I sourced a food product and want to list in the Amazon grocery and gourmet foods category!
How To List A Food Product On Amazon FBA
Today’s episode is a reply to a question I received at QASELLINGONLINE.COM
The question comes from a visitor who signed “Need Help”
“I want to start selling on Amazon.com, I already sourced my product in the food category, but I don’t see that category when I try to list it. What am I doing wrong?
Unfortunately, I think your name might be right, you do need help.
Food products are listed on Amazon under the Grocery and gourmet food.
This is a gated category within Amazon. This means its a category that is locked until you fulfill certain demands from Amazon.
To ungate this category you need to make sure your food product is of the highest quality.
Go to your seller central account, and on the top right of the screen, you will see a search bar…
Type in that search bar ” Gated Categories” now you will see a small page on the right side of your screen where you will pick the best option to show you all the gated categories on Amazon.
Now you select the grocery and gourmet food category and press enter
Amazon will ask you to fill a form and submit 3 invoices from the purchase of your materials from the vendor.
Option 2 will be to submit a certification from FDA.
Pick whatever option is easier for you, and remember that after you submit you may get a few copy and paste answers denying your application… do not be afraid of that.
All you have to do is apply again in the same case, just go to your case and find the option that says ” reopen the case” and keep doing it until they give you a non copy and paste answer.
The for I used in my case was to get the FDA registration form, and I used a company called FDA imports.
It cost me around $200 for that registration and Amazon ungated my gourmet food category the same day.
I will send you some screenshots on how to find the gated categories and what you have to type in the fields they ask
Quin Amorim, Host of Amazon FBA Selling Online Podcast