Launching your Amazon Store
Payoneer offers innovative solutions designed with international eCommerce sellers in mind. As an Amazon seller, Payoneer gives you the option to receive disbursements of your Amazon sales into your Payoneer account and transfer them directly to your local bank in your local currency.
Sellers can also use their collection account balances to make local payments in that currency at no cost to the seller. Plus, transaction fees on international payments are very competitive – upwards of 70% less than bank fees.
Payoneer is available for use in the following marketplaces:
• Amazon.com (United States)
• Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
• Amazon.fr (France)
• Amazon.de (Germany)
• Amazon.it (Italy)
• Amazon.es (Spain)
Register as Amazon Seller
Becoming a new seller on Amazon is not difficult. It takes a few minutes to register and only a few more to get your product listings to go live. But you should prepare for those few minutes and keep a close eye on the default settings once you get started.
First, get to know Amazon’s rules (link here) and prepare to follow them exactly as they are stated. They are there to provide customers with consistent, high quality experiences. You can find them in the Help Section.
Second, know what you plan to sell and familiarize yourself with Amazon’s listing format.
Finally, have these items ready when you register — Business name, address, contact , email, credit card (internationally chargeable), tax ID, state tax ID (if applicable), and passport. Also, know where you plan to have return orders sent and who will handle buyer inquiries.
Listing Products on Amazon
Part 1: Prepare Before You List Products on Amazon
There are a couple of things you need to take care of first before listing products on Amazon. They’re pretty straightforward, but it’s important not to miss any of them because it’ll cause a ton more work later on.
Get UPC codes for all products – Each item you list on Amazon will need its own UPC code, whether that’s a single item or several bundled together (Amazon counts a bundle as a single item).
Dimensions and weight – One of the parts of uploading a product to Amazon is including its measurement and weight – This data should be available to you after having completed the Suppliers Selection process.
Take pro-quality photographs – Product images are one of the most important parts in a product listing, so take the time to really get this step right.
Make your products findable – The last step before actually listing products on Amazon means ensuring buyers will be able to find them once they’re live. For starters, double-check that you have the right category selected. Once you’re sure you’ve got the right ones, spend a fair bit of time on keyword research.
Part 2: Begin Listing Products to be Sold on Amazon
There are only four steps in this part; if you did everything right in the first part, this section will be a breeze.
Login to your Seller Central account and toggle to the Inventory dropdown menu, then select “Add A Product”. You can also get to this point by clicking on “Add Products Via Upload”, which is handy if you’re used to working with spreadsheets.
Next is to choose one of three options on the “Add a Product” page.
Use the search bar to look for a product by name or ID.
Just under the search bar, click on “Create a new product listing” (if your product is brand new and not currently being sold on Amazon).
For batch uploads, go to the right side of your screen and click on “Bulk upload”.
Confirm the primary category and add in any other categories or sub-categories your items belong to.
Switch to “Advanced View” and fill in all the fields under the various tabs, i.e. Vital Info, Variations, Offer, Images, Description, Keywords and More Details. If you’re selling products that are the same except for small differences, like colour or size, then the Variations tab is where you’ll distinguish between those differences. This one requires going to the “Help” tab on your Dashboard and downloading the template you need (just search for “inventory file template” to get the selection of templates to choose from), making sure you have Excel to fill in all the fields and upload it to Amazon.
Ensuring Amazon package requirements are performed by Supplier.
Shipping and routing requirements
Packaging your shipment correctly is crucial to making sure your inventory reaches Amazon safely and that it’s optimized for entry into the fulfilment centres.
Once the supplier has confirmed agreement to & demonstrated via images that the product is/will be packed strictly in accordance with the requirements detailed above, the order can be processed and payment made in accordance with terms and method agreed with supplier
Once products are successfully received by the fulfilment centre – Your store can go ‘live’