Amazon Seller Supplies
People always ask – Is there a list of Recommended Amazon Seller Supplies for someone just starting their ecommerce business? You have to be careful not to buy things that you really don’t need. For example, you could hire a third-party prep service for your Wholesale, Private Label, and Arbitrage inventory, and eliminate the need for most supplies altogether. Amazon will even prep and label your items in some cases. Check out our Prep Services page for more information.
If you choose to do your own packing and shipping, whether to the end customer or to the Amazon FBA Fulfillment Center, there are certain supplies that are a must, and others that are optional. Listed below are some of the Recommended Amazon Seller Supplies that you may need.
Absolute Necessities if you are prepping your own items:
- Printer for shipping labels (Laser is recommended – no smears)
- Scale to weigh packages
- Polybags in assorted sizes (for arbitrage sellers, and any item that needs to be protected from the warehouse environment)
- Product labels (for FBA sellers) – Either 30-up sheets or Dymo-compatible rolls, if you are using a Dymo printer
- Carton-sealing tape
- Boxes to ship your product in (Note: Seller Essentials recommends UHaul boxes in S, M, L, and XL. Orders of $50 or more are shipped free to many locations).
Everything else is a luxury (in our opinion). Yes, we use many more supplies in our business, but you can get started with the bare minimum and add to your arsenal as your business grows.