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Products requiring approval and selling application status

We want customers to be able to shop with confidence on Amazon. For certain products and categories, Amazon might require additional fees, performance checks, and other qualifications.

Products that require approval

Even if selling in a category does not require approval from Amazon, selling certain products may require approval. To submit a request to sell:

Categories that require approval

You are required to obtain approval from Amazon before listing in certain product categories.

Note: If you are approved to sell in this category, you will need to upgrade to a Professional Selling plan with a monthly subscription fee.

The categories listed at the bottom of this page currently require approval. Click the category you are interested in selling in and follow the instructions to submit your application.

Request approval

Sellers must meet additional qualifications to sell certain brands or list within certain categories on Amazon. Follow these steps to apply for approval:
  1. From the Inventory menu select Add a Product.
  2. Search for the item you want to sell.
  3. In the search results, click the Listing limitations apply link next to the item.
  4. Click the Request Approval button to begin the application process.

Restricted products

Certain products may not be listed at all on Amazon. Learn more in our Restricted Products and Selling Policies.

Products that require document review

Certain products require documents for approval. Product types requiring document review is updated from time to time. Learn more.


Products requiring approval and selling application status


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