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Amazon Renewed

What is Amazon Renewed?

On Amazon Renewed, you can sell high-quality refurbished, pre-owned and open-box products to millions of Amazon customers worldwide. All products on Amazon Renewed must be tested and certified to work and look like new. Only sellers that maintain a high quality and performance bar can offer refurbished, pre-owned and open-box products on Amazon Renewed.

Where can I access Amazon Renewed quality requirements on Seller Central?

The Amazon Renewed quality requirements document for Amazon.co.jp is available here.

How to apply for Amazon Renewed ?

To be considered to sell Renewed items, review the category requirements below. If you meet the requirements, click here to apply. We will review your request and if you meet the requirements, we will reach out with an onboarding email, usually within 10 business days.

To apply for Amazon Renewed, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. The seller has acquired the qualification of an antique dealer and has a past sales record of used and refurbished products.
  2. Products must be inspected, cleaned, repaired (if applicable) and tested by a manufacturer or a specialized third-party refurbisher to function and look like-new.
  3. You can supply invoices showing a minimum of total value of 5,000,000 JPY in qualifying refurbished purchases in the previous 90 days from the date of the application.
    1. Items with a selling price of 1,500 JPY or less do not count towards the refurbished units. You may black-out either the unit or dollar amount on the invoices, but not both.
    2. For approval to list on Apple branded items, we require invoices dated from trailing 90 days that total 10,000,000 JPY in Apple refurbished products.
  4. You need to submit a minimum of 8 images of a sample unit for product and packaging review (box in which the product will ship, inside packaging and padding, product from top and bottom, product from all four sides).
    1. If you have an item with a screen, we request images of the screen turned on.
  5. You will honor the Amazon Renewed Guarantee for all of your Renewed products.
  6. If you are an existing seller on Amazon, or once you start selling on Amazon, you have an Order-Defect-Rate (ODR) of 0.8% or less in the trailing 90 days.
  7. You can meet and adhere to our Amazon Renewed Global Quality Policies.

Listing Restrictions

All Renewed products must be capable of being repaired/refurbished and tested to look and work like new in accordance with our Global Quality Policy. Repair/refurbish capability means that products must have electrical and/or mechanical components that can be replaced and/or upgraded to new or like-new condition.

Wireless device protective cases, charging accessories (cables, wall plugs, etc.) and ink and toner cartridges are not permitted to be sold in the Amazon Renewed program.

To ensure a positive customer experience, Amazon will remove any products from Amazon Renewed that are not capable of being repaired/refurbished, pose a hygienic or safety risk or violate any other Amazon policies.

Below is a list of permitted products:

Allowed Products
Air conditioners
Audio receivers and amplifiers
Blu-ray and DVD players
Cameras
Car stereos, security, video & radar detectors
Cell phone devices
Chain saws, pole saws and log splitters
Chippers, shredders and mulchers
Dehumidifiers
Digital antennas
Digital musical instruments
Electric ceiling fans
Electrical floor cleaning devices
Electric kitchen appliances
Embroidery machines
Fitness machines
Fitness watches
Generators
GPS devices
Graphing and scientific calculators
Headphones
Headsets
Home stereo equipment
Home theater systems
Irons
Media players
Microphones
Modems
Monitors
Outdoor blowers and vacs
Personal Computers (PC)
PC digital internal power supply
PC graphics cards
PC keyboards, mice, game pads and webcams
PC monitors
PC motherboards
PC processors
PC servers
Pneumatic tools
Portable media players
Powered lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and edgers
Power tools, power drills and power saws
Pressure washers
Printers
Projectors
Refrigerators
Routers
Scanners
Security cameras and systems
Sewing machines
Shredders
Smartwatches
Snow throwers
Sound and recording equipment
Sound bars
Space heaters
Speakers
Tablets
Televisions
Thermostats
Universal remote controls
Vacuums
Video cameras
Video Game Consoles and controllers

How to help grow your business on Amazon Renewed?

  • Fulfillment by Amazon

    Leverage our fulfillment networks and expertise so that your customers and your business benefit. You send your products to Amazon fulfillment centers, we pick, pack, and ship them and provide customer service.

  • Sponsored Products

    You choose which products you want to advertise, assign keywords to those products, and enter a cost-per-click bid. When an Amazon shopper searches for one of your keywords, your ad will become eligible for display in multiple placements across the site.

  • Lightning Deals

    Lightning Deals are flash sales where a product is featured for several hours on the Amazon Deals page, one of the most visited pages on Amazon.

Do I need to pay additional fees as part of Amazon Renewed?

Additional referral fees will be applied on August 30, 2021, to join and sell on Amazon Renewed in addition to the standard fees for selling on Amazon.

Note: At the moment, this is waived for short period of time until we update again.

The additional referral fee will be 1-2% (depending on category - please see below for detail) in addition to the standard seller Referral Fee.

  • 2% Renewed Referral fee for mobile and smartphone products (in addition to the current standard Electronics Referral Fee).
  • 1% Renewed Referral fee for all other categories (in addition to the current standard Referral Fee base)

Will I be able to edit the listing and product information?

Yes, you will be able to edit product information of your certified refurbished listings. Learn more.

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