Core Process of Amazon Vendor Central
Amazon Vendor Central is an invite-only platform for businesses that want to sell their product to Amazon itself. When you sell to Amazon you are their supplier. The core process of Amazon Vendor central is simply;
- Amazon sends you a purchase order listing what they want to buy.
- You send Amazon the inventory they have ordered.
- Amazon pays you.
From Vendor Central, vendors can do things like check their purchase orders, provide product data and manage additional advertising. On Vendor central, you submit your product listing and wholesale prices, then Amazon sends you a purchase order.
How Process Begins
The process typically begins with an email from Amazon, saying that they are interested in selling your products. If you let Amazon know that you are interested in becoming a vendor, they will explain how vendor Central works and provide their terms of business. There doesn’t tend to be much negotiating on these terms. Generally, Amazon will make you an offer, and you can either accept or decline. There may be more scope for negotiating if you’re a large, influential brand, or if you’re assigned a vendor manager.
When terms have been agreed, Amazon will create an account for you in Vendor Central and invite you to register. You can then start providing product and cost information to Amazon.