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Category transfer for part of the Drugstore products

Amazon will transfer some products from the Drugstore category to the BISS category to make it easier for customers to find products on the Amazon site. By this transfer, the category for adding a new product will be changed. For listing fees, the referral fee for existing products that have been listed in Drugstore will continue to be applied the same rate as Drugstore. Also, though the products are categorized into BISS, we will continuously apply the same rate as HPC for newly registered products. In addition, the referral fee promotion for Drugstore will continue to be applied. See below for more information.

Products to be transferred

The products with browse nodes that are subject to transfer will be changed to the BISS category from July 1, 2021. The products to be transferred includes Highly Controlled Medical Device, Specifically Controlled Medical Device, Specifically Controlled & Nontaxable Medical Device, Controlled Medical Device, General Medical Device, Nontaxable Medical Products and other medical related equipment and supplies. In addition, when registering products linked to the browse node to be transferred in the future, the referral fee for the Drugstore will be applied. Sellers are not required to take any action to change the listing information for products that are already listed in the Manage Inventory.

Note: Some products may be transferred earlier or later slightly.

Changes in product registration

When registering new products linked to the browse node to be transferred in the future, please register to BISS category after July 1, 2021. Sellers who have already listed products do not need to change their categorization. If you want to add new products after July 1, 2021, please add the products by “Industrial” file in the BISS category. If you want to update the listing information for the products by uploading the inventory file, please use the flat file named “Industrial” of BISS category.

Note: In the BISS, the optional and recommended attributes are different. For more information, see also the listing guideline of BISS category. Please be aware that if you update the listing information after July 1, 2021, a listing error will occur due to a lack of required attributes.

Please confirm the following actions when listing a new product after July 1, 2021.


  1. When adding a product one by one from Seller Central

    Select the BISS category from Manage Inventory > Add a Product.

  2. When uploading products in inventory file template

    Download the BISS flat file named “Industrial” from Add Products via Upload > Download an Inventory File.

    Note: Before July 1, 2021, please download and register the "Drugstore" file for products that have a browse node to be transferred. After July 1, 2021, it will be gradually moved to the BISS category.

Referral fee discount promotion

We will reduce the referral fee from 10% to 8% for the affected product of 1,500 JPY or less.

The promotion period is from September 1, 2019 to February 28, 2022.

This promotion is automatically applied to orders that the shipping confirmation is sent between 0:00 on September 1, 2019 and 23:59 on February 28, 2022 in Japan Standard Time. Sellers do not have to enroll this promotion since promotion will be automatically applied. Please note that due to system problems, the actual time may be earlier or later than the above schedule. When the promotion period ends, the standard referral fee will be applied. Total sales price includes the product price, shipping and gift wrapping charges. This promotion is subject to change or termination at Amazon's discretion.

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