Starting an Amazon dropshipping store in the United Arab Emirates is a business idea with little risk and investment. Use this guide to create your Amazon listings and take advantage of the millions of shoppers that click their way through Amazon.ae every year.
According to ecommerceDB, in 2021, Amazon.ae earned global net sales of USD 520.1 million and ranked as the number one website in the Electronics and Media category.
Amazon's high online traffic lets you start a business without worrying about attracting customers. As opposed to dropshipping on a website you create from scratch and investing in advertising campaigns, piggybacking on Amazon is a relatively simple process.
So, why else should you choose the United Arab Emirates? A high majority of Emiratis shop on Amazon, says research from Pattern, 2022:
Setting up a dropshipping store on Amazon.ae could be your ticket to ditching your 9-5 or as a project to generate an additional income stream.
First, you will need to register for an Amazon seller account. Go to sell.amazon.ae to create an account for the United Arab Emirates.
At this stage, Amazon needs to verify your identity so you can access Amazon Seller Central. This business portal allows sellers to manage their products, sales information, and payments.
Once approved, you can begin creating your product listings. Amazon has a strict procedure for listings, which includes checking if your product is classified as 'restricted,' product ID numbers, and brand requirements. Make sure to check with Amazon help pages to see if your products will need authorisation.
For dropshipping, your products should generally be on Amazon already. Otherwise, you have the option to sell as a private label.
This option works for dropshippers that aren't purchasing products from another retailer. Instead, products are purchased directly from a manufacturer, making you the seller of record. Amazon's Fulfilled by Merchant ships the customer orders.
Typical suppliers for this method will be Alibaba or AliExpress.
How to create a product listing as a private label:
Attract more shoppers and increase the conversion rate of your Amazon product listing with these techniques.
For the main image:
Use keywords in the title, bullet point USPs, and product description to maximise traffic to your Amazon listing.
For your keywords:
Lastly, it's essential to have your VAT information in place for selling in the United Arab Emirates. Non-UAE residents need to register for VAT. Residents of the UAE need to register for VAT if:
Use these guidelines to set up an Amazon store in the United Arab Emirates as a way to benefit from earning money online, to add to your multiple income streams, and reach financial freedom.