Although Amazon FBA creates an easy option for those looking to start an online business, there are still some things to keep in mind to be successful. There is a set process that business owners need to follow in order to get goods listed on the Amazon site through the FBA program. There are also rules about which products can be sold on the site or not.
Certain products are easy enough to sell on the site, but others are trickier. Regulated products are amongst the hardest to navigate. Here’s a guide as to how to handle products that are regulated as dangerous goods on Amazon FBA:
What Are Regulating Products?
Most of us know what the obvious dangers goods are, such as cleaning products that contain strong chemicals, or anything that is typically regarded as toxic. However, there are plenty of things that fall in the dangerous goods category that we may not expect. That is why it is important to be diligent.
Amazon defines dangerous goods, also referred to as Hazmat, as, “substances or materials that might pose a risk while storing, handling, or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurized, corrosive, or otherwise harmful substances.” This means that if something is considered a hazardous material, or Hazmat, care needs to be taken when shipping.
What Types of Goods Are Considered Dangerous?
Most of us know what the obvious dangers goods are, such as cleaning products and other things with strong chemicals. However, other products may not be as obvious, such as some cosmetics and perfumes. Before selling goods through the Amazon FBA system, it is important to double check if the product is Hazmat or not.
Here’s a list of some of the products that are considered hazardous:
- Automotive products
- Batteries, or products that contain them
- Beauty products
- Items containing alcohol
- Certain office supplies
- Household cleaners
- Toys and Video Games
However, it is important to note that this isn’t an exhaustive list. For more information, you’ll want to view their exhaustive list of goods that are considered hazardous. Some of them might surprise you!
Is It Worth Selling These Products?
Before you get started selling these goods through the FBA system, you need to figure out if it is worth it. To do this, you will need to know all the facts. Once you identify if the products you want to sell are regulated or not, you will need to understand the rules associated with them. To do this, you should see what Amazon has to say about the topic. As long as you know the rules, you may find that it is, in fact, worth selling them.
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