How to start selling on amazon US and Canada
How to start selling on amazon US and Canada in 2020
Have you ever dreamed to start selling on Amazon in 2020? This dream isn’t that fat actually since you don’t need many things to start. There’s some fee for sales your products but those aren’t that much even for you.
How to start the process ?
The regular fee is 29.99 per month to have your account started. After that you will need a bank account for your incorporated business or individual one. Amazon seller central request some papers to enable your account. Bank receipt, business number and names, your tax ID (if you have) and two personal cards of the business owner with name and address valid.
For us, it took few weeks to get approved since we just started our incorporated company and the bank account. The bank paper took us 30 days to have, since it was a new account.
Make sure to get some patience but the result worth it. On our first year on amazon we sold 5 times more products that year.
While you are waiting that your amazon account got approve, you should read all the documents for selling on that platform. The consumer has many rights and if he returns your products under 30 days of receiving, you need to refund him at 100% of the bill.
If you need more information, you can ask the amazon seller central forum and people with respond with you shortly.
The basic of Amazon Selling
Keeping a good account score is a must. Since amazon really keeps high standard of consumer satisfaction, most of the time you need to cover the expense of the consumer fault.
Double order, wrong products, bad communication is few of all the things you need to cover with the amazon a-to-z warranty.
Selling on amazon can be really good but you need to be really good with the consumer. Make sure to make everybody happy and stay professional. Your account will be in risk if you have more than 2% bad or defect products. If you keep a bad standing account, you might get banned from Amazon seller central.
When you have your account accepted, you need to setup your shipping setting. I suggest that you look with your shipping company was the standard time for shipping in the country you will be doing business.
For us, we took the 5 to 10 days business day shipping. Most of the time, when we send items from Canada to United States, it takes a bit less than that. Keeping good standard and ships by the date is a must for selling on amazon.
How to publish your products on Amazon
After that, you can start publishing your products. You should always look on Amazon first if the product is available. The next step is to try the UPC code bar from the products directly in the ad products page on amazon. By doing those two steps, you will make sure that you don’t put two times the same products.
When you add a new product, you need to have some information about the products and an image on white back screen. The size of the products, the size of the shipping box and the weight should be written in the product detail page. This will ensure that everything is set correctly when you will receive your first order.
The image of the product should be at least 1000×1000 pixels or you might get an error on the seller central from amazon. When you click on publish the product, you should wait at least 15 to 30 minutes until the product is updated to their database.
After that time, you should be able to see your new product directly on amazon. Amazon Canada store is completely different from the United States one. Both websites are completely different with their products and prices.
Configure the email or SMS notification
After all those steps, you should configure the notification from amazon. Set up the sms alert when you receive an order. Even if everything is well set, you should watch your seller central every day so you won’t miss an order.
After 30 days, if you haven’t shipped your order and confirm that you shipped, the order will be cancelled and the money refund to the amazon consumer.
Your First Order
Congratulations, you just had your first order! The first thing to do is to print the order shipping paper. That page will have the consumer address and what he ordered. You should put that page into the packaging that you send to the consumer.
You should make sure to have the best boxes for your products. Make sure it’s well packaged and if there’s fragile parts in the order, put some bubble bags to make sure everything goes smoothly in the mail process. The vendor on amazon is 100% responsible of his product until the consumer has it in his hand. Getting a tracking number isn’t required but should be taken for expensive products. Some insurance for those packages might be a good idea for high-cost products. Make sure that you confirm the shipping on amazon after sending the products.
You should receive the money from Amazon about 2 weeks after the consumer has received his products. Sometime it’s less, sometimes it’s more.
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Thanks for reading, Nicolas.
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