For all users of Amazon Web Services, Amazon has an online market where you can buy everything related to AWS. Thus, you can find AMI’s that come prepared with the specific software you need, CloudFormation scripts to create a specific platform, custom ECS containers, etc.
In addition, Amazon gives you the option to upload your products to your market and make money with them.
Although the process to register can be delayed in time (due to the different verifications required), it is not really complicated.
1.- Creation of our account
The first step is to register our account in the AWS Marketplace. Although the access will be made with our root user (or with a user to whom we have given permissions), we must complete the registration process as if it were another service.
The registration process will be carried out from the main cover of AWS Marketplace .
To register, we must press the button “Register as a seller in the Marketplace”, being logged in with our AWS account.
The first step will be to accept the terms and conditions of the Market, which we can download in PDF format for a more comfortable reading.
Although activating our account and accepting the terms is already possible to start selling, they will only allow us to give away products, since in order to be able to charge for them, we must complete the financial information.
In addition, the advisable thing to inspire confidence is to also fill our profile, so that the people who buy our products can see information about us.
On the cover we will be notified that we can start uploading products, but they will only allow us to offer free products, since we have not indicated the banking and tax information.
In order to sell products on the AWS Marketplace, we must be citizens or companies from Europe or the United States, and have a bank account at a US bank.
This part of the process is the longest part, since Amazon must verify each one of the data that we indicate and, especially if we are European, the process can get a lot longer.
In my case, the entire process from the time of discharge until I was able to upload my first payment AMI, was delayed more than 15 days.
Once we start the registration process, the first step is to fill out the tax information form. We must indicate at all times truthful data (since it will be checked)
The first questions are aimed at determining what type of form we should fill out (it is different if you are a citizen or company, European or US, etc.
According to the answers of the previous step, they will ask us for more detailed information, in order to make the necessary invoices.
Once our data is indicated, we must make a signed declaration for the IRS (the US tax system)
After the declaration process, we will be asked to indicate our fiscal data to complete this first step.
With the fiscal information already complete, the next step is to indicate the account where AWS will make us the income of the money generated with the sale of products in its market.
The bank account that we indicate must be from a US bank. If we have indicated that we are European citizens (or companies), Amazon gives us the option of working with Hiperwallet , which can offer us a virtual bank account in the USA, with which we can proceed.
In any case, the process involves asking Amazon to send us an email with information, where they will send us a link to directly register our account in Hyperwallet.
After indicating all the steps, and once the verification process is finished (which may take a long time), we will be able to sell products in the Amazon marketplace.