Selling your products online through Amazon Seller Account, whether on a full time or sideline job basis, could be extremely beneficial for your business as you would gain access to one of the largest potential marketplace. Moving your business to the U.S. by setting up a company in the U.S. would allow you to import and distribute your products in the U.S., even if you are located outside of the U.S. This article will explore the benefits of incorporating in the U.S. as an overseas Amazon seller.
It is without a doubt that selling through Amazon has countless advantages for e-commerce businesses. It can accelerate your business’s growth as you would be reaching out to many Amazon customers and leverage Amazon’s brand reputation to build up customer trust and your own branding. One hurdle of selling in the U.S. as a foreigner is that you would be required to provide a valid U.S. address. However, this problem can be easily resolved by establishing a legal entity in the U.S. Although it is often believed that this is a daunting process, with Clemta’s assistance you will be owning a U.S. entity in no time!
For more information on U.S. entities that you can establish as a foreigner, make sure to check our blogs on forming a C-Corp and LLC.
BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING IN THE U.S.
Here are some reasons to incorporate in the U.S. as an Amazon Seller:
1. Limiting Your Personal Liability
If you have not incorporated your business, there will be no legal distinction between you and your business. This means that you will be personally liable for all the debts and liabilities incurred by the business. Through setting out a U.S. company, you can protect your personal finances and assets as you would be limiting your personal liability. This is something that should not be overlooked as there is always the risk that your product could be defective or cause injury.
2. Tax Advantages
Depending on the type of entity that you decide to form (either an LLC or a C-Corp), you can enjoy certain tax advantages. For more information on business-friendly tax laws in Delaware, you can check our other blog.
3. Fulfilling the Requirements for an Amazon Seller Account
Through the process of establishing in the U.S. as a business entity; you will get your U.S. bank account and U.S. Tax ID Number (i.e. EIN). These are essential for you to start selling in the U.S.; regardless of the type of Amazon Seller Account, you wish to obtain.
4. Good Professional Standing
Selling as a business rather than a private individual on Amazon will give the message to your customers that you are legitimate and professional; which is crucial to earning customer trust and also to attract investors.
TAKEAWAY + CONCLUSION
In conclusion, being established in the U.S. as a legal entity has numerous advantages if you wish to sell your products through Amazon. It will not only help the e-commerce business to flourish, but it will also keep you safe from legal liabilities. Operating as a business is a good way of showing you want to move forward in this business, and it will give customers and suppliers confidence.
Clemta will be your true business partner to smoothen the process of incorporating in the U.S. for you. You will no longer be dealing with the procedures.
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