If you’re looking for ways to make money, selling on Amazon can be a great way to make easy money online. After you have everything set up and going, the process is fairly self-sufficient.
Of course you have to know what you are getting yourself into before you “start a business” on Amazon. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know.
Before you even begin to think about setting up a shop, you’ve got to think about what you will sell. Selling online and specifically on Amazon can be a great way to supplement what you already do. For example, if you have a store that sells clothing, you could set up an online shop to garner some internet sales in addition to the ones you get in your physical location.
If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need to spend some time identifying a niche for yourself. A great place to start is with your interests, but you shouldn’t stop there. Take it one step further and ask yourself: what can I sell that everyone else isn’t already selling?
Then you can supplement your regular items with additional things that are more difficult to find on the internet. For example, you might offer specialty photography equipment rather than just cameras. Specializing your wares is the key.
Finally, get yourself set up with a trusted wholesaler that will give you a good price on the items you want to sell.
To set up your shop, you’ll first have to get a seller account at Amazon.com. You will pay a fee for listing your products and then a percentage of the money you earn as a commission for selling on Amazon’s site. The good thing about Amazon though is that they don’t charge you per item. You can select a plan that suits your needs.
When you start uploading your inventory, make sure that you have included a photograph of the item. Pictured items sell better because the buyer can see what they are instead of just reading a description of them. Also make sure you have adequately filled out all the fields so that the item is easily identifiable to those who search for it.
Fulfillment by Amazon is one of the easiest ways to run your store. All you need to do is ship the items to Amazon and let them store and ship them to your customers for you. This takes away some of the work you would have to do otherwise.
As your store operates, you’ll need to check inventory every day, order new stock as needed, and make sure that your customers are being taken care of.
Selling on Amazon is easy once you learn a little bit about the process. To learn even more, check out their selling tutorials on Amazon.com.