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This article applies to selling in: Japan

Requirements and Restrictions

Currently, the Add a Product tool is available in the following categories:

  • Automotive & Powersports
  • Baby & Maternity
  • DIY & Tools
  • Electronics
  • Home (furniture, interior and kitchen)
  • Home appliances (small white goods)
  • Industrial & Scientific
  • Amazon Device Accessories*
  • Major Appliances
  • Music (CDs and records)
  • Musical Instruments
  • PCs & Peripherals
  • Software
  • Sports & Outdoor
  • Stationery & Office Accessories
  • Toys & Hobby
  • Video Games

*Can be searched and browsed under Electronics or PCs & Peripherals categories

Some media products can be sold on our international sites are ineligible for selling on the Amazon site, or can only be sold in a particular condition. Books sold on other Amazon web sites can be sold on Amazon Japan only if the condition is 'Used'. This restriction includes Music, DVD, Video, Software and Video Games.

Duplicate product pages are not allowed. This includes products listed on our other Amazon web sites. When you submit product details, Amazon will check to see if a matching page already exists in our catalog. If it does, that product will not be eligible for new page creation. Sellers should determine whether we already offer a product before attempting to create a new page.

In addition, you must adhere to Amazon rules for the creation of new product detail pages. Review Selling policies Help page. Also, visit this Help page to learn about items not allowed for listing.

We require standard product identifiers for adding a new product to be sold. Please register a JAN code or UPC. Visit product IDs Help page to learn more.

Obtain a JAN code before listing if you are the manufacturer of the product. To read more about obtaining JAN codes, visit this website: The Distribution Systems Research Institute (DSRI).

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