Amazon has made it easier than ever to sell products through their website. If the product fits into one of the site’s categories, it can be sold in an Amazon.com store. There are options to sell professionally, where over 40 sales a month are expected, or products can be sold as an individual. Once selling on Amazon, promotion is necessary to get those sales. Big Crumbs offers a unique way for Amazon sellers to increase traffic to their stores.
Big Crumbs is a shopping site that offers cash back for shopping through links on their site. Amazon is a featured shopping site on Big Crumbs. It is free to join the site and many store offer discounts such as dollars off or percentages off purchase prices specifically for members.
Here is how to advertise an Amazon store for free on Big Crumbs.
Set Up a Big Crumbs Account
- Sign up for a free account at Big Crumbs.
- Once signed up, click on “List Your Store” at the top right. Sellers will be asked to paste a code in the “About Seller” section which can be removed immediately after verifying the seller owns the site. The seller then adds in a description and categories for their site so it is available on the search engines Big Crumbs has for shoppers. Sellers can also offer Big Crumbs’ shoppers incentives to purchase from their store, such as coupons and discounts.
That’s all that needs to be done. Now the shoppers on Big Crumbs will search for the products they want to buy. The shoppers will find out that the Amazon store listed has just the products they are looking for and will be given a link to the store. If the product is not listed in an Amazon.com store, but is still being sold, this is a great first step to getting the products noticed and sold. Check out the other stores on the site for more ideas about starting up a new store.
Set Up an Amazon.com Store
Setting up an Amazon store is simple. Visit Amazon.com. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the main page and click on the link for “Sell on Amazon.” There the option is given to be a professional seller at the rate of $39.99 a month plus a referral fee or as an individual seller for $0.99 a sale plus a referral fee.
The referral fee is a percentage of the sale price of the item. An individual seller cannot add products to the Amazon catalog, but a professional seller can. Keep in mind that Amazon sellers are selling their own products, not products from the Amazon inventory.
For maximum exposure and increased sales, Amazon.com offers two different types of stores for sellers, individual and professional. The key is getting buyers to the store. Big Crumbs offers free listing of Amazon.com stores to the shoppers looking for great deals.
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