How can you sell restricted products on Amazon?

Your guide to selling restricted products online on Amazon

by Arshiya Dey on 22/07/2017
Over the past couple of years, Amazon has grown to become one of India’s most trustworthy marketplace*. This has been possible because thousands of Amazon sellers regularly strive to retain customer trust by selling excellent quality genuine products. Millions of original unique products are listed regularly on Amazon and are delivered to crores of customers across the country.

In order to sustain this trust, a few product categories mentioned below require approval before you can sell them on Amazon.

Categories that require approval:


Health & Personal Care
Clothing & Accessories and Sunglasses
Shoes and Handbags
Grocery & Gourmet Foods
Each of the above mentioned category has a an eligibility criteria and a requirement list, as soon as you meet the criteria and furnish the additional documents, you will receive an approval to sell from the requested category.

There are also certain products that may not be listed on Amazon at all and that are prohibited by law to be sold online. To help you learn more about the prohibited products in detail, there is a detailed Help Page on Seller Central that you can easily access using your Seller Central username and password. It is important to note that there are grave consequences of violating the rules and listing products from a restricted category without prior approval. Therefore, it is always advised that you get in touch with our Seller Support team in case you have doubts and need assistance.

If you are new to online selling and want to quickly set up your online store and learn more about selling on Amazon you can go through our Start Selling Guide.

The Economics Times: Amazon is India's most trusted online shopping brand: Survey
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