Amazon offers both Professional and Individual selling plans.
In the Professional selling plan, you pay a nonrefundable monthly subscription fee regardless of whether you list or sell anything. You do not pay a per-item fee when an item sells. All other fees are charged as applicable.
The Professional selling plan gives you access to inventory tools to upload batch files and manage your orders through feeds and reports. These tools are beneficial to most medium- to large-size businesses.
For answers to common questions about this fee, go to Monthly subscription fee FAQ.
The Individual selling plan is for sellers who do not need access to inventory tools and reports for volume selling. Under the Individual selling plan, you do not pay a monthly subscription fee. You pay a per-item fee in addition to applicable fees. Learn more about the Individual selling plan.
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You can switch between selling plans whenever you want.
The following table summarises the differences between the Individual and Professional selling plans.
|Seller account feature||Professional||Individual|
|£25.00 monthly subscription fee||Yes||No|
|£0.75 per-item fee when an item sells||No||Yes|
|Create new product pages in the Amazon catalogue||Yes||Yes|
|Manage inventory using feeds, spreadsheets and reports||Yes||No|
|Manage orders using order reports and order-related feeds||Yes||No|
|Use Amazon Marketplace Web Service to upload feeds, receive reports and perform other API functions||Yes||No|
|Amazon-set shipping rates for all products||No||Yes|
|Seller-set shipping rates for non-BMVD products||Yes||No|
|Make listings inactive when you want to stop selling for a period of time (for example, if you are unable to fulfil orders for any reason, such as family emergency, inclement weather, going on a holiday).||Yes||Yes|
|Promotions, gift services and other special listing features||Yes||No|
|Eligibility for listing placement in the Featured Offer||Yes||No|
|Use Amazon Business features to create pricing and offers unique to business customers||Yes||No|
|Access user permissions/grant access rights to other users||Yes||No|
|Ability to claim certifications that are recognised by Amazon||Yes||No|
|Use Product Opportunity Explorer to generate new product ideas by better understanding Amazon customer search and purchase behaviour.||Yes||No|