When Jeff Bezos started Amazon back in 1994 few could have imagined, other than maybe Bezos himself, that it would grow to be the eCommerce giant that it has today. As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has customers in every corner of the globe, and the good news is you can use it to build your own eCommerce business.
The reason it is possible is that a huge part of Amazon’s operation is allowing independent sellers to place their goods for sale on their website and then taking a percentage of each sale.
For businesses, the obvious advantage of selling on Amazon is being able to set up an online store without having to build a website. Another huge benefit is the ability to use Amazon’s logistics system for storage, distribution, and delivery. For anyone wanting to start an eCommerce business the financial advantages of not requiring capital to invest in these systems is enormous.
If you already have products to sell making them available for sale on Amazon is a relatively straightforward process. There are some initial admin tasks as giving each product a unique Amazon code and setting up how you wish to be paid by Amazon but these are straightforward.