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This article applies to selling in: Canada

Requirements and restrictions

Currently, the Add a Product tool is available in the following categories:

  • Automotive Parts & Accessories*
  • Baby
  • Beauty**
  • Books
  • Camera & Photo
  • Cell Phones
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • DVDs
  • Electronics
  • Grocery & Gourmet Food**
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewellery
  • Luggage & Bags
  • Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Products
  • Personal Computers
  • Shoes & Handbags*
  • Software
  • Sports & Outdoor
  • Sports Collectibles*
  • Tools & Building Supplies
  • Toys & Games
  • Video Games
  • Videos (VHS)
  • Watches*

*Sellers listing in this category must be approved by Amazon. For more information, see Categories requiring approval

**Listing in this category requires a Professional selling account.

Product restrictions

Some products cannot be sold on the Amazon website. Refrain from creating product detail pages for these products:

We do not allow duplicate product detail pages. Before creating a new page, sellers should determine if the product is already on Amazon. Sellers can submit additional product details or submit corrections to errors on existing product pages.

The restriction on duplicate product pages includes products listed on our other Amazon websites. When you submit product details, will check to see if a matching page already exists in any of Amazon’s international sites (,,,,, and If it does, that product may not be eligible for new page creation.

Product identifiers

Most categories require that you use a Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN), such as a UPC, ISBN or EAN, as a product identifier when creating new product pages or matching to existing pages in the catalogue. For more information, see Product UPCs and GTINs. The table on the Overview of category UPC requirements page summarizes the requirements for each category, including exceptions and exemptions. If you are not sure where to find the product identifier for your item, or if you need to obtain product codes for items you manufacture, see Find your product ID.

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