Arbitrage: Online Arbitrage entails locating lower-priced products on other websites (and occasionally on Amazon itself), and selling them for a higher price using cash-back services like Ebates, DGCs, and other means of discounts and rebates.

Product listing: How to sell your products on Amazon

If you are the first seller to offer a particular product in the marketplace, you must create a new listing before selling it on Amazon. An Amazon listing can be shared by several merchants that sell the same product.

  • Log in to your Seller Central Dashboard to create a unique listing. Navigate to the “Inventory” menu, and when you hover your mouse over it, a menu will appear with the option to “Add a Product.”
  • You have the option of picking an existing product or creating your own on the product creation page. Choose “Create a new listing” if you want to sell a unique product.
  • Classify your product by choosing the appropriate product categories and subcategories.
  • Following that, you’ll be required to provide your product listing information.

This product listing information, which includes your product title, description, and images, can make or break your listing page. It must be both informative and interesting for people to trust your brand and buy your product.

Resources for Amazon Seller

There are several services available to assist with inventory acquisition and processing. Here are two to get you started:

Essential Daily Deals (EDD)

Every day, EDD subscribers receive an email with a list of online arbitrage bargains. Every day, the EDD team of specialists searches websites for things that can be purchased and resold on Amazon at a profit. When you subscribe, you can go through the bargains, select which ones work best for your business, and then buy them directly from the websites.

Amazon FBA Prep Services

Rocket Packaging is here to help Amazon Sellers manage merchandise and ship it to Amazon FBA warehouses.

The shipping process

While there are several ways to ship on Amazon, keep in mind that you can utilize two methods at the same time. For example, you can choose to ship slower-moving, bulky or heavy things yourself, while Amazon ships lighter, faster-moving products.

Choosing to send products to an Amazon Fulfillment Center

All you’ll have to do is deliver the products to Amazon’s warehouses, properly labeled, and Amazon will handle the rest. They select, pack, and ship your Amazon products, as well as handle returns.

If you want to make more money, this business strategy can help. It gives you access to Amazon’s world-class expertise and well-known customer service.

Shipping your products to an FBA Prep Center

A prep center is a service that will receive your inventory, inspect it, prepare it, and then ship it to Amazon. Prep centers can be used to drop off your retail arbitrage, or they can be used to take online arbitrage and wholesale deliveries from all over the United States.

Using an Amazon prep center has various advantages, including:

  • You don’t have to buy and keep stock of packaging materials like boxes, tape, labels, pallets, etc
  • You don’t have to do the boxing and taping yourself
  • You don’t have to schedule UPS and LTL pickups or even worse, you don’t have to go drop off boxes at UPS anymore
  • More time for other activities
  • Less stress as a result of needing to keep shipping and prepping products
  • You save money on incoming shipping rates.
  • You save money on outbound shipping to Amazon because we can ship your items out via LTL pallets.
  • Faster turnaround times. We have a team
  • More freedom

The long-term success of your Amazon business depends on both staying healthy and saving time, and if you choose a well-known prep center, you can make great progress toward a work-life balance that works for you.

Let Rocket Packaging be your Amazon Prep center.

Let us handle all the heavy lifting while you just focus on selling and scaling your business.

FBM: Shipping your products one by one from your home or place of business

FBM (Fulfilled by Merchant) is a fulfillment method in which the seller assumes full responsibility for inventory storage and order fulfillment. You can store and ship items yourself with FBM or outsource fulfillment to a third-party (that isn’t Amazon).

We at Rocket Packaging can handle your Amazon FBM as well, click here for more details.

In a Nutshell

Selling on Amazon may entail all or some of the following: hiring, training, inventory management, negotiating carrier rates, purchasing shipping materials, shipping on time, shipping the correct items, and so on. The list of responsibilities for managing your own fulfillment is lengthy.

It is difficult to run a well-oiled shipping and warehousing operation. Amazon has a cutting-edge fulfillment infrastructure in place to process and ship your orders on time. Furthermore, Amazon FBA prep services make it easy for sellers to scale because they don’t need to hire more people or store more space when order volume increases.

Many Amazon sellers would rather concentrate on sourcing, creating great products, marketing, and selling. They are content to let Amazon FBA and Amazon prep services handle the day-to-day fulfillment operations.

Let Rocket Packaging be your Amazon FBA Prep Center today!

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