Fortunately, Pakistan is now approved by Amazon and has proudly secured a place in its seller list. Amazon which is a big name in the eCommerce industry offers a great platform to businesses to increase their sales and reach. You’ll be amazed to know that there are approximately 150 million Amazon users worldwide and it has around 95 million subscribers on Prime. This means that if you create an Amazon seller account then you will have the opportunity to reach and attract millions of people. It is the most profitable marketplace for startups, local businesses, and especially businesses that are suffering due to low reach.
Now, if you have decided to utilize this great business opportunity and want to create an account on Amazon then we are here to help you through it. In this article, we’ll step-by-step guide you to the complete procedure of creating an amazon seller account from Pakistan.
Before initiating the process of creating your account, decide whether you would be selling your products as a sole proprietor or as a company. It is important to decide your account type as you’ll be charged accordingly then. Moreover, you have to know about different selling options. If you set up the account as an individual seller then you don’t have to pay subscription charges. You will only pay $0.99 to amazon per item of delivery.
On the other hand, if you set up your account as a professional seller then alongside the subscription charges, you have to pay a fixed amount of $39.99 per month regardless of the number of product deliveries. This is usually the best option for businesses that sell more than 40 items per month. So, if you have more sales then go for a professional plan else if you just want to test the waters then select the individual seller type.
To open an amazon seller account, you need to have the following items:
- National Identity Card or Passport
- Credit Card or Debit Card
- Bank statement and other bank details
Start creating your amazon seller account by following the below-mentioned procedure step by step:
Step #1: Go to https://sell.amazon.com/
Step #2: Click on the “Sign Up” button
Step #3: If you have an account already then provide your email address and password and press the “Next” button. Otherwise, click on “Create your account” which will take you to the next page.
Step #4: Now provide your name, a valid email address, and password. It is better to associate your business name with the email address.
Step #5: Then you’ll receive a one-time password (OTP) on the provided email address. Provide that password on the next step to verify your email and move on to the next step.
Step #5: Then proceed towards providing other essential details such as your company’s address, bank details, and credit card details. Once you provide all the details then your sale plan will be confirmed.
Step #6: At the end, you will be asked to provide tax identity details. Once these details are provided, then during the tax interview you’ll be inquired whether you’re the sole proprietor or a company.
After Amazon validates these details, you can proceed to other steps.
Provide Other Details Related to Your Business
To open an Amazon seller account, you need to provide your business location and business type details.
Step # 7: By business location, it means to provide the exact address of the location where your company is situated. You need to provide a valid and complete address because it will be verified by Amazon. And a single mistake in providing the information can cause you trouble later on.
Step #8: Further, you have to select your business type from the following options:
- State-owned business
- Publicly owned business
- Privately-owned business
- None, I am an individual
Step #9: Also, you need to provide your full name according to your CNIC or passport.
Now Proceed With Providing Your Personal Information
Step# 10: To complete the registration process, you need to provide your personal or business phone number, CNIC or passport number, and a copy of your CNIC or passport. Then click on the “Next” button to move to the next screen.
Step # 11: Once you provide all the necessary personal details then process towards selecting a marketplace. Selection of marketplaces refers to where you want to sell your products actually. Once you select the relevant marketplaces then click “Next” and move on.
Step #12: Then you need to provide the credit card details such as credit card number, expiry date, and the mentioned name. This step is necessary to verify your credit card. Move on by tapping on the “Next” button.
Step # 13: Once your credit card is validated then you need to provide the following answers related to your brand and products:
- The name of your Amazon store
- If you are the manufacturer or the brand owner of the products you sell on Amazon?
- If you own a registered trademark for your products or not?
- If you have UPC codes for your products or not?
After answering these questions, click on the “Next” button and move to the next step.
Validate Your Business Address
Step #14: Finally, the most important step to create an Amazon seller account is to validate your business address. After the successful verification of other information, Amazon will send you an address verification code through courier at the exact same address you provided in earlier steps. It will take around one week at least to receive the postcard.
Once you get the postcard then simply go to the address verification page and provide the code. Then to finish all the verification process, just click on the “Next” button and proceed.
Congratulations! Your registration process will be complete. After that, your account will be verified effortlessly if you have provided all the information correctly.
Moreover, to secure your account you can also utilize two-step verification although that is not obligatory.
Now, the next step is to set up your seller central space. For that, you need to visit https://sellercentral.amazon.com to add your FBA services, check and manage inventory, and other details. Through this user-friendly space, you can add inventory and orders as well as put ads. Moreover, you can also generate reports and see the required results.
While you step up your seller central account, it is important to check all the requirements or guidelines of Amazon. And make sure that you fulfill all the necessary guidelines and instructions for products and categories while setting up your seller central space.