To become an Amazon seller, you typically need to create a seller account on the Amazon platform. There are two primary types of seller accounts: Individual and Professional.

Individual Seller Account:

  • This type of account is suitable for individuals or small-scale sellers who plan to sell fewer than 40 items per month.
  • Individual sellers are charged a per-item fee for each sale they make.
  • There's no monthly subscription fee with this account type, making it a good choice for those who are just starting out or who sell items infrequently.

Professional Seller Account:

  • This type of account is designed for businesses or high-volume sellers who intend to sell more than 40 items per month.
  • Professional sellers pay a monthly subscription fee, but they are not charged per-item fees for each sale they make.
  • Additionally, professional sellers have access to more advanced selling tools and features, such as bulk listing and inventory management tools, advertising options, and customizable shipping settings.
  • This account type is ideal for sellers looking to scale their operations and take advantage of Amazon's full suite of seller services.

Choosing between these two account types depends on your selling volume, business needs, and budget. If you're just starting out or selling items on a smaller scale, an Individual Seller Account might be the right choice initially. As your business grows and you start selling more items per month, upgrading to a Professional Seller Account can provide you with access to additional tools and benefits to help you manage and expand your operations more efficiently.