Amazon Seller Central

Find out more about Amazon Seller Central with a key information table, pricing information, and frequently asked questions.

Updated on July 2nd, 2020

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Amazon Seller Central is Amazon's platform for business owners to sell their goods online. Businesses can use Seller Central for order fulfillment, advertising, and more.

Pricing:

Plan Name

Price

Individual

$0.99 /item

Pro

$39.99 /mo.

Amazon Seller Central
Review:

Pros: Sell products directly to customers. Eligible for fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

Cons: No content support from Amazon.

Bottomline: Seller central is a good option for small retailers who want to sell their products on Amazon.

Key Information:

Legal Name

Amazon.com, Inc.

Founder

Jeff Bezos

Founding Date

Jul 05, 1994

Address

410 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States

Number of Employees

600000

Number of Customers

2000000

Telephone

1 (877) 586-3230

Website

https://www.amazon.com/

FAQs:

How do I get to Seller Central on Amazon?

Go to the Amazon Seller Central website and select the 'Start selling' button.

What is an Amazon Seller Central account?

An Amazon Seller Central account allows merchants to sell items to Amazon customers.

How do I reactivate my Amazon Seller account?

On the Amazon Seller home page, select 'Reactivate your listings' and click 'Active'. Lastly, select 'Submit' and your account will be reactivated.

How do I contact Amazon Seller Central?

You can contact Amazon Seller Central telephonically on 1-206-922-0880. Alternatively, users can visit the Amazon Seller Central website to have their questions answered.

Can you sell on Amazon for free?

The Individual plan has no monthly fees but there is a $0.99 fee on each item sold.

How much is an Amazon Seller account?

The Individual plan has no monthly fee, while the Professional plan costs $39.99 per month.

Do you need a business license to sell on Amazon?

No, you do not need a business license to sell items on Amazon.

How do I close an Amazon Seller account?

From the Amazon Seller Central website, go to 'Settings' and select 'Account'. Switch your account type to Individual, then close the 'Settings' tab. Navigate to the bottom of the page and select 'Contact us' to request a cancellation of your account.

How do I suspend my Amazon Seller account?

Log in to your Amazon Seller Central account and select 'Settings'. Click on 'Account Info' and navigate to the 'Listing Status' section. Select it, then click the 'Edit' button and change the selection to 'Inactive'. Click 'Submit' and your suspension will be implemented within an hour.

Do I need a seller's permit to sell on Amazon?

Yes, sellers on Amazon are required to have a sales tax permit.

How often does Amazon pay sellers?

Amazon pays merchants every two weeks.

How do I contact the Amazon Seller help department?

To get help with your Amazon Seller account, you can call the Amazon customer service line at 1 (866) 216-1072 and a member of the customer service team will assist you and direct your call accordingly.

Amazon Seller Services

What services does Amazon Seller Central offer?

  • Distribution.
  • Advertising.
  • Order Fulfillment.
  • Warehousing.
  • Customer service.

Do I need to apply to become an Amazon merchant?

No application is necessary. You can simply sign up for an Amazon merchant account and choose your plan by going to sellercentral.amazon.com.

Is Amazon Seller Central available in the United Kingdom?

Amazon Seller Central is available in the UK as part of Amazon Seller Central Europe. You can learn more by going to the Amazon Seller Center UK website.

Are there any alternatives to Amazon Seller Central?