How to start selling as Amazon verifies Pakistan’s addition to sellers’ list
A new era for Pakistan e-commerce has started as Amazon has verified that Pakistan has been added to the e-commerce’s sellers list.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Investment Abdul Razzaq Dawood on Friday took to his Twitter handle and announced that "Further to my previous tweet, today @amazon has confirmed that Pakistan has been added to its Sellers’ List. It is a big accomplishment for our E-Commerce & will open up vast opportunities for a new breed of young men & women entrepreneurs. We congratulate everyone involved,"
Further to my previous tweet, today @amazon has confirmed that Pakistan has been added to its Sellers’ List. It is a big accomplishment for our E-Commerce & will open up vast opportunities for a new breed of young men & women entrepreneurs. We congratulate everyone involved. pic.twitter.com/iZJxO4q1hB— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) May 21, 2021
Abdul Razzaq Dawood also shared a message from Amazon International Seller Services Vice President Eric Broussard who said Amazon is looking forward to working with Pakistani entrepreneurs.
The message read, “We are excited to announce that as of today, Pakistani entrepreneurs are eligible to sell on Amazon. We are eager to work with Pakistan's dynamic business community, including small and medium-sized sellers and help connect them with customers around the globe.”
The move will help promote more e-commerce related businesses and international buyers would be able to reach to Pakistani products.
Here is how Pakistanis can sell their products on Amazon.
Pakistani retailers who want to sell their products online would register their companies using Pakistani details to make accounts.
Amazon can enable the business to build a large customer base and the business community will be able to deliver to more than 100 countries in the world.
Pakistan’s addition to Amazon’s sellers’ list will create opportunities for the exporters to sell their products through the platform. The platform offers Amazon’s 3 P model, which serves brand owners (third party relationship — retailers sell directly to buyers through the marketplace) while 1 P model is for mass producers (marketplace acts as retailers while the brand is wholesale supplier), who want to produce for Amazon brand items.
A retailer can become a 1P seller through a direct invitation from Amazon. To become a 3P seller, the first step is setting up a Seller Central account and then provide relevant information and verifications before getting your account approved and finally listing and shipping your products.
To create your own seller account on Amazon, go to its official page. Scroll down and right-click on the see pricing option under “make money” header as there you will be asked to opt for any option among two.
According to the selling plan you have to choose like, if the plan is to sell lesser than 40 products a month then selecting an “individual” plan will be the best bet otherwise “professional plan” could be selected. One needs to enter an email and a password for the seller account or otherwise create a new one. The next step is to share Business location that is the country where your business will be present. You can now provide Pakistan as a business location after the development.
For the completion of the registration of an Amazon seller account, you will be asked to provide a number of your personal details as well regarding identification. You will be asked a phone number and now a Pakistani phone number can be used.
You also have to mention the marketplace, where you intend to sell your products.
To make sure the credit card information, Amazon asks you to enter the number and expiry date of your credit card.
Here is the link to get started