Other sellers must now go through Amazon seller account verification before they can start selling on the market. Let’s take a look at what’s involved and what Amazon asks you to provide as part of this process.
What is Amazon Seller Identity Verification?
Amazon Seller Identity Verification consists of a few different parts that prove you are a seller belonging to a seller account. The first is an online form with questions to fill out about your business and who will be the main point of contact. Next, you must provide information that supports your answer.
As for what they will ask, here is what to prepare for when filling out the form:
- The legal name of the company
- work address
- Business contact information (name, address and date of birth must match those on the registered Amazon account). If you want to upload images, they must be 10MB in size and have the file name extension .png, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg, or .pdf, with no special characters in the name. Professional email address
- Credit card valid abroad
- A phone number that works if Amazon tries to contact you during the registration process
- Federal Tax ID (e.g. Business Tax ID, Social Security Number, etc.)
- State Tax ID for US Sellers
- National Identity Card in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish (if not in one of these languages, you must attach your passport, and your signature if is a notarized translation in one of the languages listed above)
- North American retailers will require a national ID and your credit card, bank or payroll statement. You can eliminate the amount of money, but everything else should remain intact. You need to make sure that your statement is more than 90 days old, cannot be password protected, and you must meet the same language requirement as the national ID card.
How to complete the Amazon seller account verification process
Once you have collected all your documents, go to your Seller Central account and log in. From there, go to the seller confirmation page, and select the country in which your business is based. Now all you have to do is fill in the necessary fields and you are good to go.
But before you click OK, it’s important to keep these two things in mind:
- All information must be correct as you will not be able to change anything after submitting the document.
- It may take up to 3 days for Amazon to review your item. You’ll know they’re done as soon as you get the results via email.
If you received a rejection in your email, you may be wondering why, especially if you followed everything in our guide. However, Amazon is keen on the accuracy of all details. So here are the most common reasons for rejecting your identity verification.
- The quality of the submitted documents is unacceptable. First, check that the name you save your file under contains only letters and numbers, no special characters. If you’re okay with that, check out the file name extensions we’ve listed. Finally, if both are correct, it may be the file size. If it’s more than 10MB, type it online and try again.
- Free information. You may have tried to submit an incomplete document. If so, review your statement (or anything else) and make sure you’ve included every page, including the printed page correctly.
- Professional contact information is not available. This is easy to solve the problem. Go to your Seller Central account and verify that the account’s first name, email, phone number and address all match. If you see a discrepancy with, for example, your driver’s license, be sure to update it to match your Amazon account information.
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