8 Steps for Selling Products on Amazon Using Shopify

Shopify is offering you an opportunity to sell on the world’s largest marketplace – Amazon. If you want to get your products seen by millions of customers on Amazon, taking advantage of Shopify’s integration with Amazon is your next move.

Sync your products in Shopify to Amazon listings in just a few minutes. Run your ecommerce business by managing inventory, orders, and sales from multiple sales channels (Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and others) in one place.

Interested in selling products on Amazon?

Here is what you need to do.

Selling Products on Amazon: 8 Steps to Follow

By following these steps, you will integrate your Shopify store with Amazon.

Step 1: Your Shopify Store Must Meet Amazon’s Requirements

In order to start selling, there are a few requirements you should meet first:

  • Active Shopify account by using one of the ecommerce plans
  • Products that fit into a supported category on Amazon
  • Product prices should follow USD or CAD currency
  • You must not be shipping the products using FBA or Fulfillment by Amazon
Step 2: Add Amazon Sales Channel

Log in to your Shopify account and click + icon. The icon is located next to Sales Channels. Once you click the icon, find Amazon and click Add.

Step 3: Create Amazon Account

Before you start selling, you need to activate a Professional Seller account on Amazon.com Seller Central.
Adding the Amazon sales channel is free, however, Amazon charges $39.99 per month for Amazon Professional Seller Account + referral fee (the fee is based on the product’s category).
Once you are done, open the Amazon Services and click “Start selling”. Fill in your name, email address, and password to create your account.

Step 4: Apply for Category Approval

After creating your own account on Amazon, you need to get approval from Amazon that your items fit the categories offered.

Step 5: Create Amazon Listings

If you aren’t selling products on Amazon in the supported category, there is another option. You can create product listings from the Shopify Admin panel.

It is easy and will take only a few minutes out of your time.

Step 6: Collect Existing Listings in Your Shopify Store

If you are selling on Amazon in one of their existing categories, you can collect existing listing in your Shopify store.

The listings from your account will be seen from your Amazon Listings page in your Shopify store.

Step 7: Set Inventory Tracking Policy

You have two options – you can use the store’s inventory settings for Amazon listings in Shopify or you can choose the manual managing or Amazon inventory.

With the first option or “use Shopify inventory settings” you can allow Shopify to track, as well as, update the product’s inventory depending on the orders made on Amazon.

If you set the second option or “manually manage inventory” Shopify makes all the purchases from Amazon and inventory will be set in Amazon seller central. This wouldn’t be accessible to Shopify.

Step 8: Start Selling on Amazon

That’s it. This is the final step and now you can start selling on Amazon using Shopify, promote your brand, and reach out to more customers.
You can integrate your Shopify store with POS, backend ERP, and CRM systems and automate the business process.

How Sellers Can See Orders on Shopify and Amazon

Once you have linked your Amazon seller account to Shopify, all the orders of Amazon can be easily processed through the Shopify platform.

Amazon customers can receive orders notification through Amazon while sellers will get notifications from both Amazon and Shopify.

When you process orders through the Shopify platform, the orders will be seen on Shopify page which can be accessed through your Shopify account.

7 Benefits of Selling on Amazon Using Shopify

It is always a good decision to sell your products on Amazon – one of the largest marketplaces in the world and selling on the Shopify platform is even better. The retailers are decorating their stores on both Shopify and Amazon because of these benefits:

  • Ease of adding new items: New items can be added to Shopify store by creating a listing through Amazon.
  • Easy linking: You can link your products on Shopify and Amazon. Shopify products can be linked to your Amazon store.
  • No need to manage individual inventory: Worry not about inventory as with a single inventory, the orders from both channels, Shopify and Amazon, can be fulfilled easily.
  • Synchronization through your Amazon account: You can synchronize everything including images and product details directly with Amazon seller central account.
  • Efficient Inventory management: When both stores are linked, you can analyze the reports of every SKUS selling. Efficient inventory management can help you avoid taking orders for the same products in your inventory. In other words, you will be able to avoid complicated situations.
  • Time-saving: Linking products to both Shopify and Amazon is time-saving. You don’t need to waste time on single listings. Once you’ll create a listing on Shopify, you can sell those products on Amazon in the same category. Sounds pretty simple, right?
  • Ease of access: You can access both accounts (your Shopify account and your Amazon seller account) from any platform. Another advantage is that you can control the order fulfillment process of one store from another. You will have more time to focus on your business, as well as, your customers.

Even though there are other benefits of Shopify’s integration with Amazon, these are the most important ones. You will be able to enjoy these benefits if you decide to sell your Shopify products on Amazon.

Conclusion

Linking the Shopify store and Amazon seller account is a great idea as you will get the chance to reach more customers and hopefully double the sales.

The selling is simple because of the synchronization of inventory that allows the sales without listing individually or managing the inventory.

Selling on Amazon directly through your Shopify store saves time. Selling on multiple channels has proven beneficial for online business sellers. If you select Amazon and Shopify integration, you will enjoy success and prosperity.

You may also want to learn about the topic in Australia: https://www.shopify.com.au/blog/how-to-sell-on-amazon-using-shopify

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