Once you are selling ‘a lot’ you will probably also want to become what Amazon call a Pro Merchant Seller. Pro Merchants have access to volume selling and bulk listing tools. There is a web interface that allows you to more easily manage your product descriptions, inventory and orders. You will also be able to ecom income blueprint export and import information to and from your account.
Once you get up and running the selling a lot/Pro Merchant option will work out much cheaper and, importantly, will allow you to work on tighter margins and make money from sales that those who sell just a little can’t.
Amazon Marketplace Selling – how to sell your products
Now let’s take a look at exactly how you put products up for sale on Amazon Marketplace.
The idea of Marketplace is that you sell your product on exactly the same page on which Amazon and any other Marketplace sellers sell it.
So, first, find the equivalent new product in the Amazon catalogue. Use the ‘Search’ tool at the top of the Amazon home page. Put in the product type and name and Amazon will automatically take you to the correct page to list it.
Next, check carefully that the product type, brand and model number or whatever Amazon has found for you is the correct one.
Once you reach that page you’ll find a button called ‘Sell Yours Here’. Click on it, sign into your seller account, and you can now list your product immediately.
Now this is the really clever thing about Amazon.
Assuming the product already exists in the Amazon catalogue a listing is ready made for you to use. You don’t have to write a description or upload a photo. All you need to do is state what condition your product is in (i.e. new or one of several standard used descriptions), state the quantity you have for sale and fill in the price you require. Also decide what postage options you want to offer. (At this stage you can also decide whether you are willing to send the product abroad or not.)
If you wish, you can add a further description up to 2,000 characters (not words). This will help you differentiate your product or offering from Amazon and from other sellers.