Amazon Restricted Categories are a pain in the butt.
But they are necessary evil.
Selling on Amazon can be extremely profitable and exciting. Especially when you first start out building your business and finding your way around the platform.
It can also be confusing and dangerous.
Amazon.com is the #1 online platform for buying AND selling products.
If you’re a Prime customer then you’re probably already hooked on getting your products in 2 days or less.
Amazon is relentless in their pursuit for happy customers and their policies are designed to keep them safe and delighted.
Part of that is ensuring that the integrity of their marketplace is not cheapened by the hundreds of thousands of 3rd party sellers selling on Amazon today.
In their best effort to police the platform for quality they have restricted certain product categories.
How does restricting Amazon product categories help?
Every year there is an influx of new sellers coming on to the marketplace looking to start their next business or side hustle.
They are new and usually don’t know a thing about selling on Amazon. That can be a tricky and dangerous position for Amazon’s business.
In order to protect themselves, their customers and the brands they work with, Amazon protects their marketplace with product restrictions on categories that could be the most problematic.
List of Amazon Restricted Categories
Here is a list of Amazon restricted categories along with a nifty infographic you can share on Facebook or Pinterest.
- Automotive & Power Sports Equipment
- Toys & Games (Holidays)
- Music & DVD
- Sports Collectibles
- Video, DVD and BlueRay
- Collectible Coins
- Entertainment Collectibles
- Fine Art
- Streaming Media Players