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Category, product, and listing restrictions

All sellers registered to list their merchandise on Amazon may create product offerings (listings). Listings are vital to creating variety and depth in the products available to buyers, and we are continually seeking to expand the number and types of products listed on Amazon.

However, sellers may not be enabled to list in every product category or to create listings for each product in a particular category. Additionally, specific types of products may not be listed on Amazon.

For some product categories, sellers may not create product listings without prior approval from Amazon. In addition, sellers may be required to obtain additional approval to list certain products in certain categories. See the Categories and products requiring approval page for more information.

Categories requiring approval

For some product categories, Amazon limits the addition of new sellers and closely monitors seller performance to ensure a high-quality experience for buyers. These measures are taken because of the types of products sold in the category, and often reflect concerns about consumer safety, product quality, branding, or import and export restrictions.

See our Categories and products requiring approval page for more information. Criteria for specific categories and links to category-specific request forms are provided in our Category approval process pages.

Restricted products

Certain products are not allowed on the Amazon website under any conditions. Some products may not be sold as a matter of legal or regulatory restrictions (for example, prescription drugs) or as a matter of Amazon policy (for example, crime scene photos).

For detailed information regarding prohibited content and restricted products, see our Selling Policies.

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