More than 80 million Americans are Amazon Prime members. That’s about 64 percent of the households in the country.
Just let that sink in for a moment.
What began as an online bookstore that was competing against Barnes and Noble in the mid-90s, Amazon.com has grown into a multi-billion dollar business that sells everything from kitchen and cookware to a life-sized Bigfoot statue.
If your business is looking for more ways to grow as a brand and, of course, your income, an Amazon store is a no-brainer.
In this article, we are discussing how to build your own Amazon store with a few tips!
Step 1: Decide What to Sell
Amazon offers over 20 product categories to all sellers, as well as a select 10 more categories for Professional Sellers.
If you sell a variety of products that can’t be confined to one category, consider limiting the products you sell online or choosing the Professional selling plan.
Step 2: Choose a Selling Plan
Amazon offers a couple of selling plans that give your web store the freedom to sell just a couple of products or a couple thousand.
Choose from the Professional plan or the Individual plan.
The Professional selling plan allows you to sell an unlimited amount of products for $39.99 per month.
If you choose the Individual plan, there’s no monthly fee but a fee of $0.99 per product sold.
Step 3: Register and Start Selling
Once you’ve decided your product category and have chosen a selling plan, it’s time to open your store’s proverbial doors!
Create your account on Seller Central, begin managing your account and start selling on Amazon.
After Your Amazon Store is Open for Business
Once you’ve opened your Amazon store, the real fun is just beginning. However, before you can start having fun, gain an edge of your competitors.
Be aware of Amazon trademark infringement and avoid a potentially disastrous problem. Trademarks can help your business stand out from competitors.
In tandem with a fast, engaging website, your store can be an excellent tool to grow your business.
To make the most of your Amazon listings, follow these helpful suggestions.
- Triple-check your listing title and product description is accurate
- Ensure that your product content is well-written and catchy
- Include several large, clear photos of the product
- Solicit reviews after customers make a purchase
- Choose the correct category and sub-categories
- Include your store’s website to drive additional traffic
Give every product the time and attention they deserve. A misspelling, incorrect photo, or poorly written description will not only cost you sales, but it also makes your business look unprofessional and untrustworthy.
Treat your online store as if it was a physical store and give it the same care and concern.
Build Your Business In-Store and Online
Your Amazon store is just the beginning. Grow your business in-store and online by staying up to date with the latest industry trends, receive insights from the professionals, and find unique ways to increase your income in 2018.
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