A variety of legal difficulties have arisen for Amazon sellers. These difficulties appear to be novel because of the e-commerce element. However, most difficulties including those related to taxes, seller account suspensions, intellectual property and customer data access may be properly and promptly addressed using traditional technological, business, and legal techniques.

Amazon seller status arises upon successfully registering with Amazon as a provider of goods or services. Creating an individual Amazon seller account is free. Using it requires the payments of various fees to Amazon. Amazon sellers differ from Amazon vendors. More specifically, Amazon sellers price and market their products themselves. Amazon vendors sell their products to Amazon-employed buyers, who then list and resell the products to Amazon users.