Do you have the desire to work from home and be your own boss? Are you ready to take control and ownership of your work day? Guess what? The reality is there, and legitimate opportunities are available. However, it’s important to find one that’s going to lead to success and that’s going to have room for growth going forward, like becoming an authorized seller on Amazon.
What's an Authorized Seller on Amazon?
An authorized seller is someone
who has a contractual relationship
with the manufacturer to sell
name-brand products on Amazon.
In order to reduce counterfeit products, many brand name manufacturers create partnerships with sellers. This partnership allows sellers to offer the name-brand products as an authorized seller through online stores like Amazon. As a
way to reduce the negative effects that counterfeit products have on the brands reputation, customers are encouraged to only purchase the products from authorized sellers. That way the customers know the product they will receive is authentic.
Selling brand name products starts with an agreement with the manufacturer to allow sellers to list their products online. Prior authorization is required to ensure the products sold are authentic. Any seller who receives authorization to sell the products from the manufacturer can become an authorized seller on Amazon.
How to Become an Authorized Seller on Amazon
The first step to becoming an authorized seller is to figure out a niche, or the type of products to sell. Research Amazon to see what products are selling well and to identify current market trends. Take into account the fees associated with selling the items you choose. Also consider the price of the products. Items that range from $10-$40 are easier to sell than higher investment items.
Once they find their niche, the seller can request an authorized dealer agreement from brand name companies within their area of expertise.
It is important to ensure the agreement is written and provides permission to sell the products on Amazon.
Now you need to source your product. Sellers can purchase the inventory from the manufacturer directly or from wholesale marketplaces. After inventory has been selected, sellers can work on listing their products on Amazon. It’s important to make sure that everything is an exact match to the correct ASIN page. Now you’re ready to begin selling brand name products on Amazon.
How to Handle Inventory From Home
One of the downsides to selling products on Amazon is the storage of inventory. Those who work from home will want to sell as many products as possible but may not want to rent a warehouse or storage space to keep the products. If this is the case the best option is to use FBA or Fulfillment by Amazon. This program allows the products to be shipped to an Amazon warehouse, where they’re stored until the items are purchased by a customer. Amazon then picks, packs and ships the product to the customer.
The benefits of FBA help sellers build, sustain and grow their business. FBA sellers enjoy competitive shipping and the Prime logo on the product listing. They also don’t pay extra for the cost of shipping. The shipping is included with the seller’s FBA fees.
Does becoming an authorized Amazon seller intrigue you? The best part is you can grow your business from the comfort of your home. If you need assistance with your product listings, advertising and FBA, we’re here to help. Set up your free consultation today.