Does Amazon have to approve the products I sell?
When a person makes the decision to become an Amazon seller, there are a lot of questions that they may have when beginning the process. Before making a commitment that can impact your business in any way, it is important to gather all the facts in order to make sure you are making the best decision for your business. One question that potential Amazon sellers often ask is whether they have to gain approval from Amazon in order to officially become a seller.
There are over 20 product categories that Amazon sellers don’t actually need to request permission from Amazon in order to sell. For example, accessories for Amazon devices, home and garden products, outdoor gear, computers, office supplies, instruments, and home improvement tools do not have to have approval in order to be sold. Some products may only be sold by Amazon’s Professional Sellers, a category of sellers who have higher sales. These products can include wine, watches, movies, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, professional services, luggage, jewelry, food, clothing, and B2B products, amongst others.
There are also certain products that are capped at a certain amount of people who can sell these products. For example, collectible items such as coins, artwork, music, and sports collectibles.
If you have questions about how to get started as an Amazon seller, contact an accountant who has experience with Amazon sellers.
If you are an Amazon seller and require the assistance of an experienced Certified Public Accountant, please contact Ebiz Accounting for an initial consultation.