Everyone wants to know how to get undated in difficult categories. Some are even willing to pay for a service to do so.
This post will serve as the process I am doing to get ungated.
I am in the process of creating a new private label product. My partner and I will be manufacturing this product ourselves with all the ingredients being made here in the US.
Today we applied for Health and Personal Care. I answered the initial questionnaire. I stated that the products we intend are new and that they do have their own UPC. We intend on selling between 6-100 products in this category.
I had my VA email me invoices from the various manufacturers we ordered our ingredients from. I turned them into a pdf and sent it off to Amazon.
Within 20 minutes I was told that Amazon does not accept online invoices.
I instructed my VA to call the companies and have them fax me the invoices. My intentions will be to scan the faxed invoices to Amazon. As of now, all four have not sent me a fax so I’m having her call again tomorrow but this time tell them that I will accept a pdf emailed to me of an invoice.
And that’s where I currently am. Will update as I move along.
To be truthful, i believe its case by case. My experience has taught me, and i have truly come to trust my own experience, is that its case by case.
Many have said its hard. Many others have yet still.. said its easy.
I have found both to be true, at different times.
(Take what is helpful to your cause and leave the rest)
Some say its wide open today.. so you apply and get denied.
Others say its closed tight but you try anyways and nail it on the second or third attempt.
This has been my experience, but ive only been selling fba solid for about 6 months.
I got ungated in health and personal care fairly easily.
The truth is, even though you intend to sell your own product, it doesnt necessarily mean you have to go througj all of those hoops to prove to them what your intentions are.
You could just do it the old fashioned way with three items on three reciepts and scan them in with pricing info blacked out.
This worked for me, then once i was ungated i could sell anything i wanted to in that category.
Both ways will work… one might be less of a headache.
Congrats on your new PL product brother.
PD is my thing.
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