Individual and Professional Accounts on Amazon


The Amazon marketplace is one of the largest in the world, hundreds of millions of users shop on this website every month. That is why every entrepreneur has at least once thought of becoming a registered seller on Amazon. Those who have already registered an individual seller account and grown their business to over 40-50 sales per month, it is recommended to get a pro account. However, if you sell costly goods and the amount of sales is not so large, you should think on how to change from professional to individual on Amazon. Here we are going to explain you the difference between them and teach how to do that.


Main Difference

First of all, let’s connect the dots on what are these accounts and what is the main difference between them. After that, you will find a step-by-step manual on how to change from professional to individual on Amazon. So, if you don’t need to learn more about both accounts, skip directly to the necessary part.

Individual accounts

There are no monthly subscription fees, but a seller has to pay around $1 for every successful sale on Amazon. Everyone who has under 40 monthly sales may feel comfortable using this plan. Here is what you have to know about this plan before choosing it:

  1. It is perfect for those who sell under 40 goods per month.
  2. Pay as you sell ($1) without monthly fees.
  3. There may be an additional referral selling fee.
  4. This plan allows sellers to work with a single listing.
  5. You won’t be able to add to your listing products that are not on Amazon yet.
  6. You can work with only 20+ open categories.
  7. Some categories are restricted electronics, jewelry, automotive, clothing, etc., as they have specific requirements for sellers.
  8. You can easily upgrade to a Professional plan on Amazon.

Professional accounts

The monthly subscription costs $40 and there are no additional fees for every sale. As a bonus, Amazon gives a free month of using a Pro seller plan for sellers to notice all advantages. What else is important about this one?

  1. This plan is great for high-volume sellers (40+ items per month).
  2. You pay for the monthly subscription and don’t need to pay for every single sale.
  3. Referral fees may be charged along with your monthly subscription.
  4. As a professional seller, you can work with 20 main and 10 additional categories on Amazon. The only thing you should keep in mind is their own unique requirements.
  5. Multiple products can be uploaded via spreadsheets.
  6. Pro sellers can use Scoutify on iPhones, this is a tool for inventory and order management.
  7. New product pages can be added to listings even for those products that are not sold on Amazon yet.
  8. The ability to participate in sponsored ad campaigns is a great benefit.
  9. This plan can be easily changed to an individual plan.


From Professional to Individual on Amazon

Finally, we are here to tell you about how to change from professional to individual on Amazon. Follow the following steps:

  1. Enter Seller Central.
  2. Go to the ‘Settings’ tab.
  3. Find your ‘Account information’.
  4. Select the ‘Selling plan section’.
  5. Click on the ‘Modify plan’ button.
  6. Downgrade your plan and save the changes.

That’s it!
Actually, changing from professional to individual on Amazon is easy enough and takes a couple of minutes. However, think twice before making any changes.

Also, if you would want to switch to a professional plan from an individual one once again, visit the same section in Seller Central and follow the same steps, just select another plan.