When it comes to buying products online, consumers want to go to a place that they can trust. Counterfeit products are highly surging in online shops today, affecting even the world’s leading online shop Amazon. However, Amazon is devoted to maintaining their buyer’s trust. This is why Amazon has set restrictions on selling certain products, thus limiting the number of sellers while enhancing consumer trust on the Amazon platform.
For shops to sell the restricted products, they have to be ungated, meaning they get the approval of selling the products from Amazon. Most sellers shy away from selling restricted products because they fear the lengthy procedures of getting ungated. Here is a look at the process you would need to go through to get ungted:
Why Get Ungated?
Getting ungated at Amazon is vital for people who want to maximize their returns. The ungated section has little competition, hosting fewer sellers and more buyers. In order to really take your business to the next level, it is worth your while to become cleared to sell some of the more sensitive products.
In other words, getting ungated gives sellers a wide choice of inventory and broader opportunities to make profits. Most of the restricted products are fast selling, high profiteering, and highly demanded. Customers trust the ungated sellers because getting ungated means Amazon has approved you as an honest shop.
Which Products Are Gated?
There are lots of gated products and categories on Amazon. Even though some categories are not enlisted, some individual products in those categories are restricted. The following are such restricted products and categories;
- Collectible Coins
- Video, DVD, and Blu-ray
- Entertainment Collectibles
- Fine Art
- Fine Jewelry
- Sports Collectibles
- Kindle Accessories
- Gift Cards
- Grocery and Gourmet Foods
- Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, and Luggage
- Major Appliances
- Sexual Wellness
- Automotive and Powersports
- Textbook Rentals
- Toys & Games (Holiday Guidelines)
- Collectible Books
4 Steps to Get Ungated at Amazon
The process for getting ungated is different for every category. However, the steps below will help you get ungated in any category.
Step 1: Create a Professional Seller Account
You can never be allowed to sell any amazon restricted product if you do not have an Amazon professional seller account. The professional account costs $39.99 a month; however, you won’t regret having it since you’ll enjoy a world of trading opportunities.
Step 2: Buy a Few Restricted Products
Some categories require physical evidence of the product you are requesting approval to sell. Therefore, after creating a professional seller account, purchase a small bunch of those products and get ready scans of their invoice.
Step 3: Fill the Application Form
Navigate through the products you want to sell and click the ‘listing limitations may apply link.’ This link directs you to another page with a link dubbed ‘request approval.’Fill the application form therein to request Amazon’s permission to sell a particular product. You may be asked to send the images of the products and the invoice at this stage.
Step 4: Send Your Request
At this stage, it is time to send in your application. The best time for sending an application is on the normal business days and hours since your request is processed fast.
You will receive a notification with either an approval or a rejection. The latter will come with reasons for the rejections, and thus you can work on the weaknesses and try again.
Getting ungated in Amazon comes with the advantage of less competition but many customers. However, although it’s possible to do everything by yourself, you’ll still need professionals to help you maximize yourself on Amazon.