Get Started Selling on Amazon

The idea that you can make money selling products on Amazon is exciting, but you may be wondering how to start selling and where you should begin. A good first step, if you have not already done so, is to create an Amazon.com account. Membership is free, you can sell up to 40 items per month for the price of $0.99 per sale plus other selling fees. At some point you will want to consider signing up for “Professional” sellers account, which allows for unlimited sales for the price of $39.99 and other selling fees. But before you pay for an account, you need to find some products to sell and you need some positive ratings for your account so customers can feel they can trust you.

Getting positive feedback is simple if your products are as advertised and shipping is on-time. You can even buy a positive rating for $5 from Fiverr.com. But let’s not worry about that now. If you don’t already have an idea about what you want to sell, finding a product to sell on Amazon is hard because many product categories are heavily saturated with sellers competing for sales and you may not know how to find out if products will sell or not. You can get an idea of what kinds of things are currently selling by searching for “Best Sellers” and looking at what products come up. Once you have an idea of something you might be interested in selling, head over to wholesale websites such as:

Find out what prices suppliers are selling for and what quantity you are required to buy. A great step-by-step guide to getting started selling with some hints and tips is at StartupBros.com, a great resource. Exploring the wholesale supplier websites above is just the beginning and now you are ready to begin comparing wholesale prices with selling prices on Amazon and eBay.

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