Sell Your Products on Amazon.com
Would you like to sell your products on one of the largest, most visited e-commerce sites in the world? Amazon.com makes it easy for merchants to sell products of all kinds on their site, so take advantage of this opportunity to reach a worldwide market.
Would you like to sell your products on one of the largest, most visited ecommerce sites in the world? Amazon.com makes it easy for merchants to sell products of all kinds on their site, so take advantage of this opportunity to reach a worldwide market.
You may think of Amazon as a book seller, but you can find everything from books and CDs to household goods, clothing, toys and even groceries. In some cases Amazon buys product to resell to customers, and in others merchants sell directly to customers using the Amazon.com web site. The following descriptions will help you to determine which program is best for you.
If you produce books, music or video, you can enroll in Amazon Advantage. For just $29.95 per year, you can list products on Amazon and easily add information such as cover art, descriptions, editorial reviews and more. The pages for your products can look just as good as the pages for books, CDs and DVDs from major publishing houses and studios.
In the Advantage program, Amazon orders products from you and they fulfill customer orders. You receive 45% of the retail price that you set. So if you price your product at $20, you would receive $9 for each one sold by Amazon.com. This is true even if Amazon chooses to discount the price and sell the product for less than $20. Apply to Advantage at http://advantage.amazon.com/.
Once the book, CD or DVD is listed in Amazon’s catalog, you can also sell directly to customers through Amazon Marketplace. Just go to the product page and click on the link that says, “Sell Yours Here.” The buyer pays Amazon.com, then you are notified to ship the item to the customer. Amazon provides a shipping allowance and pays you the price you set minus applicable fees.
You can also sell other products through Amazon Marketplace, including housewares, electronics and more. If the product is already available through Amazon.com, just click on the “Sell Yours Here” link. If the product you want to sell is not already in the Amazon catalog, you may add it if you are a Pro Merchant seller. Pro Merchant status requires payment of a monthly fee, but the per transaction fees are lower than for standard Marketplace sellers. Learn more about Marketplace and Pro Merchant at http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller/sell-your-stuff.html/.
Amazon offers auctions where you can sell just about anything. Much like selling on eBay, you can list items, include pictures and descriptions and set minimum bids. For more information about Amazon auctions, see http://s1.amazon.com/.
And if all else fails, there is always begging and pleading. You can accept donations with Amazon’s Honor System. Simply put some code on your site and Amazon will collect donations for you. They handle the credit card processing and other hassles, and send you the money donated less a small fee. For more information, see http://zme.amazon.com/.
Selling on Amazon.com puts your products in front of Amazon’s millions of site visitors.
As the Idea Lady, Cathy Stucker helps entrepreneurs and professionals attract customers and make themselves famous. Get free marketing tips at http://www.IdeaLady.com/Posted on: April 3, 2012, by : AfricanSisters