Now is the perfect time to create an Amazon seller account and start your e-commerce business! When you're ready to begin, checkout our short guide to get started.
October 12, 2022
So you're ready to sell on Amazon? We've got your back. The first steps require some prep work but aren't intimidating as they seem. So grab your laptop, take some notes, and let's get started!
Create Your First Amazon FBA Account: Seller Registration on Amazon
Great news! Creating a seller account on Amazon is not complicated. In just a few short steps, you can register on Amazon as a new seller and take that leap into e-commerce.
1. Go To The Amazon Seller Central Website
First, you'll head to https://sell.amazon.com to sign up for your Amazon Seller Central account.
2. Click "Sign Up"
Next, you'll click "sign up." We will be walking you through the process of creating a Professional Seller Account - not an Individual Amazon Seller Account. All serious Amazon sellers should be using a professional account. This is because the professional account gives you room to grow and scale your business in ways that the individual seller account does not allow.
3. Click "Create Your Amazon Account"
From there, you will click "Create Your Amazon Account." Even if you already have a personal Amazon account, you should make a new one specific to your business account with a business email.
4. Enter Your Information
Enter your name, email, and safe password. Make sure you save this data in a secure location. Since you are creating a business, make sure your password is extremely safe.
5. Make Sure You Have All Relevant Data
Amazon gives you a list of all the data you will need to complete the registration process. Make sure you have all of this information on hand, including:
- A valid, government-issued ID (or passport)
- Bank details
- Credit card information
- Personal data (phone, address, name, etc.)
- Business details (business address, location, type, name, etc.)
You will need all this data before you complete your registration, so if you don't have it yet - pause and come back later.
6. Follow The Easy Account Setup Wizard
From this point on, you simply click "begin" and follow the easy steps to get your account registered. It should not take long. Once you submit the application, you will wait for Amazon to verify it, and then your account will be ready to use!
Before You Create Your Amazon Account
As you'll notice, there is some crucial information you need before you begin this process. Getting these details ironed out before you start the setup process is better, as some of them cannot be changed later.
Decide On A Business Type
While Amazon allows you to register as an individual, you should start things off formally from the beginning.
Your best bet is to form an LLC (privately owned company) to protect you and your assets and ensure things are above board. While deciding on a business type, you should also decide on a business name.
Do Some Basic Research
Research first - always. That means putting in the work to ensure you have a professional selling plan before you hit the trigger button. Before you register your account, take the time to consider the following:
- What niche you may want to sell in
- What problems do you want to solve for your customers?
- What potential product(s) you may want to sell
- Whether you have the budget for inventory and marketing costs
- How are you going to adjust to the learning curve of e-commerce?
All this research will help you determine whether Amazon FBA is right for you and how to formalize, name, and register yourself as a business. Then you can think about choosing your business models, like a private label business model or your own brand.
Create Business Assets
It's also helpful to formalize some things on the front end. This includes:
- Choosing a business name
- Registering your business as an LLC with your State (assuming you live in the USA) or local authority.
- Creating a bank account for your business.
- Acquiring a business credit card for expenses.
- Creating a business email.
Getting these things taken care of before you register will make it much easier to create your Amazon account and keep things organized.
Creating an Amazon seller account is a relatively simple process that anyone can do with a bit of planning. By taking care of some key steps beforehand, you can make the process even easier. And once you're registered, you'll be on your way to selling on the world's largest marketplace and making it a successful Amazon business! Happy selling!
Julia Grant is a copywriter specializing in e-commerce and small business, helping businesses expand their reach with copy that clearly communicates their message and converts. She is a certified translator and interpreter and prides herself on providing culturally relevant content in both English and Spanish.See more posts from this author