Thinking of expanding your Amazon business beyond Canada? The US marketplace offers a vast customer base and immense potential for growth. If you’re a Canadian seller, the good news is that registering to sell in the US is surprisingly straightforward. However, there are several key factors to consider before diving in. Let’s explore the process and important things to know.

How to Register as a Canadian Seller on Amazon US

  1. North America Unified Account: Amazon makes it easy for Canadian sellers to access the US (and Mexican) markets through the North America Unified Account. This means you don’t need to create a separate US account. When you register on, you’re automatically eligible to list on
  2. Tax Information: You’ll need to provide your Canadian business information and tax identification number (TIN). Depending on your business structure and sales volume, you may also need to register for a US Employer Identification Number (EIN). Consult with a tax professional to ensure compliance.
  3. Listing Your Products: You can use your existing product listings from and adjust them for the US market. Consider differences in language, pricing, and competition.

Important Considerations Before Expanding to Amazon US

  • Shipping and Fulfillment: Decide how you’ll handle shipping to US customers. You can ship directly from Canada (Fulfillment by Merchant or FBM) or use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), where Amazon stores and ships your products from US warehouses. FBA can be a good option for faster shipping and potentially winning the Buy Box, but it involves additional fees and logistics.
  • Pricing and Competition: Research the US market thoroughly. Prices and competition might differ significantly from Canada. Factor in shipping costs, currency exchange rates, and import costs when setting your US prices.
  • Sales Tax: Be aware of US sales tax regulations. Depending on the states you sell in and your sales volume, you may need to collect and remit sales tax.
  • Product Compliance: Ensure your products comply with US regulations and safety standards. Different categories may have specific requirements.
  • Returns and Customer Service: Have a clear return policy and excellent customer service in place to handle US customer inquiries and potential returns.
  • Marketing and Advertising: Develop a marketing strategy for the US market. Consider running Amazon advertising campaigns to boost your visibility.

Tips for Success in the US Market

  • Start Small: Begin by listing a few of your top-selling products on to test the waters.
  • Optimize Listings: Use relevant keywords in your product titles and descriptions to improve your search rankings.
  • Customer Feedback: Actively solicit positive feedback from US customers.
  • Competitive Analysis: Monitor your competitors’ prices and strategies.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with Amazon’s policies and updates for the US marketplace.

Partnering with Borderworx for a Seamless US Expansion

Expanding into the US market doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you partner with Borderworx, we handle the complexities of cross-border logistics, allowing you to focus on growing your business. Our comprehensive suite of services includes:

  • Warehousing and Fulfillment: We offer strategically located warehouses in both Canada and the US to optimize storage and reduce shipping times.
  • Customs Brokerage: Our experts ensure your shipments comply with all regulations for hassle-free customs clearance.
  • Transportation: We provide efficient transportation solutions tailored to your specific needs.
  • Returns Management: We streamline returns processing from US customers, minimizing disruptions to your business.


Expanding to the US Amazon marketplace can be a lucrative move for Canadian sellers. By understanding the registration process, carefully considering the logistics and regulations, and implementing smart strategies, you can tap into a massive new customer base and boost your sales. Good luck on your US Amazon journey!