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Selling On Amazon

Every one knows by now that Amazon is a very popular place to buy and sell goods from, the worlds largest online retailer has been growing in size every year since 1995 when Amazon was started from a garage selling books online.

Now anyone and everyone has at some point in there lives purchased something from Amazon and you will be pleased to know that you too can sell goods on Amazon through the Shopify Amazon sales channel.

To start using the Amazon sales channel through Shopify you first need to apply for a professional seller account at Amazon, for the privilege of selling on Amazon they charge a monthly fee plus a fee per item sold you need to remember this sales channel is not intended for dropshipping but for selling your own inventory on Amazon.

Shopify

In conjunction with a Amazon seller account you also need to open a Shopify account to link the Amazon sales channel too, you can add the sales channel through your Shopify account admin or add the channel through the app store within Shopify this will allow you to manage all listings through your Shopify store admin,  please read our shopify review for more information on how to open your Shopify account.  

amazon seller account

 Amazon sales channel

To activate the Amazon sales channel login to your Shopify admin page and look for the sales channel click on the add sales channel then click on Amazon to learn more about the channel in detail, then click on the Amazon account page and then connect to Amazon.

When you click on connect to Amazon through your Shopify dashboard this will automatically connect and share important information between your shopify account and the Amazon seller central account this will allow you to select items on Amazon to sell through the Amazon sales channel app in your Shopify store. 

Sales channel requirements

To start using the Amazon sales channel there are requirements that need to be addressed please read the Amazon eligibility requirements when these requirements have been made then you can go ahead and activate your sales channel through your Shopify admin account.

Please note that adding the Amazon sales channel through your Shopify account is free the Amazon professional seller account application will incur a monthly fee plus a fee per item that is sold on the Amazon website.

Currently there are restriction placed on the categories that goods can be sold through the Amazon website for Amazon.com these categories include

  • Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
  • Arts, Crafts & Sewing
  • Home & Kitchen
  • Patio, Lawn & Garden
  • Sport & Outdoors
  • Health & Household
  • Toys & Games
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Electronics

And for Amazon.ca these categories that goods can be sold through include

  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Home & Kitchen
  • Electronics
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Toys & Games
  • Jewelry
  • Patio, Lawn & Garden

 Listing products on the Amazon sales channel

Through your Amazon sales channel admin account you can create listings to sell on the Amazon website, please note that any products that you already have listed in your Shopify store will not be automatically listed on your sales channel, a new listing will need to be created.

All listings that you make on your account will need to be submitted to Amazon for approval this can take a few hours to be approved once the listing is approved it will then appear on the Amazon marketplace for sales to be made, you can fully manage all listings through your Shopify admin page. 

Alternative online sales channels

When you sign up for a Shopify account there are other sales channels available through your account admin page other than the the Amazon sales channel, you can also sell products on Facebook and Instagram both these social media websites can be very profitable for selling online reaching a very large audience and you can also sell through your own online store with a Shopify plan, or you can sell by dropshipping so why not open a Shopify account today.