Requesting Approval In Restricted Categories
Some of the most popular categories on Amazon for FBA sellers require getting approval from Approval first. Some of them are pretty easy while others are not. However, all of them are attainable to get approved.
The main categories that require approval on Amazon are listed below.
Health & Personal Care
Clothing & Accessories
Shoes & Handbags
Sport & Entertainment Collectables
What you will need before you can try
Must sign up for a Pro Merchant account
Order defect rate under 1 percent
Late Shipment rate under 4 percent
Pre fulfillment cancel rate under 2.5 percent
Usually these rates will not affect you unless you are brand new and fall behind by selling yourself (Merchant Fulfilled)
Getting Approved in Shoes & Handbags, Clothing & Accessories, Watches & Jewelry
The Application for these categories are pretty easy to get approved for. You have to go through an application process of multiple-choice type of questions. When it is finished you will get an almost instant approval or denial based out how you fill out your answers.
When you fill it out Amazon will ask you questions about what you plan on selling. The questions are pretty simple and basic.
One thing you NEED to remember when answering these questions is that AMAZON wants you to be purchasing your products direct from the manufacturer or be the brand owner. If you go into this and answer no to both of these questions you will be denied
Getting Approved in Health & Personal Care, Groceries or Beauty
These three are very popular to sell in a worth the leg work to get approved. In order to get approved in these categories you need to you have to provide invoices.
These categories can be hard to get approved. Mainly, because Amazon never clearly states exactly what they need. This is what has worked for others.
You may need patience. So Please be patient! Lol… Every agent is different so One person may say one thing another may say another.
To get approved Amazon will ask sellers to provide them with commercial invoices from known sellers. Retail receipts will no longer work.
The Best way to get commercial invoice is to purchase direct from wholesaler. Make sure you speak with them on the phone to make sure they will provide you with a commercial receipt.
The invoice needs to have the suppliers Name, Address, Phone Number and Website you are purchasing from.
Also when purchasing from them make sure they have all of this information on their website. This helps Amazon verify them.
Also make sure your company name (Display Name) appears on the address file.
Once this is verified ask the supplier if they can break the invoices into three separate invoices. I recommend that you have three invoices when applying to get approved.