Your Amazon selling profile will help you to list and sell goods on the platform. It is also the hub where sellers can adjust pricing, manage inventory, set up advertising, and more.
Registering an AMZ account may seem complicated, especially for new merchants. However, the process is rather easy to complete.
Below, we have compiled step-by-step instructions for Amazon seller account creation.
So, let’s dive right in.
Before You Create Your Amazon Account: Checklist for Sellers
As you will notice, there are some crucial tasks you need to do before starting the registration process. Getting such details ironed out before you begin the setup procedure is better, as some can’t be changed later.
Choose your business type
While the marketplace lets you sign up as an individual, you need to start things off formally. Your best bet is to create a privately owned business (an LLC) to protect your assets and yourself and make sure things are above board. When deciding on your business type, don’t forget to decide on your business name.
Carry out some initial research
Research your market first – always. It means putting in the work to make sure you have a professional selling subscription before hitting the trigger button. Prior to registering your profile, take the time to evaluate the following:
- What category you may wish to sell in
- What issues do you wish to solve for your clients
- What potential item(s) you may wish to sell
- Whether you have enough budget for stock and marketing expenses
- How you will adjust to the learning curve of digital commerce.
All this investigation will help you decide whether Amazon FBA is a right fit for you and how to formalize, register, and name yourself as a company. Then you may think about selecting your business models, such as a private label company model or your brand.
Collect business assets
It is also helpful to standardize some things on the front end. It includes:
- Picking your company name
- Registering your firm as an LLC with your local authority.
- Starting a bank account for your company.
- Obtaining a business credit card for costs.
- Making a company email.
Getting such things taken care of before registering will make it much more straightforward to create your AMZ profile and keep everything organized
Moreover, before getting through the full registration process as a novice seller, you will need to have all of your info readily available, including:
You should indicate all your company details, including your legal business name, your headquarters address, and any relevant contact info.
You need to register an email address for each individual business account. It should be up and running, as you will immediately get important messages from the marketplace.
You must file an internationally active credit card with the correct billing address. If your credit card number is invalid, AMZ will cancel the registration.
Add your legitimate dedicated contact number where you can be contacted by the platform representatives during the registration process and potential customers in the future.
Submit all appropriate tax identity details, including your business’ Federal Tax ID or your Social Security number.
State tax ID
This information is required for states where you have a tax nexus. The physical presence is generally impacted by business offices, warehouses, call centers, and 3PLs.
We highly encourage potential sellers to speak with a tax accountant or attorney specializing in digital selling tax issues or any tax remittance agency that can provide you with the most current AMZ tax nexus information.
How to Sign up Amazon Profile?
Now that you have selected your business plan, business model, fulfillment method, and merchandise, it is time to understand how to create an Amazon selling account.
Pick between the Individual and Professional plans and fill in your business email. Then choose “Create a New Account.” Add your company location (the state you will be working from) and company type (often None, I am an individual.) Then enter your name (when an individual) and contact info, credit card details, and identity document info. Eventually, you will be asked for personal info, some of which will remain the same as in the earlier step.
Your next task is to provide AMZ with your billing info, including an active bank account and credit card number. Your bank account should be able to send costs to Amazon and get money from it. Choose “I Understand” and proceed to the next page. There you will find out how to prove your bank account. Thus, enter the credit card info.
Once your credit card info is in the system, you will be requested for a little more info about your company. During this stage, fill in your business name, and indicate whether you’re using UPC codes for your products, diversity certificates, and manufacture or own your items. If you do, you will need to answer questions about your trademarks.
Now, you will have to upload pictures of your government ID documents. It allows the platform to verify your identity. As soon as it is uploaded, choose ‘Submit.” Your next task is to reverify your business address. Once you confirm that, the platform will send you a postcard with a unique code. Once you get it, enter that code in your profile, and your Amazon selling profile will be up and running.
Creating an AMZ seller profile is a relatively easy process for anyone with some planning. Taking care of some essential steps beforehand can make the process even simpler. And once you are registered, you will be on your way to running a business on the world’s biggest marketplace and making it a successful Amazon company! Happy selling!