Things You Need To Know Before Starting an Amazon Business


Amazon has quickly become the world’s largest retailer. In fact, as of 2018, Amazon had more than 300 million active users and $566 billion in revenue. However, running an Amazon business can be difficult if you haven’t planned ahead. That’s why we’ve put together this list of things you need to know before starting an Amazon business:

You Need to Register a Business Name and Obtain a License

You need to register a business name and obtain a license. You can do this through the Secretary of State’s website or by visiting your local government office.

You’ll also need to apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS, which will allow you to pay taxes as an individual rather than a corporation if that makes more sense for your business. It’s important that you obtain all of these things before starting your Amazon FBA company because it takes some time for them to go through the process and get approved.

You Need To Find a Niche Market First

Before you can start selling products on Amazon, you need to find a niche market.

A niche market is a small group of people with similar interests or needs that could be interested in your product. For example, if you’re selling makeup brushes and want to sell them online, then your niche market might be women who are interested in makeup and beauty products. The key here is that it has to be a very specific audience that fits into your target audience closely enough so they will buy from you instead of someone else who has the same product but doesn’t have their unique characteristics (i.e., females).

To find your niche market: brainstorm all the things about yourself and what makes up your personality, lifestyle and experiences. List those traits down one by one on paper, choose which ones most identify with or resonate with who you are overall, narrow down those traits further until there’s only one that stands out above all others, keep this trait at front of mind as much as possible when creating content for any marketing purposes such as social media posts/ads etc. Search Google using keywords related to this trait (examples below), look at results such as blogs posts written by authors/bloggers within industry experts whom share similar interests/experiences with yours. Contact these authors directly using their email address linked within bio section on blog post page itself so they’ll hopefully respond back soon after receiving message – this way they’ll become familiarized with who exactly needs help identifying their own personal niche markets.

You Will Need to Hire Employees and Develop Good Management Skills

Once you are making a profit, it’s time to start hiring employees. Your business will grow and your company will need more people to help out with the work. You should hire people who:

  • Are skilled and experienced in their field. If you have hired someone who has worked for another company in the same industry as yours, then he/she should know what he/she needs to do and how he/she needs to do it.
  • Can work independently—don’t micromanage them! Instead of giving them step-by-step instructions on how to complete a task, give them general guidelines on what they need to achieve while also letting them figure out how best they can achieve those goals themselves. This will allow them flexibility when solving problems or completing tasks so they don’t get stuck doing things inefficiently because they aren’t allowed free rein with their own creativity (which is where most innovation comes from).
  • Work well together as a team—teamwork doesn’t mean everyone does everything together all the time; rather, teamwork means each person does his/her job well so that other members of the team can do theirs without having any issues along the way. This leads back into our earlier point about independence where each person doesn’t need constant oversight from others because they’ve got everything under control themselves which allows other members more freedom in their day-to-day activities since there isn’t any “overlap” happening between tasks (which would lead towards conflict). It also helps foster good relationships amongst coworkers – if two employees have similar interests outside of work then chances are high that these two individuals will enjoy working together even more than if either one had been assigned separately onto different teams.

Most Importantly, You need to Offer Excellent Customer Service

Customer service is the most important part of running an Amazon business. You need to make it a priority, not only by answering questions but also by resolving issues and making sure your customers are happy with their purchases.

Here are some tips for improving your customer service:

  • Respond quickly to customer emails, messages, and comments on social media. If someone asks you a question in person or over the phone, try to answer it right away so they don’t have to wait too long for an answer.
  • Go above and beyond when providing information about products. For example, if someone asks about whether or not an item has batteries included in the box (and they do), say yes rather than no so that they know what kind of batteries are required and can buy them ahead of time without having any surprises later on down the road when their kids want something like this during summer break.


To run an Amazon business, you will need to learn about business registration and licensing, you’ll need management and employee hiring experience, and you’ll have to offer top-notch customer service.

If you’re serious about starting an Amazon business, it’s important to learn about the following:

  • Business registration and licensing
  • Finding a niche market to sell products in
  • Hiring employees and developing management skills
  • Offering excellent customer service


Running an Amazon business is a great way to earn money and make your mark on the world. You can have total control over your schedule, work from anywhere in the world, and interact with potential customers on an intimate level. The key to success is knowing what you’re getting into before you start one so that there are no surprises along the way.

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