How To Sell things On Amazon


If you’ve ever thought about starting a business and making money by selling things online, you’ve probably thought about Amazon. The world’s largest online retailer has brought e-commerce to the masses and made it possible for anyone to start their own business. In this article, we’ll go over how to sell things on Amazon.

Set Up an Amazon Seller Account

If you’re setting up an Amazon seller account, you don’t need a business license. You will, however, need to provide your name and address.

Your social security number is also required so that Amazon can send you the payments for products sold via its platform. You will also be asked to provide bank account information and credit card data in order to be paid by Amazon Pay.

Decide What You are Going to Sell

Before you start selling, it’s important to decide what you’re going to sell on Amazon. You can’t sell just anything on Amazon. There are certain products that don’t do well on the site and some that have been banned entirely from being sold there.

It’s important to check the rules of the marketplace before deciding what items you want to promote. For example, if your product is an item that could potentially cause harm if used incorrectly (examples include power tools and kitchen appliances), then it might not be allowed in the marketplace at all. If it’s an electronic device like an iPhone or laptop computer, make sure there aren’t any restrictions on reselling electronics because some countries won’t allow this type of reseller unless they provide proof that their product was legitimately purchased from a store rather than online.

Find Your Products

Before you start selling products on Amazon, you need to find products that are in high demand and have a low supply. This is the best way to ensure that your items will sell well and make money for your business.

Here is a list of things to look for when searching for a product:

  • Demand – A high demand product means that people want it. So if a lot of other sellers are selling an item, then there must be some demand for it. The more people who want something, the more competition there will be between sellers offering similar products at different prices and quality levels. That’s why we recommend looking into niche markets where there isn’t as much competition yet still has enough demand from customers because these niches have less competition but still let us make money easily by buying cheap stock from China (more on this below).
  • Supply – If a product has been well received by customers but doesn’t have enough availability in stock due to limited supply then this would make an excellent opportunity because not only does it mean there’s less inventory available online which means higher prices could potentially fetch higher profits but also since most competitors won’t be able to sell their inventory due shortage of supply. They won’t even try so they’ll either abandon ship or lower their asking price significantly.

Look for Suppliers Outside of Amazon

  • Look for suppliers outside of Amazon. When you’re starting out, it can be tempting to find suppliers who are willing to sell their goods at a discounted rate—but these kinds of deals often come with hidden strings attached. For example, they may require that you buy in bulk or that they be allowed to run ads on your site and keep all the profits from those.
  • Look for suppliers that are reliable and easy to work with. The best supplier is one who will meet your deadlines every time, answer emails quickly, and take ownership over any issues that arise during the process of creating or delivering your product (even if it’s due to an error on their end). If this kind of communication isn’t happening before signing an agreement with a new supplier, stop right there.

Calculate Your Product Costs

  • Calculate the cost of your product. Amazon has a handy calculator that will determine what you can sell your product for as well as how much it costs to make. You can find this calculator in Seller Central, under Inventory>Create Item Listing. In the example below, we’re selling a $30 watch that costs us $15 to manufacture and ship (including packaging).
  • Calculate shipping costs: If you sell on Amazon FBA then there are no additional shipping costs beyond the ones calculated by FBA but if you choose not to use their service then you’ll need to factor in how much it will cost you to get each item from point A (your location) to point B (the customer’s location). In our example above, we might decide that paying for postage is worth its weight in gold since our profit margin is so slim once we factor out shipping fees and other expenses like taxes, however, if we were selling something more expensive like an iPhone XS smartphone then we’d probably want shipping prices lower than what some popular shipping services charge so as not lose money on each sale.

Create Your Amazon Listing

Once you’ve found a product to sell and verified that it’s eligible for FBA, it’s time to create your listing. To get started, log in to Amazon Seller Central and click “Sell” at the top of the page.

Once on this page, click on “Create” in the top right corner:

You’ll be taken to another page where you can begin creating your listing. The first step is adding a title and description for your product. You can also add image files here if they’re not already attached (if they are attached, skip ahead).

Start Selling on Amazon

  • List your products
  • Set up a payment method
  • Set up a shipping method
  • Set up your inventory

You Can Take Advantage of the Huge World of E-commerce

You can take advantage of the huge world of e-commerce.

Amazon is the largest e-commerce platform in the world, with over 300 million active customers worldwide. It’s a great place to sell your products, and they have a large audience of potential customers. In fact, they have so many products available that it’s hard to keep track of them all.


Amazon is a great way to sell your products and start making money. You can use the information in this article to create an account, find products to sell, calculate costs, and get started on selling your first product.

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