Individua Account Documentation In GErmany?

What documents are needed to open a seller central account for Online Arbitrage with an individual account in Germany?

Hello @Kjst,

thank you for posting into our forum. In order to register an Individual Seller Account in Germany, you will need a valid identity document (e.g. a passport copy or an identity card). If you run a business, you’ll also need your company registration details, including your VAT number and phone number, and bank account information.

In general, Amazon allows you to sell on European marketplaces without being registered as a business until you pass a 15000€ earnings threshold. Until then, you can sign up under just your own name.

Here you can learn more: Selling on Amazon DE | Build Your E-commerce Business

And here is my informative video addressing Seller Identity Verification:

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Thanks Kika
If I want to begin Online Arbitrage, can I proceed with individual credentials without the need for company registration or information because I want to initially assess my business’s success rate?

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Of course, you can. But once you pass the 15000€ sales figure, Amazon may suspend your account and you will have to undergo a transformation into a business.

Kika, is it possible to transition my account from an individual to a business once I’ve reached the €15,000 sales milestone?

Yes, most people do it like this.

To open a seller central account for Online Arbitrage with an individual account in Germany on Amazon, you will typically need the following documents:

Personal Information: Your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Bank Account: You’ll need a German bank account for receiving payments. Amazon will require your bank account details for verification and depositing your earnings.

Tax Information: You may need to provide your tax identification number (TIN) or VAT number. In Germany, a Steuernummer (tax number) might be necessary.

Identity Verification: You might need to submit a copy of your passport, national ID card, or other government-issued identification for identity verification.

Business Information: Even as an individual seller, you may need to provide information about your business activities, such as a brief description of the products you plan to sell.

Utility Bill: Some marketplaces may request a utility bill or another document showing your address as proof of residence.

Payment Information: You may need to provide a credit card for account verification purposes.