Amazon North America Unified Accounts
Most Amazon sellers in Europe are familiar with Amazon’s unified account which enables you to sell on Amazon UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain from a single log in. Did you know that you can now also open an Amazon North America Unified Account to sell on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca?
Amazon say “In North America, we have simplified managing your business across the United States and Canada marketplaces. The North America Unified Account enables you to create and manage product offers in both the US and Canada. You control what you sell and where you sell from a single seller account interface.”
When you sign up to sell on either Amazon.com or Amazon.ca, your seller account is automatically enabled to sell in both marketplaces. You can switch between marketplaces using the marketplace switcher in Seller Central. This allows you to list products and manage orders in each marketplace. If you want to sell in both marketplaces, you will need to create offers in each marketplace.
Chris Dunne at RepricerExpress told us that pricing is also managed separately on the two marketplaces. It’s worth considering that often prices on Amazon.ca are significantly higher than Amazon.com. You’ll probably want to either use a repricing solution or manually check that you’re not listing products too cheaply losing margin.
As a Pro Seller, you will only pay subscription fees corresponding to the marketplace where you first registered to sell. For example if you registered to sell on Amazon.com, you will pay the subscription fees for that marketplace. If you decide to sell on Amazon.ca, you will not pay additional subscription fees. However, for all per-item sales, you will pay the fees applicable to the marketplace in which the item was sold.
You’ll find more information on Amazon’s Global Selling Registration Requirements page
I have looked at using FBA in the states but the sales tax set up there is pretty much unfathomable.
We’ve had both an Amazon.com and .ca accounts for a while. It doesn’t look like the accounts were merged. We have 4 accounts now. Does anyone know if Amazon have plans to merge the accounts?