You might have come across this familiar experience. You thought of an item that you liked. You went online on Amazon, but then upon searching, you found that nobody is selling your desired item. Don’t worry, this happens. This only means that Amazon is not selling that particular item. Seems tacky? Amazon has their reasons.

What are Amazon’s Restricted Categories?

What are Amazon Restricted Categories

Below are all of Amazon’s restricted categories:

Automotive and Powersports Fine Jewelry Sports Collectibles
Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, and Luggage Gift Cards Textbook Rentals
Collectible Books Grocery and Gourmet Foods Toys & Games (Holiday Guidelines)
Collectible Coins Kindle Accessories Video, DVD, and Blu-ray
Entertainment Collectibles Major Appliances Watches
Fine Art Sexual Wellness Wine

What are Amazon’s Restricted Brands?

What are Amazon’s Restricted Brands

Below are all of Amazon’s restricted brands:

1Com After Inked Amope
3Ns Agfaphoto Amovo
3Ns Kinesiology Ahava Amway
A World Of Deals Air Anastasia
Aden & Anais Akai Anastasia Beverly Hills
Adidas Alpha Andoer
Adobe Altec Lansing Angels Fancy Dress
Aerobie American Girl Angelsounds
Anki Babybjorn Benefiber
Ann Williams group Babyliss Berwick
Ansr Babyplus Besdata
Apple Babyplus Company Best Home
Aquafina Baggallini Bestomz
Aquapix Bamix BH Cosmetics
Art Of Shaving Bandai BH Costmetics
Artistry Bare Essentials Cosmetics Bic
Asantee Bargain Max Decals Big Mouth
Asics Bassbuds Billy Jealousy
ASOTV Bayer Advantage Biolite
Atmosphere Beaba Birkenstock
Audio Technica Beachbody Black & Decker
Audiotech Beats By Dre Black Diamond
Australian Gold Beauty by Earth Bliss
Avon Beauty Pet Blitzball
Baby Born Belkin Blue Microphones
Baby Bullet Bella Bodum
Baby Dumpling Benchmade Body Shop
Boley Bulbhead Chanel
Borghese Burberry Chemex
Bose Burt’s Bees Chi
Boston Butter London Chinkyboo
Boston Acoustics Butterick Chloe
Bpro Buxom Buxom Christian Dior
Brach’s Cable Matters Citizen
Bracoo Calphalon ClicTime
Braggs Calvin Klein Clinique
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar Canary Cloud B
Bratz Cane & Austin Coach
Braun Canon Cole & Mason
Breville Canon Cameras Coleman
Britannia Capital Brands College Hill Games
Britannia Games Cargo Color WOW
Britax Carter’s Columbia
Brookstone Casio Comfylife
Brother Caudalie Comic Concept
Buck Cel-Fi Comic Images
Comic Maker Davey Disney Frozen
Comic-Concept Davidoff DJI
Crabtree & Evelyn Dead Sea Dog & Bone
Craft-tastic Deborah Lippman Dolce & Gabbana
Crayola DecoBros Doterra
Crayola Deejo Dove
Crosley Deny Designs Dunkin Donuts
Column 1 Value Column 2 Value Column 3 Value
Cross Deuter Easypix
Crucial Dewalt EB5
Epilady Fitbit Georgio Armani
Epson Fitlife Gerber Baby Food
Column 1 Value Column 2 Value Column 3 Value
Escada Flexseal Gigamic
eSpring Flextape Gigen
Hasbro Ion Jordan – shoes
Hatchimals Ion Audio Josh Bach
Kera Therapy L’oreal Little Green Men
& Many More

What are Amazon’s Restricted Products?

What are Amazon Restricted Products

Below are all of Amazon’s restricted products:

Alcohol Explosives, Weapons, and Related Items Medical devices and accessories
Animals & Animal-Related Products Export Controls Offensive and Controversial Materials
Art – Fine Art Food & Beverage Organic Products
Art – Home Decor Chilled and frozen foods Pesticides and Pesticide Devices
Automotive and Powersports Gambling & Lottery Plants, Plant Products, and Seeds
Composite Wood Products Hazardous and Dangerous Items Postage Meters & Stamps
Cosmetics & Skin/Hair Care Human Parts & Burial Artifacts Recalled Products
Currency, Coins, Cash Equivalents, and Gift Cards Jewelry & Precious Gems Recycling electronics
Dietary Supplements Laser products Sex & Sensuality
Drugs & drug paraphernalia Lighting Subscriptions and Periodicals
Electronics Lock Picking & Theft Devices Warranties, Service Plans, Contracts, and Guarantees
Surveillance Equipment Tobacco & Tobacco-Related Products

Why does Amazon restrict them?

Why Do Amazon Restrict Categories, brands & products

The primary reason why Amazon wants to be rid of certain brands or products is that they wanted to maintain their reputable image. And part of having a reputable image is the utmost respect to a customer’s opinion. This is why they are so strict when it comes to implementing rules.

Another way to protect their image is by banning products, brands, and product categories that do not follow their standard. With the ban or restriction, they can curb inauthentic products, hazardous items, low-quality items, illegally manufactured items, and more.