How Do I Sell on Amazon 34

Becoming successful selling on Amazon involves the following easy steps: Deciding on what you want to sell, selecting a selling plan between an individual and professional seller (depending on how many products you plan on selling) and finally registering and setting up an account to start selling.

How do I sell on Amazon? This seems to be the most common question asked by many beginners looking to earn extra income selling their products on this highly trusted consumer retailer’s website. Can I sell products on Amazon or how do you sell on Amazon? I personally don’t have any physical products selling on Amazon at the moment, but I pride myself in an eBook I published which is currently available on Amazon as we speak. You can find out more on this by reading my about page.

How do I sell on Amazon?

Advantages of selling on Amazon

The real advantage of selling on Amazon is the potential to reach millions of buyers or customers from all over the world. If you are looking for one of the best ways to sell your physical or digital products, you should really consider selling things, your books and products on Amazon. How much does it cost to sell on Amazon? Stop asking yourself this question as you are about to discover the hidden secrets to selling on Amazon and making a success of it.

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Why would you want to sell on Amazon?

  • In case you didn’t know, Amazon has over 95 (ninety five) million unique visitors to their website on a monthly basis in the United States alone. Now that is something to make you really consider selling on Amazon starting by taking action now.
  • Amazon is a trusted brand and retailer, therefore; selling on Amazon could prove beneficial since they have been ranked position number one by a 2014 Nielsen Company survey.
  • If your main focus lies in growing your business, then selling on Amazon with an option of letting Amazon handle storage of your products, shipping and customer related issues such as returns and customer service is the best thing you can do for your business. This is definitely the best way to making sure that you only focus on growing your business without worrying about shipping and taking care of customer needs. Amazon will do all this for you.

How do I sell on Amazon?

How do I sell on Amazon

There are two ways to start selling on Amazon

A Professional Seller

Selling on Amazon as a professional requires paying a monthly fee of $39.99 which allows you to sell an unlimited number of products. This is best suited for those interested in taking their “Amazon selling business” as one of their primary sources of income.

An Individual Seller

This is pretty self explanatory. You don’t have to pay a monthly fee to be considered as an individual seller, but you will have to pay $1.00 per item sold. My advise is to simply go the professional selling route if you intend to sell regularly.

When you register to start selling on Amazon, you will get one month free to test the waters. I will provide a link below which will take you to a relevant page where you can study the different selling plans before you decide to register.

Selling products on Amazon only takes three simple steps in different selling plans.

Professional Selling Plan and Individual Selling plan

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  • Deciding on what it is you want to sell – It is highly recommended for anyone looking to start selling on Amazon to sell in at least twenty selling categories. You know your products and selecting which categories they best fit in is something that only you have the capacity of controlling.
  • Do you think you will be able to sell more than 40 (forty) items per month? – a professional selling plan is best for you if your answer to the previous question is Yes.
  • The only thing left to do is simply register an account and start selling.

For step-by-step details on how to start, simply keep reading as I have something very special to share with you.

You will also have an opportunity to decide whether you want to start now or not.If you are still unsure about whether this is the right path to take or not, read these testimonials and success stories below.

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Benefits of Selling on Amazon

Apart from the fact that Amazon is the biggest Online consumer retailer and trusted brand worldwide, they created what is considered the most advanced fulfillment networks where different businesses can simply benefit from using it at their own discretion. It is called Fulfillment by Amazon or FBA.

What is Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)?

This is a simple five step service available to anyone interested in selling on Amazon whereby Amazon takes care of picking, packing and shipping of your products which you stored in Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

How Fulfillment by Amazon Works in 5 Easy Steps.

Can I sell products on Amazon? How much does it cost to sell on Amazon?

 You need to start off by sending or shipping your products to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. This is where Amazon will catalog and place your products in their ready-to-ship inventory until a customer places an order for your products directly from your own website or from It is then that Amazon will pick and pack your products from inventory before shipping to customers. Please note that if your orders take place outside of, you will have to deal with all customer related issues such as returns, complaints and support. It is best practice to let Amazon handle everything for you while you only focus on growing your business.

How do You Start?

The best way to start is by following in the footsteps of other Amazon sellers who are already achieving incredible success selling products on Amazon.

With that being said, I would like to give you access to the best tools you need to do this and also show you the potential success you can achieve by using these tools.

How Do I Sell on Amazon - See Real Proof from others selling on Amazon

If you are really serious about making this a success, then taking immediate action is key to achieving your goals.

STEP 1: Join Salehoo for a directory of wholesale suppliers

STEP 2: Conduct a thorough product research using ASINspector – over 8000 sellers can’t be wrong

STEP 3: Use Kibly to get Amazon product reviews for higher rankings, 5x more customer reviews and sales

Selling Your Services on Amazon (In case you have services you want to sell)

This is simple process of selling or offering your services to Amazon customers already searching or shopping for products related to services you are offering. You might wrongfully think that this is not profitable without realizing just how much potential this has considering how many visitors Amazon receives on a monthly basis.

Can I sell products on Amazon

Who would have thought that one can earn money Online by simply selling their services on one of the biggest companies worldwide? This is a set-and-forget type of business. To learn more about selling your services on Amazon, take action by clicking the image below.

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The Art of Selling eBooks on Amazon – A MUST READ!

If you are interested in learning how to write, publish and sell eBooks on Amazon; you should definitely read one of my posts on how to write an eBook for free and sell it on Amazon. You will definitely love this one!

Thank you for reading my post titled: how do I sell on Amazon for beginners, I truly hope you learned a valuable lesson from visiting this blog. Did you know that I make money Online by simply sharing information with people from all over the world? It’s my passion and nothing pleases me more than making sure that you find the best results you need while searching for information Online.  If you have ideas about products to sell on Amazon, make sure you start implementing it this moment. Perhaps you will end up having your own product for sale in the near future.

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34 thoughts on “How Do I Sell on Amazon

  • Craig

    Just wondering how does Amazon make their money if it is so cheap to list and do business on their website and they handle shipping and customers.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Craig,

      That is a very interesting question indeed. As much as I am not 100% about how they make their money, there is obviously a portion of a seller’s sales that gets paid to Amazon. Also, anyone advertising on the website is definitely paying to do so. Otherwise, I hope I have answered your question and hope to hear from you soon. All the best mate.

  • Darwin

    Hi Peter,

    Can i sell on Amazon if i’m not a US resident? I live in Dominican Republic and i’m thinking of buying products from China and send them to Amazon Fulfillment Centers. What do yo think about private labeling vs, retail arbitage? Do i have to pay US taxes?

  • Ilana

    I see you don’t monetize your page, I know how to earn some additional cash and
    get more visitors using one simple method.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Are you kidding me? First of all, this is not a page! As for you saying it’s not monetized, I am honestly left without words. All the best to you with your “simple money making” method. Thanks for stopping by though! 🙂

  • Dan

    Great post Peter.
    The process looks straightforward enough.
    Out of interest how would you compare selling on amazon to selling on ebay? Do you have a preference?

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Dan,

      You are right by saying that the process looks straightforward enough, but the question is why are others making a success from selling on Amazon while others aren’t? It’s all about doing things in a certain way…this is also the case with any similar type of businesses with totally different profit margins. As for selling eBay, I have to honest with you and say that I have no idea how it works…sorry my friend. Anyways, thanks for your comment and all the best to you.

  • Jason

    Hey Peter,

    I am a seller on eBay at the moment. They have an eBay valet service that is very similar to Amazon FBA. What do you think of selling on eBay vs Amazon?

    I am thinking of starting to sell on Amazon too to increase my profits, but I want to stay focused on a good sustainable profitable business before branching out into more fields.

    Overall, I like what you said here in your article. I am looking forward to your advice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hey Jason, let me start off by thanking you for your comment.

      To answer your question with absolute honesty, I have not done any research on selling on eBay. As far as increasing your profits is concerned, I would advise you not to wait any longer before you start putting one foot in front of the other. I like what you said about not committing yourself by branching out into many fields, if you can cope, then I say go for it my friend.

      All the best mate!

  • Dinh

    I didn’t know how simple the process was in selling on Amazon.

    I like that you can just ship your products to Amazon and they will take care of everything from handling the orders, shipping it to the customer and then handling any customer service issues that may arise. That is great because it saves you time and money. How much do they charge for doing that?

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Dinh,

      Selling on Amazon is definitely easier than many people think it is. As far as cost implications are concerned, I have provided an image within this post which shows how much it costs to start. It’s free for one month, then $39.99 per month plus additional fees. My advice to you is to grab the free report I have mentioned above and learn how to do it without risking your hard earned money. 🙂

      Thank you for your comment…all the best to you Dinh!

  • Michal

    Hi Peter,

    You provided a lot of useful information in this post. I didn’t know that Amazon is working like that.
    One question that came up my mind is: What is the difference between selling physical goods like phones, books etc. and digital stuff like e-book or courses.

    Thank you very much for your answer,


    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Michal,

      In short, selling digital products such as eBooks doesn’t require the use of Amazon FBA. I mentioned at the end of the post and actually provided a link to one of my previously published posts on how to write an eBook and sell it on Amazon. That link will take to a comprehensive post explaining the difference between the two. If you need more help, please do not hesitate to let me know.

      Thanks for your comment, I wish you all the best with your Online endeavors.

  • Nam

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for sharing this valuable article. I was really looking around to figure out how to earn money Online. Selling on Amazon seems to be a great opportunity. You lay this information out with ease and understandable steps. Have you tried to sell products on Amazon yourself? I would appreciate if you may help me get started 🙂 I’ll pass this great post on to everyone I know about 🙂


    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Nam,

      I have to be honest with you here mate, the only thing I am selling on Amazon is my eBook but I am in the process of applying what I teach above. Selling on Amazon is definitely one of the best ways to make money Online, while sitting at the comfort of your home. If you would like to start selling on Amazon, make sure you follow in the footsteps of those who know what they are doing. I have recommended a course on this post. Check it out and let me know what you think.

      Thanks for stopping by, all the best to you Nam.

  • Kristie

    Wow, I love your site. You have very helpful information. I never thought of selling digital content like e-books. Thanks for breaking down a process that seemed somewhat overwhelming before.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hey Kristie, thanks for your comment about my site. Can you believe that I made this site look the way it does myself? I never thought I could do this but once I put my mind to it, I began to realize that it’s much easier than I thought. Enough bragging. 😉 As far as selling on Amazon is concerned, I would say that it’s the same thing as attempting to do something you have never done before. It all seems overwhelming until you make a sound DECISION to get it done. There is a lot of information on how to do things Online and all it takes is a decision to do it, once and for all. I advise you to go for anything you want and never stop until you get it done. Thanks again for your comment and I wish you all the best.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Guy, it’s really good to see you again. It really means a lot when I see someone paying my blog another visit. It just shows that I am on the right track to helping people achieve their success. 🙂 To answer your question, No, drop-shipping is not included in the guide as this is totally different from using the Amazon FBA. Drop shipping involves being the “middle man” where you don’t have to own inventory for any of the products you are selling. Amazon(with Amazon FBA) will handle all of this for you but if this is the route you want to opt for, feel free to do so. I hope I was able to answer your question to your full satisfaction and look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks for your comment and all the best selling on Amazon.

  • Melissa

    Hi there
    I really enjoyed reading your post about selling on Amazon. I am currently a seller on Amazon both in FBA and MF. I found really broke the process into easy steps! I wished I had found your post a year ago! I know you are going to help others join the Amazon family of sellers!!

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Melissa, thank you for visiting and leaving such a great comment. I must say I am still glad you found this post as I have made it a point to provide more recent and updated information about selling on Amazon.

  • Emily

    hi Peter
    well I had no idea that one could do all of that with Amazon! I have sold used books on Amazon but I was the one dealing with the shipping. Although I was not dealing with the transactions per se, it would be nice if Amazon could also handle the shipping. The fees are also quite reasonable as you then have nothing to handle.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Emily, it’s great to see you again! I am glad you found this post and now you can also give this an attempt. Knowing you, you should do great. 🙂

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      You are more than welcome Eloah, it’s really a pleasure when someone appreciates what I have done. Selling on Amazon is really easy, all you have to do is start…Best wishes to you too!

  • Barry

    Hi Peter,I’m currently thinking about becoming an Amazon affiliate and was wondering what your thoughts were on the affiliate subject.I would think it is different than selling your own products.I was very interested in reading over your site,You have a great bit of info on Amazon. Just wondering about your thought on being an Amazon affiliate.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Barry, thanks for stopping by. I hear that you interested in becoming an Amazon affiliate. I personally don’t like focusing only on Amazon as an affiliate since their commissions are low – 4% to 15% of the product cost. I would suggest that you become a ClickBank affiliate and also feature Amazon related products on your website. Here is a post on how to become a Clickbank affiliate.
      If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Peggy Menke

    Hello, Peter. Wow, what great information you have. I had no idea! This is a great way to sell your own products without the customer service hassles and the storing and shipping hassles. Great article! I wish I had my own products to sell, this would be awesome!

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Peggy, thanks for stopping by…to be honest with you, I wish I had my own physical products to sell too. This is definitely one of the best ways to make money as an Amazon partner. This would be awesome indeed! 🙂

  • Tom

    Interesting. I didnt realize services can be sold on Amazon. Very informative page..lots of info on this site. I do have an idea for an ebook which I need to flesh out, but Im happy to know I can market that on Amazon too. This site definitely sparked some ideas. Thanks!

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Really? Tanya, I am glad I could be of help. It really gives me such great joy when someone appreciates the information I share and mostly finds it useful. Good luck with your business selling on Amazon. 🙂