With a huge customer base, renowned two-day shipping program, and an equally famous digital assistant, Amazon is the undisputed e-commerce leader in the United States. While most people are aware of Amazon’s influence, fewer are aware that just about anyone can sell on Amazon.

Similar to eBay, the process of becoming a seller on Amazon involves the basic steps of setting up an account, listing products, and shipping products to customers. Whether you are an established business or someone who wants to make extra money on the side, Amazon makes it straightforward for people to build a revenue stream. Furthermore, selling on Amazon means you have access to their loyal customer base and unrivaled brand power.

While expert knowledge is not necessary to get started, you do need to at least have the right products to sell and a fulfillment strategy in place to get those products to your customers. Customer service is the core of Amazon, and your ability to make things easy and smooth for customers will determine how profitable you will be in this marketplace.

Once the orders flow in, there are steps you can take for even more success on Amazon. Optimizing your products for search, fostering a solid selling rating, following best practices, and taking advantage of Amazon’s many seller tools will help lead to higher traffic, more reviews, and greater revenue for your business.

Amazon makes it easy for anyone to take advantage of its services, but creating a successful selling account is a more involved process that requires time and effort. Red Stag Fulfillment put together a complete guide that outlines the whole selling experience with helpful tips along the way to serve as a starting point for your successful Amazon experience.

About the Author:

Jake Rheude is the Director of Marketing at Red Stag Fulfillment, a fulfillment provider specializing in world-class fulfillment services for e-commerce businesses. Jake has years of experience in business development and e-commerce and has been a contributor to Forbes, BigCommerce, and Business2Community.