How to sell on Amazon?

Do you have products or used items that you would like to sell, but just don’t know how to get started? Selling your items on Amazon is a great way to boost sales for your business. It is also a good way to make a little extra cash from items you no longer need.

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What Can I Sell on Amazon?

Amazon is a great marketplace for people. The most popular items that people sell is electronics, gadgets and books. However, you are not limited to only selling those types of items.

You can find a great wealth of products listed for sale on this major website. Toys, apparel, medicines, and beauty aids are just a sample of what is sold. Many people use this outlet to price compare.

Often, you can find what you are looking for much cheaper than in a retail store. This is why selling on Amazon puts you at a huge advantage over trying to sell in a retail shop or your front yard.

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Do The Items Have to be New?

No, items do not have to be new in order to sell them. However, you should make sure everything is in good working condition. You need to make sure that you give an accurate description of what you are selling when you list the item.

Can I Sell Even if I Am Not a Business?

When you go to the site, you will be asked if you are a business or an individual that is selling. Individuals have the ability to sell 40 items a month at the maximum. This type of account charges $0.99 for every sale plus other selling fees.

Businesses can go with a different plan where they pay $39.99 plus other selling fees. This allows you to sell an unlimited amount of products a month.

What Do I Need to Do to Get Started?

First, you need to know what you plan to sell. Take fees into account when choosing the items. If you are an individual that wants to sell some old things you no longer need, go with bigger items. Small things will be more of a hassle than it is worth.

Once you figure out how much you want to sell a month, sign up for the business or individual account. Go to this link to start that process.  http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm

Amazon will guide you through the account setup. You will need to have a bank account that the money can be deposited into. They make the deposits periodically.

Tips On Setting Up a Listing

It is very important that you make your listing accurate. You can see if what you are selling is already on Amazon. If that is the case, you will save yourself a lot of time. Otherwise, you’ll need to give a lengthy product description.

It is also important that you list the item in the right classification. Take some time to find items similar to yours and see what categories it has been listed in. This will help you make the best decision.

Make sure that you use keywords that will likely be searched when someone is looking for your product. This will ensure that people find what you are selling.

Once someone has purchased something from you, it is up to you to get it mailed out within the designated period of time. Be sure that you do not wait to ship. This can cause the buyer to leave poor feedback which will affect future sales.

Does Amazon Have a Buyback Program?

Amazon has a buyback program for books. This includes relevant textbooks that are in decent condition. The ISBN number on your book must match what is in their system. You can earn up to 80% back by selling straight to them.

Go here to sell your books. http://www.amazon.com/Sell-Books/b?node=2205237011

Whenever you are selling items online, there is a certain amount of trial and error that you will have to go through. You will figure out the process that works best for you. The best thing to do is list as much as you can and see what happens.

Source: Nerd’s Magazine

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