To sell items with the Amazon Seller Central program, you must have an active Amazon account in good standing and fill out the appropriate application forms, as of 2015. Once the company approves the application, you are able to list your products directly on the site and receive payments for a percent of all sales.
The first step to selling a product on Amazon.com through its Amazon Seller Central program is to create a personal account with the site. Once you verify it by making a single purchase, you are able to apply to join the seller program, which includes additional identify verification steps to ensure that you are able to legally earn money and properly receive payments. The program provides you with tools to create product listings that match those for items that Amazon.com sells directly, including product images, descriptions, special features and access to customer reviews.
Once you create your listing, matching it to the appropriate category type and department, you are able to set a sale price and determine shipping costs. Once the item sells, you receive payments for a percent of the final price through an Amazon Payments account. Amazon Seller Central features an Individual plan, which charges $0.99 per item sold, and a Professional Plan, which charges a monthly fee but provides access to more listing tools and better rates for selling larger quantities.