- Step 1
This is a great news for the merchants in the house. Amazon.com has a very hot marketplace with millions of customer across the globe; where you can sell whatever stuff ranging from books, electronics, software, furniture, and so on, whether new or used stuffs. First step is to go to Amazon.com and on their website look to the bottom left side where you’ll find “Selling on Amazon”. Click on the link “Sell Your Stuff”
- Step 2
The link will then take you to the “Sell Your Stuff and make money – it’s that easy” page. This is where they tell you that you can “Earn cash by selling your pre-owned items on Amazon.com. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it doesn’t cost you a penny until your item sells” if you are choosing individual plan. They have two price plans: individual plan(to sell little stuffs with no subscription fees) and pro merchant (to sell a lot of stuffs with a monthly subscription fee of only $39.99 plus selling fees on items that sell).
- Step 3
Just below the welcome, there will be a box where you will list the item you would like to sell. Amazon has 18 categories from books, sporting goods, automotive, and more categories including one called “everything else” to use if your item is not listed in the category.
- Step 4
Search by title or keyword to find your exact item in their marketplace. Once you have done this, click on the “Start Selling” button.
- Step 5
You will then be taken to the page which shows all items that are relevant to your keyword or title. Depending on your item, you may see one or multiple items to choose from. Once you have found an item that is like yours, click to the right on the “Sell Yours Here” button.
- Step 6
You will next verify the item you are selling, select the item’s condition. You need specify if your item is a new or used item and then add comments about the condition of your item. Once you are ready, click on the “continue” button at the bottom of the page.
- Step 7
On this next page you will enter the price for your item, the quantity you have available for sale to sell, your location, and select your shipping methods. OK what about the shipping? Amazon.com will credit you for the cost of shipping. There are preset credits for each shipping method so you are not out the money of shipping.
- Step 8
Once you have completed this you will be taken to the sign-in page. If you have an Amazon.com account, you will sign into it here, or you can create one if you don't have an account yet. First you need to go to amazon.com and set up a sellers account. This will require a credit or debit card, not to charge you for the account, but to verify who you are, and to charge each month for amazon fees, for selling on their site. The fees are minimal, much less than eBay.
- Step 9
Once you are ready, click on the “Submit your Listing” button at the bottom of the page and your item will be listed in the Amazon.com Marketplace.
- Step 10
Once your item sells, Amazon.com will immediately send you an email alerting you of the sale. You can follow their easy-to-understand and follow instructions. You need to send your item within two business days and after the buyer confirms to Amazon that they’ve received your item—Amazon will transfer the money to your account. You will receive the price of your item + a credit for shipping – Amazon’s small commission.
- Pricing your item well will help it sell. Be realistic about what it's worth. Amazon will provide you information about other similar items to guide you in pricing yours.
- Be sure to ship your item in the time frame and with the shipping method chosen by the buyer. Amazon closely watches its sellers to ensure that their clients are getting what they pay for so follow through with your end of the deal to get your money.