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Selling on Amazon Internationally in 2021

 2021 Update: 

Ecommerce underwent an incredible surge in 2020 as consumers shifted from shopping in-store to online. By the end of the year, 74% of consumers believed the majority of consumer shopping would happen online in the future — up from 69% just months earlier. This and other trends indicate that 2021 holds immense potential for ecommerce entrepreneurs.

In order to provide all the information sellers need to succeed with their Amazon ventures—from launch, to first sale, to growth and scaling—we’ve updated our content for 2021.

Interested in starting an ecommerce business? Our guide to selling on Amazon will teach you everything you need to know.

You do not need to be living in the U.S. to be eligible to sell on Amazon’s U.S. store.

In fact, of Amazon’s 2.4 million third-party sellers worldwide, 83% sell in the U.S. marketplace — and 51% aren’t even located in the U.S.

If you’re interested in becoming a seller on Amazon’s U.S. platform, but don’t live in America, this article will teach you all you need to know to get started.


4 reasons you should sell on Amazon U.S.

1. Amazon U.S. is the largest of Amazon’s marketplaces

Amazon’s U.S. site ( is the largest e-commerce site in the world. With more than 3 billion unique visitors monthly, sees nearly three times the monthly traffic as the next largest global e-commerce site, eBay. 

Amazon’s U.S. site also boasts the following advantages over its international counterparts:

2. It’s easier to sell in the U.S. than in the EU

The only other Amazon marketplace that comes close to in size is the combined European Amazon network. However, the EU has a few more obstacles to overcome to start selling on their platform.

For example, EU sellers have to account for Value Added Tax (VAT). In the U.S., sellers collect sales tax from shoppers, which is applied after a sale is made.

However, in the EU, sellers have to add VAT earlier in the supply chain. As an added cost of goods sold, this makes pricing products competitively in the EU a little more difficult.

In addition, products sold in the EU have to cater to more than just English speakers. In the U.S., most sellers list their products in English only.

The EU, on the other hand, has marketplaces in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK. This means that their products and listings must be readable in as many as six different languages. (Of course, accommodating a broader range of languages is more inclusive and may help you reach new and different consumers; it just happens to take some additional time and effort.)

3. Amazon offers Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

Fulfillment by Amazon is a program that allows Amazon’s sellers to send and store their inventory to store in Amazon’s warehouses. Once a sale is made, Amazon’s employees pick, pack, and ship the goods on behalf of the sellers. 

Although this service is available in every country with an Amazon marketplace, it’s important to note the convenience it offers international sellers.

Without FBA, international sellers would have to ship their own goods overseas to their customers, or find third-party fulfillment options, which could be highly expensive and time-consuming.

4. A seller can start selling on Amazon U.S. with few obstacles

There are very few barriers to entry to start selling on Amazon. In fact, 54% of sellers who sell in the Amazon U.S. marketplace had their businesses up and running in fewer than three months. 

In addition, 64% of U.S. sellers realized a profit on Amazon in less than a year.


Which countries can sell on Amazon U.S.?

Currently, Amazon U.S. accepts sellers from 102 countries around the world. You can view the entire list of accepted countries in Amazon’s help center.

According to Amazon, to be able to sell from one of the countries listed, a seller will need to have proof of residence in their home country as well as a valid phone number and internationally chargeable credit card. 


How do I get started selling on Amazon U.S.?

First, make sure you have the following information handy:

  • A valid credit card
  • Internationally chargeable credit card
  • Bank account (if you’re unable to open a U.S. bank account, you may need to use Amazon’s Currency Converter for sellers which will allow you to sell on Amazon without opening a U.S. bank account)
  • Phone number
  • Proof of residence
  • Tax information

After you have all the information you need to create your Amazon seller account, go to and click ‘Register now.’

Amazon Seller Registration

In addition to the basic information mentioned above, seller candidates must complete an online step-by-step interview to determine whether or not they will need to fill out a W9 (as a U.S. taxpayer) or a W-8BEN (non-U.S. taxpayer).

It may take up to 72 hours for Amazon to review your application and give you permission to sell on Amazon. Sometimes, they may require additional information from you. Be sure to follow up with whatever Amazon needs in a timely manner.

Choose your business model

You may already have an idea of what products you’d like to sell, but if you don’t, there are great ways to learn high-demand, low-competition product opportunities in the U.S. market.

After Amazon approves you as a seller in the U.S. marketplace, you will first need to determine which business or sales model you plan to use. 

These are the three most popular business models for international Amazon U.S. sellers:

  • Private Label: Creating your own brand/label in order to manufacture your own products. While it is somewhat more involved than the other business models, it’s by far the most popular; 67% of all Amazon sellers are private label sellers.
  • Wholesale: Purchasing bulk goods to resell on Amazon. Unlike private label, where a seller must create their own brand, the products wholesalers sell are created by other brands/companies.
  • Dropshipping: Promoting and selling products offered by another supplier or manufacturer. When the sale is made, the dropshipper pays the supplier/manufacturer to ship the products on their behalf. 

While other business models exist, logistically, these three are the easiest since they all require little to no handling on your part. You can sell these types of products on Amazon without ever actually seeing the inventory yourself. 

Conversely, business models like retail arbitrage require you to source the products in person, then ship those goods to Amazon — this could end up being costly.

Here is a quick primer on how to do product research:

1. Perform a search on Amazon for a product opportunity. If you are unsure of what to search for, use Jungle Scout’s Opportunity Finder to help you locate killer product ideas.

2. Make sure that the product opportunity meets the following recommended criteria (the Jungle Scout Extension will help validate this information):

  • High demand. We recommend products that sell 200-300 units per month.
  • Low competition. Look for products whose top 10 sellers have less than 100 reviews/ratings on Amazon.
  • Lightweight/easy-to-ship. To save on shipping costs (both importing and shipping to the customer), make sure the product isn’t too heavy or too large.
  • No legal issues. Make sure that the product isn’t patented. Last thing you want as a new business owner is an intellectual property lawsuit on your hands!

3. Make sure you can source the product. Once you have a product that you’re interested in selling on Amazon, make sure you can source it. Use Jungle Scout’s Supplier Database or Alibaba to find a manufacturer or supplier.

Create an Amazon listing

In order to receive the shipping destination and FBA warehouse that you will be sending the product to you will have to create your listing on Amazon. While creating the perfect listing on Amazon is an art and science unto itself, here are some basics:

  • Make sure you have great images. Your product’s image is the first thing the customer sees, so you want to make sure that it’s an accurate representation of your product and brand.
  • The title should be informative and SEO friendly. Your title serves two functions. First, it lets Amazon’s search engine algorithm know what your product is so it can properly place it in their catalog. Second, it tells the customers all of the important information that you want them to know about your product.
  • Implement lots of great descriptions. While this may not be as important as your photos and titles, the bullet points and descriptions help convert those customers who are still on the fence after clicking. And if you can get your product registered through Amazon’s brand registry, you can use A+ content as well.

Choose a customs broker

In order to import your item into the U.S., you will need a customs broker to get your product into the country (unless you ship via air like UPS, DHL, or FedEx, in which case it is included as a service). 

Your customs broker will guide you through the exact process of clearing your shipment, including the requisite paperwork, documentation, taxes, and more. This is perhaps the least enviable aspect of selling on Amazon’s U.S. store, but something that all importers have to go through.

We recommend using a customs broker like Flexport, which handles all the customs, freight forwarding, and inventory storage for you. You can find alternative customs brokers with a quick Google search for contact details and reviews.

Here are some services that a good customs broker can provide:

Checking samples

Your customs broker can check your samples for you and let you know whether or not they are the exact products you specified when sourcing from your supplier.

Quality assurance

Similar to checking samples, your customs broker can review the quality of your products. There are also third-party quality assurance companies that can inspect and grade the products before they reach Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

These companies can check the quality during production as well, which allows you to address any major production issues early in the process.

Fulfillment prep centers

Before Amazon can receive your inventory, your products must be prepped, which includes having FNSKUs and other proper labeling.

In addition, if your product requires assembly not possible from your supplier, a third-party fulfillment prep center can assist with this. All of this can help you avoid additional fees from Amazon.


Amazon charges two kinds of fees for storage: monthly and long-term. So, if you have products that sell slowly, those fees can add up, especially if those products are oversized. Not to mention, Amazon provides storage limits for sellers based on their inventory health.

In either circumstance, you might consider storing your products with your custom broker if that’s a service they offer.


Start selling on Amazon U.S. now

Bottom line: Amazon is a great opportunity to start a business. And if you’re going to sell on Amazon, definitely sell in the U.S.

Although there may be a few easy-to-overcome obstacles for you to consider as a non-U.S. resident, once you’re past them, the benefits can’t be beat. You’ll have access to Amazon U.S.’s 2 billion monthly customers, extensive fulfillment network, and powerful research data.

Get started today!



171 comments on “Selling on Amazon Internationally in 2021

  1. Hi, can I open the account only using my passport? The issue is that my national ID has no expiration date, so I wonder if my passport will do.

    Also, I have a regular customer Amazon account, in the top menu I see the sell option which takes me to the page to become an amazon seller, is there something I should worry about here? Should I create an FBA account that is not related to my customer account?

    Thank you for your help

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can use your passport. You can use the same email or your seller account but if you want to keep things separate, use a new email just for the seller account.

  2. I am from trinidad and Tobago, and my country is not listed as one of the countries that can benefit from amazon fba programme. How do I work around that?

  3. Thanks for the detailed article, but I come from Uganda, is it possible for me to sell on Amazon. Because Uganda is not listed among the countries that are allowed to sell. Thank you.

  4. hi
    just one question
    I live outside of the us and my country is registered on the country’s that can sell in the us marketplace
    do I need a company in the us or is it fine to just open a company in my country ?

  5. Hi Dave,

    I successfully registered our Kenyan based business on Kenya is listed as one of the 102 eligible countries.
    I am now trying to link a deposit method, but Kenya is not on the list for “Bank Location”.

    According to Amazon help pages I cannot “receive payment to a bank account that is not listed in the “Bank Location” drop-down menu – Only the countries and regions that are present in the “Bank Location” drop-down menu from the Deposit Methods page are supported.”

    Of 102 countries listed as eligible, only 50 show up on the bank location drop down menu. What is the solution for the other countries? Is it by linking a Payoneer account?


    1. Hi Fabian,

      Yes, if your location is not listed in the drop-down, your best bet will be to use a Payoneer account.

  6. Hello sir
    I wanna sell the brand product in USA as wholesalers. But I am from Pakistan. My question is :
    1. Do I need USA LLC for selling on USA.
    2. Do I need USA bank account.
    3. Can you recommend me that Which one will best : privet label or wholesale.
    4 . my passport name is Fahim Iqbal and my bank account name Faheem Iqbal its make problem for me.

    Please sir answer all of my questions.
    Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Fahim,

      First, you need to open up a US Seller Account. Go through the steps and see what Amazon requires from you. You do not need an LLC or USA bank account to sell on Amazon but you may need an LLC and other business licenses to purchase products at a wholesale cost. Private label products will likely be your best bet on Amazon.

  7. Hello sir
    I wanna sell the brand product in USA as wholesalers. But I am from Bangladesh. My question is that :
    1. Do I need USA LLC for selling on USA.
    2. Do I need USA bank account.
    3. Can you recommend me which website is best for getting brand products as cheaper price .
    4. Can you recommend me that Which one will best : privet label or wholesale.

    Please sir answer all of my questions.
    Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Azhar,

      1. No, you don’t
      2. No, you don’t
      3. That you will need to figure out on your own. It is not possible to give you one website to buy wholesale products from–every seller has their own sources and will likely not give them up.
      4. For you, I recommend private label launching your own product versus selling another brand.

  8. Hi,

    I am currently an seller in UAE market.
    Recently, my US account got approved and I wanted to know if I would be able to benefit from the FBA services when selling my items from UAE to USA .
    And what should be done as am lost.

    1. Hi Fairuz,

      Yes, as long as you send your products to a US FBA fulfillment center. Once your products are in the US, you just need to focus on selling your products and Amazon will handle the logistics.

  9. Hi , I have an issue and opened multiple cases already with amazon
    i have UAE LLC company and i have joined Amazon USA account with UAE LLC
    but it requires account verification
    and when i try to verify i do not see United Arab Emirates in the country drop down

    1- Can i sell on amazon USA with UAE LLC company?
    2- Can i Create Amazon USA seller account with UAE LLC ?

    1. Hi Syed,

      I am not sure why you’re not able to verify your account. Sellers from UAE are allowed to sell on Amazon US.

  10. I live in Lebanon, and I’m opening a seller central USA account using my info, i found all that was needed in the settings except the “Official Registered Address” does not have Lebanon as a country. What can i do?

    1. Hi Mohamad,

      If your country is not listed as an Amazon-approved country, you cannot open an account from that country, unfortunately.

  11. Hello, my friend and I are present in the Amazon french marketplace.

    We would like to sell to the US market. is that fesable? how can we do it?

    I truly hope you can answer my question and guide us through it.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Michel,

      Yes, you can sell in the US from France. Your first steps would be to create an Amazon account in the US and to figure out what the requirement are — such as taxes and regulations. Then you would ship your inventory to an Amazon FBA warehouse in the US, the same way you would in France.

  12. Hello Brian,

    I have an active Amazon seller account on amazon USA but yesterday i received an a email from Hyperwallet will shut down soon. Im looking for another payout method or system for Non Us-resident ( from turkey have an active seller account on amazon turkey also ). I see a lot of problems about payooneer so which payout method do you prefer?

    Thanks for help.
    Keep it up the good work !

  13. Hello guys. I want to use for shipping to send my inventory from China to US. Can you tell me if i need an EIN number for this? or the guys from the freight forwarder will handle this? I am not an US citizen. Thank you very much!

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you will. I suggest contacting Freightos to find out all the requirements needed to ship from China to the US.

  14. I’m based in Zambia. I noticed that it’s not listed as a country I can sell from in the USA(as a seller) . How can I be assisted? Is there any chance of this changing soon?

    1. Hi Shakir,

      Unfortunately, if your country is not listed, you will not be able to sell on Amazon from that country.

  15. If I sell as an individual type and selling wholesale, and I am living outside of US
    I want to open a New amazon account and sell on US Marketplace

    shall I have to provide the below-listed points?

    1- shall I have LLC registration? how I can do it online?
    2-Shall I have a Physical address? or virtual address for amazon verification?
    3-shall I Open a Us bank account?
    4-sim card?
    5-website for wholesale?
    6- how to create Tax ID ?


    1. Hi Ahmad,

      You are able to sell on the US marketplace from another country. You do not need an LLC or US bank account. You can use Amazon’s currency convertor to convert your sales in your local countries currency.

  16. I’m from the US but living in Singapore.for a few years. I want to start selling used books but I imagine the shipping costs to the US must be insane. Any advice or just bite the bullet and pay the high cost

    1. Hi. Thankyou for your article.
      Im living in Thailand and am thinking about selling products to the US.
      Im still a little confused as to what the benefit of amazon fulfillment centers are in terms of keeping inventory.
      If i can use international companies like fedex to mail directly to customers, what would be the perks of using the fulfilment center and fba as an alternati r. I am unable to proceed with fixing my price as I am not sure what my logistics related cost would be. Any help/advice would be very much appreciated. Thankyou

      1. Hi Kay,

        The benefit of using FBA versus a third party fulfillment center is you are able to provide your customers with two-day prime shipping and your listings will display the “Prime” badge. They will also handle most of the customer service when your inventory is stored in an Amazon warehouse.

  17. Hello,

    A recently retired physician and qualified phytotherapist, living in France wonder whether it would be possible to sell on Amazon my herbal tinctures, produced in France, coming in glass bottles and containing various amounts of alcohol (organic ethanol)? I would be considering UPS for shipment…

    Kind regards,

    Jean-Jacques OFFENBACH

    1. Hello Jean,

      Yes, you will be able to sell your products on Amazon. Make sure you double-check within Amazon’s terms to be certain you do not need any certifications.

  18. Hi Dave
    gone through your article . I am a non resident in the US . i opened my LLC and all other necessary legal requirements to open up my account on Amazon but due to Covid -19 i had to leave US before starting .
    How can i operate my Amazon account as a sole proprietor while im outside US .?do i have to nominate anybody who can handle Amazon account on my behalf?

    Your kind support would be very helpfull

    1. Hi Moona,

      For Amazon Canada, you can use your seller account to set that up. With other countries, you’ll need to create new seller accounts.

  19. I want to sell on from India.
    I want to know other than my country tax id (GST), is there any other tax id’s i need to start dropshipping on

  20. Hi, quick question please:
    I am an Australian, selling on Amazon US using professional account. I am to change that to under my company’s name (Australian of course). Before I hit the road, any advice so I don’t mess up? Summary of procedure?
    Many thanks

  21. Hello Team,

    I want to become a amazon sellar in USA ( I am a resident of India. Kindly tell me what are the documents, Licences are required to become sellar on and start this business ?

  22. Hi, I am wondering if as a non resident alien I can print a book in the US and send it to an FBA warehouse. I am considering bypassing all the freight hassle and save some money. It would be even “made in US” 🙂

  23. I’m from Jordan ( a country which is allowed to sell on amazon FBA ,but I’m living in Saudi Arabia ( a country which is not allowed to sell on amazon FBA), how can I creat a seller account, and can I use my address, saudi bank account, phone number, and utility bill in Saudi Arabia, or I have to use my jordanian one.

  24. Thanks! but I will I be able to sell on USA Amazon from Europe, if my address is from Europe? also my postal code and so on. I got struggled right there, can’t go through.

  25. I would like to know If I can send products from Costa Rica to US Amazon warehouse? The business operated in United States. Who can I speak with ?

    Great article by the way, very helpful

    1. Yes, you can do that. I suggest looking for a freight forwarder who can help you get your products from Costa Rica to an FBA warehouse.

  26. Hi, So I currently live with my family in the UK & I also have a registered company here. I am wondering if this would be an issue setting up a Seller Account in the USA means I want to sell in the USA marketplace.

    kindly guide me on what documents would be needed

    Thanks in Advance

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you will be able to set up an account in the US. Start the sign-up process and Amazon will let you know everything they require from you.

  27. Hi, If i already have made seller account in US and move to UAE. Can i still use that account for selling in uae?

  28. Hi

    I live in South Africa and my country is not one of the 102 that are accepted for seller registration in the USA.

    I have a LLC with EIN registered in Delaware, a virtual US address where I can receive mail and a US toll-free number that relays to South Africa, but does not receive SMS messages.

    Would it be possible to open a Business Account?

  29. Hi, Thank you for your article! I would like to know what information needs to be printed on the product packaging for a game. I was told so far:
    Manufacturer: name, address, tel.
    Importer: name, address, tel.
    Made in China
    Is there anything else that needs to be printed?
    Also, I live in Israel and we are shipping to Amazon USA from China. Can I put a non-US address and telephone on the packaging of each game?

  30. Two queries….
    1.I’m an Indian and I would like to procure my product from srilanka and sell it in European union
    Is it possible if so guide the procedure.

    2.Opening bank account-which account will be feasible and I want to avoid the currency exchange rates.pls guide so

  31. Hi, So I am a US Citizen who has a US address at my parents house in CA. I currently live with my wife and daughter in Cambodia. I am wondering if this would be an issue setting up a Seller Account from here in Cambodia? Would I use my US address or my Cambodian address? I use my US address for everything, but I am worried because the only docs I get that have my CA address on it would be my tax returns, banking statements and rental insurance.

    Is this okay?

    1. Hi Joshua,

      You should be ok with using your CA address. Go through the process and see if they require anything else.

  32. Hi,

    We have registered a seller central account on from Mauritius, we are bit confused about the shipping process.

    We wish to ship the orders directly from Mauritius to the customer destination, how to go about that, please guide.


  33. Hi Dave
    If I am located in country not acceptable to amazon, can my llc register successfully as a seller?
    I have been trying to obtain clarity from amazon support, but their best answer was to go through the registration and follow the process!
    I do not wish to go through all the trouble of setting up business and llc in the US, and then amazon deny the seller account halfway through the registration process!

      1. Thank you for the reply , Regan. This is their last reply but, to me, it is still open to clarification:

        “Hello from Amazon Selling Partner Support,
        I understand you want to know if the LLC owner is required to be a citizen in one of the listed countries when registering.
        In this case, I’d like to clarify two points.
        1. If the LLC Owner is going to manage the Seller Central account, with their own credentials, then they must be registering under their name and yes, they must have a citizenship in one of the listed countries to be able to register.
        2. If the LLC Owner will not administer the Selling on Amazon account, and the Seller will be thee person to access the account and manage it, then it is not a requirement for the Owner to be resident and citizen of the listed countries, because they would not be registered in our system.”

        In scenario 1, are they referring to a case where the individual is registering an account in their own name (which is not my case, and therefore not applicable to me)?
        In scenario 2, may the LLC be considered as “the seller to access the account and manage it” (and therefore this is the scenario applicable to me, and it would appear that I am ready to go)? Or does the seller, being “the person to access the account and manage it”, have to be a natural person … and resident in a listed country? Then again, they are referring to the “seller”, and the seller would be the LLC and not such contact person…

        So confusion reigns in Amazon support replies. I wonder why they are not direct in their replies or if they even understand my question. Then again, perhaps it is me who is in denial! What do you make of their reply?

  34. Hi
    May I ask a question please?
    Someone lives in the Turkey is able to work in Amazon US FBA as a seller? If yes, what is the main things she needs to do ? Or which kind of documents?
    And in jungle scout she can find out the ways to be successful seller?

    Many thanks

    1. Absolutely, Zara. According to Amazon’s list of accepted countries to sell on Amazon, if you live in Turkey you can sell on their platform (

      As for what you need to do, and the the documents you need to provide, our Million Dollar Case Study (MDCS) can help you with that…along with our post on seller verification. I hope they help!

      Seller verification:

  35. Hello Guys,
    Thank you for the interesting article 🙂
    I am a French citizen based in Singapore.
    I have a French company (auto-entrepreneur) this status allows me to start a business on amazon in Europe but with some limitations in terms of yearly income.
    Unfortunately, I have no longer a valid address in France.
    Can I still proceed in the name of my company in France but with the address in Singapore?
    Thank you, and stay safe 🙂

    1. That’s a really good question, Iyad, and I’m not 100% sure of the answer. From what I’ve read, registering as a seller for a specific marketplace, if you don’t have an address located in that particular country, can be extremely difficult. Here’s an Amazon forum thread I found on the subject (; hopefully it will give you some clarity on this subject.

  36. What should I do although my country Ukraine is listed as approved to sell on Amazon but not listed among the countries approved in the banking section of countries .

  37. Hello and thank you for this article!

    I am American living in France for several years. I want to test the waters with
    drop shipping on Amazon USA while living in France.

    I currently pay taxes in France and not in the USA although I am required to file
    my taxes with the IRS every year.

    My question is, if I am registered as a sole proprietor as a seller in the American market,
    to which country do I pay income taxes on any revenue generated?

    I am not sure at this time about registering as an LLC.


  38. Question,

    EU Seller central account. EU business adres.
    iIt looks like Amazon is charging a VAT on the referral fee. Referral fee is 15% for self fullfilment.
    The Tax that is charged is about 21% on this 15% Referral fee. VAT in my country is 21%.

    How to get rid of this VAT on referral fee? (Can not get reimbursement for this kind of VAT through our EU VAT system)

    I have done some research;
    -File my EU VAT number in settings under VAT information. Would this be a solution?

    – File a USA business address. Would this be a solution?
    (Shipping address is allrady our warehouse in Texas.)

    Thanks Greg for Looking into this.
    Have a nice day.


  39. I have a bank account in the US. I want to sell online directly from another country (not using Amazon) using either PayPal or Stripe. Is it possible to set up these payment gateways using my US bank account, though I am actually doing business from outside the country? I understand payment would be required in US dollars.

  40. Dear JungleScout,

    I admire all the work you do in order to help people start their FBA business.

    I am writing to you because I do not know where else to find the answer for my question, I have been through lots of threads, forums, youtube videos, etc…

    I am a European citizen and with my friend want to start business via Amazon FBA. We formed a legal entity (LLC) in our domestic state and we very much desire to know how we can now start selling.

    I have read so far that I do not need to form a US LLC and it is enough to have one in my domestic state. What I do not know, though, is the way how I can export good from China to US and deliver them to Amazon Warehouse.

    Somewhere in the threads I read about US registered agent which is a must in order to be able to sell as an international company, could you enlighten me about the process, please? Also how I register a seller account as a company (not individual) and bank account details.

    Thank you in advance

    Yours faithfully
    Martin Hvězda

    1. Hi Martin,

      have you found solution? I am in similar situation and wondered if you managed to tackle this – I would be extremely grateful if you could share some insights.

      Thank you!
      Marek Vaculčík

  41. Hi,

    I’m planning on selling gourmet products (mint, sweet basil, etc) on Amazon. I’m from Mexico, as far as I know I have all the requierements ready what I’m missing though is the shipping carrier.

    I have been looking for affordable services but the prices just go skyrocket for the quantity and sizes that I will be selling on Amazon.

    Do you recommend me using a specific carrier that allows me to send my product from Mexico to USA?

  42. To whom it may concer,

    I am writing from a Spanish company and we would like to start selling products in the USA.
    We need a partner in the USA, or maybe and agency, which deals with all the setup of the Seller Account and to start the process. We don’t want a distributor, the idea is to control our own account and the brand.

    Thank you for the information.


    Lorena Bernal

  43. hanks for this invaluable information. I live in Jamaica and would love to sell on Amazon. However, Jamaica is not listed as one of the countries and currencies supported by Amazon’s Currency Converter for Disbursement.

    In Jamaica, our banks issue visa cards that we can use to shop anywhere in the world. I am a frequent shopper on Amazon.

    1. Hi,
      I am the person also that our country is not on the list of currency converter reimbursement. Have you get your answer. If you did, please tell me how can we do the Amazon business?
      thank you

  44. this article is very helpful for people who live in the listed countries but for those of us who live in countries that are not listed the info you are giving us is very misleading. Based on my level of understanding you can only sell on amazon only if your country is listed and based on the information you give us proves my understanding to be factual. so question is can you really sell on amazon from a non listed country or not? if so than I guess you saying you can sell on Amazon from anywhere in the globe is very misleading. Sorry if my comment is too aggressive but its so frustrating reading info like this and discover that you cant actually sell on amazon if your country is not listed

  45. Hello!

    I’d like to know which address should I place in the Business Address field if I’m planning to start as an Amazon FBA seller (sending products directly from China to US buyers)?

    The main part of my issue is that I actually live outside USA (in the Dominican Republic).

    I have freight forwarder address in Miami but I don’t know if it’s ok to use that one…

  46. Hi
    I am from Jordan I want to start FBA business on Amazon using the us platform can I get training in my country to do that? please help me.. I badly need to start this business I know that there are a lot of training courses online but I would prefer one that I can attend here in Jordan
    thank you so much for your help

  47. Hi Kym,
    Thanks for the Article and it is wonderful for newbie like me, But i have a Questions with which i am walking here and there but not getting enough clear information. If i am sending the Product living outside the USA to amazon FBA, on that case Who is the Importer of the Product that getting into USA?
    2. If i am a Non US citizen and i want to Sell on Amazon FBA, if i send my inventory from China to FBA, Will the Forwarder need any types of Documents to get the item cleared from US Custom? I heard on some blogs, it may require EIN, SSN etc. but being a non US citizen i don’t have either of them. In this Situation how would you help me?
    Thanks kym Again.

  48. I have been selling on Amazon FBA in the UK and US from Ireland for two years.
    It is very straight forward to set up but it is also very important that you set up correctly from the start as Amazon doesn’t allow you to change your details easily and they will automatically suspend your seller account if you try to change your details.

    I learned from a UK based seller called James Greaney. He is from Ireland but he has been selling on Amazon UK and USA since 2013. He shares lots of helpful tips on his Youtube channel Internetbizuni and I hired him to teach me the process when I first got started.

    This is how you can sell on Amazon FBA from Ireland:
    Use a UK LTD company.
    Send your products to a prep centre in Northern Ireland and from there to Amazon FBA via low cost delivery service UPS.

    Make sure to give your correct bank and company details from the start as they are hard to change later.

  49. I from and I live in Kuwait if i want to sell in Amazon , can i establish an LLC American company ( set up an LLC and a US bank account) thereafter I can register in amazon fba and i can sell?
    if yes , can i use my amazon account to sell in US from my home in Kuwait ? i mean IP from Kuwait or i must be in USA to use my amazon fba account?

    OR is there a way can I sell products on UK/USA or even in Europe in case i am in Kuwait?

    1. Hey Stephen!

      I’m not sure about that one. You might check with Amazon directly to see the process for selling from Jamaica. But as far as I know, Jamaica is on the list of available countries.

  50. Great article. So if I understand it correctly a European company could offer their stuff on If so, would you know where to find them? I am working for Mturk and only getting a voucher as payment. Since I am based in Ireland I was hoping to find a European company on amazon that I can avoid the crazy fees. Maybe you would have an idea? Thanks in advance

  51. Hi
    i live in Texas and my husband live in Africa, my husband is book writer and he wants to designate me to sell his books on Amazon using my account in USA. Is any there any possibility in this. Please your advice is highly needed. Thanks

    1. Hi Debby,

      I recommend doing digital sales first. You can do that through Kindle Direct Publishing. You can also create made-to-order physical copies of his books through CreateSpace. Hope that’s helpful!

  52. Hello,

    Many great products from the USA are in high demand in Cambodia. There are abundant of sellers are selling online and shipped to Cambodia. The prices are quadruple when it is shipped to Cambodia. My question to you if Amazon can open a warehouse in Cambodia and the cost will a lot less but greater profits for Amazon. Plus it can be also be shipped neighboring Asian countries. This will bring big business for Amazon. If and you decided to move forward with the business I can provide you with security and guaranteed from the Cambodia’s Prime Minister. Please let me know who I can contact. I am looking forward to hear from you soon. Thank you for your time and consideration. Much blessings!

    Brandon Mam

  53. Hi there
    We live in Georgia so I don’t access a bank account that Amazon approved it. because Amazon doesn’t support my country.
    What should I do??

  54. Hello! Am Gift from Zambia. I want to start selling on amazon but my country is not included in the disbursement list. Is there any other way around this problem apart from opening a bank account in the U.S.?

    1. Hi Gift,

      Unfortunately, we’re not sure. You might seek some legal advice on this matter or contact Amazon directly and speak with one of their reps. They may be able to help.

  55. Hello, I am already selling on Amazon EU market. Now i want to start selling in US market. I have electric products like beamer lights and other sets of lights. In European markets, I have a very good ranking. Can you guide how can I get FCC for electric products? and how can I check which products need FCC? I have CE certificate for all my products.

  56. Hello,

    Myself Laila. I am from Portugal. Also, I am very much interested to sell on Amazon FBA.
    Now I need some information about this business and how can I get into it. Also, can I sell products on UK/USA or even in Europe?
    I will be highly appreciated if I will get some important data to start my next step.


  57. Hello JS team & community,

    I have just purchased a jungle scout web app (which is fantastic) and I am in a process of doing a product research as i would like to start selling on Amazon in US.

    I am based in Europe and struggeling now to understand what is the process of setting up a legal entity in US in order to pay tax there and to create an Amazon seller account.

    I understand that i do not need to set up a company in order to start Amazon FBA, but rather only obtain tax number or something of that sort.

    Could you kindly advise on what is really needed to set up some sort of entity or register myself with local authorities in US in order to start selling and paying taxes. I would appreciate if you reply directly or point me to any potentially usefull source of information.

    Thank you very much for your help.


  58. Hi!
    I’m looking for information about how to sell in USA to Italy; I’m a private, I have not a company; Amazon support told me that it’s possible and I have to ship my products by UPS or DHL etc. Reading the Greg post I see that he uses these services; I wrote to UPS but they told me that they can’t manage my shipping with FBA because I’m a private…I wrote again to Amazon and this is the answer: “you are able to ship units from Italy to Amazon US warehouse by using non Amazon partnered carrier. You have to list Amazon as the Ultimate Consignee and use Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. for customs clearance services and abide by its guidelines” Ok, but if I use non Amazon partnered carrier it’s impossible to use the FBA services, isn’t it? I feel like I’m in a loop, sorry! Another solution: I have friends in USA, maybe I can send the products to them and they can ship to FBA . What do you think about? Thank you!

    1. Hey Giuliana,

      It’s difficult to diagnose the issue you face from the outside and without any experience of importing from Italy to the US. I would recommend checking in with the residents of our Facebook Group to see if anyone has any similar experience and can help you out.

      Many thanks,

  59. HI!
    I’m linving in Italy and I’d like to sell on , in USA, as private seller ; I wrote email to Amazon, I read a lot on internet, ok, it’ s possible BUT If you have not a company it’s impossible to use the FBA services; I asked UPS if the can manage the shipment for me with FBA but they say it’s impossible for private account. So, I’m thinking to send my products to some friends in USA, they could manage the shipment directly there with FBA; do you think is it possible to use my credit card and bank account for the exspenses? I don’t like to bother my friends. Thanks for any tips!

    1. Hey Giuliana,

      As I understand this, your products are manufactured or already situated in Italy? You want to ship them to Amazon in the US and sell them on

      Ultimately, you can sell your products on Amazon FBA so long as you have a seller central account and are able to ship them to a fulfillment center (and meet all of Amazon’s requirements of course). There may be specific requirements for your particular product, or your location that I am not aware of. You could try asking in our Facebook group, to see if anyone has particular experience with your issue.

      Hope you are able to figure it out soon!

  60. Hi,

    I want to be a seller on from outside the US. From the information provided, I understand that an international credit card is necessary to set up a sellers account. My native country is one among the Amazon sell countries but I have an international debit card with a local bank! Is that acceptable during registration or should it mandatorily be a credit card?

    1. Hi Amy,

      I’m not actually sure on this one. I know that in the US the term “credit card” is often universally used to mean any bank card, so a debit card may also be accepted. It’s very common in other parts of the world not to use credit cards and only debit cards.

      You could always try registering with your debit card to see if it’s accepted.

      Let us know how you get on 🙂


  61. Hay Kym-
    Can I create a selling store in amazon while living in Portugal.

    please tel I want to sell on amazon buti live in portugal

  62. It is actually misleading to say people can “Sell on Amazon U.S. from Anywhere in the World”
    because even if you do setup a Payoneer account, when registering to be a seller on Amazon US you must select your home country.

    Some countries i.e South Africa, Colombia, Nepal are not part of the drop down list.

    Therefore people staying in those countries will not be able to complete their registration on Amazon Seller Central.

    It is not enough to just setup a Payoneer Account.

  63. Hi,

    My Question is…quite same as Omer mentioned above. Can anybody please help ?
    I want to sell on amazon BUT I live in a country that’s not listed in the amazon sell countries.
    Is there any way i can i go around it ( e.g pay some companies or services to help me )
    from the bottom of my heart thank you for the information you have been giving.

    Thanks and Best Regards.

  64. Hello,
    My Question is… I want to sell on amazon BUT I live in a country that’s not listed in the amazon sell countries.
    Is there any way i can i go around it ( e.g pay some companies or services to help me )
    from the bottom of my heart thank you for the information you have been giving.

  65. Thanks for this. I’m curious… does it also work the other way around? Are US sellers allowed to set up a UK Amazon seller’s account? If so, how would you go about getting a UK bank account? Has anyone accomplised this?


    1. Hello janet, i m lucy. one of the seller but in mid level. i would recommend you to visit they are actually good at providing consultancy for managing and opening account on amazon. previously in usa and currently in uk, they are offering services. one of my natives in uk has taken services from them. now they have seen a boost in their sales. feel free to contact anytime.

  66. hey thanks for the blog! it’s super informative and helpful. I just wonder if there’re any companies out there could help out with selling to other counties? So to spare me all the trouble:(

    1. Hi Marina,

      Glad you are enjoying the blog. What exactly are you looking for as far as help? Jungle Scout supports a bunch of marketplaces–UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, Mexico, etc, so if you want to do product research for those markets, you can certainly use Jungle Scout! If you have other questions, please just email [email protected] if that doesn’t answer your question.


  67. Hello,

    I want to know if we can get a bank account in other countries instead of US that Amazon accepts. Such as Switzerland. And then transferring that money to my country Pakistan. Would that work?


  68. Hey Kym,

    That is a great article. I read the whole article. It is great. I would like to ask one thing from you. It would be great if you would be able to help me. Can I use my Payoneer debit card instead of US bank account? It is also mentioned in the article that in most cases what you need is not a bank account per se, but the functions provided by a traditional bank account.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, friend.


  69. Hey, thanks for your blog, I bought JS Pro three days ago, so I’m new to this fabulous tool. JS is inspiring me to enter the world of Amazon FBA or private label, so I am new to this world of Amazon, I only see it as an affiliate of I live in Mexico, so I would appreciate an orientation about basic courses on the use of the Amazon platform, which will tell me to step by step how; Registration, entry of products from China to warehouses, generation of lists, etc.
    Any information is welcome. Thank you

    1. Hey Carlos,

      Great to hear that you’re enjoying the tool & feeling inspired.

      At the moment, my best advice is to follow along with our Million Dollar Case Study. We’re up to Session #13 already, but you can catch up on each session in a detailed recap here. You can also sign up for future updates on that page too.

      We’re giving an over-the-shoulder look at what it takes to find, source and sell a profitable product on Amazon & we have lots of experts joining us along the way. I think you would find it very useful.

      Wishing you every success!

  70. Sure, Kym that helped me a lot. But I would like to ask one more question is it feasible for an LLC to open a bank account in the US if I am not physically available in the US.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


  71. Great blog post!!!

    If I don’t have a bank that is based in one of the countries supported by Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers. Do you have any idea how would I be able to get one? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  72. Thanks for the great blog! Quick question, I have a UK account as I’m based in the UK and I sell in the UK. I would like to sell in the US. Is it possible to set up another account (an American account) and sell in America?

    1. Hey Scott,

      Sure thing you can set up an account for and sell in America. We recently just covered some aspects of this in a session as part of our Million Dollar Case Study in terms of tax & legal structure too. In short, you may want to look into setting up an LLC and a US bank account – Read more here!

      Thanks for reading!

  73. Thank you for your great information. I’m already sell on amazon. When I started selling on amazon, I faced the problem of ranking.
    Then I post my all problems share on forums, they give me lot information. One of them told me , he is an Amazon seo expert. He give me skype : seo24hour . I contact them and they rank my product top of the page in a keyword. Now , my question is that harmful for my seller account. Please help me.

    1. Hey Frank,

      It’s hard to say without knowing the techniques the SEO expert will be carrying out.

      It’s certainly not harmful for your seller account to get your products ranking well. But perhaps you are more concerned about giving access to your seller account to third parties? Obviously this does associate an element of risk.

      If you did want to spend a bit of time working on Amazon SEO yourself, we have a bunch of great resources that may help you. I’d advise checking these out: (PPC can help with ranking)

      Thanks for reading,

  74. Thanks to Greg and Gen for the informative videos and Webinars.

    I am a German expat living in Turkey. I never sold anything online but I am definitely willing to invest in international online selling in the USA market.

    Is it possible (or allowed) to open an FBA account on amazon without having been a basic seller before?

    Is a business license required to open an FBA account on

    I believe it must be very difficult to sell internationaly with a basic account. Shipping coast and waiting time will make selling overseas almost impossible I guess.

    Thanks in advance for helping.


  75. Hello,

    Thank you for your blog post, very informative.

    I live in Georgia and my country and currency is not supported by Amazon Currency Converter for Disbursement. Is there any other way I can sell my products on European Amazon? Maybe there are some intermediary companies I can use, we don’t need currency converting, just intermediary bank account supported by Amazon.

  76. I live in Canada and wish to sell imported products (from outside North America) on Amazon in the US. Is that doable at reasonable costs?

    1. Hey Magdy,

      It’s definitely possible, as Greg highlights. The most difficult parts, potentially, are figuring out how to efficiently import and store products, and financials/tax. Individual circumstances will vary so Greg covered some of the top level stuff you need to get started in this article. The benefits are that Amazon U.S. is the biggest marketplace with lots of customers, so if you get it right, there’s lots of opportunity.

      Are you thinking of setting up to sell on Amazon U.S. this year?

      Thanks for reading!

  77. Hi Greg,

    Great blog post!

    I’m still in the research phase of starting with FBA. I’ve learned a lot with your posts and videos so thanks for sharing such helpful info.

    I see you are living in Spain. I am from the US but have been living in Sevilla for about 15 years so your post confirming that it is realistic to sell on Amazon US while living here was inspiring.

    Thanks again,

    p.s. What part of Spain do you live in?

    1. Hi Marcel,

      My name is Rafa. I have been selling on Amazon for a year now, only Europe for now.
      I live in Cordoba and I have found very interesting that someone else so close to me is trying to get set up on Amazon as well.

      You can find me on The Amazing UK Seller fb group. Feel free to drop me any message if you want to.

      All the best with your new journey!

      BTW> Fantastic post Greg! Thanks a lot!

  78. Hi! I Love listing to your episode’s. Would love to be by your webinar but will not be able to make it, will you post it afterwards on your site?

    Thank you,

    T. L.

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