This article applies to selling in: Australia

Categories and products that require approval

We want customers to be able to shop with confidence on Amazon. For certain products, brands, categories, and sub-categories, Amazon requires sellers to obtain approval before listing products for sale. The approval process may include document requests, performance checks, and other qualifications.

Applying to list existing products that require approval

To apply to list a product that already exists in Amazon’s catalogue and requires approval, follow these steps:

From the Seller Central home page, click on the Catalogue menu and select Add a product.

  1. Search for the item that you want to sell.
  2. In the search results, click the Listing limitations apply link next to the item.
  3. Click the Request approval button to begin the application process.

Applying to list new products in categories that require approval

To add a new product to Amazon’s catalogue in one of the categories with restrictions listed below, follow the link to the application and submit the required information related to your product.

Note: Additional listing limitations may apply for certain products, at either the ASIN, brand, or sub-category level. When attempting to list products with additional requirements, you will see a Listing limitations apply link next to the product.

Product Category Submit Application
Grocery & Gourmet Food Request Approval
DVD Request Approval

For a comprehensive list of product categories in which you can sell, see Overview of categories

Selling in a Restricted Category (English only)

Other products and categories that require approval

Restricted products

Certain products may not be listed on Amazon. For more information, refer to the help pages Restricted products and Selling policies. Visit Seller University for more information about Listing Restrictions.

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