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How to Start Selling on Amazon in the UAE

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Amazon has launched its marketplace in UAE in 2019 and has quickly become a popular platform for both buyers and sellers, making it a great opportunity for anyone looking to start an ecommerce business, to enjoy a number of benefits such as excellent fulfillment facilities, access to a huge consumer base, and modest seller fees. In fact, they’re continuously expanding their services and recently opened their largest delivery station in the UAE. But, starting on Amazon can be a bit daunting, particularly if you’re new to ecommerce.

Amazon registration requirements

Before you can start selling on, there are a few prerequisites you need to have in place. These include a phone number and email address, as well as an Emirates ID and billing address. Additionally, you will need to have an ecommerce license and a corporate bank account. These requirements are put in place to ensure that sellers on the platform are legitimate businesses with the necessary credentials to conduct transactions. It’s important to have all of these prerequisites sorted out before attempting to sell on, as failing to meet any of these requirements could result in your account being suspended or even permanently banned from the platform. Choose UAE can help you with all of the requirements.


License requirements and procedure

To start an ecommerce business in UAE, getting a free zone license is often the most suitable option as it offers benefits like 100% ownership, tax exemptions and the ability to sell internationally without an office requirement. However, it is important to research and compare different license options to decide which one best fits your business needs. After deciding, the next step is to apply for the license by submitting necessary documents such as passport copies, visa copy, trade name options, residence address and payment proof to the licensing authority. The process can take up to 14 days, and you will need to pay required fees which can vary based on the license type and business location.

If you’re considering starting an ecommerce business in the UAE and obtaining an ecommerce license, it’s a good idea to seek the advice of business formation experts to assess your individual requirements and the related costs. As previously stated, the type of license and the location of your business can influence the fees you’ll need to pay. You may contact Choose UAE or use our cost calculator for further assistance.



How Can Choose UAE Help

Choose UAE’s team of dedicated ecommerce experts can guide you through the process of obtaining a UAE free zone ecommerce license, ensuring that you comply with all regulations and avoid any fines or penalties. Reach out to us today.

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