If you are interested in selling on Amazon then you have ended on the right blog post. In the post we’ll talk about what countries can you sell on Amazon and what do you need to get started with your Amazon business? Amazon has grown a lot in the recent years and has really expanded to different marketplaces. Amazon also allows for a lot of international sellers to sell on their marketplace. So basically you could start selling on Amazon USA without ever visiting the USA or shipping products to your customers yourself. Amazon is doing all that for you. But not only that, they are also collecting payments, managing returns and handling some of the customer service issues as well. How cool is that?
From what country can you sell on Amazon?
Recently Amazon added a lot of new countries to their list. So you could almost start selling on Amazon from almost anywhere in the world. Full list on Amazon’s website.
|Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Antigua and Barbuda
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Sao Tome and Principe
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Central African Republic
|Trinidad and Tobago
|Papua New Guinea
|United Arab Emirates
|Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Republic of the Congo
This might seem very simple and easy but sometimes Amazon really takes a lot of time to verify your information. We’ve had situations where it takes months to verify our information. Especially in the EU marketplace. The USA goes a lot faster. In order to sell in the EU you also need to apply for a VAT number.
How to register an Amazon seller central account?
Before you start you have two options to choose from. You can choose a professional selling plan or individual selling plan. What’s the difference? See the exact details over here.
Most of the sellers who start out choose the professional selling plan because it really has a lot more benefits. The most important things are:
- You can use Amazon PPC
- You can use Amazon FBA
What is Amazon PPC?
Amazon PPC (pay per click) is an advertising option on Amazon.com. You can run different types of ads on their platform. For example:
- Keyword targeted campaigns
- Product targeted campaigns
- Video ads
Amazon PPC (per per lick) is important because you need to advertise your products on Amazon. I have not yet heard of a new product that is selling very well on Amazon without using any ads on Amazon. Especially if you are just starting out and have 0 reviews. If you have a well known brand in the USA then you could be able to sell on Amazon without using any ads but most people don’t have that when starting out. We have also written a full guide how to grow sales with Amazon PPC here.
What is Amazon FBA?
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service that allows businesses to outsource order fulfillment to Amazon. Businesses send products to Amazon fulfillment centers and when a customer makes a purchase, we pick, pack, and ship the order. We can also provide customer service and process returns for those orders. (information from Amazon)
How does Amazon FBA work?
FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) lets you focus on the main things that are important when building your business which is product development and marketing. Amazon already has millions of customers visiting their website daily.
After you have registered your Amazon seller account then the next thing you need is a product to sell on Amazon. You could start doing your product research before you register your Amazon seller account to save some time.
What products to sell on Amazon?
That’s one of the biggest questions at all when it comes to selling on Amazon. You need to have a clear strategy when looking for products to sell on Amazon. You don’t want to sell products where there’s too much competition because then it would be really hard for you to rank on Amazon. We have written a separate blog post about what products to sell on Amazon. Make sure you check it out as well.
How to do product research on Amazon?
You can do product research on Amazon using Helium10 google chrome extension or Black Box. These are two great tools by Helium10 that really help you out a lot. They let you scan Amazon pages and see how much are certain products selling for. You can also analyze the level of competition and other things that are very important (see the image below).
Unfortunately Helium10 google chrome extension is not free. There’s a monthly fee you need to pay to use their tools. We have got a discounted price for our readers which you can access below. We have also written a separate blog posts where we talk about about Helium10. You can access them all below:
What countries can sell on Amazon conclusion
We hope you got value from our blog post and know now from what countries you can sell on Amazon. If you have any questions about Amazon FBA then leave a comment below or send us a message.