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Amazon Marketplace is Amazon.com's fixed-price online marketplace which enables sellers to offer new and used items alongside Amazon's regular offerings. Customers can buy those items directly from third-party sellers. The Marketplace uses Amazon.com's software infrastructure. Amazon.com charges the buyer's credit card and sends his or her payment to the seller, but does not pass along any credit-card information.
The Marketplace is available on Amazon sites in over 60 countries. Some sellers do not ship internationally.
Sellers may sell their items using either an "Individual Account" or, for an additional monthly subscription fee, a "Professional Seller" account. Individual Accounts may add the "Pro Merchant Option," but Professional Sellers are required to have the "Pro-Merchant Option."
The "Pro Merchant Option" costs $39.99 per month; it eliminates the $.99 per-item sales fee. Other sales fees are still charged. These consist of a percentage commission fee and a flat-rate closing fee.
- Amazon tax — Information about paying sales tax as a seller or as a buyer
- "Amazon.com Help: Buying at Marketplace". Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- "Amazon.com Help: Placing Orders from Outside the United States". Retrieved December 26, 2013.