How to use categories for your product listings on Amazon

Amazon offers a wide variety of categories you can sell products on. Some of them are restricted and require approval from Amazon while more than 20 categories are open without further restrictions. Hardware shop, software and office supplies are among the so called open categories. These are open to private seller accounts and professional seller accounts. With a professional account you may also sell in categories like beauty, fashion & clothing, watches and jewellery, but you will need approval from Amazon. With the approval procedure Amazon wants to ensure sellers stick to standards and quality attributes. These quality standards help to keep customer confidence high, when they purchase these products on the Amazon maketplace. können.

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Overview - open categories and product examples

In the overview below you find all open categories that do not require approval from Amazon for your listing. There are product examples for each category. Note that for some categories only brand new products are allowed, while other categories are open to used, rebuilt and certified products as well as collector items. You can only sell brand new baby products, shoes or handbags. Office supplies, Electronics or computer accessories instead could be used or rebuilt as well.

Category

Product examples

Product condition

Car & Motorcycle

Tools, spare parts and accessories

new

Baby products

Baby stroller, pacifier, babyphone

new

Hardware store

Floorcover, tools, measurement

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Lighting

Light bulbs, flashlight, LEDs

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Books, music, video, CD’s

Books, Music, VHS, DVD, Blue-ray

new, used

Office supplies

Fax, Copier, printer, office furniture, stationary, toner

new, used, rebuilt and certified, collectors items

Computer and accessories

Tablet, notebook, Hard-disk, Headset, USB-Stick, keyboard

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Electronics and accessories

TV-set, camera, HiFi, Smartphones

new, used, rebuilt and certified

House and garden

Plants, flowers, garden tools and -furniture

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Pet products

Fish tank, pet food, riding saddle

new, used

Kitchen & household

Kitchenware, tableware, vacuum cleaner

new, used

Musical intruments & DJ equipment

Instruments, recording & DJ equipment, stage equipment

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Shoes and handbags

Sneaker, sports shoe, accessories, handbags

new

Software

Software for offices, antivirus software

new, used, collectors items

Sports and leisure

Sportswear and -equipment, tents, bycicles

new, used, rebuilt and certified, collectors items

Videogames

Video- and computer games, gaming accessories

new, used

Accessories for Amazon devices

Accessories for Amazon-devices (Kindle, Alexa)

new, used, rebuilt and certified

Overview: restricted categories and product examples

Product listings in below categories require Amazon’s approval. If you meet Amazon’s criteria your request will be approved

Category

Examples of acceptable products

Product condition

Beauty

Body Lotion, Make-up, Parfume

new

Clothing

Ladies-, Men’s-, childrens clothing

new

Beer, wine and liquor

Beer, wine, spirits, liquor

new

Drugstore and personal hygiene

Shampoo, skin care products

new

Food and beaverages

Bread, bakery, coffee, tea

new

Toys and childrens products

Plush toys, puzzles, costumes, exercise books

new, used, rebuilt and certified, collectors items

Watches and jewelry

Watches and jewelry for Ladies, gents and kids, accessories

new

Improper products not to be sold on Amazon

Be aware that all products offered need to meet the relevant regulations and laws. Amazon will remove improper offers. But what are improper products?

If you are selling watches and jewelry, certificaties of authenticity are required. If the certificates are missing, you can not legally sell these products via Amazon. In the car & motorcylce category, used spare parts would be considered improper.

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