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What are the Benefits of becoming a Professional Seller?

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Individual account is free to sign up for but includes a $0.99 per item fee. The Professional account has a $39.99 monthly fee but no per item fee. So we can already say that the Professional account is the better choice for anyone selling more than 40 items a month, as you will be saving money on fees.


Selling plan comparison

The following table summarizes the differences between Individual and Professional selling plans.


Plan type
Seller account feature Professional Individual
$39.99 monthly subscription fee Yes No
$0.99 per-item fee when an item sells No Yes
Create new product pages in the Amazon catalog Yes Yes
Manage inventory using feeds, spreadsheets, and reports Yes No
Manage orders using order reports and order-related feeds Yes No
Use Amazon Marketplace Web Service to upload feeds, receive reports, and perform other API functions Yes No
Amazon-set shipping rates for all products No Yes
Seller-set shipping rates for non-Media products Yes No
Promotionsgift services, and other special listing features Yes No
Eligibility for listing placement in the Featured Offer Yes No
Utilize Amazon Business features to create pricing and offers unique to business customers. Yes No
Ability to calculate U.S. sales and use taxes on your orders
Note: If enrolled in Tax Calculation Services, see Upgrade / Downgrade and Tax Calculation Service before you switch your account to an Individual selling plan.
Yes No
Access user permissions/grant access rights to other users Yes No
Ability to claim certifications that are recognized by Amazon Yes No

For answers to common questions about Professional selling plan fees, please visit Monthly subscription fee FAQ.

If when you want to stop selling for a period of time (for example, if you can't fulfill orders for any reason, such as family emergency, inclement weather, going on holiday or vacation, and so on), you can temporarily suspend your Professional or Individual selling plan account. For more information, see Listing status.

If you decide to close your account rather than upgrading or downgrading your selling plan, you should review guidelines on the Close your seller account page.

source: Amazon Selling Plan Comparison

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