Question: Does it cost money to sell on Amazon?
Answer: Only if you successfully sell something or sign up for a Professional account.
It depends on the selling plan you choose when you sign up.
If you choose an Individual account, you won’t have to pay a dime to list an item for sale. Once somebody buys it, Amazon will collect its fees before paying you.
Choosing a Professional account means you need to pay both a monthly fee and whenever you successfully sell something. However, you’ll pay less for every sale, so it’s a good choice if you sell a lot (at least 41 items per month).
Figuring out exactly how much it will cost to sell on Amazon can be a real challenge. The basic rule of thumb is that it will cost a third of what you charge the customer. For more details and a quick lesson in Amazon selling, see “How to Sell on Amazon for Beginners.”
The benefits of selling on Amazon are many. Among others, Amazon:
Sound good to you? Then learn how to start selling on Amazon and you could soon have a lucrative hobby or even your own business!
Amazon isn’t for everybody, though. Many sellers prefer eBay. Why?
We strongly recommend it—we’ve made very good money selling on Amazon ourselves! If you want to give it a try, start with the basics of Amazon selling or see our more advanced lesson, “How to Make Money Selling on Amazon.”