How to Open a New Account at Amazon

By Andrew Tennyson

Without an Amazon account, you can’t order products from the company's website or stream any of its digital content. You also need an Amazon account in order to use the company's Kindle devices. Accounts are created using the Start Here feature on the [Amazon website]( All you need to create an account is a valid email address.

Step 1

Hover you mouse over the **Your Account** button on the main menu on the [Amazon website]( and click **Start Here**.

Step 2

Enter your name and email address in the provided fields. Enter your email address a second time to verify you’ve typed it correctly. You must use an email address that is not currently associated with another Amazon account.

Step 3

Enter a password for your account in the **Enter a New Password** field and then enter it again in the **Type It Again** field to verify you've entered it correctly.

Step 4

Click the **Create an Account** button to create your account. If all the fields have been filled out correctly, a confirmation email is sent to your email address.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also create an account by adding items to your shopping cart and then proceeding to the checkout. Click the “Cart” button in the top-right corner of the Amazon website and then select “Proceed to Checkout.” Select “I Am a New Customer,” enter the email address you want to associate with your new Amazon account and then click the “Sign In Using Our Secure Server” button. Follow the prompts to enter your account information.
  • If you want to sell items on Amazon, set up seller account functionality. After you create your basic Amazon account, visit Amazon’s Sell Online page (see Resources) and select the type of seller account you want to create. You can sell as either an individual or as a business. Individual accounts are designed for selling less than 40 items per month.
  • If you’re using a Kindle, create a new Amazon account using the Manage Your Content and Devices page (see Resources).