Amazon & RESTRICTED / Gated Categories in Health/Personal Care, Beauty & Grocery

OK, everyone has probably heard all the discussion about how Amazon lowered the boom and Restricted the Health/Personal Care, Beauty & Grocery categories (Gated).

That is TRUE.

But, is is easy to apply, and get APPROVED if you are already selling in these categories.

I applied last night at midnight and got a phone call, and e-mails and was approved for all 3 by 10am today!!!

So Chicken Little, the Sky is NOT Falling !!!

Here is the link to apply:

In a few cases, if a Seller was not selling in one of the categories, they are requesting 3 invoices with your name on them.  If you primarily buy from local stores, just go Online and buy a few items and use the Invoices as proof.

It really is Easey-Peasey !!

Take a DEEP BREATH, and apply, and life WILL continue….


UPDATE: There is now some different answers coming from Amazon, different Reps are saying differing things (typical Amazon).   When someone has not sold in a category they are requesting Invoices with your name on it (that seems consistent).   The part that is not consistent, is where you need to order from.  Some reps are telling people it needs to be a Manufacturer, some are saying Distributors/Wholesalers, some are just saying Invoices.  At least one seller was approved by ordering online.  Who knows what the correct answer is?  Apparently, not Amazon.   It depends on who reviews your request.

So, YMMV…..


About FBARocks Bob Willey

My name is Bob Willey and I own Bob's Neat Books & Bob's Neat Stuff & ***** We've been selling on Amazon using FBA since June of 2008, and on Amazon since 2005. We are mostly FBA and we use FBA to sell practically anything! When it comes to selling on Amazon using FBA, we don't discriminate. The only requirement is that the items are profitable! We sell toys, games, books, and media items such as DVDs, CDs, even VHS tapes! We've also been selling on eBay since 1998 with over 11,000 feedbacks (100% Positive)!! Have been an eBay Trading Assistant for over 9 years. Also sell some Media items on eBay. ***** I also provide Seller Coaching services, designed to be one-on-one via Skype video, to target your exact needs, not generalized training, but specifically what YOU need. ***** I also moderate the YahooGroup FBAForum (see link below): ***** My background is varied, as I owned a computer consulting business for 28 years, and a Brick-n-mortar Auction House for 5 years with a weekly auction filling a 15,000 sq ft building. Plus I have done over 150 Estate Appraisals. OK, I enjoy STUFF.... *****
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