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.