If you’ve decided to start your own Amazon business, you are probably considering whether to open an individual or professional selling account. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so we are here to help you consider what is best for your business.
What is Amazon Professional Seller Status?
There are two types of Amazon selling plans: Individual and Professional. As the name suggests, the Individual Selling Plan is for individual sellers, those who sell or offer only a few items. These plans are often for single units without significant inventory.
Professional Selling Plans are for higher volume sellers. Often these sellers are looking to create a fully formed brand or business through their online selling.
How Does the Amazon Professional Seller Program Work?
The Individual Program does not have a monthly fee. Amazon charges $0.99 per item that the individual sells. The Individual Program allows only single listing creation and the seller can only sell up to 40 items per month.
The Professional Program has a monthly subscription fee of $39.99, and Professional Sellers are allowed to create multiple listings and sell upwards of 40 units. Each month, the Professional Program is renewed and the seller is charged the $39.99 fee. There are no additional charges per item or closing fee, and the $0.99 of the Individual Program is waived.
Below are the benefits of becoming a Professional Seller: