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How to make money by selling items on Amazon Marketplace

How to make money by selling items on Amazon Marketplace



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  • Sign in to your Seller Account here:
  • Selling fees
  • Books, CD and Vinyl, DVD, Video/VHS, Baby, Beauty, Camera & Photo, Electronics, Grocery & Gourmet Food, Health & Personal Care, Home & Garden, Musical Instruments, Office Products, Personal Computers, Software, Sports & Outdoors, Toys & Games, Tools & Hardware, Video Games and Wireless Antennas & Boosters.

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  • Selling on Amazon Marketplace Brian Smith McCallum Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • What is Amazon Marketplace?• “Online garage sale” to sell your wares to millions of customers• = one of most frequently-visited websites• had more than 280 million unique visitors in June 2011, according to comScore.
  • Types of Amazon Marketplace Accounts1. Professional Seller2. Individual Seller*Note: Customers can review and rate yourperformance!
  • Professional Seller Account• Must sell more than 40 items a month• 1 month = FREE• Afterwords, $39.99 / month subscription fee (in addition to other fees)• Sell items in 25 categories
  • Individual Seller Account• Sell fewer than 40 items a month• No subscription fee required• $.99 fee per sale (in addition to other associated fees -- e.g., referral and closing fees)• Sell items in 18 categories
  • What Can You Sell on Amazon?• What can’t you sell on Amazon?• Amazon includes 18 product categories for sellers.• Books, CDs, DVDs, video games = popular items to sell
  • How to Become Amazon Seller• Create an Amazon account• Or use your existing Buyer’s Account• Register your credit card• Provide bank information for direct deposit of sales
  • Sales Process: 4 Steps1. List items (includes Quantity, Quality, Price)2. Receive orders3. Ship items to customers4. Receive payment (via direct deposit)!
  • Sales• Amazon sends email notification for each sale• You are responsible for packing and shipping item.• Sell items within 2 business days of sale; confirm shipment with customer.• Amazon pays for media rate postage (for books, CDs, DVDs, etc.)• Amazon takes a % of the sale; the rest of $ is yours!
  • Additional HelpAmazon Seller Videos’s Selling Fees Support Blog Started Guide (PDF) Marketplace FAQ