The quick video was made to show you how to sign up for your Amazon account, or get set up to start selling. We got a ton of questions about it and it’s really simple, so we are going to solve them one by one.
If you are planning to open your account, Amazon is offering a one-month free trial for the professional version of your sellers account. It is actually a great time to do this jump on this offer. I will include a link, so you can get this one month free. You can also just go to Google and search for Open Amazon Seller Account, and within one of those first two links, you should find this page as well.
All we’re going to do here is click Sell. Obviously, go ahead and put in whatever email address or whatever you want. I’m going to put our support at startup Rose.com, we’ll create a new password. Since we’re just signing up now, it’s going to ask you first and last name. As for me, it’s going to be Will Mitchell. Type it in, support email address again to set up some password.
It is all easy for you. As I said, it is simple enough. But a lot of people are intimidated by it. Type that cap in, and you will see some questions, which is where people start to get confused. The question is about who’s paying the taxes. If you have a legal business name, go ahead and put it in. If not, register one with your individual personal name.
As I have repeated, it’s very simple to switch this account over to a business account at any point in the future. The major problem is to get your seller account up and start selling. The structure and the classification of it shall be dealt with later. Next, you shall fill out your display name, which is what’s going to show on the consumer side of amazon.com.
When people buy your product, they’ll see the store name. Now if you’re selling something generic, it is smart to do some type of generic name obviously. If you’re only selling soap, you’re going to want some soap-related name. But ideally or in theory, I’m just going to be selling a bunch of different products.
Then, I’m going to make some generic name, Big Savings or Depot. I’m sure they are available after checking the availability. Then we need type in our address and our phone number and so on.
Next, you can select this one if you want, but you definitely don’t have to. Provided there’s going to be some main category, I’ll just put everything else for fun. By clicking Save and Continue, it is going to take you to the next page, which is about your credit card number, or number of some type of debit card for Amazon to put on file for verification of identity.
I’m going to go ahead and click My Credit Card Number, and hide it in the actual recording. Then, we just click Save and Continue again, which is as simple as I said. Once again, I’m going to have to type in my personal cell phone number for identity verification, because I can’t get text messages on our toll-free number.
I’m going to click Send Me a Text Message, and the page it jumps to says Just Read This: If you’re international, use that leading one. I’m not international, as I’m within the US. In this case, I’m going to type my cell phone numbers in. Go ahead and click Text Me Now for the next webpage.
If I can find my phone and I already got the code, I shall type that in verification pin to link to the next step of the registration. Click Continue to access to the tax interview again. In this way, Amazon gets to know who you are, because they have to register with the IRS who they’re paying as third-party sellers.
It is virtually the same as many different tax forms that you would have filled out. Suppose you have already got a company, you should have whichever one of these, or you’ve an LLC, namely Limited Liability Company S Corp.
If you don’t have your company set up yet, you may sign up as an individual or sole proprietor, which is my case. Without business or trade name, I’m just signing up under my personal name and then filling out the rest of this information. Then, it’s going to ask you for either your SSN or EIN, namely the tax identification number.
If you’re an individual person, you’re going to use your social security number, which is your tax ID. If you are registering as a company, you may have an EIN, which is going to be your tax ID as a company. As I’m signing up as an individual, I shall put this information in again. I will make sure to hide this field in the recording.
Based on the fact that I was not born 60 days ago, I won’t click that box. Save and Continue it, and we’ll see where we end up. It is set to validate our tax identification, which was aimed to make sure we are who we claim. It is followed by filling out the information of what we were.
Click Save and Continue it once again, and consent to signing this w-9 Form electronically. Then, provide the electronic signature, and then click Submit. Click Exit Interview, and we are done with the tax interview finally.
Click Complete Registration and finish it all. I believe we are registered and set up to sell on Amazon. If we wanted to, we could go list an inventory and have it up for sale for Amazon customers. As you can see, we are completely done with it. We got the Help Box and all these different things.
But we are set up to sell. With the Amazon seller central account, we can go manage our inventory, start listing inventory, and set up FBA orders and so on. It might be smart to go through it. If it is the first time you sell on Amazon, please check out QuickStart on the side. Other than that, we’re up running and ready to sell. So, we are starting the sales. I hope you can create your Amazon seller account and start selling.