What does it take to become an Amazon Seller? There are over 2 million Amazon Sellers on Amazon, most of them selling private label. Once you start selling on Amazon you'll find yourself with plenty of company.
But what does it take? What's involved?ManageByStats provides services for thousands of these private label Amazon sellers, so we have some insight into what it takes to succeed with the retail giant. Note, selling on Amazon is also called Amazon FBA.
(If you're new to it, FBA is short for "Fulfilled By Amazon", another term for sellers who list and warehouse their products with Amazon.)
The answer is as varied as the Sellers themselves. They're all entrepreneurs, business people, but their profiles run the gamut. From:
Each of these fits the description "Amazon Seller".
If you find yourself considering starting your own Amazon business, you're not alone. Many entrepreneurs and prospective business owners flock to Amazon each day. The company is a fantastic place to start a business, and has racked up some impressive stats. No doubt you've heard Amazon passed the Trillion Dollar mark, with a market capitalization of over
One Trillion Dollars
That's a thousand billion dollars, or a million million dollars. If there was a one-million dollar bill, and you were a trillionaire, you'd have a million of them.
Yep. Amazon is pretty big.Here's some more numbers. Amazon has:
As if all that weren't enough, Amazon makes it super easy to get started selling on the platform by providing a comprehensive infrastructure that a new seller just needs to plug into. Warehousing, returns, payouts, customer contact, it's all there. What all that means is that Amazon is the perfect place to start a business.
Where do Amazon Sellers start? With a decision, based on the recognition that, whether you eventually move to other sales channels or not, Amazon will always be central to any online business.
The next step becomes how to get your Amazon business up and running.
Amazon has made it easy to sell on their platform. This has contributed greatly to their success. When Amazon began their FBA program, constructing massive warehouses and providing all the resources needed by Amazon Sellers to list, sell and deliver products, they took things to the next level, entering a new era.
Amazon themselves provide everything you need to get started:
Selling On Amazon
Your first steps will involve discovering the product or products you'll be selling on Amazon. You may already have products in mind, or you may still be looking. Ample resources exist online to help with that discovery process.
After you have your product, you'll set up what's called a Seller Central account with Amazon. This is where you establish the business entity and brand under which you'll list and sell.
As with product selection, many resources exist to help you set up your Amazon business and boom your sales. We're affiliated with one group in particular:
As of this writing the Amazing guys are in the tenth version of their courses covering all aspects of becoming the best possible Amazon Seller. The community of Amazon Sellers is huge. Connecting with other Sellers is actually a recommended practice. Sharing tips and tricks is one way to help your Amazon business boom.