You are not approved to list this product and we are not accepting applications at this time

When looking into dog supply products this is the same thing I get on most of them. Is this standard for this category and it just means that I need to apply? Since amazon requires that I have paid inventory (which means it’s being delivered to amazon facility from china) then my biggest concern is that I don’t get approval on a simple product and then I’m stuck with all this inventory? How do you work around that?

This is what I get when I click on ‘Show limitiations’ tab:

You need approval to list in this brand.

  • Collectible, Refurbished conditions: You are not approved to list this product and we are not accepting applications at this time.

  • Sorry, the ability to create a listing for this item is restricted.

What happens when you click on Apply to sell?

Pet Supplies is not a gated category, but certain sub-categories require approval.


I am able to sell the category. However, once I search for products, most come with this after clicking on apply to sell:


I don’t know why you chose ISWAYSTORE. They are a Chinese company, and are selling their grooming product for less than $10.00. Their website is blank, and there are no wholesale distributors. You can’t even buy them directly. If you had your own website, it would be worth buying them on Amazon, and selling them for $24.95, as do the few stores that carry that product.

If you want to sell pet supplies, consider sourcing from a wholesale distributor like this one:

The have a “humongous” list of top brands, many of which are sold on Amazon. The pet products category has some of the highest ranking products in the Catalog. If I didn’t sell toys, I might consider this myself.


This is a generic product, I did not choose this particular brand. The product looks exactly the same.

Yes, it is standard for many dog supply products to require approval from Amazon before you can list them for sale. This is because Amazon wants to ensure that all products sold on its platform are safe and of high quality, especially for products that are intended for pets.

The fact that Amazon requires you to have paid for inventory before applying for approval does pose a challenge, as you could potentially be stuck with inventory if your application is denied. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize this risk:

Do your research before you buy inventory. Before you commit to buying any inventory, make sure that you have a good understanding of Amazon’s approval process and the specific requirements for the products you are interested in selling. You can find this information on Amazon’s Seller Central website.

Start with a small amount of inventory. Once you have a better understanding of the approval process, start by buying a small amount of inventory to test the waters. This will help you to limit your financial risk if your application is denied.

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There are a lot of products that look almost identical. That’s because they all get them from the same place, and just put their own names on them.

2Pack Dog Bath Brush, Soft Silicone

What is it you are trying to do? Do you have a Dog Bath Set that you want to list?

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