Get Started Selling on Amazon: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Part 5 of 12)
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Part 5: Listing Your First Product on Amazon
In Part 4, we talked about Getting Ungated on Restricted Amazon Categories.
In this part, we will walk through a brief process of listing your product on Amazon.
Note: There are 2 ways of listing a product on Amazon;
- Listing on an existing product (straight forward & easy)
- Creating a brand new product listing (slightly more involving)
For this series, we’ll only cover the first method. The reason being is that, the products we selected in part 2 will be existing products- we’ll “cheat” and ride off of the current original listing owner’s success until we gain enough momentum to afford listing products on our own.
Later on when we start covering FBA, we will go over method #2.
For this walk-through, we will be adding the product we found during part 2 of this series- the Car Crane.
Here’s how you list your product(s) on Amazon under an existing listing
Step 1: Navigate to the product page as show above, then scroll down to the Product Information section and grab the number called the ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number). It’s on the right column under “Additional Information.”
Select and copy it.
Step 2: Open another tab, log in to your Seller’s Account, (top menu) navigate to Inventory > Add Product
Paste the ASIN into the search bar and click search.
Step 3: The results will display as shown below, click on “Sell Yours”
Step 4: Fill out the information as shown in the empty boxes below.
For now, only focus on the items with the red asterisk. However, you should also fill out the following;
Seller’s SKU, Start Selling Date, Country as Labeled and Shipping Method options. By the end of it, it should look something like screenshots below.
Step 5: Click “Save and Finish” and you’re done!
Step 6: Once the screen in step 5 above clears, give it a few minutes then check under your “Inventory” and your new listing should be showing! Go back to the front of the store and double check that your listing is showing.
This is how it will look in the back end under your inventory list- listing successful!
Tip: By default, Amazon orders merchant according to price- lowest first, highest last. They factor in shipping cost for this. To make sure you start seeing sales roll in as fast as possible, try and be the lowest (for now). It’s called the newbies race to the bottom but in my opinion it’s not a bad thing.
After you have a few I had a few sales and positive ratings under my belt, I stopped being so “desperate” but I really embraced it during the first month of selling- and still do it now from time to time when sales are sluggish.
As always, if you have any questions or get stuck and need help completing any of the steps outlined here, leave me a comment below or email me and I’ll be happy to help.
Up Next, Part 6: Testing the Market Before Making the Big Purchase
This post is a part of the ongoing Get Started Selling on Amazon: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide series, follow the links below to read them:
Part 1: Creating Buyers & Sellers Accounts for Selling on Amazon
Part 2: Researching Hot & Profitable Products To Sell on Amazon
Part 3: Finding the Right Suppliers for Your First Amazon Inventory Batch
Part 4: Getting Ungated on Restricted Amazon Categories
Part 5: Listing Your First Product on Amazon (Current)
Part 6: Testing the Market Before Making the Big Purchase
Part 7: Purchasing Stock to Sell on Amazon
Part 8: Shipping Your First Amazon Order, YAY!!!
Part 9: The Magic in Positive Ratings & How to Get Them
Part 10: Improving Your Seller Ratings & Ensuring Your Account is Not Suspended
Part 11: Moving Up to Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) (Coming soon)
Part 12: Scaling Up Your Amazon Operation (Coming soon)
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