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 PowersportsFine JewelrySports Collectibles
Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, and LuggageGift CardsTextbook Rentals
Collectible BooksGrocery and Gourmet FoodsToys & Games (Holiday Guidelines)
Collectible CoinsKindle AccessoriesVideo, DVD, and Blu-ray
Entertainment CollectiblesMajor AppliancesWatches
Fine ArtSexual WellnessWine

What are Amazon’s Restricted Brands?

What are Amazon’s Restricted Brands

Below are all of Amazon’s restricted brands:

1ComAfter InkedAmope
3Ns KinesiologyAhavaAmway
A World Of DealsAirAnastasia
Aden & AnaisAkaiAnastasia Beverly Hills
AdobeAltec LansingAngels Fancy Dress
AerobieAmerican GirlAngelsounds
Ann Williams groupBabylissBerwick
AppleBabyplus CompanyBest Home
AquapixBamixBH Cosmetics
Art Of ShavingBandaiBH Costmetics
ArtistryBare Essentials CosmeticsBic
AsanteeBargain Max DecalsBig Mouth
AsicsBassbudsBilly Jealousy
ASOTVBayer AdvantageBiolite
Audio TechnicaBeachbodyBlack & Decker
AudiotechBeats By DreBlack Diamond
Australian GoldBeauty by EarthBliss
AvonBeauty PetBlitzball
Baby BornBelkinBlue Microphones
Baby BulletBellaBodum
Baby DumplingBenchmadeBody Shop
BoseBurt’s BeesChi
BostonButter LondonChinkyboo
Boston AcousticsButterickChloe
BproBuxom BuxomChristian Dior
Brach’sCable MattersCitizen
BraggsCalvin KleinClinique
Braggs Apple Cider VinegarCanaryCloud B
BratzCane & AustinCoach
BraunCanonCole & Mason
BrevilleCanon CamerasColeman
BritanniaCapital BrandsCollege Hill Games
Britannia GamesCargoColor WOW
BrotherCaudalieComic Concept
BuckCel-FiComic Images
Comic MakerDaveyDisney Frozen
Crabtree & EvelynDead SeaDog & Bone
Craft-tasticDeborah LippmanDolce & Gabbana
CrosleyDeny DesignsDunkin Donuts
Column 1 ValueColumn 2 ValueColumn 3 Value
EpiladyFitbitGeorgio Armani
EpsonFitlifeGerber Baby Food
Column 1 ValueColumn 2 ValueColumn 3 Value
HasbroIonJordan – shoes
HatchimalsIon AudioJosh Bach
Kera TherapyL’orealLittle Green Men
& Many More

What are Amazon’s Restricted Products?

What are Amazon Restricted Products

Below are all of Amazon’s restricted products:

AlcoholExplosives, Weapons, and Related ItemsMedical devices and accessories
Animals & Animal-Related ProductsExport ControlsOffensive and Controversial Materials
Art – Fine ArtFood & BeverageOrganic Products
Art – Home DecorChilled and frozen foodsPesticides and Pesticide Devices
Automotive and PowersportsGambling & LotteryPlants, Plant Products, and Seeds
Composite Wood ProductsHazardous and Dangerous ItemsPostage Meters & Stamps
Cosmetics & Skin/Hair CareHuman Parts & Burial ArtifactsRecalled Products
Currency, Coins, Cash Equivalents, and Gift CardsJewelry & Precious GemsRecycling electronics
Dietary SupplementsLaser productsSex & Sensuality
Drugs & drug paraphernaliaLightingSubscriptions and Periodicals
ElectronicsLock Picking & Theft DevicesWarranties, Service Plans, Contracts, and Guarantees
Surveillance EquipmentTobacco & 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.