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Selling on Amazon Internationally in 2020

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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 2.2 million third-party sellers worldwide, 86% sell in the U.S. marketplace — and 41% 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 (Amazon.com) is the largest e-commerce site in the world. With more than 2 billion unique visitors monthly, Amazon.com 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:

  • Amazon U.S. has more than 112 million Prime members
  • Amazon U.S. has more than 165 million products in its catalog
  • 45% of Amazon U.S. sellers have earned more than $25,000 in profits throughout the lifetime of their businesses
  • 75% of Amazon U.S. sellers earn more than $1,000 per month in revenue

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

The only other Amazon marketplace that comes close to Amazon.com 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, 60% of sellers who sell in the Amazon U.S. marketplace had their businesses up and running in fewer than three months. 

In addition, 67% 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 phone 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 phone 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 sellercentral.amazon.com 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; 71% 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.

Storage

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!

 

 

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89 comments on “Selling on Amazon Internationally in 2020

  1. Hi,

    We have registered a seller central account on amazon.com 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.

    Thanks

  2. 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!
    Best
    Anton

  3. 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 (https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/help.html?itemID=200405020&language=en-US&ref=mpbc_200417280_cont_200405020).

      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: https://www.junglescout.com/blog/amazon-seller-account-verification/
      MDCS: https://www.junglescout.com/mdcs4/

  4. 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 🙂
    Iyad

    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 (https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/t/country-not-on-the-list-but-llc-in-the-us/528948); hopefully it will give you some clarity on this subject.

  5. 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 .

  6. 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.

    Thanks

  7. 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.

    Lars

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

    Regards,

    Lorena Bernal

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Great article. So if I understand it correctly a European company could offer their stuff on amazon.com? If so, would you know where to find them? I am working for Mturk and only getting a amazon.com 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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??

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

    Thanks,
    Laila

  26. 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.

    Ondra

  27. 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,
      Kym

  28. HI!
    I’m linving in Italy and I’d like to sell on Amazon.com , 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 Amazon.com.

      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!
      Kym

  29. Hi,

    I want to be a seller on Amazon.com 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 🙂

      Kym

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.
    Thanks.

  34. 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?

    Thanks.

    1. Hello janet, i m lucy. one of the seller but in mid level. i would recommend you to visit http://www.evantage.store. 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.

  35. 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.

      Gen

  36. 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?

    Thanks

  37. 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.

    Thanks
    Ali

  38. 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 Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com 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!
      Kym

  39. 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!!!

    Thanks

  40. 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.

    Thanks
    Ali

  41. 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 Amazon.com 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!
      Kym

  42. 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:

      https://www.junglescout.com/blog/category/amazon-seo/
      https://www.junglescout.com/blog/leverage-amazon-ppc/ (PPC can help with ranking)
      https://www.junglescout.com/blog/keyword-research-for-your-amazon-product/
      https://www.junglescout.com/blog/amazon-product-listings-best-practices/

      Thanks for reading,
      Kym

  43. 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 Amazon.com?

    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.

    Oliver

  44. 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.

  45. 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!
      Kym

  46. 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,
    Marcel

    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!

  47. 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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