By launching your business on Amazon, you are becoming a part of this ruthless online world. You should be ready for facing lots of issues during your operation and it is better to figure out some of them in advance, in order not to go down the rabbit hole in the future! Amazon’s restricted products are a bee’s nest on this platform. Therefore, we at Got Suspended? recommend you study this list closely and even memorize is if you can! We have highlighted the most popular (or unpopular?) products in Amazon’s restricted category in order to keep you away from unpleasant consequences like Amazon account suspensions.
What Is Prohibited to Sell on Amazon?
Stay Away from Selling
- Alcohol Products
- Tobacco-Related Products
- Animals and Animal Products
- Art and Fine Art
- Cosmetics, including Skin and Hair Care
- Drugs and CBD-Related Products
- Medicine and Medical Devices
This is only a short list of Amazon’s restricted products that you should be aware of. That being said, you can still sell some of these, provided that you meet all the requirements. You can find a full list by accessing our blog section and reading other Got Suspended Client’s blogs on restricted products.
But now, let’s try to understand the requirements for getting approval to sell gated categories on Amazon. First of all, keep in mind that each of the restricted categories has its own requirements for selling, so if you decide to sell several restricted products on Amazon, you should ask permission for each of them separately.
As we have mentioned before, each of the gated products has its own requirements. However, there are several points which sellers need to qualify for:
- Being a professional Amazon seller
- Spick and span Performance Metrics
- Complete supplier information (addresses, phone numbers, websites, contact info, etc)
Keep in mind that invoices play a crucial role in the process of getting approval any restricted category. That’s because you can use them to show Amazon that all your products are coming from authorized suppliers and you are going to sell 100% genuine products on this platform. Therefore, try to ensure that all your invoices are legal, and have a valid expiration date.
As you can see, getting approval for selling restricted products on Amazon can sometimes be a hard and time-intensive process. Try to make sure that the game is worth the candle. And if it is, get all the required documents and start off strong!