Amazon has been adding restrictions to many subcategories and they often times catch sellers off guard! All of a sudden they can no longer sell in a category that once was completely open to them.
For some sellers, getting approved in these subcategories is as easy as requesting approval through seller central and getting an “instant” approval.
We have a list of ASINs that others have reported as working for instant approval.
This list has been shared across many different groups, so I'm not sure where to give credit, I didn't compile the list myself. It was shared in our private Amazon Boot Camp group and an email subscriber also sent it to me.
Want To Get Instantly Approved In Some Sub Categories?
Head to your Amazon Seller Central account and click on the inventory tab. Then click Add a Product from the drop-down menu.
Next, copy and paste the ASIN below for the category you would like to get approval in. Then click search.
You will see a prompt to “Request Approval” for the category, after clicking that button one of two things will happen.
- You will get instant approval and be allowed to list the product – this approves the category as a whole for you.
- You will see a request to provide an invoice for the product – this means the category was NOT instantly approved for you.
Some Amazon sellers report some of the ASINs working in their account while other ASINs to do not gain approval. This is not the same from seller to seller so we recommend just trying any of the categories that you are interested in.