We’re excited to see Amazon hitting the handmade market!! Many of the members of Creative Bead Chat have already signed up and been accepted…we’re just awaiting the registration info from Amazon. In the meantime, here are some links and helpful info to help you decide if you want to try it out!
Want an Invitation?
To be considered, all of your products must meet their definition of handmade, listed below in their FAQ.
All applications will be reviewed by their team.
Amazon Fee Schedule
One exciting point is that the $40/month fee has been waived until August, 2016. Great way to check it out and see if it’s for you!
Jewelry is being accepted
For now only Artisan Jewelry is being accepted. They are working to add more categories in the upcoming months..be sure to sign up
Amazon Handmade – Frequently Asked Questions
What does handmade mean?
All products available in your Handmade at Amazon store must be made entirely by hand, hand-altered, or hand assembled (not from a kit). Products must be handmade by you (the artisan), by one of your employees (if your company has 20 or fewer employees), or a member of your collective with less than 100 people. Mass-produced products or products handmade by a different artisan are not eligible to sell in Handmade.
What categories are available in Handmade at Amazon?
Right now, Handmade at Amazon is open to artisans who make Jewelry, Home products (Art, Baby Bedding, Bath, Bedding, Furniture, Home Décor, Kitchen & Dining, Lighting, Patio, Lawn & Garden, Storage & Organization), Party Supplies and Stationery. If your products don’t fit into those categories, don’t worry – we are working to open up more categories in the upcoming months. Sign up to be the first to know.
What if I already sell online?
No problem! You can list your products with Handmade at Amazon too! If you already sell with Amazon, you can add Handmade to your account if you have an invitation. Learn more.
How will customers discover handmade products?
Handmade at Amazon is a separate category on Amazon so your products will appear alongside other handmade items for customers to browse, discover, and shop.
How can I tell customers about my products and store?
After you register with Handmade at Amazon, you will create your Artisan Profile page. Be creative! Here you can tell customers all about what inspires your craft and share your story and process through your own words and images.
How can I promote my products on Amazon?
That’s easy! As an artisan on Amazon, you’ll have access to our Sponsored Products advertising program and you’ll have the ability to run promotions – all from Seller Central. Learn more.
Ready, Set, Ship
Do I need to have UPCs for my products?
UPCs are not required, but you can add your own SKU or bar code to each product to help you track your orders.
Do I need to have professional photos of my products?
Although it is not required to have professional product photos, we recommend that your main product images are shot on a non-distracting background to clearly show the product.
Can my products be part of Amazon Prime?
You can choose to include your products without customizations in our Fulfillment by Amazon program which makes them eligible for Prime shipping. Learn more.
How quickly do I need to ship my products after they are ordered?
Customers want to receive your products as quickly as possible. You can set your own production time (up to 30 days) for each product you make. This lets customers know when to expect their order, so it’s important that it’s accurate.