Amazon Marketplace - Types of Account

You must certainly be researching what choices you should essentially make before beginning to sell your product. The very first choice you should make is about the type of account you should hold. Also, what product should you sell, and thirdly how should you manage the shipment and return for the product.

Amazon offers two types of accounts − Individual Account and Professional Account.

Individual Account

If you are a small seller with very few items to sell or just testing the waters, this type of account is customized for you. It is a pay-as-you-go system and includes no monthly account fees. You only need to pay a $0.99 fee each time an item is sold and have access to a basic set of tools for management and ordering.

You can sell multiple items that already have posting on the site but can' create new listings on Amazon. Additionally, you can't apply to sell in the restricted categories on Amazon like health, personal care, grocery, garments, footwear, watches, beauty items, etc. You can't offer free shipping to lure consumers, Amazon chooses the shipping rates for you. You may, however, upgrade your Individual Account to a Professional one, whenever you want.

Professional Account

If you are selling 40 or more products then you can settle for this plan. It includes monthly subscription charges of $39.99 but you can also enjoy a waiver of $0.99 attached with selling of each product in Individual Account.

You have access to advanced management and inventory listing tools and can make new product listing pages. You can also apply to sell products belonging to the restricted category or choose the shipping charges for your product. The advantages of making the choice to become a professional seller far exceeds the potential downsides.

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