How to List Your Items on Amazon
Once you have your Amazon account created, you need to list the items you want to sell.
For some people, we may be skipping a crucial step – choosing what items to sell. However for this tutorial, I’m going to assume you’ve already done this. If don’t know what to sell first, simply find some items around your house you want to get rid of (that’s what I did).
To add your first product, you want to go to “Inventory” in the top of your screen and click “Add Product”.
Once you click “Add Product” you will be prompted to search for your product. I searched by barcode, however you can also search by the product name. Unless you’re selling an item you’ve manufactured (which I’m assuming you’re not), you shouldn’t need to create a new product.
Once you select your product, you’ll be taken to a screen to enter important product information. There are three main things you need to enter.
- The price you want to sell your item for
- What condition your item is in
- Whether you want Amazon to ship the item or you want to ship it yourself
For pricing, you choose what you feel comfortable selling your item at. Personally, I searched for the item on Amazon, looked at the used items that were eligible for free shipping, and priced my item slightly lower than the lowest price available.
For the condition, be as honest and descriptive as you can. All you are required to enter for the condition is a selection of “Acceptable”, “Good”, etc. However you’ll be much more likely to sell it if you offer an additional description. Is your game missing the manual, but has the cover? Mention it. Is the book a library book you bought? Mention it.
Don’t list an item at a better condition then it is. You won’t get away with it. If a customer expects a a “like-new” book, but gets one with tears and highlighting, they’re going to request a refund. Doing this can result in negative reviews, which will make it very hard for you to sell in the future.
Lastly, you want to make sure you select “I want Amazon to ship and provide customer service for my items if they sell.”. This is essentially the “I want to use FBA option”.
If you made sure to select that check box, and this is your first time selling on Amazon using FBA, Amazon will send you to a registration screen. Simply read and accept the terms of service here.