Many of you have contacted us wanting to know how to list your FBA items without spending a dime! (you will need to buy labels to use in your printer – but that is it !)
In this post there are two videos.
Video #1 How to list your FBA items through Seller Central
Video #2 How to print out labels for your FBA items using Seller Central.
First you’ll have to sign into your Amazon Seller account at www.sellercentral.amazon.com
If you don’t have an Amazon Seller account, you can sign up for one here: http://www.amazonservices.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm?ld=SCSOAlogin
Here’s a brief overview of the steps involved:
It might look like a lot of steps, but things do move along rather swiftly once you are used to adding products.
- Click on “Inventory” and then “Add Product”
- Search for your product using Barcode, UPC, ISBN, title or model #
- Find an exact match to your product – not just by picture – read the product detail page.
- Take a look at other FBA seller’s prices and what “condition” their item is listed under.
- Enter your item info (red asterick fields required).
- Condition, Price, Quantity
- Select “I want Amazon to ship and….”
- click “Save and Finish”
- on “Convert to ‘Fulfilled by Amazon'” Page, click “Save and Continue”
- “Send Inventory to Amazon Page”, confirm ship from address, select “individual items”, confirm “units”(quantity), click “continue”
- “Send Inventory to Amazon” Page, select “Add to an Existing Shipment” if you can. If not, then “Create a New Shipment”. Click “Save and Continue”
- NEXT….do it all over again for the next item…..”Inventory”, “Add Product”…..etc.
Next you’ll want to print labels for your FBA items. You can do that through Seller Central too!
I show you how in this video:
To print out labels the way I showed you in the video, you will need to have Avery 5160 labels (or a generic brand).
With this method, you will be printing your labels on what is called “30-up sheets”. Sheets of labels that have….30 labels per sheet 🙂
IMPORTANT NOTE: Amazon wants you to print your labels using a laser printer or thermal printer. The main reason is because inkjet ink can run if it gets wet and no one wants their items being unsellable because the label can’t be scanned – right?
You can find more information about Amazon’s Label Requirements here: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/h…
Many people have suggested purchasing an old Brother Laser Printer for around $100 to print out your 30-up labels. I have no idea how much new or re-filled laser cartridges cost.
I started out using inkjet labels and I know many others have as well. My reasoning was that I didn’t know if I was going to “stick with this Amazon FBA thing” so I didn’t want to put out money on something (laser printer) that I was not going to use. In a short amount of time I upgraded to a Dymo thermal printer for printing my FBA labels individually.
Whether you choose to use a laser or inkjet is up to you. As with anything Amazon related, please read through their rules and regulations yourself. They do state that they could refuse your inventory if it is not labeled according to their guidelines.
You can find LASER 30-up labels here: http://thriftingforprofit.com/30labels-laser
You can find INKJET 30-up labels here: http://www.thriftingforprofit.com/30labels
Do you have questions about listing FBA items through Amazon Seller Central?
You are welcome to post comments and questions below too!
Happy Listing !