The Individual selling plan is a pay-as-you-go plan that provides access to a basic set of listing and order management tools. Individual sellers can create listings one at a time by matching their products in the Amazon catalog.
Amazon sets the shipping rates for orders and determines which shipping service levels sellers can offer to buyers. Individual sellers don't pay fees to Amazon unless an item sells.
If you don't need access to volume selling tools or Amazon Marketplace Web Service APIs, you may find that an Individual selling plan is more cost effective than paying a monthly subscription fee as a Professional seller. Instead of a monthly fee, Individual sellers pay a per-item fee when the item sells, in addition to the applicable referral fees. Learn more about selling plans and fees. For more specific information about fees for Individual sellers and Professional sellers, see the Selling on Amazon fee schedule.
Individual sellers pay a per-item fee of 100 JPY when the item sells, in addition to the applicable Referral Fees and Variable Closing Fees. If you don't need access to volume selling tools or Amazon Marketplace Web Service APIs (Amazon MWS) to run your business, you may find that switching your selling plan to Individual is more cost effective than paying a monthly subscription fee as a Pro Merchant if the number of items is less than 50.
For example, if you sell 45 items of your products, a total of per-item fee will be 4,500 JPY which is cheaper than the subscription fee of 4,900 JPY. In contrast, if you sell 50 items, a total of per-item fee will be 5,000 JPY which is more expensive than the subscription fee of 4,900 JPY. In this case, registering as Pro Merchant may be right for you.
Learn more about the differences between Professional and Individual selling plans. On that page, you'll also find instructions for switching your selling plan. You can easily switch between the Individual and Professional selling plans when you need access to additional features or when it becomes cost-effective for you to use the Professional selling plan.