1. Haley says

    So do you need to do this for each specific product or just the first time you sell in a category? Or once per product?

  2. Jill says

    Hi Trevor– I got declined in health and personal care after submitting receipts from Walmart. (For 9, 7, and 5 units of a single product). The email response Amazon sent wasn’t very helpful. Where did I go wrong? Not enough variety in products? Issue with retail receipt vs “packing slip” or “invoice”? They sure aren’t very transparent. Any advice would be helpful.

    • Trevor says

      Hi Jill – so it can vary. Were these receipts from purchasing in store, or online? Because sometimes they can be picky. I also try to have at least two stores that I show receipts from, as they want to see proof that you can consistently get product from reliable sources. I’d definitely give it another try.

  3. Linda gadbury says

    Well, here is the latest from Amazon on applying for Health and beauty. GRRRRR!!

    Dec 29, 2015 06:29 PM

    Greetings from Amazon Seller Support,

    I have reviewed your email and would like to inform you that as of now we are not providing an approval on retail receipts. We accept invoices, purchase orders, sales invoices, or commercial invoices.So, Please submit the required documentation from the following options

    • Trevor says

      @Linda, I’ve been hearing that it is harder and harder to get ungated for health and beauty. Some services that used to get people ungated (for like $100-200) are even shying away. It could just be the time of the year, or it could be a larger move by Amazon to make it harder for retail arbitrage sellers to get into other categories. I think its too soon to tell. I am sorry to hear about your experience though.

  4. chris says

    So are any of these forbidden/restricted categories automatically ungated with the ‘professional’ plan or do you need to go through this same ungating process for the restricted categories regardless of whether you’re an ‘individual’ or ‘professional’ seller?

  5. Kent C says

    Is it ok to resell an item you purchased on Amazon and resell that item on Amazon – or can Amazon shut down your Pro merchant account for doing so. I only see that you cannot use Prime to purchase an item for resale but what if you don’t use Prime to buy? Any thoughts?


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