Selling items on Amazon is a great way to make some money from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re trying to get rid of some unwanted clutter in your home, or you have decided to start a small, home-based business, selling items on Amazon is a great way to make some money. If you have never sold anything online before, you might find the process of getting started a bit daunting. Amazon does require a lot of information for you to begin selling your products on their site – especially if you’re a business.
To help you navigate your way through this process, and to make sure you make a lot of sales, here are some tips to help you get started:
Create Your Account
The first step is creating your seller’s account. If you’re selling as a business, you will need to provide your name, the company name, its corporate registration details, and address. These are the first basic things you will need, so make sure you have them at hand. Amazon will check these details and contact you once they have been confirmed. There is a fee for having an Amazon seller’s account. You will have to provide the correct bank details to set up a direct debit with them, but also so you can receive the money from your sales. VAT information will also be asked for. If you fail to give the correct information to them, they might suspend your account. You can appeal this with Amazon yourself, or get further help in doing so from riverbendconsulting.com.
Create an Amazon Store
One of the perks of selling on Amazon is the opportunity to create an online store with them. To do this, you will have to sign up your business to their brand registry. Once that has been done you will be able to create a mini-website for your brand on Amazon. This is worth doing as it will help to present your products more professionally. There are better marketing tools available for sellers who choose to do this.
Use Their Marketing Tools
Even if you don’t create an Amazon store, there are still plenty of marketing tools you can use with your sellers account to increase your sales. There is a campaign manager page you can access when you log in to your account. You can select keywords you want your products to be associated with. These adverts work on a pay-per-click basis, so you can set a budget that works for you.
Reviews are how a lot of people decide whether or not to buy a product, which is why they are so important for sales. Of course, you don’t want your product pages to be filled with negative reviews, so to avoid this make sure you’re being honest about the quality of your products in the descriptions, providing the correct information, and also offering great customer service. Ask your customers if they wouldn’t mind leaving a review with a follow-up email or a note that is sent out with their purchase.
If you’re new to selling on Amazon, follow these basic tips to help you get the most out of your experience and increase your sales.