Setting Up the Account
Register Your Brand
When you register your brand, you protect your registered trademarks on Amazon, creating an accurate and trusting experience for the customers.
Set up Payment Options
Amazon accepts payments in various currencies like Euros, Dollars, the Japanese Yen, Pounds, and others. When you register any local marketplace, you have an option in how you can set up your payments.
- You can use a local bank account in the local marketplace you sell in
- You can use the Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers (ACCS) service, to receive payment from your chosen bank, in your preferred currency. These funds are transferred every two weeks and Amazon takes care of the bank transfer fee.
Pricing + Listing Products
List Products- All new products must be listed on all of Amazon’s marketplaces that you sell in.
Japan Amazon Points- Japan’s Amazon marketplace utilizes a points system, where purchasers collect Amazon points as a result of a purchase that they made.
Fulfillment by Amazon- Importer of Record & Non-Resident Importer
Importer of Record (IOR)
An IOR is an entity that is responsible for payment of imposed import duties and taxes, as well as making sure that your imported goods comply with the regulations and laws of local governments that you’re importing to. The IOR has to be a person or an entity located in the given country in order to be your IOR. Amazon and its fulfillment centers normally do not serve as the shipper’s IOR for shipments of FBA inventory. An IOR is required in Japan and Europe.
In the case that you as the shipper do not have an entity in Europe or Japan to serve as your Importer of Record (IOR), you have to appoint an Attorney for Customs Procedures (ACP) to pay the duties and fees on your behalf.
Fulfillment by Amazon
With Amazon’s fulfillment program, you send your products to Amazon’s fulfillment centers, after which Amazon picks up, packs, and ships your product to customers. When creating product listings, you can select your preferred method of fulfillment.
Within Amazon’s FBA programs there are three international fulfillment packages:
- Pan-European FBA
- European Fulfillment Network
- Multi-Country Inventory
Sending FBA Inventory to Amazon
Your Seller Central account provides you with functions of selecting products, entering quantities, preparing and labeling your products and shipments, tracking and updating the shipment statuses.
It is important to know and to remember that you must be able to provide customer service in the official language of the country or marketplace you are serving.