Individual and professional seller accounts are available on Amazon.com.
Because the Professional membership costs $39.99 a month, many first-time users are hesitant to sign up. Here, I’ll walk you through the process of creating a free Individual account so that you can get started right away.
Even if you choose Individual, you will be charged $39.99 if you don’t pay attention and follow the instructions correctly.
Many customers who desire Individual accounts are forced to pay the $39.99 cost because of a snag in the registration procedure. You have the option of requesting a refund right now, but doing the procedures outlined below will save you the hassle.
What kind of account do you need?
The “Individual seller account” is the account type that allows you to start selling on Amazon for free. This account type has a few restrictions compared to the professional seller account, but it’s ideal for someone who doesn’t want to spend a penny until they’re ready to start making money.
Creating an Amazon Seller Account for Free
The only thing left to do is sign up create a free Amazon seller account. At services.amazon.com, you may join up for an individual seller account. Don’t click the “Start selling” button after you’ve clicked the link! The button begins the process of creating a professional account and will open a registration page. Your email address will be associated with a Professional account if you input it here and click next, even if you cancel and attempt to start anew for an Individual account.
There should be a link that reads “Sign up to become an independent seller” if the website has been changed for you.
If you’re having trouble finding the sign-up link, try using the “find function.”
In order to achieve this, hold down the control (or command on a Mac) key while pressing “F”. With “Ctrl + F” or the command key, you may do a search. The link to join up as an individual vendor may be found by searching for “individual” and scrolling through the results. That link will take you through the process of setting up an Amazon Seller account. There is no ongoing monthly charge, as you’ll see as you go through the procedure. You may get a create free Amazon seller account by following the above steps.
Why am I being asked to pay $39.99 by Amazon?
Regardless of whether or not you clicked on the appropriate link, Amazon is still requesting you to pay $39.99 since you’ve already begun the process of creating a Professional account. Pay the $39.99 cost, downgrade the account, then seek a refund after you’ve done everything. A new vendor had to face this awful situation during our Accelerator in February 2020, and that’s how we discovered it. She got the email after seeking to establish an Individual account but being requested to pay included here with her permission. To avoid getting into this predicament in the first place, don’t follow the instructions in the blue box that advise to “select the Individual plan after clicking on “Start Selling”.”